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Ketevan Tsikhelashvili

 

KETEVAN TSIKHELASHVILI

Ambassador of Georgia to the Republic of Austria
Permanent Representative of Georgia to the OSCE
and other international Organizations in Vienna 


Date of Birth:  21/08/1978
Place of Birth: Kutaisi, Georgia

   

EDUCATION

  • Ilia State University, Georgia      

Ph.D. student at the Faculty for Philosophy and Social Sciences

2006-current

  • Central European University, Budapest, Hungary    

MA degree in International Relations and European Studies

Diploma accredited by the Open University, London, UK (Credits: 10; Grade:A-)

1999-2000 

  • Tbilisi State University, Georgia

BA degree in International Relations  

1995-1999

  • Civic Education Project (CEP) courses,
Tbilisi, Georgia, sponsored by CEP, Budapest, Hungary, Honor Certificates (four courses)

1998-1999

  • Center for European Studies , University of Lymerick, Ireland

Jean Monnet Summer School on European Integration / Special Training for the professors of the European Studies

Summer, 2007

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • Embassy of Georgia to the Republic of Austria, Permanent Representaion to the OSCE and other International Organizations in Vienna

Ambassador, Permanent Representative

June, 2020

  • Office of the State Minister for Reconciliation and Civic Equality                       

State Minister

Oct. 2012-Aug. 2016

  • Office of the State Minister for Reconciliation and Civic Equality

First Deputy State Minister

Oct. 2012-Aug. 2016

  • Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum, Georgian National Platform

Chairwoman, elected (association of 115 leading NGOs)

Jan. 2012-Oct 2012

  • Foundation Liberal Academy-Tbilisi (LAT), Tbilisi-based NGO

Founder / Director

Dec. 2006-current

  • European Initiative of LAT –Think Tank

Founder / Director

Jan. 2010-current

  • European Stability Initiative (ESI – Brussels- Berlin-Istanbul)

Analyst in Georgia

Nov. 2007-Dec. 2009

  • Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom

- Coordinator of the Projects for Georgia and the South Caucasus Dialogue

- Freelance Consultant in Georgia

Dec.2002 -Dec.2011

  • Office of the State Minister of Georgia on Conflict Resolution Issues

        Special Assistant to the State  Minister/

        Senior Specialist in charge of International Relations unit

May 2003-Sept.2006

  • International Organization on Conflict and Negotiation (ICCN)

Tbilisi, Georgia

Program Manager/Senior Analyst

Nov. 2001-Apr.2003

  • Center for OSCE Research (CORE) Hamburg University, Germany

Performance Records of UN and OSCE Field Missions of Varying Size

External researcher

Apr. 2002- Apr.2005

  • NATO Parliamentary Assembly Brussels, Belgium

Research Associate, Defense and Security Department/Economic Department

June/Sept.-2002

  • European Centre for Minority Issues (ECMI)

       Flensburg, Germany

       Visiting Research Associate

University of Cambridge, Carnegie Corporation of NY, ECMI joint project on “Complex Power Sharing as a Novel Way of Addressing Self-determination Disputes”chapter contribution; Contribution to World McMillan Encyclopedia on Ethnic Minorities in Europe

Feb.-Sept. 2001

  • Transitions Online (TOL)

       Prague, Czech Republic

       Editorial Assistant

Working at the Caucasus/CIS news digest and analysis desk. Coordinating work-team of 11 stringers from CEE and former Soviet Union countries.

Dec.2000 –Feb.2001  Jul. - Aug.  2000     

  • Foreign Policy Research and Analysis Center,    

       Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia

        Political Analyst     

Analysis of major international events; (focus – CIS/CEE);

Support for monthly bulletin edition for the MFA. 

Sept.2000 -Sept.2001

May 1998 -Aug.1999

 

  • International Organization for Fair Elections and Democracy   

      Assistant to the Director

Sept.1998 -Dec.1998

  • UN Organization of Youth (UNOY) Georgian Net   

Program Department

Coordinating the process of project development and fundraising.

Oct.1996-Aug.1998

LANGUAGE SKILLS

Georgian (native), English (fluent), Russian (fluent), German (intermediate)