From June 13 to 16, the researchers of the State research program project “Navigating the Latvian History of the 20th–21st Century: Social Morphogenesis, Legacy and Challenges” (No. VPP-IZM-Vēsture-2023/1-0003) participated in the 29th conference of the Association for the Advancement of Baltic Studies (AABS), "The Baltic Way: Unity and Giving Aid,” at Yale University in New Haven, USA.

In a panel session “Latvia in World War II: History, Memory and Conditionality” (chair: Mārtiņš Kaprāns, discussant:  Harry Merrit) organized within the project:
Kārlis Dambītis “Between the USSR and Germany: Latvia's defense system and plans at the beginning of World War II.”
Uldis Neiburgs, Kaspars Zellis “Defending Latvia or collaborating with the USSR/Germany? The local participants of the battles for Liepāja (June 1941) and Bauska (August-September 1944)”.
Jānis Tomaševskis “Destruction of Latvian Cultural and Industrial Heritage during the World War II: The cases of Rēzekne and Jelgava (1944)”.
Valdis Kuzmins “A Soldier in Two Armies: Latvian citizens who served in combat with both the German Army and the Soviet Army in World War II.”

The following researchers participated in the conference with individual reports: 
Ēriks Jēkabsons “Latvian War of Independence, 1918–1920: Factor of Poland and Latvian Poles”.
Irēna Saleniece "Latvian peasants in the circles of time: perception of agrarian reforms of the 20th century". 
Klāvs Zariņš “”Didn't Our Former Coachmen and Servants Have Such Names?” A Mnemohistorial Approach to Baltic German Attitudes towards Latvian Statehood in 1918–1920”.
Ieva Garda-Rozenberga "Narrating and Representing the Urban Environment Changes in Soviet Riga" 
Toms Rostoks “Societal response to NATO’s efforts to deter Russia in the Baltic region: survey evidence from Latvia.”

Conference program.