Meetings and Discussions

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

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

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”

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

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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The Meeting of the Representatives of NGOs and Independent Experts

The Meeting of the Representatives of NGOs and Independent Experts

On November 12, 2010 the Georgian Foundation for Strategic and International Studies hosted the 11-th meeting of the experts involved in Georgian component of “The Black Sea Peacebuilding Network” project. Two representatives of the Experts’ Council provided their presentations on the following topics: North Caucasus as a Factor in Georgia-Russia relations and Black Sea…

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Public Discussion - “Looking toward the NATO Lisbon Summit”

Public Discussion - “Looking toward the NATO Lisbon Summit”

On November 8, 2010 the Georgian Foundation for Strategic and International Studies along with the Georgian Security Analysis Center (GSAC) hosted a public discussion- “Looking toward the NATO Lisbon Summit”. The chairman of the  discussion was Alexander Rondeli, the President of the Foundation. The speakers included Amb. David J. Smith, Director, Georgian Security Analysis…

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Round-Table Discussion on the Post-August 2008 Reality in Georgia and Its Neighborhood

Round-Table Discussion on the Post-August 2008 Reality in Georgia and Its Neighborhood

On 2 November, 2010 the Georgian Foundation for Strategic and International Studies hosted a round-table discussion between the representatives of British and Georgian think tanks and expert community.  The meeting participants from the United Kingdom included Andrew Brinkley (Policy Exchange), Jana Kobzova (European Council of Foreign Relations) and Thomas Valasek (Centre for European…

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The Visit of the U.S. Atlantic Council Georgia Task Force

The Visit of the U.S. Atlantic Council Georgia Task Force

On October 18, 2010 the Georgian Foundation for Strategic and International Studies  hosted the U.S. Atlantic Council Task Force’s visit to Georgia.  The Atlantic Council’s bipartisan Task Force on Georgia, co-chaired by Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC), is part of the Atlantic Council’s Project on Georgia’s Euro-Atlantic Integration. …

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Public Discussion  “S-300 Missiles, Georgia and the Eurasian Heartland”

Public Discussion “S-300 Missiles, Georgia and the Eurasian Heartland”

On September 29, 2010 the Georgian Foundation for Strategic and International Studies, together with Georgian Security Analysis Center (GSAC) hosted a public discussion –  “S-300 Missiles, Georgia and the Eurasian Heartland.”  The chairman of the discussion was Professor Alexander Rondeli, President of GFSIS. The speakers included  Shota Utiashvili, Research…

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Meeting between the Steering Committee of Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum and Georgian Civil Society

Meeting between the Steering Committee of Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum and Georgian Civil Society

On September 23-24, 2010 the Georgian Foundation for Strategic and International Studies hosted a meeting between the Steering Committee of Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum with Georgian Civil Society. The meeting was attended by 40 Georgian NGOs. During the meeting Steering Committee members discussed Eastern Partnership goals and prospects. Special attention was focused on…

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Public Seminar -“Modern Geopolitics”

Public Seminar -“Modern Geopolitics”

On June 15, 2010 the Georgian Foundation for Strategic and International Studies and Georgian Security Analysis Center (GSAC) hosted a public seminar “Modern Geopolitics”. The chairman of the seminar was Dr. Alexander Rondeli, president of the GFSIS. The presentation was made by Amb. David J. Smith, Director, Georgian Security Analysis Center, the commentator was Nika Chitadze,…

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Guests From the Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs

Guests From the Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs

On May 7 -8 Georgian Security Analyses Center of the Georgian Foundation for Strategic and International Studies hosted the guests from the Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs.

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Meeting and Lecture of Norway’s Deputy Defense Minister

Meeting and Lecture of Norway’s Deputy Defense Minister

On April 15, 2010 (State Secretary) Espen Barth Eide visited the Georgian Foundation for Strategic and International Studies to meet local military servants and exchange views on current international environment and new tendencies in International security system. Mr. Eide reviewed the changing climate and new economic and security issues in the Arctic. The Minister also discussed NATO-Georgia…

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Roundtable Meeting for Samtskhe-Javakheti Residents

Roundtable Meeting for Samtskhe-Javakheti Residents

On 14 April 2010 the Georgian Foundation for Strategic and International Studieshosted a roundtable meeting for Samtskhe-Javakheti residents and Tbilisi-based international and non-governmental organizations representing the civil society sector.  The meeting was held within the scope of the Enhancement of Public-Policy Decision-Making Process in Samtskhe-Javakheti Region project while…

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Meeting between the U.S. Ambassador John Bass and the Alumni of the  program „National Security and International Relations“

Meeting between the U.S. Ambassador John Bass and the Alumni of the program „National Security and International Relations“

On March 22, 2010 the U.S. Ambassador to Georgia, John R. Bass met with the alumni of the program “National Security and International Relations” at the Georgian Foundation for Strategic and International Studies . Cynthia Whittlesey, the Public Affairs Officer of the U.S. Embassy also participated in the meeting.  The discussion was moderated by Alexander Rondeli, President…

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Meeting between the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Independent Experts

Meeting between the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Independent Experts

On February 23,  2010 the Georgian Foundation for Strategic and International Studies hosted a meeting between the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia Mr. Grigol Vashadze and independent experts.

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Public Discussion – “Afghanistan: Why and How”

Public Discussion – “Afghanistan: Why and How”

On December 3, 2009 the Georgian Foundation for Strategic and International Studies, in cooperation with the Georgian Security Analysis Center, hosted a public discussion -“Afghanistan: Why and How”. The chairman of the discussion was Professor Alexander Rondeli, President of the Foundation. The speakers were COL Matthew Brand, United States Defense Attaché; H. E. Eric…

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Third Meeting of “The Black Sea Peacebuilding Network”

Third Meeting of “The Black Sea Peacebuilding Network”

On November 13, 2009 the third meeting of the experts involved in the Georgian component of “The Black Sea Peacebuilding Network” project was held at the Georgian Foundation for Strategic and International Studies.

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Public Discussion “Iran and Georgian Security”

Public Discussion “Iran and Georgian Security”

On October 28, 2009 the Georgian Foundation for Strategic and International Studies, in cooperation with the Georgian Security Analysis Center, hosted a public discussion - “Iran and Georgian Security.” The chairman of the discussion was Dr. Archil Gegeshidze, Senior Fellow of the Foundation. The speakers were Andro Barnovi, Director of the Institute of Strategies and Development;…

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Second Meeting of “The Black Sea Peacebuilding Network”

Second Meeting of “The Black Sea Peacebuilding Network”

On October 13, 2009 the second meeting of the experts involved in the Georgian component of “The Black Sea Peacebuilding Network” project was held at the Georgian Foundation for Strategic and International Studies. The project is implemented in cooperation with the Crisis Management Initiative, with the support of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Finland. The project is focused…

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