Lectures and Trainings

Lecture on Abkhaz View of UNOMIG’s Mediation Process in the Georgian-Abkhazian Conflict

Lecture on Abkhaz View of UNOMIG’s Mediation Process in the Georgian-Abkhazian Conflict

On October 31, 2005 the Georgian Foundation for Strategic and International Studies hosted Marietta S. Koenig, researcher from the Institute for Peace Research and Security Policy at the University of Hamburg (IFSH). The guest delivered a lecture to the Foundation fellows and visitors from abroad on Abkhazian’s view of the UNOMIG mediation in the Georgian-Abkhazian conflict. Ms. Koenig’s…

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Lecture on the current processes in Iraq

Lecture on the current processes in Iraq

On October 27, 2005 the Georgian Foundation for Strategic and International Studies hosted Colonel James Howcroft, United States Marine Corps Chair of the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies and the former US Defense Attaché in Georgia. The guest speaker delivered the lecture on recent political developments in Iraq, including the formation of the new government,…

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The Retreat under the framework of the Training Program “Capacity Building in Strategic Decision making”

The Retreat under the framework of the Training Program “Capacity Building in Strategic Decision making”

On 23 October, 2005 the Georgian Foundation for Strategic and International Studies, together with the Sasakawa Peace Foundation, organized a three-day retreat at the Sport Hotel Club in Gudauri for the Armenian, Azerbaijani and Georgian alumni of the “Capacity Building in Strategic Decision-making” training program.

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Lecture on Georgian-Rusian Relations and the Frozen Conflicts of Abkhazia and South Ossetia

Lecture on Georgian-Rusian Relations and the Frozen Conflicts of Abkhazia and South Ossetia

On October 20, 2005 the Georgian Foundation for Strategic and International Studies hosted a guest lecturer, U.S. Graduate Fulbright grantee Mark Simakovsky. The lecture concerned the current state of Georgian-Russian relations and strategies for the resolution of the frozen conflicts of Abkhazia and South Ossetia. Simakovsky discussed some preliminary findings of his recent trip to Russia…

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Public Lecture on Reforming the Public Sector in Georgia

Public Lecture on Reforming the Public Sector in Georgia

On October 6, 2005 the Georgian Foundation for Strategic and International Studies organized a two-day public lecture of Ms. Ruth Richardson, former Minister of Finance of New Zealand. The lecture participants included GFSIS fellows and public administrators. The guest speaker delivered her views on the reforming processes of the public sector in Georgia. She discussed the current economic…

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Public Lecture – “Current Affairs”

Public Lecture – “Current Affairs”

On August 30, 2005 the Georgian Foundation for Strategic and International Studies   hosted Amb. Robert Hunter, Senior Adviser at the RAND Corporation and former U.S. Ambassador to NATO.  Amb. Hunter delivered the lecture in front of the large audience of young professionals, academics, journalists and government officials. 

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Graduation Ceremony for the Training Program “International Relations and National Security”

Graduation Ceremony for the Training Program “International Relations and National Security”

On August 3, 2005 the Georgian Foundation for Strategic and International Studies hosted a graduation ceremony for the 2004-2005 Fellows of the training program in international relations and national security. In the fourth year of this program, the Foundation was proud to have fifteen graduates. H. E. Ambassador Richard M. Miles was the GFSIS’s honorable guest. Dr. Alexander Rondeli…

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Lecture on US- Georgia Relations

Lecture on US- Georgia Relations

On July 29, 2005 the Georgian Foundation for Strategic and International Studies hosted Matthew J. Bryza, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs for the United States, who delivered a speech on the rationale behind the Bush administration’s policies towards Georgia. His speech emphasized the special role that democracy promotion plays in relations between…

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Lecture on Turkish Foreign Policy and Its Implications for Georgia

Lecture on Turkish Foreign Policy and Its Implications for Georgia

On July 18, 2005 the Georgian Foundation for Strategic and International Studies hosted guest speakers, Dr. Fiona Hill and Dr. Omer Tespinar from the Brooking Institution’s working group on Turkey, and Mr. Derya Sevinc of the Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey (TOBB). The speakers delivered lecture on Turkish foreign policy and its implications for Georgia. They…

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Graduation Ceremony and Welcoming Reception for the Training Program “Public Policy Knowledge Network”

Graduation Ceremony and Welcoming Reception for the Training Program “Public Policy Knowledge Network”

