Representatives of the Department of Political Science took a part in the “International Symposium on “Belt and Road Initiative” for Think Tank Network for “16+3””, which was held in 15-17 October, in Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin, China. The event has become a foundation for a search of new cooperation opportunities between academic staff within the international initiatives offered by the People’s Republic of China.
Organizers of the symposium – School of Management of the Harbin Institute of Technology in cooperation of Northeast Petroleum University – brought together leading scientists, researchers and young scholars from China, Central and Eastern Europe, Mongolia and Russia to exchange and share their experiences and research results on different aspects of “Belt and road Initiative”. The Department of Political Science of the University of Latvia was represented by the chair of the Department asoc.prof. Iveta Reinholde and PhD students - Sigita Struberga and Harijs Kārkliņš.
As a result, the ““Belt and Road” Think tank for Talent Strategy” was established in order to deepen the cooperation between the parties. Asoc. prof. Iveta Reinholde and Sigita Struberga have been invited to take a part in the work of the think tank and to become international experts for it. Asoc. prof. Iveta Reinholde underlines that invitation to participate in the activities of the newly established think tank is valuable contributions for internationalisation efforts of the Department.