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Life so far


Name Ojārs Ēriks Kalniņš

Born Munich, Germany
Birthdate 22.10.1949.
Nationality Latvian

Work experience

1974 – 1984 Advertising, Chicago, Illinois
  Creative director, copywriter

1981 – 1991 Editor, Chicago Latvian  Newsletter
1981 – 1984 Consultant, Chicago Latvian Organizations

1985 – 1990 Public Information Director, American Latvian Association
  Washington, D.C.

Consultant, World Federation of free Latvians
1987 – 1991 Consultant, Helsinki 86, Latvian Popular Front, Latvian Independence Movement

Jan- Sept  1991 Public Affairs Liaison, Legation of Latvia, Washington, D.C.

1991 – 1993 Deputy Chief of Mission, Latvian Embassy in the U.S.

1993 – 2000 Latvian Ambassador to the United States and Mexico

2000 – 2010Nov 2010 – Sept 2011 Director, Latvian Institute, Riga, Latvia

Member, Latvian State President’s Chapter of Orders, 2008 – 2010

Member of Parliament 10th Saeima, LatviaChairman, Committee on Foreign Affairs

 October 2011 – present Member of Parliament, 11th Saeima, Latvia 

   Chairman, Committee on Foreign Affairs

Head of Latvian Delegation to NATO Parliamentary Assembly

   Chairman, Political Committee, NATO Parliamentary Assembly

 Member, Latvian Foreign Ministry’s Qualification Committee(evaluates Foreign Ministry’s career diplomats)(Chairman, Government Review Committee Oct-Dec 2011)