MINISTER



Date of Birth: August 21, 1978

Education:
2006 - current, Ilia State University, Georgia Ph.D. degree (exp.), the Faculty for Philosophy and Social Sciences
Spring 2011 - Academic research tenure/Academic Swiss Caucasus Network award at University of Fribourg, Switzerland
Summer 2007 - Jean Monnet Summer Course on European Integration for Professors of European Studies, Center for European Studies, University of Lymerick, Ireland
1999 - 2000, MA degree in International Relations and European Studies, Central European University, Budapest, Hungary
1995 - 1999, BA degree in International Relations, Tbilisi State University, Georgia
1998 - 1999, Civic Education Project (CEP) courses, Tbilisi, Georgia, sponsored by CEP, Budapest, Hungary

Professional Experience:
August,2016 – current - State Minister of Georgia for Reconciliation and Civic Equality
January-October, 2012 - Chairwoman, EaP Civil Society Forum Georgian National Platform
October, 2012 – August, 2016 - First Deputy State Minister of Georgia for Reconciliation and Civic Equality
2006 - 2012, Founder / Director, The foundation Liberal Academy-Tbilisi (LAT) European Initiative of LAT
2008 - current, Lecturer on European Studies, Ilia State University, Georgia
2002 - 2010, Coordinator of the Projects for Georgia and the South Caucasus Dialogue Consultant in Georgia,Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom
2007 - 2009, European Stability Initiative (ESI) Analyst in Georgia
2004 - 2006, Special Assistant to the State Minister / Senior Specialist in charge of International Relations, Office of the State Minister of Georgia on Conflict Resolution Issues
2001 - 2002, Hamburg University, Germany, External researcher, Center for OSCE Research (CORE)
2002 - Brussels, Belgium, Research Associate, political and defense units, NATO Parliamentary Assembly
2001 - Flensburg, Germany, Visiting Research Associate, European Centre for Minority Issues (ECMI)
2000 - 2001, Prague, Czech Republic, Editorial Assistant (for CIS/CEE/Caucasus desks), Transitions Online (TOL)
2002 - 2004, Tbilisi, Georgia, Program Manager / Senior Analyst, International Organization on Conflict and Negotiation (ICCN)
1998 - 1999, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia, Leading specialist, Foreign Policy Research and Analysis Center
1998 - Assistant to the Director, International Organization for Fair Elections and Democracy
1996 - 1998, UN Organization of Youth (UNOY) Georgian Net, Project Assistant