Meetings and Discussions

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Roundtable Discussion - "Development of the Southern Gas Corridor and Implications for Georgia"

On April 22, 2014 GFSIS hosted a roundtable discussion: Development of the Southern Gas Corridor and Implications for Georgia organized in partnership with the Caspian Strategy Institute (Istanbul, Turkey).  

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Roundtable Discussion -“Progress in Negotiations for Georgia’s Full Membership to the Energy Community

Roundtable Discussion -“Progress in Negotiations for Georgia’s Full Membership to the Energy Community

On the 10th of April 2014, the “Partnership for Social Initiatives” and GFSIS organized a round table discussion on “Progress in Negotiations for Georgia’s Full Membership to the Energy Community.” Representatives from the expert community as well as from NGOs attended the round table discussion. Mariam Valishvili, the Deputy Minister for Energy was a key speaker…

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Public Lecture on Romania’s Accession to NATO and 20 Years of Partnership for Peace

Public Lecture on Romania’s Accession to NATO and 20 Years of Partnership for Peace

On April 8, 2014 GFSIS hosted Mr. Adrian Gabriel Davidoiu, General Director, Department for Strategic Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Romania. Mr. William Lahue, Head of NATO Liaison Office in Georgia, NATO Liaison Officer for South Caucasus and Mr. Tornike Parulava, Deputy Director of the Security Policy and Euro-Atlantic Integration Department, MFA Georgia. The topic of the public…

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Meeting between Legatum Institute Researchers and Georgian Experts

Meeting between Legatum Institute Researchers and Georgian Experts

On March 19, 2014 GFSIS hosted researchers from the Legatum Institute; Anne Applebaum: Polish-American journalist and historian, former editor of The Economist, member of The Washington Post and Slate Magazine editorial boards, and Pulitzer Prize-winning author for the books Gulag: A History (2003) and Iron Curtain: The Crushing of Eastern Europe (2012); Peter Pomerantsev: British journalist,…

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Third Confidence -building Meeting of Russian and Georgian Experts in Istanbul

Third Confidence -building Meeting of Russian and Georgian Experts in Istanbul

On March 6-8, 2014 the Georgian-Russian confidence-building meeting was held in Istanbul. This was the third and final meeting in the framework of the project “Experts in Search of Ways for Russian-Georgian Normalization”, funded by the British Embassy in Tbilisi.  

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A Roundtable Discussion in the run-up to the World Summit on Nuclear Security 2014 in the Hague

A Roundtable Discussion in the run-up to the World Summit on Nuclear Security 2014 in the Hague

On March 5th, 2014 GFSIS hosted a roundtable discussion on the issues of nuclear security, organized with the support of the Embassy of Kingdom of the Netherlands in Georgia. The audience consisted of the representatives of Georgian civil society, media and expert’s community working on the issues of nuclear safety, relevant government agencies and international organizations. The…

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Public Discussion in Akhalkalaki  on the integration of Finland into EU

Public Discussion in Akhalkalaki on the integration of Finland into EU

On November 28, 2013 Ambassador of Finland H.E. Christer Michelsson visited the regional Public Policy Unit (PPU) of GFSIS in Akhalkalaki, Samtskhe-Javakheti to meet the local community and conduct the lecture on the integration of Finland into EU and the issues of language minorities there: The audience was comprised of the local community leaders, civil society, media, and government representatives…

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Public Lecture by Vladimir Shopov

Public Lecture by Vladimir Shopov

On October 25th, 2013, Mr. Vladimir Shopov (founder of Sophia Analytica Ltd and  director of ESPI – European Strategy and Policy Institute, Sofia, Bulgaria) delivered a public lecture, “EU Enlargement – Difficulties and New Strategies” at GFSIS. In his presentation, Mr. Shopov combined his working knowledge of accession countries and was able to make comparisons…

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Estonian Experts visit GFSIS in the Scope of the Development Cooperation Project in Javakheti and Kvemo Kartli

Estonian Experts visit GFSIS in the Scope of the Development Cooperation Project in Javakheti and Kvemo Kartli

On October 23-26, 2013 GFSIS hosted an Estonian delegation, under the framework of the project Helping to Integrate the Armenian and Azeri Minorities into Georgian Society. 

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Meeting of Russian and Georgian Experts

Meeting of Russian and Georgian Experts

On October 19-21, 2013 GFSIS hosted a confidence building meeting of Georgian and Russian experts, in the framework of the project Experts in Search Ways for Russia-Georgia Normalization. 

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The Visit of the Ambassador of the Republic of Italy

The Visit of the Ambassador of the Republic of Italy

On 23 September, 2013 H.E. Federica Favi, Ambassador of the Republic of Italy visited GFSIS in the framework of the newly launched initiative at the foundation, under which accredited Ambassadors and Heads of the Missions to Georgia meet with Georgian expert community, civil society representatives and GFSIS scholars. During the meeting Her Excellency shared her views to the audience on…

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The Visit of US Delegation

The Visit of US Delegation

On April 15, 2013, the Georgian Foundation for Strategic and International Studies hosted the US Under Secretary for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs - Tara Sonenshine. H.E. Ambassador of US to Georgia, Richard Norland, an Executive Assistant, Under Secretary for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs, Michelle R. Logsdon, and a Public Affairs Officer of the US Embassy to Georgia Michael…

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Political-economical Discussion with Lado Papava

Political-economical Discussion with Lado Papava

On January 22, 2013 at the Georgian Foundation for Strategic and International Studies a regular seminar from the series of academic seminars ‘’Political-economical discussion with Lado Papava” was held. Professor Sandro Tvalchrelidze reported to the audience on, ‘’Geopolitics and Geo-economics of Oil and Gas”. After the report an interesting discussion…

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Round Table on Strategic Defense Review

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

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

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

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

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

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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