People

George Khelashvili

Project Director: Graduate Programs at the Faculty of Social and Political Studies at Iv. Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University (in 2012-2013)

DPhil candidate in International Relations, University of Oxford

E-mail: gkhelashvili@ucss.ge

Bio: George Khelashvili cooperates with CSS since 2003. He was the Director of Academic Programs at CSS in 2004-2006. George coordinated academic development of new regional English-language interdisciplinary Master's program in Social Sciences: Transformation in the South Caucasus. He also was an assistant-Professor (2001-2006) and acting head of International Relations Department (2006) at Tbilisi State University. He worked as policy analyst at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia; a visiting fellow at the Monterey Center for Non-Proliferation Studies; at the Kennan Institute at the Wilson Center; and at the Institute of European, Russian and Eurasian Studies of the George Washington University. He has also written extensively for Georgian newspapers and worked as journalist for TV Company Rustavi 2, as well as for IREX. George's academic interests include International Relations theory, post-Soviet studies, American foreign policy, and democratization. He contributed to the ongoing reform of the Faculty of Social and Political Studies at Tbilisi State University. George Khelashvili is a Returning Fellow of international Academic Fellowship Program, OSF since July 2010. Currently he is the program director of OSF HESP funded project Graduate Programs at the Faculty of Social and Political Studies at Iv. Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University; he also is an assistant professor of International Relations at TSU and head of international inter-disciplinary Master's program in Transformation in the South Caucasus.