Braže, Baiba

Braže, Baiba

Assistant Secretary General for Public Diplomacy, North Atlantic Treaty Organization, Brussels

Baiba Braže was born in Riga, Latvia.  She holds two Masters degrees from the University of Latvia: one in Law (1990) and another in Communication Science (2002).

Ambassador Braže served most recently as Latvia’s Ambassador to the United Kingdom (August 2016-early May 2020), prior to which she was Director-General Security Policy and International Organizations (June 2011-January 2016) and Director General of the Communications Directorate (February 2016-July 2016) at the Latvian Foreign Ministry in Riga.

Ambassador Braže previously served as Latvia’s Ambassador to the Netherlands and Permanent Representative to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (July 2003-August 2008), prior to which she was Director of the Europe Department, served as Foreign Policy and National Security Advisor to the Prime Minister in Riga.  She has held numerous other posts since joining the Foreign Ministry in August 1993, both at home (Legal Department, International Organizations Department) and abroad (United Nations, New York).

In addition to Latvian, Ambassador Braže is fluent in English and Russian and speaks Dutch proficiently.

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Thursday 17 June

  • NATO 2030: How to get there?

    • Heusgen, Christoph
    • Mulligan, Katrina
    • Braže, Baiba
    • Rizzo, Rachel
    • Naď, Jaroslav
    • Šekerinska Jankovska, Radmila
    • Sajjan, Harjit Singh
    • Dozier, Kimberly

    What has NATO overlooked when trying to prepare for the next black swan event? How can the private sector and NATO better collaborate to understand emerging geopolitical and technopolitical challenges? How should the findings of the NATO 2030 report be applied to strengthen NATO’s position vis-à-vis China and Russia?

    Expert's insights by:

    • Amb. Christopher Heusgen, Permanent Representative of the Federal Republic of Germany to the United Nations
    • Katharina Mulligan, Director, National Security, Center for American Progress, Washington, D.C.
    • Ambassador Baiba Braže, Assistant Secretary-General for Public Diplomacy, North Atlantic Treaty Organization
    • Led by: Rachel Rizzo, Adjunct Fellow, Center for a New American Security, Washington, D.C.

    Followed by a panel discussion:

    What is NATO’s role in helping support Allies foster innovation ecosystems to quickly adopt new technologies? How can NATO and its Allies protect and embed our values in new standards for the safe and ethical use of emerging disruptive technologies? Against the backdrop of the ongoing transatlantic economic hardships, how can Allies better pool resources and maintain fair burden-sharing? What does future transatlantic collaboration between the public sector and private sector resemble when it comes to addressing long-term challenges?

    • H.E. Jaroslav Naď, Minister of Defence of the Slovak Republic
    • H.E. Tibor Benkő, Minister of Defence of Hungary
    • H.E. Radmila Šekerinska, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defence of the Republic of North Macedonia
    • Led by: Kim Dozier, CNN Global Affairs Analyst, Washington, D.C.

    Maria Theresia
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    Grand Hotel River Park
    Live broadcast