Marija Golubeva is a Distinguished Fellow with the Democratic Resilience Program at the Center for European Policy Analysis (CEPA).

Marija Golubeva has been a Member of the Latvian Parliament (2018-2022) where she chaired the European Affairs Committee. In 2021- 2022, she has been the Minister of Interior and has been responsible for home affairs and migration policy. She has developed and implemented the Latvian response to the Ukraine refugee crisis after the outbreak of the Russian aggression in Ukraine. Marija has a PhD in History from the University of Cambridge. She has taught Politics at Riga Stradins University and briefly worked for the Latvian government before joining the think-tank PROVIDUS where she led public policy research on a range of topics, including democratic participation and migration. As a public policy expert, she has worked for the consultancy company ICF in Brussels and also as an independent consultant for European institutions in Western Balkans and Central Asia.