Blogs


April

Martins Mellens – working with the best and the boldest in Dubai

Martins Mellens graduated from SSE Riga in 2005 and proceeded to successfully go nowhere, to not even leave the part of Riga where the School is situated for several years. Now he has been working in Dubai for several years and looking, in the medium to long term, to come back to Latvia to promote entrepreneurship.

True meritocracy leads away from contempt of the elite

Text by Lars Strannegård 

In today’s society there is a strong belief in meritocracy – where it is ability rather than birthright or material resources that represents the fairest basis of selection. Nonetheless, in practice, power is often allocated precisely in accordance with aristocratic and plutocratic criteria.

February

Taking the road less travelled from SSE Riga to a doctorate

Marta Khomyn, who graduated from SSE Riga in 2014, can probably match some of her globetrotting classmates in places she’s been and things she has done. But unlike many SSE Riga grads, who tend to move quickly into middle management or form startups, Marta’s “check-ins” in Stockholm, Innsbruck, Washington, DC, and Sydney, Australia, have mainly been academic.

January
December

Jānis Skrastiņš – from SSE Riga to academia in the US and research in Brazil

Jānis Skrastiņš, a 2007 SSE Riga graduate, started off by doing what most graduates do – he worked in the private sector in banking and finance to test the skills he had learned. But unlike many other graduates from the mid-2000s who did the same and are now middle or even top managers or running a start-up, Jānis ended up as an Assistant Professor of Finance at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, in the US.

Address by Peter Greste at the Freedom of the Press Act celebration event

To celebrate the anniversary of the Freedom of the Press Act, which was introduced in Sweden and Finland 250 years ago, the public debate "Marking 250 years of Freedom of the Press" was held on December 1st at SSE Riga with the participation of guest of honour Peter Greste – the Al Jazeera journalist, who was charged with ‘damaging national security’, accused of supporting a terrorist organization and spent 400 days in a Cairo prison.

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