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Ojars Eriks Kalnins, Latvian diplomat. Recipient Baltic Freedom award Baltic Youth Conference, 1988, Order of Three Stars, Latvia, 1998. Consultant United Latvian Association Chicago, 1981-1984; advisor World Federation Free Latvians, Rockville, 1985-1991, Popular Front Latvia, Riga, 1988-1991; chairman Joint Baltic-American National Committee, Rockville, 1988.

Background

Kalnins, Ojars Eriks was born on October 22, 1949 in Munich. Came United States, 1951. Son of Eizens and Matilde Marija (Silkalns) Kalnins.

Education

Roosevelt University, Chicago, 1969-1972, Bachelor of Arts Philosophy. Spoken languages: Latvian, English.

Career

Manager advertising Osco Drug, Inc., Oakbrook, Illinois, 1974-1979. Creative director Semel-Kaye & Company, Chicago, 1979-1984. Director public relations American-Latvian Association, Rockville, Maryland, 1985-1991.

Minister-counselor Latvian Embassy, Washington, 1991-1992, ambassador to the United States and Mexico, 1993-2000. Permanent observer Organization of American States, 1996. Director Latvian Institute, Riga, since 2000.

Commission member United States-Baltic Partnership Fund, since 2000. Board member The Kids First Fund.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: Chautauqua-Jurmala, 1986. Editor Chicago-Latvian Newsletter, 1981-1991. Contributor articles to newspapers and magazines.

Membership

Consultant United Latvian Association Chicago, 1981-1984. Advisor World Federation Free Latvians, Rockville, 1985-1991, Popular Front Latvia, Riga, 1988-1991. Chairman Joint Baltic-American National Committee, Rockville, 1988.

Connections

Married Irma Ferlins. Children: Dagmara, Richard, Christopher, Ingrida.

father:
Eizens Kalnins

mother:
Matilde Marija (Silkalns) Kalnins

spouse:
Irma Ferlins

child:
Dagmara Kalnins

child:
Richard Kalnins

child:
Christopher Kalnins

child:
Ingrida Kalnins