Sergi Kapanadze

Sergi Kapanadze

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INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCE 

January 2015 – currently
Member of the OSCE’s Panel of Eminent Persons for European Security as a Common Project;
(published two reports as a part of the Panel – Lessons Learned for the OSCE from its Engagement in Ukraine and Back to Diplomacy).

January 2015 – currently
Member of the OSCE task force created by the Swiss Chairmanship of the OSCE charged with developing the concept for the status-neutral arms control in the conflict regions in the OSCE area.

Sergi Kapanadze


Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia (2005-2012)

EU Architecture

The course describes the institutional architecture of the European Union: the European Council, the Council of Ministers, the European Commission and the European Parliament…

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Negotiations and decision making

The course focuses on carrying out negotiations based on interests, or the Harvard model of negotiation…

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Negotiations in Foreign Affairs

The course focuses on the so-called interest based negotiations, or a Harvard model of negotiations. A classical «Getting to Yes» approach is conveyed to the students in the most concise and accessible manner.

WORK EXPERIENCE    

October 2012 – currently
Director and Founder of GRASS Group (Georgia’s Reform Associates), a public policy research think tank and consultancy (grass.org.ge); founder of FactCheck Georgia (factcheck.ge)
Responsibilities include: directing projects on reforms, conflict resolution, foreign policy, security and European integration. Directing factchecking web site.

August 2013-currently
Dean, School of Governance, Caucasus University, Tbilisi, Georgia
Responsibilities include: managing, fundraising for and administering a school with five academic programs – BA in International Relations, BA in Public Administration, MA in International Relations, MA in Public Administration and PhD in International Relations

January 2015-currently
Lecturer, Civil and Political School (CAPS), Kiev, Ukraine
Responsibilities include: giving courses on “Institutions and decision making in the EU”, “Negotiation theory and practice”.

January 2013 – July 2013
Acting Dean, Faculty of Social an Political Sciences, Tbilisi State University, Tbilisi, Georgia

January 2011 – October 2012
Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs
Portfolio included: overseeing the Departments of International Organizations and Relations with the Americas; representing Georgia at various multilateral and bilateral negotiations (Chief Negotiator from Georgia to the Geneva International Discussions; Deputy Chief Negotiator from Georgia on the Association Agreement with the European Union, Chief Negotiator from Georgia with Russia on the latter’s accession to the WTO)

November 2008  – January 2011
Director; Department of International Organizations; Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia; Tbilisi, Georgia
Responsibilities included: overseeing and managing work of a Department consisting of 20 diplomats and 4 permanent missions (New York, Geneva, Vienna, Strasbourg) consisting of 35 diplomats; promoting Georgia’s relations with the United Nations family, OSCE and Council of Europe; working on the international dimension of the occupied Georgian regions of Abkhazia and South Ossetia.

September 2007 – November 2008
Deputy Director; Department of International Organizations; Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia; Tbilisi, Georgia
October 2006 – September 2007
Head; Analytical Department; Foreign Intelligence Special Service of Georgia; Tbilisi, Georgia

January 2006 – October 2006
Senior Advisor (International Politics); Analytical Group, Administration of the President of Georgia; Tbilisi, Georgia 

June 2005 – December 2005
Deputy Director; Department for Regional Cooperation; Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia; Tbilisi,Georgia                                                                                                                                         
June 2004 – June 2005
Policy Analyst; International Security Department; National Security Council of Georgia; Part of the “National Security Council Reform Project” administered by the Strategic Research Center, Georgian Foundation for Strategic and International Studies and RAND Corporation; Tbilisi, Georgia

January 2004 – June 2004
Daily Editor; English Language newspaper “24 Hours”; Tbilisi, Georgia

August 2003 – February 2004
Junior Fellow; Georgian Foundation for Strategic and International Studies; Tbilisi, Georgia

February 2001 – June 2001
Intern; Permanent Mission of Georgia to the United Nations; New York, USA

TEACHING EXPERIENCE   

September 2004 – currently
Associate Professor (Assistant Professor until September 2011)
Department of International Relations; Faculty of Social and Political Studies; Tbilisi State University. Tbilisi. Georgia;

Institute of European Studies, Tbilisi State University, Tbilisi, Georgia;

Courses taught – “Introduction to International Relations”, “Research Methods and Academic Writing”, “Research Design”, “Politics of the European Union”, “Theories of European Integration”, “History of European Integration”, “Europeanization of Central and Eastern Europe”, “International Negotiations”, “Theories of International Relations”, “International Organizations”.

