Dr. hist. Gatis Krūmiņš is an Associate Professor and leading researcher of Vidzeme University of Applied Sciences. Key areas of research: economic history and the role of history in strategic communication. Compiler, co-author and scientific editor of the books: Founders and Restorers of the Republic of Latvia (2020), History of Latvia’s National Economy (2017), The Force of Nine Men (2016) and Overview of the Key Issues of Latvia’s History (2016). Author of many scientific and popular science publications. Since 2018, he is the director of the “Values in Action” project of the National Research Programme “Latvia’s Heritage and Future Challenges for National Sustainability”.