Ketevan Kerashvili at IEP
She spent this time on advancing her SPES paper: Shaping the foreign Policy of the EU towards Russia: Assessing the Impacts of Russia’s return to power politics, which was complemented by numerous interviews with experts from Berlin-based research institutes and think-tanks. In March 2010, Ketevan plans to go on a research trip to Brussels, where she will be able to meet and discuss her project with EU officials.
Ketevan holds a Bachelor degree in International Relations from Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University (Georgia) as well as a Master degree in International Relations and European Studies from Central European University (Hungary). Her MA thesis analyzed the EU-Russia relations from a constructivist perspective examining identities and perceptions of respective parties to account for the existing problems in elaborating a new agreement. Since December 2009 she has been working for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia in the International Organizations Department, where she has been focusing on the effective collaboration with the United Nations. Prior to that, Ketevan was a Chief Specialist in the International Relations Department of the Ministry of Agriculture, where she worked on European integration and cooperation with international organizations. In addition, she has completed internships and workshops in a number of democracy-oriented think-tanks, participated in seminars on security issues organized by NATO, and completed a post-graduate training program in International Relations and National Security provided by the Georgian Foundation for Strategic and International Studies.