January 2013 – currently
Invited Professor, Caucasus University, Tbilisi, Georgia
Courses taught – Conflict Management and Negotiations, Theories of International Relations, International Organizations

EDUCATION

January 2004 – June 2010

PhD in International Relations; Department of International Relations, Faculty of Social and Political Studies; Tbilisi State University. Dissertation topic – Creation and transformation of the domestic institutions charged with the European policy coordination in the Central and Eastern European Countries and Georgia as a result of the conditionality and socialization driven relations with the European Union; Defended – summa cum laude. 

October – November 2009
Executive Program in Negotiation and Mediation – “Effective Dispute Management in a Changing World”,
Singapore Cooperation Center, Diploma of Graduation; Singapore, Singapore.

August-September 2005
Summa Cum Laude Diploma; Summer University on “Federalism, Multiculturalism and Conflict Transformation in Multiethnic Societies”; University of Fribourg, Fribourg, Switzerland

June 2003         
MA Degree in International Relations and European Studies; Central European University, Budapest, Hungary

July 2002
BA Degree in International Relations and International Law; Tbilisi State University, Tbilisi, Georgia

August 2000 – May 2001;
Exchange student; Department of Political Science; Drew University, Madison, NJ, USA

September 1998 – June2002; Spring 2005
French Language School “Alliance Francais”; Intermediate level of French

PUBLICATIONS

November 2015
OSCE Panel of Eminent Persons for the European Security as a Common Project, “Back to Diplomacy”, Final report and recommendations

November 2015
Sergi Kapanadze, “Russia’s Soft Power in Georgia – A Carnivorous Plant in Action” in Toms Rostoks and Andris Spruds (eds), The Different Faces of “Soft Power”: The Baltic States and Eastern Neighborhood between Russia and the EU/ Ed, Riga: Latvian Institute of International Affairs, 2015

November 2015
Sergi Kapanadze and Giorgi Goguadze, “Daesh and the Challenges facing Georgia”, Policy Document, Georgia’s Reforms Associates (GRASS) (in Georgian and English)

July 2015
 Sergi Kapanadze et al, “Improving the Coordination of European policies in Georgia based on the practices of Visegrad countries”, Georgia’s Reforms Associates (GRASS) (in Georgian and English)

December 2014
Sergi Kapanadze et al, “Changes to the Immigration policy of Georgia and the subsequent challenges”, Policy Brief, Georgia’s Reforms Associates (GRASS)

August 2014
Sergi Kapanadze et al, “Analyzing ways to promote Research in social sciences in Georgia’s higher education institutions”, Georgia’s Reforms Associates (GRASS) (in Georgian and English)

July 2014
Sergi Kapanadze et al, “Alternatives to durable housing solutions: privately accommodated IDPs in Georgia”, Policy Paper, Georgia’s Reforms Associates (GRASS)      

Fall 2014
Sergi Kapanadze, “Turkish trade with Abkhazia: an apple of discord for Georgia”, Turkish Policy Quarterly, Volume 13, No 3, 2014

June 2014
Sergi Kapanadze, “Georgia’s vulnerability to Russia’s pressure points”, Policy Memo, European Council for Foreign Relations

December 2014
Sergi Kapanadze, “Status-neutrality as the potential key to conflict transformation”, The Black Sea Peacebuilding Network, Bulletin No 10

December 2009
Kakha Gogolashvili and Sergi Kapanadze (eds) (in Georgian), EU and Georgia: Current Issues and Prospects for Future, edited volume), European Integration Series, Georgian Foundation for Strategic and International Studies, Tbilisi, 2009

September 2007
Kakha Gogolashvili and Sergi Kapanadze (eds) (in Georgian), European Union Politics: Current Issues (edited volume), European Integration Series, Georgian Foundation for Strategic and International Studies, Tbilisi, 2007

