Ēriks Jēkabsons is Professor of the Department of History and Archaeology at the Faculty of History and Philosophy in the University of Latvia. He is a Doctor of History (UL, 1995) and has authored about 25 (5 of them published abroad) and 280 scientific articles (about half of them published in 13 countries). He has taken part in about 190 scientific conferences and is an expert from the Latvian Scientific Council, and member of editorial board of 5 Latvian and 17 foreign scientific journals.
Professor Jēkabsons has been a guest professor at universities in Poland, Ukraine, Belarus, Turkey and has been decorated with Poland‘s Gold Merit Cross. In the 2012/13 academic year he took part in Fulbright’s Scholar Program at Stanford University. His research interests include: political and military history of Latvia and region (Poland, Lithuania, Estonia, Russia, Ukraine, Belarus), first half of 20th century.