Project Description

Nikoloz Khatiashvili

Chief of Staff of the Foreign Relations Committee at the
Parliament of Georgia

For more than 15 years, Nikoloz has been working in public, as well as in private
sectors, including 6 years in diplomatic service. Since 2017, he is a chief of staff of the
Foreign Relations Committee of the Parliament of Georgia and from 2021 – Foreign
Policy Research Fellow at Think Tank “GEOCASE”. The main areas of his interests
include international security, international relations and diplomacy, intelligence and
counterintelligence, national security and terrorism. Prior to that, he worked in the
political department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia, in the Office of the
State Minister for Reconciliation and Equity and other organizations.
He is also works in academic field. Nikoloz is invited lecturer at Tbilisi State University,
author of 12 articles and research papers and has participated in various international
conferences and forums as a speaker.
He holds a bachelor degree in International Economic Relations from Georgian
Technical University, Master Degree in International Relations from the University of
Georgia and currently is PhD candidate in International Security at Tbilisi State
Nikoloz Khatiashvili has completed various trainings and study programs including the
George Marshall European Center for Security Studies, US National Defense
University, Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, Geneva Center for Security Policy,
Diplomatic Academy of Vienna, OSCE / ODIHR, College of Europe , Estonian School of
Diplomacy, European Security and Defense College, Warsaw Security Forum NLS,
Tbilisi School of Political Studies, Rondeli Foundation, Georgian Institute of Politics,
GSAC and other institutions.
He is a Board Member of US Government Exchange Program Alumni Association of
Georgia (EPAG)