Meetings and Discussions

Meeting of “The Black Sea Peacebuilding Network”

Meeting of “The Black Sea Peacebuilding Network”

On September 25, 2009 the first 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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Discussion – “Role of Georgia, as a Small State in International System”

Discussion – “Role of Georgia, as a Small State in International System”

On July 13- 14, 2009 the regional office of the Georgian Foundation for Strategic and International Studies in Akhalkalaki, Samtskhe-Javakheti, hosted the public discussion on the Role of Georgia, as a Small State in International System.  The lecture was delivered by Dr. Alexander Rondeli, President of the Foundation. Dr. Rondeli spoke about the role of Georgia, as a small state in…

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Round Table Discussion - „Civil Society Engagement in the Resolution of South Ossetian Conflict“

Round Table Discussion - „Civil Society Engagement in the Resolution of South Ossetian Conflict“

On 25 June, 2009 the Georgian Foundation for Strategic and International Studies hosted a roundtable discussion which focused on the prospects for civil society engagement in the South Ossetia conflict resolution. The event was organized in partnership with the EU monitoring mission and brought together representative from the non-governmental organizations actively involved in the area…

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Roundtable Discussion in Marneuli with U.S. Ambassador to Georgia

Roundtable Discussion in Marneuli with U.S. Ambassador to Georgia

On May 29, 2009 a roundtable discussion was held at the Georgian Foundation for Strategic and International Studies’ regional Public Policy office in Marneuli. The event was attended by the representatives of civil society of Kvemo Kartli and U.S. Ambassador to Georgia, H.E. John Tefft.

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Public Discussion– “The New Obama Administration”

Public Discussion– “The New Obama Administration”

On April 22, 2009 the Georgian Foundation for Strategic and International Studies, in collaboration with the Centre for International Governance of the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (Geneva, Switzerland) and with the financial support of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, hosted the public discussion – “The New Obama Administration”,…

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Visit of the Cambridge International Studies Association Students

Visit of the Cambridge International Studies Association Students

On March 19, 2009 a seminar for the students of the Cambridge International Studies Association took place at the Georgian Foundation for Strategic and International Studies. The event was the part of a Working Study Tour, regularly organized by the Cambridge International Studies Association and aimed at informing the delegation about the recent developments in Georgia and the South Caucasus.…

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Visit of the Ambassador of the United States to Georgia

Visit of the Ambassador of the United States to Georgia

On March 18, 2009 H.E. John Tefft, Ambassador of the United States to Georgia visit the Georgian Foundation for Strategic and International Studies and spoke on Policy Challenges in Times of Transition. About 50 participants from local NGOs, Civil Society organizations, Universities of Tbilisi participated in the event. Presentation was followed by the Q&A session.

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Public Discussion in Akhalkalaki on Goergia-Russia Relations

Public Discussion in Akhalkalaki on Goergia-Russia Relations

On March 17, 2009 the Georgian Foundation for Strategic and International Studies, in cooperation with the Institute for Security and Development Policy (Sweden), held a public discussion in Akhalkalaki,Javakheti. The discussion constituted the first in a series of training and dialogue events within the project – “Strengthening National Integration in Georgia: Avenues for Competence…

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Visit of the Members of the Norwegian Government's Security Policy Commission

Visit of the Members of the Norwegian Government's Security Policy Commission

On March 12, 2009 the Members of the Norwegian Government's Security Policy Commission led by Mr. Kjetil Skogrand visited the Georgian Foundation for Strategic and International Studies. The meeting participants discussed Georgia's security policy and Russian-Georgian relations with local experts.

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Visit of the Representatives of the Azerbaijan Diplomatic Academy

Visit of the Representatives of the Azerbaijan Diplomatic Academy

On February 16, 2009 Dr. Brenda Shaffer, faculty member of the University of Haifa and Visiting Professor at the Azerbaijan Diplomatic Academy and Mr. Taleh Ziyadov, Assistant Dean of the Academy Affairs at the Azerbaijan Diplomatic Academy, met students of different universities of Tbilisi at the Georgian Foundation for Strategic and International Studies.

