Lectures and Trainings

Public Lecture by Minister of Foreign Affairs of Estonia

Public Lecture by Minister of Foreign Affairs of Estonia

On December 18, 2006 the Georgian Foundation for Strategic and International Studies, in collaboration with Georgian – European Policy and Legal Advice Center, hosted the public lecture by the Honorable Urmas Paet, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Estonia.The minister referred to Estonian-Georgian relations, and spoke about the lessons which Georgia might learn from Estonia's experience…

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Public Lecture – “Pluralism and National Identity: Canadian Perspectives on Ethnic Diversity and Human Rights in Georgia”

Public Lecture – “Pluralism and National Identity: Canadian Perspectives on Ethnic Diversity and Human Rights in Georgia”

On November 29, 2006 the Georgian Foundation for Strategic and International Studies hosted a public lecture on Pluralism and National Identity delivered by Mile Komlen. Mr. Komlen is a human rights lawyer from Canada with over 20 years of advancing equity and diversity in corporate, community and institutional settings. He is currently the Chairperson of the Human Rights/Equity Advisory…

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 New Project in Support of the National Integration of Ethnic Azerbaijani and Armenian Communities within the Georgian State

New Project in Support of the National Integration of Ethnic Azerbaijani and Armenian Communities within the Georgian State

The Georgian Foundation for Strategic and International studies, with support from the Government of Finland, has started implementation of a project towards National Integration of Ethnic Azeri and Armenian Minorities within the Georgian State. The project is aimed at achieving national unity, through the integration of ethnic and religious minorities into Georgia's civic and political…

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Public Lecture – „The Outcome of U.S. Congressional Elections“

Public Lecture – „The Outcome of U.S. Congressional Elections“

On November 14, 2006 the Georgian Foundation for Strategic and International Studies, in collaboration with the Georgian Security Analysis Center (GSAC),  hosted a public lecture: “The Outcome of U.S. Congressional Elections”. The lecture was delivered by  the Ambassador David Smith, the Director  of the Georgian Security Analysis Center, and Senior Fellow at the…

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Graduation of  the Training Program – “Capacity Building in Strategic Decision-Making: Lessons from the Development”

Graduation of the Training Program – “Capacity Building in Strategic Decision-Making: Lessons from the Development”

On November 3, 2006 the Georgian Foundation for Strategic and International Studies, in collaboration with the Sasakawa Peace Foundation, hosted the fourth training program "Capacity Building in Strategic Decision-Making: Lessons from the Development."

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 Public Lecture – „Upcoming U.S. Congressional Elections“

Public Lecture – „Upcoming U.S. Congressional Elections“

On October 17, 2006 the Georgian Foundation for Strategic and International Studies hosted public lecture: “Upcoming U.S. Congressional Elections", delivered by Ambassador David Smith. Ambassador Smith covered the peculiarities of American Congress and election system; and spoke about the U.S. general elections to be held on Tuesday, November 7, 2006.

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 Public Policy Knowledge Network Program’s 2005-2006 Fellows Graduation Ceremony

Public Policy Knowledge Network Program’s 2005-2006 Fellows Graduation Ceremony

On October 12, 2006 the Georgian Foundation for Strategic and International Studies hosted the graduation ceremony and reception for the program Public Policy Knowledge Network. The project is managed by the Georgian Foundation for Strategic and International Studies  in partnership with the Canadian Bureau for International Education. This year, the program hosted its third graduation…

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 Professor Louise Doswald-Back Delivered a Public Lecture at the Georgian Foundation for Strategic and International Studies

Professor Louise Doswald-Back Delivered a Public Lecture at the Georgian Foundation for Strategic and International Studies

On October 10, 2006 the Georgian Foundation for Strategic and International Studies hosted public lecture, given by Professor Louise Doswald-Beck, who is a professor at the Graduate Institute of International Studies and the Director of the University Centre for International Humanitarian Law (Geneva) since 2003.

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Public Lecture - "Enforcement of International Law Norms against Terrorism"

On October 3, 2006 Georgian Foundation for Strategic and International Studies hosted a public lecture, intended for government officials and members of international organizations, "Enforcement of International Law Norms against Terrorism", delivered by Professor Andrea Bianchi. Andrea Bianchi obtained a Ph. D from University of Milan. He is a member of Graduate Institute of International…

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Public Lecture on the topic of Armenia and its disposition towards the nations of the South Caucasus

Public Lecture on the topic of Armenia and its disposition towards the nations of the South Caucasus

On  June 28, 2006  Vartan Oskanian, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Armenia  gave a brief public lecture  on the topic of Armenia and its disposition towards the nations of the South Caucause at the Georgian Foundation for Strategic and International Studies. Mr. Oskanian spoke at length on a number of different subjects, including Armenia's economic…