On December 16, 2004 the Georgian Foundation for Strategic and International Studies along with the Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE) organized at Tbilisi Marriott a graduation ceremony for this year’s Public Policy Knowledge Network fellows and a welcoming reception for the next cohort of the training program. The program focuses on the assistance in the field…

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Series of Lectures from the Professor of Stanford University

Series of Lectures from the Professor of Stanford University

On November 22, 2004 the Georgian Foundation for Strategic and International Studies launched the series of lectures from David Holloway, a professor of political science and a member of Stanford’s Institute for International Studies. Prof. Holloway delivered the lectures to the Junior Fellows of the Foundation. David Holloway is an expert on nuclear proliferation and the…

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The Training Program  “Policy Expertise for Georgian Government Officials”  has Launched

The Training Program “Policy Expertise for Georgian Government Officials” has Launched

On November 29, 2004 the Georgian Foundation for Strategic and International Studies in partnership with the Canadian Bureau for International Education launched the training program for officials from 12 Georgian government agencies. The program focuses on effective policy analysis and implementation. This year’s program will consist of 16 seminars, including courses on how to design…

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Training Program on European Union

Training Program on European Union

On October 29, 2004 the Georgian Foundation for Strategic and International Studies launched the training program on European Union. 26 Georgian government officials will be participating in the program.The program will last till January next year. As part of the three-month training, the program participants will learn about European institutions as well as the history of the EU.The…

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Training  Program ”Capacity Building in Strategic Decision-Making: Lessons from the Development Experience in the Asia-Pacific Region”

Training Program ”Capacity Building in Strategic Decision-Making: Lessons from the Development Experience in the Asia-Pacific Region”

On October 28, 2004 the Georgian Foundation for Strategic and International Studies  together with the Sasakawa Peace Foundation concluded a two-week training program for journalists, businessmen, government officials, and NGO members throughout the South Caucasus. The goal of the program was to familiarize participants with the development strategies of Asian countries, such as…

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The Training  Course “ International Trade Policy and the World Trade Organization” has Launched

The Training Course “ International Trade Policy and the World Trade Organization” has Launched

On October 4, 2004  the Georgian Foundation for Strategic and International Studies  launched the training course  ,,International Trade Policy and the World Trade Organization”. The course offers knowledge on theories and practices of international economics primarily focusing on international trade policies. The training course is organized within the framework of…

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The Training Course on  National Security Decision-Making has Launched

The Training Course on National Security Decision-Making has Launched

On September 15, 2004 the Georgian Foundation for Strategic and International Studies  launched the training course on  National Security Decision-making. The course will last approximately one month. The program is designed to provide knowledge of the basic concepts, tools and procedures for policy analysis and decision-making in national security area. The course is built around…

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Graduation Ceremony and Welcoming Reception for the Training Program “International Relations and National Security”

Graduation Ceremony and Welcoming Reception for the Training Program “International Relations and National Security”

On September 6, 2004 the Georgian Foundation for Strategic and International Studies organized a graduation ceremony and the welcoming reception for the new cohort of the fellows of the training program “International Relations and National Security”. U.S. Ambassador to Georgia, H.E. Richard M. Miles and Mrs. Miles were the honorable hosts of the ceremony. The training program…

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Lecture on Iraqi Security Arrangements

Lecture on Iraqi Security Arrangements

On July 1, 2004 the Georgian Foundation for Strategic and International Studies hosted an International Policy Analyst at the RAND Corporation, Olga Oliker. At the Foundation, Ms.Oliker delivered a lecture “ CPA, the Coalition and Iraqi Security: Looking Back, Thinking Ahead”. The guest speaker gave her insight into the occupation arrangements in Iraq and the structure and…

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The Seminar at Tbilisi State University on EU Enlargement

The Seminar at Tbilisi State University on EU Enlargement

On May 7,2004 the Georgian Foundation for Strategic and International Studies, in cooperation with the State Minister for EU Integration issues, Ms. Tamar Beruchashvili and GEPLAC held a seminar “EU - Georgia Prospects of rapprochement”. The seminar took place at Tbilisi State University. Up to 300 students and academics attended the seminar. Minister Beruchashvili, Chancellor…

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The One-Year Training Program on  International Relations and National Security Has Launched

The One-Year Training Program on International Relations and National Security Has Launched

On May 7, 2004 the Georgian Foundation for Strategic and International Studies welcomed a new cohort of the students for the one-year training program on International Relations and National Security. The training program is administered by the Foundation and implemented in cooperation with the RAND Corporation. Participant students represent Georgia’s various governmental and non-governmental…

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