Kristine Atmante

Course Director for the Civil Servants Course,

Curriculum Developer/Coordinator


She holds a Master Degree in Political Science from the University of Latvia and Master of Science in Technology, Innovation and Knowledge from the University of Oslo. She has continued her professional education through H. Humphrey Fellowship programme at the University of Maryland, College of Journalism, USA (2001- 2002) and by attending several professional courses at the NATO School Oberammergau, a senior executive course at the G. C. Marshall Centre and a modular course on NATO Transformation at the NATO Defence College in Rome.

She started her career as a civil servant at the Ministry of Defence of Latvia in 1996 and she has held different job positions related to defence policy, planning and communications, including leadership positions (Head of Public Relations Department and Head of Defence Planning Department). She was one of the first civilian academics from the Baltic States to work at the BALTDEFCOL (2003-2007). During her time at the College, she contributed to the development and running of the Civil Servants Course and curriculum development of all courses at the BALTDECOL, as well as with establishment of a new course at the National Defence Academy in Riga - Navy Junior Staff Officers Course (NJSOC). Her teaching covered subjects in security, media and public information, civil - military relations.

Her international experience includes adviser’s position at the Latvian Permanent Representation in the EU, Brussels. She was part of the team working for the Latvia’s Presidency in the EU Council in 2015. In 2016, she developed and delivered a course on National Security Challenges for Master level students at the Faculty of Social Sciences of the University of Latvia.

Areas of Expertise:

International and national security
Communications/public relations
Innovation studies and educational process


Latvian, Russian, English, Norwegian


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