Summer 2007
“What is really needed for EU Membership?” (in Georgian), in Popular Reader on the European Union, Georgian Foundation for Strategic and International Studies, Tbilisi, 2006

Summer 2007
“EU Memebrship Criteria” (in Georgian), Annual Edition of the Academy of Sciences of Georgia, Fall 2006, Tbilisi, Georgia

October  2006
Kakha Gogolashvili and Sergi Kapanadze (eds) (in Georgian), Institutions and Politics of the European Union (edited volume), European Integration Series, Georgian Foundation for Strategic and International Studies, Tbilisi, 2006

September 2006
Eka Akobia and Sergi Kapanadze “Georgia: Multicultural and Fragmented; Exploring Possibilities for Resolving Ethnic Conflicts through Federalism: in “Best of the Students’ Papers: Federalism, Constitutionalism and Conflict Transformation in Multicultural Societies”, Travaux de Recherche, PIFF, Fribourg, 2006.

Summer 2006
“The Problem is that Russia has a different set of values”, Commentary to Marc Perrin de Brichambaut “How Things turned nasty for the nice guys of OSCE”, Europe’s World, Summer 2006.

Summer 2006
European Union Politics (in Georgian); Course of Lectures, Social Sciences Series; Center for Social Sciences, 2006

2005
“National Security of Georgia” (in Russian), in “Collection of Readings”, Georgian Foundation for Strategic and International Studies, 2005

April 2004
“Georgia and the EU: The Paths to Europe”, Journal of Foreign Policy of Moldova “Eurojournal.org”. Available at

April 2004
“Perspectives for Georgia-EU approximation”, Annual Edition of the Academy of Sciences of Georgia, Tbilisi, Georgia. Republished in GFSIS Special Papers, April 2004 (in Georgian). Georgian Foundation for Strategic and International Studies. Available at

March – June 2004
More than twenty articles on national and international topics for English Language daily newspaper “24 Hours”.

December 2001
Translator and Editor; “Political Articles by Samuel Huntington” (in Georgian), Publishing House “Elva”, December 2001. (Articles include – The Lonely Superpower, The Clash of Civilizations, Erosion of American National Interest and West, Unique, Not Universal)

AWARDS AND SCHOLARSHIPS

December 2011
Presidential Order of Excellence          

August 2005 – August 2011;
Scholarship from Academic Fellowship Program of the Open Society Institute Europe Foundation (Returning Scholars Fellowship Program (RSFP) under HESP – Higher Education Support Program) to teach graduate courses “Politics of the European Union” and “Theories of European Integration” at the Tbilisi State University, Department of International Relations.

RELEVANT ACTIVITIES 

October 2015
            Participant, Belgrade Security Conference, Belgrade, Serbia

May 2015
            Participant, Kiev Security Forum, Kiev, Ukraine

May 2015
23rd Annual NISPAcee conference, Tbilisi, Georgia. Presenter of the paper – “Quality improvement of the Public Administration Programmes in Caucasus”

February 2015
            Participant, Munich Security Conference, Munich, Germany

August 2014
International Conference of Social Science and Education, Cornell University, New York. Presenter of the paper – “Promoting western education in conflict situations: case of Abkhazia”, New York, USA

May 22-24, 2014
22nd Annual NISPAcee (Network of Institutions and Schools of Public Administration) Conference, Speaker, Conference, Budapest, Hungary

May 2014
            Participant, GLOBSEC, Bratislava Global Security Conference, Bratislava, Slovakia

May 28, 2014
Speaker and Expert, Policy Workshop, “Partnership for peace and human security: 20 years of putting values into practice”, NATO Public Diplomacy Division, Brussels, Belgium 

December 2013
Speaker and participant, “Working Together to improve human security in the South Caucasus”, Wilton Park Conference, Wilton Park, UK

March 2012
Speaker; Wilton Park conference “Security in the South Caucasus”. Presentation during the panel “Moving Ahead on Conflicts” regarding “What changed in Georgia’s conflict resolution approaches since 2008?” Tbilisi, Georgia

