Nuki Daraselia is a Project Coordinator at the Georgian Strategic Analysis Center. Nunu holds a degree in International Relations from the Georgian Institute of Public Affairs (GIPA). After graduating from GIPA in 2017, she joined GSAC and has played an instrumental role in coordinating GSAC trainings and conferences, while contributing to the production of GSAC’s analytics.
Nino Khomeriki is the Program Manager at the Georgian Strategic Analysis Center. She began her career at GSAC after graduating from GIPA (Georgian Institute of Public Affairs) in 2017. Since starting work at GSAC, Nino has managed the implementation of GSAC’s “National Security and Media Communications Program” and helped coordinate GSAC conferences and meetings.
Programs Director and Research Fellow
Eto Buziashvili is a Programs Director and Research Fellow at the Georgian Strategic Analysis Center. Prior to GSAC, she served as an advisor to Deputy Secretary of the National Security Council (NSC) of Georgia. She was advising and assisting the Deputy Secretary of the NSC on national security and foreign policy issues. Prior to her work at the NSC, Eto served as a senior analyst at the Analytical Department in the Ministry of Internal Affairs, where she focused primarily on issues related to the occupied territories of Georgia. During this time, she assessed and analyzed developments in the occupied regions to produce critical policy documents. Eto prepared materials for the Geneva International Discussions, which addressed the consequences of the Russian-Georgian war of August 2008. She was one of the negotiators at the Incident Prevention and Response Mechanism meetings – a communication format with representatives of Russia and separatist Governments of Georgia’s occupied regions. Eto holds MA degree in International Relations from Georgian Institute of Public Affairs (GIPA).
Giorgi Taktakishvili holds degrees in History, Political Science and Public Administration. He graduated from Ivane Kavakhishvili Tbilisi State University in Georgia and received his Master’s degree from the Georgian Institute of Public Affairs (GIPA). Since 2008, Giorgi has been actively involved in social and political processes. He has over 10 years of work experience in youth affairs and public communication. Throughout his professional career, Giorgi has served as a Media Manager of the political faction in the Parliament of Georgia, in the department of monitoring in Georgian oil and Gas Corporation, as an administrative board member and PR in the Georgian Youth Parliament, and held an internship in the PR department in Georgian Chamber of Commerce. From 2015 to 2016, Giorgi served as the Head of the Youth Policy Working Group at the Georgian Development Foundation, and later became a Chairman of the youth branch in the State for People Movement. At the same time, he was the member of the Advisory Council to the President of Georgia. Giorgi has successfully completed courses with the European Crossroad Political Academy (2012-2013) and the Political School of Georgian Foundation for Strategic and International Studies (GFSIS 2010-2011) Giorgi’s interests include: Public Communications, Public Administration and Media and he is a trainee and a lecturer in those fields. Giorgi has been granted the European Union Honorary Award for his commitments to public education.
Davit Naroushvili is a Research Fellow at the Georgian Strategic Analysis Center. Before joining GSAC, he was a board member of the Regional Cooperation Center (NGO). There, he was charged with coordinating relations with partner organizations from the neighborhood countries and organizing joint events such as the Regional Cooperation and Development (RCD Tbilisi), which took place in May 2016, and the Tbilisi Security Conference that was held in September 2016. From 2015 to 2016, Daviti served as an International Relations Specialist with the Georgian Development Foundation in 2015-16 and participated in an internship with the Department of America in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia. Daviti graduated from Ivane Javaxishvili Tbilisi State University in 2014 with a BA degree in International Relations. Daviti is completing his MA in Eurasian and Caucasian Studies at Tbilisi State University. Within the MA Program Daviti has been granted with the scholarship from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Finland and studied at the University of Helsinki as an exchange student for one semester. Daviti’s research interests include: international relations, security and conflicts (focusing on the regional dimension).
Annika Kastetter is a research fellow at the Georgian Strategic Analysis Center. Annika earned a degree in Political Science with a concentration in International Relations from Colorado College, where she graduated with honors. Prior to joining GSAC, Annika worked with the United Nations Development Program on a Governance Reform Fund project based in Tbilisi, and served as an International Fellow with the Caucasus Research Resource Center. Annika has acquired broad foreign policy and international development experience through internships with NGOs in India and Jordan, as well as an intensive 3-month internship with the US Department of State in the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor. She has conducted extensive research on international labor rights, labor migration, transitioning democracies, and EU-NATO security relations in the Eastern Neighborhood.
Sophio Gelashvili is a financial manager of Georgian Strategic Analysis Center. She received bachelor's degree in Economics from Tbilisi State University. She finished the following courses in International Center for Qualified Education: International Course for Financial Reporting; Qualification course for the main accountant; Revenue codex course; In 2002-2008 years she worked as an accountant in various private companies. In 2008-2014 years, she was an accountant at political union "Christian-Democratic Movement". In 2014-2017 years, she was the main accountant of a private company. Since 2017, she's been working as a financial manager of Georgian Strategic Analysis Center.
Levan Sikharulidze is a research fellow in the Georgian strategic analysis center since September 2018. Levan holds a bachelors degree from GIPA and a masters degree from Kings College. In past Levan has worked in the Foreign affairs and Defense ministries of Georgia, as well as the NATO college. Levan speaks fluent English, German and Russian.
Nika Pipia works as a project coordinator at Georgian Strategic Analysis Center. He got his bachelor's degree in international relations from Georgian Institute of Public Affairs. In 2016, he was interning at Georgian Foundation For Strategic and International Studies (GFSIS). Since 2017, he' been working as a project coordinator at GSAC.
Sopio Tskrialashvili graduated from Tbilisi State University School of International Relations in 2013. After graduating, she enrolled in Erciyes University with a scholarship from the Republic of Turkey. In 2017, she obtained a Master’s degree in Public Administration and Political Sciences. In the spring of 2017, she studied in the University of Lodz in Poland through the “Erasmus” exchange program. In 2012 she interned in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and in 2015 with the Department of Economics and Culture. In 2016, through the program “Georgia’s Young Ambassador,” which sought to popularize Georgia in Turkey, Sopio was chosen as Georgia’s youth ambassador to Turkey.