Ana Khizanishvili is a Senior Fellow and Director of Eastern Europe for the Frontier Europe Initiative. Prior to joining MEI, Ms. Khizanishvili worked as a human rights expert at the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights for South Caucasus. Before that, she served as an advisor to the Administration of the Government of Georgia, developing human rights mechanisms and policies across the government.

Ms. Khizanishvili also has an extensive advisory experience in the countries of Eastern Europe in democratic reforms, particularly advising governments on building policies for good governance, transparency, and human rights. In her early career, she ran a non-governmental organization focusing on youth education.

Bachelor’s Degree in Law, Tbilisi State University

Regions of Expertise
Eastern Europe

Issues of Expertise
Government Issues, Democracy, Transparency, and Human Rights

English, Georgian, Russian, French.

Contact Information

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