IICRR Guest Lecture: Prof. Sergi Kapanadze

Prof. Sergi Kapanadze, Caucasus University, Tbilisi, Georgia will give a talk on “Peace and Conflict in the Caucasus”

Monday April 18th @1pm, CG04

Chair: Donnacha Ó Beacháin

As part of the Erasmus+ funded project PESTUGE, the IICRR is very happy to host a session on conflict in the Caucasus region on Monday with Prof Sergi Kapanadze, an expert in the field who has significant experience in academic, civil society, and diplomatic fields.

Professor Sergi Kapanadze has served as the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia in charge of Georgia’s relations with EU, US and Russia. He has led Georgian delegations to the Geneva International Discussions, Association Agreement negotiations with the EU and Strategic Partnership charter working groups with the United States. His work experience also includes Foreign Intelligence Special Service of Georgia, Administration of the President of Georgia and the National Security Council. Previously, between 2007 and 2011 he served as Deputy Director and Director at the Georgian Ministry of Foreign Affairs with responsibility for his country’s relations with the OSCE, UN, and Council of Europe.

Professor Kapanadze holds a PhD in International relations from Tbilisi State University and MA degree from Central European University in Budapest, Hungary. He is the author of numerous publications in the fields of foreign policy and conflict resolution. He holds the rank of Envoy Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary and is the recipient of the Presidential Order for Excellence.

Professor Kapanadze is a Member of the OSCE Panel of Eminent Persons. As a member of the OSCE Panel of Eminent Persons he took part in drafting two reports in 2015: Back to Diplomacy (http://www.osce.org/networks/205846?download=true) and Lessons learned for the OSCE from its engagement in Ukraine (http://www.osce.org/networks/164561?download=true).

Professor Kapanadze is currently Dean of the School of Governance at the Caucasus University in Tbilisi, Georgia, and Director of the independent think tank GRASS (grass.org.ge).

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