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Seminar – “Mackinder and Heartland: The Geopolitics of Russia`s War on Georgia”

Seminar – “Mackinder and Heartland: The Geopolitics of Russia`s War on Georgia”

On January 29, 2009 the Georgian Foundation for Strategic and International Studies, in cooperation with the Georgian Security Analysis Center, hosted a seminar "Mackinder and The Heartland: The Geopolitics of Russia's War on Georgia".  The lecturer of the seminar was Ambassador David J. Smith, Director, of the Georgian Security Analysis Center; the commentators were Professor…

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Visit of the Delegation of Students from Tallinn University of Technology

Visit of the Delegation of Students from Tallinn University of Technology

On 29 January, 2009 the Delegation of students of the faculty of Humanities from Tallinn University of Technology visited the Georgian Foundation for Strategic and International Studies. President of the Foundation, Dr. Alexander Rondeli briefly described the history of the Foundation’s creation and provided information on the projects successfully completed by it. He also spoke on…

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Visit of the Delegation from the Royal College of Defence Studies

Visit of the Delegation from the Royal College of Defence Studies

On October 21, 2008 the delegation from the Royal College of Defence visited the Georgian Foundation for Strategic and International Studies. The objective of the meeting was to inform the delegation about recent developments in and around Georgia. Particularly the briefing aimed at:

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Visit of the Chairman of the Board of Analytical Center on Globalization and Regional Cooperation

Visit of the Chairman of the Board of Analytical Center on Globalization and Regional Cooperation

On October 2, 2008 the Georgian Foundation for Strategic and International Studies hosted Mr. Stepan Grigoryan, Chairman of the Board of the Analytical Center on Globalization and Regional Cooperation. Mr. Grigoryan spoke to a group of Georgian civil society and media representatives on the recent developments in Georgia and its possible implications on the South Caucasus. He also shared…

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Visit of the NATO Secretary General

Visit of the NATO Secretary General

On September 16, 2008, Jaap de Hoop Scheffer, NATO Secretary General paid short term visit to the Georgian Foundation for Strategic and International Studies in order to meet leaders of Georgian NGOs.

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 Fifteen Ambassadors from Different Countries Visit the Foundation

Fifteen Ambassadors from Different Countries Visit the Foundation

On September 16, 2008 Ambassadors from thirteen European countries, USA and Canada met with the representatives of 35 Georgian NGO’s at the Georgian Foundation for Strategic and International Studies. The meeting participants discussed Georgia's territorial integrity, independence and sovereignty within its internationally recognized borders and other crucial issues for Georgia.

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Meeting of Kakha Lomaia with the Local NGO Representatives

Meeting of Kakha Lomaia with the Local NGO Representatives

On September 12, 2008 the Georgian Foundation for Strategic and International Studies hosted Mr. Kakha Lomaia, Georgia's Secretary of Security Council.

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Visit of the US Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for European and NATO Policy

Visit of the US Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for European and NATO Policy

On April 18, 2008 Daniel P. Fata, US Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for European and NATO Policy visited the Georgian Foundation for Strategic and International Studies. Mr. Fata spoke to a group of Georgian governmental, civil society and media representatives on the results of the NATO Summit which took place in Bucharest, Romania earlier this month.

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Visit of the US Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy

Visit of the US Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy

On April 9, 2008 the Georgian Foundation for Strategic and International Studies hosted a discussion with U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy, Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs, Colleen Graffy. Ms. Graffy spoke about the intimate relation between public diplomacy and foreign policymaking. 

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Visit of the President of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty

Visit of the President of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty

On 31 March, 2008 the Georgian Foundation for Strategic and International Studies hosted a presentation by Jeffrey Gedmin, the President of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL). Mr. Gedmin spoke about the importance of a free press to the development of a stable democracy, and about the role of the press in Georgia.  He observed that, despite some challenges to press freedom, Georgia…

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