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Ketevan Tsikhelashvili

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

Education

Current – Ilia State University, Georgia
Ph.D. student at the Faculty for Philosophy and Social Sciences

1999-2000 – 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-)

1995-1999 – Tbilisi State University, Georgia
BA degree in International Relations

1998-1999 – Civic Education Project (CEP) courses,
Tbilisi, Georgia, sponsored by CEP, Budapest, Hungary, Honor Certificates (four courses)

2007 – Center for European Studies, University of Lymerick, Ireland
Jean Monnet Summer School on European Integration / Special Training for the professors of the European Studies

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

July, 2020 – Embassy of Georgia to the Republic of Austria, Permanent Representative to the OSCE and other International Organizations in Vienna
Ambassador, Permanent Representative

2016-2020 – State Minister for Reconciliation and Civic Equality of Georgia
State Minister

2012-.2016 – First Deputy State Minister for Reconciliation and Civic Equality of Georgia

2012 – Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum, Georgian National Platform
Chairwoman, elected (association of 115 leading NGOs)

2011-2012 – Foundation Liberal Academy-Tbilisi (LAT), Tbilisi-based NGO
Founder / Director

2002-2011 – Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom
Coordinator of the Projects for Georgia and the South Caucasus Dialogue

2007-2009 – European Stability Initiative (ESI – Brussels- Berlin-Istanbul)
Analyst in Georgia

2004-2006 – 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

2002- 2004 – International Organization on Conflict and Negotiation (ICCN)
Tbilisi, Georgia. Program Manager/Senior Analyst

2002 – NATO Parliamentary Assembly Brussels, Belgium
Research Associate, Defense and Security Department/Economic Department

2001-2002 – Center for OSCE Research (CORE) Hamburg University, Germany
Performance Records of the UN and the OSCE Field Missions in Georgia. External researcher

2000-2001 - 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

2000 – Transitions Online (TOL)
Prague, Czech Republic
Intern, Assistant

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

1998-1999 – 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.

1998 – International Organization for Fair Elections and Democracy
Assistant to the Director

1996-1998 – UN Organization of Youth (UNOY) Georgian Net
Program Department. Coordinating the process of project development and fundraising.

Language Skills

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