Rusudan Zabakhidze is a fellow with MEI's Frontier Europe Initiative and a research development consultant for Council for European Studies at Columbia University (CES). In this capacity, she coordinates the annual International Conference of Europeanists, CES Digital Hub, and CES Insights webinar series. Previously, Rusudan briefly worked at Open Society Foundation’s Eurasia Program in London, UK.

Rusudan has vast experience working with civil-society organizations in Georgia focusing on the issues of democratization, conflict transformation, European Integration, and non-formal education. Rusudan has completed visiting research fellowships at the Embassy of Georgia to Ireland, Council for European Studies, and GLOBSEC - a Bratislava based think tank. Rusudan obtained her MSc in Security, Intelligence and Strategic Studies from the University of Glasgow, Dublin City University, and Charles University in Prague with a specialization in strategic studies. She holds a BA in International Relations from Tbilisi State University. Rusudan has also been an Erasmus exchange student at the Department of European Studies at Comenius University in Bratislava. 

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