Žaneta Ozoliņa is a professor at the Department of Political Science at the University of Latvia and the Director at the Centre for International Politics. She was a member of the European Research Area Board between 2008 and 2012, as well as the Chairwoman of the Strategic Analysis Commission under the Auspices of the President of Latvia between 2004 and 2008. Her areas of research are European integration, transatlantic security and the foreign policy of the Baltic States. She is the author of more than 90 scholarly articles, as well as the books Latvia-Russia-X (2007), Rethinking Security (2010) and Gender and Human Security: a View from the Baltic Sea Region (2015). Ms Ozoliņa is the current Editor in Chief of the magazine Latvijas intereses Eiropas savienībā, as well as a member of the Editorial Board of the magazines Defence Strategic Communications, the Journal of Baltic Studies, the Lithuanian Strategic Review and the Journal of Baltic Security.