Marina KALJURAND : Curriculum vitae 

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Curriculum vitae (The MEP is solely responsible for the information published)  
Updated: 04/11/2019 

Education (qualifications and diplomas) 

  • Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University, USA, international law and diplomacy, MA (Fulbright scholarship)
  • University of Tartu (Master’s in law cum laude)
  • Tallinn 7th Secondary School

Professional career 

  • 04/2019-06/2019 : Member of the Estonian Parliament (14th term)
  • 2019-... : Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace, member
  • 2018-... : UN Secretary General’s High Level Panel on Digital Cooperation, member
  • 2017-2019 : Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace, Chair
  • 2016-2017 : Adviser on cyber-security to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • 2016-2017 : Representative of Estonia on the United Nations Working Group of Cyber Experts
  • 2014-2015 : Representative of Estonia on the United Nations Working Group of Cyber Experts
  • 2015-2016 : Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Estonia
  • 2014-2015 : Under-Secretary of State for legal and consular affairs at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • 2011-2014 : Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador in the USA
  • 2011-2014 : Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary in Mexico (residing in Washington DC)
  • 2011-2014 : Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary in Canada (residing in Washington DC)
  • 2008 : Rank of Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
  • 2008-2011 : Under-Secretary for Foreign Economic Affairs and Development Cooperation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • 2007-2011 : Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary in the Republic of Kazakhstan (residing in Tallinn)
  • 2005-2008 : Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador in the Russian Federation
  • 2004-2006 : Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary in the State of Israel (residing in Tallinn)
  • 2001-2005 : Under-Secretary of State for legal and consular affairs at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • 1999-2001 : Director, Legal Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • 1996-1999 : Embassy of the Republic of Estonia in Helsinki, adviser, Head of Consular Department
  • 1992-1996 : Director, International Treaties Office, Legal Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • 1991-1992 : Interpreter and analyst with the rank of Third Secretary, Press and Information Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • 1986-1991 : Tallinn Economics College, teacher of legal subjects
  • 1992-1994 : Troop withdrawal negotiations between the Republic of Estonia and the Russian Federation, legal expert
  • 1995-2005 : Member of the delegation at border negotiations between the Republic of Estonia and the Russian Federation
  • 2002-2004 : Head of the Legal Working Group preparing the Treaty of Accession to the European Union
  • 2008-2011 : Chief negotiator for Estonia’s accession negotiations with the OECD

Political career 

Offices held in a political party or national trade union  
  • 06/2019-... : Estonian Social Democratic Party (SDE), Member of the Bureau
Offices held in a national parliament  
  • 04/2019-06/2019 : Member of the Estonian Parliament (14th term)
Offices held in a national government  
  • 2015-2016 : Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Estonia
Offices held in the EU institutions  
  • 02/07/2019-... : Member of the European Parliament
Offices held in other international organisations  
  • 2019-... : Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace, member
  • 2018-... : UN Secretary General’s High Level Panel on Digital Cooperation, member
  • 2017-2019 : Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace, Chair

Other activities 

  • 2018-2019 : Lecturer on the diplomacy course, University of Tartu
  • 2017-... : Center for Cyber, Intelligence, and Security Studies, The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina, USA, adviser
  • 2017-... : Advisory Council of Global and International Studies, University of Salamanca, Spain, adviser
  • 2017-... : Cyber Security Research Center, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel, adviser
  • 2017-2019 : High-Level Advisory Council to the Lillan and Robert D. Stuart Jr. Center in Euro-Atlantic and Northern European Studies, Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), USA, adviser
  • 2017-... : Member of the Programme Committee, CYBERSEC (Poland), Poland
  • 2016-... : Member of Madeleine Albright’s Aspen Ministers Forum, USA
  • 2016-... : Patron of Sunshine camp
  • 2015-... : Tufts University, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, European Council, member, USA
  • 2010-... : Member of the Board of Trustees of Tallinn University
  • 2000-... : Founder member, WIIS-EST (Estonian branch of Women in International Security)
  • 1995-... : Lecturer in international law and diplomacy, Estonian Diplomatic School
  • 1995-... : Founder member, Estonian branch of the International Law Association

Honours 

  • Commander Grand Cross of the Order of the Lion of Finland (2016)
  • Woman of the Year (2015) of the Estonian Businesswomen’s Association (EENA)
  • Order of the National Coat of Arms, Third Class (2008)
  • Woman of the Year, Estonian Women’s Cooperation Chain (2007)
  • Postimees newspaper’s personality of the year (2007)
  • Member of the Order of the White Star, Third Class (2004)

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