Iana (GE) joined Transatlantic Affairs Programme as an Academic Assistant in August 2022.

Iana holds a joint MA in Transatlantic Affairs (MATA) from The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University and College of Europe in Bruges (Lafayette promotion; Hannah Arendt promotion). She holds MSc in Business Administration and BSc in Business Administration from KU Leuven, Belgium. Iana speaks English, French, Russian and Spanish along with her native Georgian.

Prior to joining the College, Iana gathered experience in academia, executive education, think-tanks, research, and policy institutions including working at Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP), where she focused on Peace Operations and Peacebuilding as well as Terrorism & Preventing Violent Extremism; and internships at Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS) in Brussels as well as at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia. Iana served as the Young Ambassador of Georgia to the Kingdom of Belgium in 2016-2017.

Iana concurrently holds the position of a Programme Assistant in the Europe in the World Programme at the European Policy Centre (EPC) where she works on Eastern Partnership and Transatlantic Affairs.

Fields of interest: transatlantic security agenda, transatlantic strategy towards Russia, NATO-EU relations, European integration, strategic anticipation and foresight.