Meetings and Discussions

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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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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