On Thursday 21 March 2019, the College of Europe in Natolin organized a special lecture by Mr Thorniké GORDADZE: "Current Geopolitical Trends in the South Caucasus".
The lecture was part of a preparatory lecture series for the Manuel Marín Promotion students participating in the second semester study trip to Georgia and Armenia. In April 2019, Natolin students embarked upon one out of five tailor-made study trips. To learn more about the different destinations and topics of the study trips, click here.
Mr GORDADZE is a Georgian-born political scientist of geopolitics in the South Caucasus and a former foreign-affairs official in the government of President Mikheil SAAKASHVILI. After receiving his doctoral degree from Sciences Po in 2006, he served as Deputy Foreign Minister from 2010-2012 and Minister of Euro-Atlantic Integration in 2012. In both of these posts, Mr GORDADZE led negotiations concerning Georgia’s integration with the EU and NATO. He has since co-founded the Georgian Institute for Strategic Studies. Currently, he is a lecturer at Paris and Lille Institutes of Political Studies and is associated with Institut des Hautes Études de la Défense Nationale in Paris.