Meetings and Discussions

Public Lecture on Armenia's Defence and Security Agenda

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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