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Latvian government official , Security analyst

Janis Arveds Trapans, Latvian government official, security analyst. Scholar Stanford University, 1958-1960; Goethe Institute fellow Republic of Germany, 1959, fellow University California, 1962-1963, Uppsala (Sweden) University, 1994. Member Foreign Policy Society Latvia, Fraternitas Livonica, Delta Phi Epsilon.

Background

Trapans, Janis Arveds was born on June 24, 1938 in Riga, Latvia. Son of Arveds and Ida Erika (Avotins) Trapans.

Education

AB, Stanford University, 1960. Master of Arts, University California, Berkeley, 1962. Doctor of Philosophy, University California, Berkeley, 1976.

Career

Lecturer history California State University, San Francisco, 1968-1969, Hayward, 1969-1972. Member special staff VI United States Army Department Defense, 1973-1982. Director Latvian broadcast service Radio Free Europe Radio Station Liberty Inc., Munich, 1982-1994, coordinator external relations, 1990-1994.

Minister of defense Republic of Latvia, Riga, since 1994.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: Impatient for Freedom: The Baltic Struggle for Independence, 1990. Editor: Toward Independence: The Baltic Popular Movements, 1990

    • also articles.

Membership

Member Foreign Policy Society Latvia, Fraternitas Livonica, Delta Phi Epsilon.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Hunting, fly angling.

Connections

Married Rasma Leismanis, November 20, 1980.

father:
Arveds Trapans

mother:
Ida Erika (Avotins) Trapans

spouse:
Rasma Leismanis