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Study Tour  in Canada

Study Tour in Canada

On June 5 – 9, 2006  the study tour to Canada, Ottawa for Georgian government officials took place in the framework of the „Public Policy Knowledge Network“. The goal of the study tour was to promote capacity-building in human resource management,  throughout the Government of Georgia The focus was on the Canadian framework for human management support programs.…

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Public Lecture – „Free Market, Independent Person, Independent View Economic Freedom against Socialism“

Public Lecture – „Free Market, Independent Person, Independent View Economic Freedom against Socialism“

On March 23, 2006 the Georgian Foundation for Strategic and International Studies hosted the public lecture: “Free Market, Independent Person, Independent View: Economic Freedom against Socialism”, given by Dr. Richard M. Ebeling, President of the Foundation for Economic Education.

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The Graduation Ceremony for the Training Program “National Security and International Relations”

The Graduation Ceremony for the Training Program “National Security and International Relations”

On December 26, 2005 the Georgian Foundation for Strategic and International Studies organized the graduation ceremony for the training program “National security and International relations”. The program participants included journalists from different media outlets. During the ceremony, the course graduates were awarded with the certificate and symbolic presents. At the end…

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Lecture on Abkhaz View of UNOMIG’s Mediation Process in the Georgian-Abkhazian Conflict

Lecture on Abkhaz View of UNOMIG’s Mediation Process in the Georgian-Abkhazian Conflict

On October 31, 2005 the Georgian Foundation for Strategic and International Studies hosted Marietta S. Koenig, researcher from the Institute for Peace Research and Security Policy at the University of Hamburg (IFSH). The guest delivered a lecture to the Foundation fellows and visitors from abroad on Abkhazian’s view of the UNOMIG mediation in the Georgian-Abkhazian conflict. Ms. Koenig’s…

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Lecture on the current processes in Iraq

Lecture on the current processes in Iraq

On October 27, 2005 the Georgian Foundation for Strategic and International Studies hosted Colonel James Howcroft, United States Marine Corps Chair of the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies and the former US Defense Attaché in Georgia. The guest speaker delivered the lecture on recent political developments in Iraq, including the formation of the new government,…

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The Retreat under the framework of the Training Program “Capacity Building in Strategic Decision making”

The Retreat under the framework of the Training Program “Capacity Building in Strategic Decision making”

On 23 October, 2005 the Georgian Foundation for Strategic and International Studies, together with the Sasakawa Peace Foundation, organized a three-day retreat at the Sport Hotel Club in Gudauri for the Armenian, Azerbaijani and Georgian alumni of the “Capacity Building in Strategic Decision-making” training program.

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Lecture on Georgian-Rusian Relations and the Frozen Conflicts of Abkhazia and South Ossetia

Lecture on Georgian-Rusian Relations and the Frozen Conflicts of Abkhazia and South Ossetia

On October 20, 2005 the Georgian Foundation for Strategic and International Studies hosted a guest lecturer, U.S. Graduate Fulbright grantee Mark Simakovsky. The lecture concerned the current state of Georgian-Russian relations and strategies for the resolution of the frozen conflicts of Abkhazia and South Ossetia. Simakovsky discussed some preliminary findings of his recent trip to Russia…

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Public Lecture on Reforming the Public Sector in Georgia

Public Lecture on Reforming the Public Sector in Georgia

On October 6, 2005 the Georgian Foundation for Strategic and International Studies organized a two-day public lecture of Ms. Ruth Richardson, former Minister of Finance of New Zealand. The lecture participants included GFSIS fellows and public administrators. The guest speaker delivered her views on the reforming processes of the public sector in Georgia. She discussed the current economic…

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Public Lecture – “Current Affairs”

Public Lecture – “Current Affairs”

On August 30, 2005 the Georgian Foundation for Strategic and International Studies   hosted Amb. Robert Hunter, Senior Adviser at the RAND Corporation and former U.S. Ambassador to NATO.  Amb. Hunter delivered the lecture in front of the large audience of young professionals, academics, journalists and government officials. 

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Graduation Ceremony for the Training Program “International Relations and National Security”

Graduation Ceremony for the Training Program “International Relations and National Security”

On August 3, 2005 the Georgian Foundation for Strategic and International Studies hosted a graduation ceremony for the 2004-2005 Fellows of the training program in international relations and national security. In the fourth year of this program, the Foundation was proud to have fifteen graduates. H. E. Ambassador Richard M. Miles was the GFSIS’s honorable guest. Dr. Alexander Rondeli…

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