On January 18th, 2021 Rondeli Foundation launched the course on Defense and Security Policy conducted by David J. Smith, Senior Fellow at the Georgian Foundation for Strategic and International Studies and Director of the Georgian Security Analysis Center.

In the scope of the module, participants will have the opportunity to deepen their knowledge on topics such as NATO and Neutrality, Geopolitics and South Caucasus, Hybrid and Conventional Warfare, Black Sea Security and other.

Mr. Smith is also Senior Fellow at the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies in Washington, DC. From 2002 to 2006 he was U.S. Member of the International Security Advisory Board for Georgia (ISAB). He has also served as Chief of Staff for Arizona Congressman Jon Kyl, Assistant for Strategic Policy and Arms Control to Senate Republican Leader Bob Dole, Professional Staff Member for the U.S. Senate, and as a member of U.S. delegations to negotiations on conventional forces and chemical weapons.

The module is conducted in the framework of the flagship training program implemented by Rondeli Foundation and supported by the U.S. Government. National Security and Public Policy program is designed to prepare the policy analysts of the national security community for careers as government policymakers in defense/security agencies, diplomats and non-governmental policy analysts.