George Tarkhan-Mouravi



President, International Centre for Geopolitical and Regional Studies, Tbilisi, since August 1993

President, Georgian Association for Innovative Technologies, Tbilisi, since June 1996

Co-director, Institute for Policy Studies, Tbilisi, since December 2001


·         Member, Editorial Board, Georgia’s “National Economic Development and Poverty Reduction Programme”, since August 2002

·         Head of the preparatory team for the Social Science Support Program at the Open Society - Georgia Foundation (Soros Foundation) – 1998-1999

·         Correspondent in Georgia – Reporters Sans Frontieres, Paris: 1996 - 1999

·         National Coordinator of the Human Development Report for Georgia, Yearbooks of 1995, 1996 and 1997, jointly prepared by the UN Development Programme and the Georgian Government.

·         Member of the Team, Vulnerability and Capacity Assessment for Transcaucasus, carried out by the British Red Cross Society and the IFRC, December 1995 - August 1996

·         Director General of the French-Georgian joint venture company "ULEVI Ltd.", 1994-1995

·         Co-founder and member of the Executive Board of the "Open Society - Georgia" Foundation (Soros Foundation): 1994

·         Co-founder of the Caucasian Institute for Peace, Democracy and Development (CIPDD) in 1992 and Vice-Chairman of the Board till January 1996

·         Co-founder and member of the Board of ITIC (International Telecommunications and Information Center) in Tbilisi:     1995-1996

·         Co-founder (in 1995) and Board member of the GAIT (Georgian Association for Innovative Technologies)

·         Co-founder and member of the Board of the Library Development Foundation, Tbilisi, 1996-1998

·         Presidential Committee for Peaceful Caucasus, 1998-1999

·         Co-founder of the Georgian Ecological Association, and of the Caucasian Club Society, in 1988.

·         Founder and the first president of the Giorgi Chubinashvili Foundation, 1992-1994

·         1992-1994 – Head, Social Sciences Program at the European School of Management (ESM-Tbilisi).

·         1990 - Director, School of Business Management at the Caucasian Exchange

·         1988-1989 - President, Society with limited responsibility "Anima"

·         School teacher of physics at 53rd Secondary School of Tbilisi (1985-1986)

·         Painter of TV and radio towers (1980-1985).

·         From 1979 until 1995 - Researcher and Senior Lecturer, Tbilisi State University, Physics Department.


1974-1977 - Post-graduate studies at P.N. Lebedev Physical Institute, Theoretical Department, Moscow.

1972-1974 - Research fellow at the Institute of Cybernetics of the Georgian Academy of Sciences.

Graduated with excellence from Tbilisi School No. 24 in 1966. Graduated in 1971 Tbilisi State University, Physics Department, with certificate in theoretical physics.


USIA International Visitor to the USA, July 1996

USIA Exchange Visitor to the USA, January 1999

Awards:         - "Research and Writing Grant for Individual Project" by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, April 1999 -October 2000

- Contemporary Issues Fellowship of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, US Department of State / IREX, April 2000 (February-June 2001)

·         NATO Euro-Atlantic Partnership Council Research Fellowship for 2000 – 2002

·         Open Society Institute International Policy Fellowship, January 1, 2001 – November 30, 2003


Teaching:              Lecture course: Crafting Democracies in the Caucasus, January term, Russian and Eurasian Studies, Mount Holyoke College, MA, USA - 1999

Lecture courses: Quantum Electrodynamics, General Physics: Physics Department, Tbilisi State University - 1980-1995



Board, Friends of Georgian National Archives, USA

Central Eurasia Studies Society (CESS)

The Network of Institutes and Schools of Public Administration in Central and Eastern Europe (NISPAcee)

Consultative Council at the Georgian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Editorial Board, Iberica-Caucasica Series, Curzon Press, London (the publishing company merged recently with Taylor & Francis)


Languages: Georgian – native, Russian and English – fluent, French and German – reading.