Lectures and Trainings

Graduation Ceremony of the Policy Trainings For Young Political Party Activists Program

Graduation Ceremony of the Policy Trainings For Young Political Party Activists Program

On July 4th, 2014 a graduation ceremony for the Policy Trainings For Young Political Party Activists project took place at GFSIS. The representatives of 17 political parties, totally 32 political party staffers were awarded certificates of completion for four month long intensive program.  

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The Lecture – “Ukraine 2014: Fiber Optics and Geopolitics”.

The Lecture – “Ukraine 2014: Fiber Optics and Geopolitics”.

On April 10, 2014 the Georgian Foundation for Strategic and International Studies organized the lecture of Ambassador David J. Smith, Director of the Georgian Security Analysis Center at  GFSIS. Ambassador Smith delivered a presentation on the following topic:  "Ukraine 2014: Fiber Optics and Geopolitics." The presentation was based on the observations and research into…

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Public Lecture - “Perspectives for Georgia-EU Cooperation after Initialing of EU-Georgia Association Agreement”

Public Lecture - “Perspectives for Georgia-EU Cooperation after Initialing of EU-Georgia Association Agreement”

On February 17th, 2014 the Georgian Foundation for Strategic and International Studies hosted a public lecture by Amb. Juris Poikans, ambassador for the Eastern Partnership, MFA of Latvia. The lecture covered the topic -  “Perspectives for Georgia-EU Cooperation after Initialing of EU-Georgia Association Agreement”. The audience included representatives of the diplomatic…

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Public Lecture – “Unrestricted Warfare: The Example of Georgia”

Public Lecture – “Unrestricted Warfare: The Example of Georgia”

On February 5, 2014 the Georgian Foundation for Strategic and International Studies organized the public lecture "Unrestricted Warfare: The Example of Georgia” by Ambassador David J. Smith, the Senior Fellow at the Foundation.  Ambassador Smith presented an audience some observations from the  current research project.  The concept of unrestricted warfare was advanced…

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GFSIS Launched the First Module Within the Political Party Staff Training Program

GFSIS Launched the First Module Within the Political Party Staff Training Program

On January 21, 2014 GFSIS launched the first module within the Political Party Staff Training Program, implemented with the financial support of JTI Caucasus. 

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Lecture on Modern Georgia and its Security Problems

Lecture on Modern Georgia and its Security Problems

On January 9, 2014  Dr. Alexander Rondeli gave a lecture for students of Mount Holyoke College, Smith College, Wellesley College, and Williams College (USA )at the Georgian Foundation for Strategic and International Studie. The lecture, “Modern Georgia and its Security Problems”, focused on Georgia’s current political predicament and the intense geopolitical stress…

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Joint Seminar - ‘’Quebec Separatism in Canada: Evolution, Management, and Possible Implications for Georgia’’

Joint Seminar - ‘’Quebec Separatism in Canada: Evolution, Management, and Possible Implications for Georgia’’

On December 18, 2013  a joint seminar ‘’Quebec Separatism in Canada: Evolution, Management, and Possible Implications for Georgia’’ between the Georgian Political Science Association and the Georgian Foundation for Strategic and International Studies was held at the Georgian Foundation for Strategic and International Studies. The presenter was Mr. Matthew Light,…

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Graduation Welcoming Ceremony of Capacity Building of the Georgian Leadership Community Program

Graduation Welcoming Ceremony of Capacity Building of the Georgian Leadership Community Program

On November 15, 2013 a graduation ceremony for the class of 2013 and a welcoming reception for the next cohort of the program Capacity Building of the Georgian Leadership (CBGL) was held at GFSIS. The ceremony’s keynote speakers included Amb. Alexander Rondeli, President of GFSIS, H.E. Diana Janse, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Kingdom of Sweden in Georgia and…

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Graduation Ceremony of

Graduation Ceremony of "Political Party Staff Training Project"

On September 26, 2013 a graduation ceremony for the Political Party Staff Training project took place at GFSIS. The representatives of 17 political parties, totally 36 political party staffers were awarded certificates for completion of seven month long intensive program in the issues of Political Sociology and Ideologies, Economics, International Relations, National Security, Ethnic Policies,…

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Public Lecture by Ambassador David J. Smith

Public Lecture by Ambassador David J. Smith

On 18 July, 2013 Ambassador David J. Smith (Director, Georgian Security Analysis Center, GFSIS) delivered a public lecture, “Azerbaijan and Georgia: The Enduring Strategic Importance of the East-West Corridor” at GFSIS. Ambassador Smith presented his views on current energy policy and underlined region’s geographical importance. Special attention was given to the importance…

