Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, Department of Political Science 1997 - graduated from the faculty of philosophy at Rostov-on-Don State University, Russian Federation; 1985 - PhD in Philosophy at Tbilisi State University, Georgia.
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Professor of Political Science at Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University. In 2013 and 2015 he was a visiting professor at Malmö University (financed by the Swedish Institute and Erasmus Mundus program); in 2010-11 visiting researcher at Monterey Institute of International Studies, USA; in 2003–2010 Director of the Transnational Crime and Corruption Center (TraCCC), Caucasus Office; in 2003 DAAD visiting researcher at Free University of Berlin; in 2000–2001 Deputy Chief of Party of the USAID Local Government Reform Initiative; and in 1998–99 Fulbright Researcher at Mount Holyoke College and Johns Hopkins University. In the 1990s he worked on issues of democratization and civil participation, and since 2003 he has carried out research on organized crime, smuggling, corruption, security, and conflict resolution in the Caucasus region. He is a participant and organizer of international conferences and author of publications on issues of organized crime, corruption, and armed conflict. He currently teaches the following courses at Tbilisi State University: Political Corruption and Organized Crime; Security Studies; Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism; Emergency Management.