On 3 March 2016, Professor Thornike GORDADZE, Head of the Research and Studies Department at the Institute for Higher National Defense Studies in Paris, gave a guest lecture at the Natolin campus of the College of Europe entitled "Georgia's Regional Choices: Past and Present".
The lecture was given in the framework of the preparation for the second semester study trip to Georgia and Armenia, which took place from 5 March until 12 March 2016. The lecture was open to all students of the Chopin promotion.
About the speaker:
Professor Thornike GORDADZE is a former State Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration of the Republic of Georgia and Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Georgia in charge of European Affairs and Cooperation with NATO. He has been the Chief Negotiator for Georgia on the Association Agreement and the Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Agreement (DCFTA) negotiations with the EU. He has also been the Chief Negotiator for Georgia on visa liberalization talks with the EU in 2012. Currently he is Head of the Research and Studies Department at the Institute for Higher National Defense Studies in Paris, France. He teaches at the Paris Institute of Political Studies, at the University of Paris Pantheon Assas and at the Institute of Political Studies of Lille. He is also Associate Researcher at the Centre for International Research and Studies (CERI).