Latvija 2020: Veidosim jaudīgu valsti!
The language of the event - Latvian!
SSE Riga Alumni Initiative
Since establishment of SSER students and alumni have been encouraged to engage not only in private sector but also public administration, thus fostering Latvia’s economic and social changes. In 23 years many SSER graduates and some staff have successfully engaged in public sector processes, either as ministers in the government, deputies in local governments, experts in line ministries, teachers in schools, managers of state enterprises and banks, or advisors in different institutions.
The aim of meeting is to shape discussion on how to make alumni engagement even more active in policy making either on national level (e.g., planning documents) or separate line ministries, using the knowledge of alumni and SSER academic research capacities.
During the event some alumni will share their experiences working or contributing to public policy/administration, why they were attracted by these challenges, why they feel better doing what they do, We hope this will give fresh look on different engagement possiblities, raising thoughts and questions.
Open Workshop by Prof. Soumodip Sarkar: Message in a Bottle – My affair with cork and what it suggests for research
Soumodip Sarkar is Professor at the Department of Management, University of Évora, Portugal, researcher at CEFAGE-UE. He is also on a three year invite an Associate (Fellow) of the Asia Center at Harvard University from 2015-2018.