Meetings and Discussions

Round Table on Strategic Defense Review

On December 27, 2012 a round table was held at the Georgian Foundation for Strategic and International Studies in which the leadership of Ministry of Defense, representatives of NGOs and experts working on military-political topics took part. A draft version of the “Strategic Defense Review” prepared by Ministry of Defense was discussed at the round table meeting. As a result…

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Political-economical Discussion with Lado Papava

On December 20, 2012 at the Georgian Foundation for Strategic and International Studies the first seminar from the series of academic seminars ‘’Political-economical discussion with Lado Papava” was held. The theme of the seminar was Georgia’s economic challenges and main directions of development in the post-Rose Revolution period and the speaker was Professor Lado…

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Visit of Experts from Central Europe

On November 26, 2012, a group of Central European experts visited the Georgian Foundation for Strategic and International Studies in the framework of an exploratory visit to Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia. The aim of the visit was to assess needs, define priorities, give initial inputs and build a core group of experts to support the prospective creation of a Centre of Excellence in Southern…

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Meeting of Black Sea Peacebuilding Network Georgian Experts

On November 15th of 2012 a meeting of BSPN experts was held at GFSIS. Apart of the BSPN experts, representatives of other civil society organisations attended the meeting. 

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Meeting of Black Sea Peacebuilding Network’s experts

At the meeting Teona Akubardia (Civil Council on Defense and Security, board member) presented a report on the outlook on Georgia’s security, defense and territorial integrity issues in political parties’ election programs. Alexander Russetsky (director of the South Caucasus Institute of Regional Security) made a report on the psychological basis of “our” conflicts’…

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Discussion - "Toward a Euro-Atlantic Security Community"

On June 26, 2012 GFSIS and the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace held a public discussion entitled “Toward a Euro-Atlantic Security Community.” The discussion focused on issues relevant to the Euro-Atlantic Security Initiative (EASI) and prospects for more inclusive and productive collaboration among states in the region. The speakers on the panel were Amb. James F.Collins,…

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Public Lecture by Permanent Representative of Lithuania to NATO Mr. Kestutis Jankauskas

On June 15, 2012 Permanent Representative of Lithuania to NATO Ambassador Kestutis Jankauskas, visited GFSIS to deliver public lecture. Amb. Jankauskas introduced the results of Chicago Summit and underlined three major topics the Summit was focused on:

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Public Lecture on Armenia's Defence and Security Agenda

On 12 June, 2012 Dr. Eugene Kogan (International Institute for Liberal Policy, Vienna, Austria)  delivered a public lecture on Armenia's Defence and Security Agenda at the Georgian Foundation For Strategic and International Studies. Dr. Kogan presented his views on current Armenian security policy and overviewed the Armenian defence system. Special attention was given to Armenian-EU,…

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Visit of Students from Wittenberg University

on June 5, 2012 a group of students from Wittenberg University (USA) visited GFSIS on Tuesday, June June 5, as part of an academic trip to Georgia. President Dr. Alexander Rondeli and Senior Fellow Dr. Archil Gegeshidze provided a briefing on Georgia’s modern history and geopolitical context, focusing on such topics as Georgia’s NATO membership prospects and Georgian-Russian…

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Public Lecture by Professor Avraham Ben Zevi from Haifa University

On  April 3, 2012 Dr. Ben Zevi, Professor at Haifa University, Israel, delivered a public lecture at the Georgian Foundation for Strategic and International Studies. Dr. Zevi overviewed the U.S. foreign policy priorities in connection with the Middle East. Special attention was paid to different approaches towards the developments taking place in Libya, the ongoing crisis in Syria and…

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Public Lecture - "Is strategy possible? – Iran, the Arab spring and American Foreign Policy"

On March 6, 2012 the Georgian Foundation for Strategic and International Studies hosed a publi lecture - "Is strategy possible? – Iran, the Arab Spring and American Foreign Policy". The lecture was delivered by Professor Ross Harrison (Georgetown University, USA).  Professor Harrison presented his view on 3D Strategy and the possibilities to use it in the process…

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Seminar in Akhalkalaki on Mass Media

On  February 25, 2012 Mr. Guga Sulkhanishili conducted a seminar on Mass Media 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.  Mr. Sulkhanishili is a lecturer at the Georgian Institute of Public Affairs (GIPA) and Ilia State University. …

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Public Lecture on General Overview of the Situation in Afghanistan

On February 16,  2012 Abdul Ali Shamsi, principle security advisor to Afghanistan’s Helmand provincial governor, delivered a public lecture at the Georgian Foundation for Strategic and International Studies. The guest gave a general overview of the situation in Afghanistan and paid special attention to Helmand province, which not long ago was the most unstable region in the whole…

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Roundtable Discussion with Italian Ambassador H.E. Federica Favi

On November 24, 2011 GFSIS and Georgian Security Analysis Center (GSAC) hosted round table discussion with new Italian Ambassador H.E. Federica Favi. The round table discussion was chaired by Professor Alexander Rondeli, President, GFSIS.

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Public Lecture of Dr. Matthew Kroenig

On November 17, 2011, GFSIS hosted a public lecture organized by the Caucasus Research Resource Centre (CRRC). The speaker was Dr. Matthew Kroenig, Professor at the University of California and at Georgetown University.  Dr. Kroening is a special advisor to the U.S. Department of Defense. The presenter spoke about the issue of Nuclear Smuggling based on his new book.  The presentation…

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Public Lecture by H. E. Ambassador of Switzerland to Georgia Dr. Guenther Baechler

On October 20, 2011 GFSIS hosted H.E. Ambassador of Switzerland to Georgia, Dr. Guenther Baechlered delivered  public lecture on “Switzerland and the Promotion of Democracy and Human Rights: Lessons for Georgia?”

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Meeting of Former Ambassador of U.S.A to NATO Kurt Volker’s with Georgian Experts

On September 15, 2011 the Atlantic Council of Georgia and Georgian Foundation for Strategic and International Studies hosted a meeting with former Ambassador of U.S.A. to NATO and Director of Center for Transatlantic Relations of Johns Hopkins University, Ambassador Kurt Volker  at GFSIS . The topic of the meeting was ‘’Libya and Afghanistan: Tough Lessons for NATO?”…

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Visit of OSCE Parliamentary Assembly Representatives

On  June 15, 2011 H.E. Petros Efthimion (MP, Greece), President of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly, Mrs. Tina Schon, Deputy Security General, and Mrs. Hara Papazoidi, Secretary of Greece's Parliamentary Assembly visited GFSIS, where they met with several representatives of Georgian non-governmental organizations and think tanks. During the meeting the participants discussed Georgia's…

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Ad Hoc Session on the Georgian-Russian Experts’ Dialogue – “Second Track – Georgian & Russian Experts Building Confidence”

On December 1, 2010 the the Georgian Foundation for Strategic and International Studies hosted an ad hoc session of the Georgian-Russian Experts’ Dialogue conducted by BSPN Georgian Experts Council. The session was organized within the “Second Track – Georgian & Russian Experts Building Confidence” project framework with the participation of the Georgian side…

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Visit of Polish Experts Delegation in Georgia

On 25-29 November, 2010 the Georgian Foundation for Strategic and International Studies hosted a delegation of Polish experts in Georgia. The delegation was headed by Mr. Eugeniusz Smolar, the Senior Fellow of the Polish Institute of International Affairs and Chairman of the Polish-Czech Forum. He has been involved in the Polish-German, Polish-Russian and Polish-Ukrainian dialogues. Among…

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