March 2012
Speaker; Public lecture at the Central European University Center for EU Enlargement Studies (CENS), Department of Public Policy and  Center for Policy Studies organized seminar. Presentation topic – “EU and its relations with the Eastern partners: case of Georgia”; Budapest, Hungary

July 2011
Presenter; academic conference of the Law faculty “Georgia’s and the European Union”. Presentation – “Georgia on the political and security agenda of the European Union”. Tbilisi, Georgia

June 2011
Participant; Annual conference “Georgia’s European Way”. Batumi, Georgia

March 2010
Participant; Annual cross-disciplinary conference of Academic Fellowship Program Fellows in International Relations/Political Science/History; Istanbul, Turkey

October – November 2009
            Participant; Executive Program in Negotiation and Mediation – “Effective Dispute Management in a Changing World”,

Singapore Cooperation Center, Diploma of Graduation; Singapore, Singapore

October 2009
Participant; Annual cross-disciplinary conference of Academic Fellowship Program Fellows in International Relations/Political Science/History; Istanbul, Turkey

March 2009
Participant; Annual cross-disciplinary conference of Academic Fellowship Program Fellows in International Relations/Political Science/History; Istanbul, Turkey

June-July 2008
            Participant; 5th Jean Monnet International Summer Seminar and Conference – “Integrating Europe in a Changing World”. Organized by the Jean Monnet Chair in European Political Integration and the European Office of the University of Rome Tor Vergata at the Faculty of Economics; Rome, Italy

March 2008
Participant; Annual cross-disciplinary conference of Academic Fellowship Program Fellows in International Relations/Political Science/History; Istanbul, Turkey

March  2007
Participant; Annual cross-disciplinary conference of Academic Fellowship Program Fellows in International Relations/Political Science/History; Istanbul, Turkey

June-July 2006
Participant; Study Visit to Lithuania – “Sharing experience on coordination of institutional work during EU accession process”. Georgian – European Policy and Legal Advice Centre (GEPLAC), Vilnius, Lithuania

April 2006
Participant; NATO Tour; Organized by the United States’ Embassy to Georgia; Bucharest and Brussels

February 2006
Participant; Annual cross-disciplinary conference of Academic Fellowship Program Fellows in International Relations/Political Science/History; Sinaia, Romania

November 2005
Visiting Intern; RAND Corporation; Washington, DC. USA

August-September 2005
Presenter; Summer University on “Federalism, Multiculturalism and Conflict Transformation in Multiethnic Societies”; University of Fribourg, Fribourg, Switzerland; Presented a paper – “Georgia: Multicultural and Fragmented; Exploring Possibilities for Resolving ethnic conflicts through Federalism”

May 2005
Presenter; Conference – “Redefining Europe: Federalism and the Union of European Democracies”; Prague, Czech Republic. Presented paper – “Effect of the European Union on its Neighbors through Conditionality, Socialization and Institutional Isomorphism”

April 2005
Participant; Eurasia Undergraduate Exchange Program Third Annual Regional Conference – “Education System Reforms in the South Caucasus States”. American Councils for International Education; Gudauri, Georgia 

November 2004
Participant; Seminar – “Doing Policy Analysis: How to Confront Policy Problems”, Khazar University, Baku, Azerbaijan

September – October 2004
Participant; Training Courses in “National Security Decision Making” and “Economic Policy Analysis in Transition Period”; RAND Corporation, Georgian Foundation for Strategic and International Studies, Tbilisi, Georgia

August 2004
Participant; International Institute on Peace Education 2004. Topic – “Human Security: Building a Culture of Peace”, Sabanci University,  Istanbul, Turkey

November 2003

Participant; Youth Meeting of Vilnius 10-Visegrad Group: “The New Euro-Atlantic Community”, Vilnius University of Political Science and International Relations; Vilnius, Lithuania

October – November 2003
Participant; World Summit of Future Leaders Exchange Program Alumni; American Councils for International Education; Kiev, Ukraine

<h4LANGUAGES               

Georgian (Native), English (fluent), Russian (fluent), French (intermediate)

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