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The Opening Ceremony of Policy Trainings For Young Political Party Activists Program

The Opening Ceremony of Policy Trainings For Young Political Party Activists Program

On  March 27, 2013 Georgian Foundation for Strategic and International Studies officially launched a new cycle of the Policy Trainings For Young Political Party Activists  project. The opening ceremony was held at GFSIS and attended by political party leadership, representatives of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), International Republican Institute…

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Two Trainings Organized by The Graduate Institute Geneva

Two Trainings Organized by The Graduate Institute Geneva

On February 26-28, 2013 the Georgian Foundation for Strategic and International Studies (GFSIS) hosted two trainings organized by The Graduate Institute Geneva in the In the scope of the project Capacity Building in International Relations. 

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Retreat to Signagi for Political Party Staff Training project Participants

Retreat to Signagi for Political Party Staff Training project Participants

On February 16, 2013 GFSIS organized an introductory seminar for the Political Party Staff Training project participants In Signagi.  The seminar aimed at deepening the knowledge of topics related to important nationwide issues and creating an opportunity for the project participants to reinvigorate professional networking. The introductory seminar was attended by thirty (30) representatives…

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Graduation Ceremony of  „Training program Capacity-building of the Georgian Leadership Community“

Graduation Ceremony of „Training program Capacity-building of the Georgian Leadership Community“

On  February 7, 2013 a graduation ceremony for the class of 2012-2013 and a welcoming reception for the next cohort of the program Capacity Building of the Georgian Leadership (CBGL) were held at GFSIS.  The ceremony’s keynote speakers included H.E. Diana Janse, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Kingdom of Sweden in Georgia, David Jalagania, Deputy Foreign…

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Lecture of Dr. Rondeli for Ethnic Azerbaijani Students

Lecture of Dr. Rondeli for Ethnic Azerbaijani Students

A lecture on „Current Security Environment in the Caucasus” was delivered by Dr. Alexander Rondeli to the ethnic Azerbaijani students of Georgian Universities at GFSIS on November 30, 2012.

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Weekend Seminar for the Political Party Staffers  at the Bazaleti Lake Resort

Weekend Seminar for the Political Party Staffers at the Bazaleti Lake Resort

On July 14-15, 2012 GFSIS organized a Weekend Seminar for the Political Party Staff Training project participants at the Bazaleti Lake Resort.  The seminar aimed at deepening the knowledge of topics related to important nationwide issues and creating an opportunity for the project participants to reinvigorate professional networking. The weekend seminar was attended by nineteen (19)…

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Graduation Ceremony of  „Training program Capacity-building of the Georgian Leadership Community“

Graduation Ceremony of „Training program Capacity-building of the Georgian Leadership Community“

On April 26, 2012 a graduation ceremony for the class of 2011-12 and a welcoming reception for the class of 2012-13 of the program Capacity Building of the Georgian Leadership (CBGL) was held at GFSIS.  The ceremony’s keynote speakers included Amb. Alexander Rondeli, President, GFSIS David Jalagania, Deputy Foreign Minister of Georgia, and Alf Eliasson, Head of the Development…

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Retreat to Gudauri for Political Party Staff Training Participants

Retreat to Gudauri for Political Party Staff Training Participants

On March 25, 2012 GFSIS organized an introductory seminar for the Political Party Staff Training project participants at Gudauri Ski Resort.  The seminar aimed at deepening the knowledge of topics related to important nationwide issues and creating an opportunity for the project participants to reinvigorate professional networking. The introductory seminar was attended by twenty-eight…

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Training in Project Management for Ethnic Minority Representatives in Akhalkalaki

Training in Project Management for Ethnic Minority Representatives in Akhalkalaki

On January 28-31, 2011 training in Project Management was conducted for the local community leaders, civil society, media, and government representatives of the region at the regional Public Policy Unit (PPU) of GFSIS in Akhalkalaki, Samtskhe-Javakheti.  Ms. Nino Kakauridze, consultant on business processes at the Danish Refugee Council, conducted the training.

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Graduation Ceremony of

Graduation Ceremony of "Political Party Staff Training Project"

On January 17, 2012 a Commencement Ceremony for the Political Party Staff Training program graduates was held at the GFSIS office.  The Political Party Staff Training project is led by GFSIS in partnership with the IRI’s Tbilisi office through the financial support of USAID. The initiative intends to address the lack of healthy policy debate and the polarized political environment…

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