Alberts Sarkanis


H.E. Alberts Sarkanis

Future Forces Forum

Embassy of the Republic of Latvia

Curriculum Vitae

Alberts SARKANIS Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Date of birth: 6 April 1960 Place of birth: Dubna civil parish, Latvia Marital status: married; three daughters Education 1994 University of Latvia, Doctor of Philology 1993 Vilnius University, Faculty of Philology, Doctor of Humanitarian Sciences 1984 University of Latvia, Faculty of Philology Additional courses 2003 Courses at George C.Marshall European Centre for Security Studies, Germany 2000-2001 Security Policy Centre International Studies Courses, Geneva, Switzerland 1997 Training Courses at Swedish Foreign Ministry, Stockholm Professional experience 2013.08. - present Ambassador of Latvia to the Czech Republic 2010.12 – 2013.08 Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Inspector General; Member of Certification Commission and Qualification Commission 2009.09 – 2010.12 Ambassador of Latvia to Kazakhstan 2005.12 – 2010.01 Non-resident Ambassador of Latvia to Romania and Bulgaria 2004.12 – 2009.08 Ambassador of Latvia to Poland 2004.04 – 2009.11 Non-resident Ambassador of Latvia to the Sovereign Order of Malta 2003.05 – 2009.11 Non-resident Ambassador of Latvia to the Holy See 2001.06 – 2004.12 Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Inspector General 1998.03 – 2000.04 Ambassador of Latvia to Finland 1996.06 – 1998.03 Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Under-Secretary of State on legal and administrative affairs; State attorney at Diplomatic Service Agency 1994 – 1997 Head of the Latvian-Lithuanian Joint Border Commision 1994 – 1995 Acting Docent at Vytautas Magnus University, Kaunas, Lithuania 1990.10 – 1996.06 Chargé d’Affaires a.i., then Ambassador of Latvia to Lithuania 1980.09 – 1990.09 Academy of Science of Latvia, Institute of Language and Literature, Associate Research Scholar; University of Latvia, Lecturer of Lithuanian language and Historical Grammar (1988-1989) Creative work Various scientific and literary books - as editor and contributing writer 2013 Phonetic Atlas of Latvian Dialects 2011 Latvian-Polish Dictionary 2011 The Light of the World by Benedict XVI 2009 Without concealment by Valdas Adamkus 2006 The Seasons by Kristijonas Donelaitis 1998 Kalupe Subdialect Dictionary in 2 volumes 1995 Lithuanian-Latvian Dictionary 1998 Co-Author of Handbook for the Latvian Foreign Service 1999 Compiler of Collection of Documents on the International Recognition of Latvia, on the Renewal of Independence Decorations and awards Received from Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, the Vatican, the Sovereign Order of Malta, Kazakhstan Foreign languages English, Lithuanian, Russian, Polish Basic knowledge of Italian, French, Finnish, Czech

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