Giorgi Kanashvili holds Master degrees from The University of Glasgow (Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies; Chevening Scholarship) and from Ilia State University (International Relations). Giorgi is a John Smith fellow.
In 2011-2018, he was an executive director at Tbilisi based NGO – Caucasian House. In various times, Giorgi had been actively cooperating with various think-tank organizations, in a capacity of researcher. He was delivering the lectures in Georgian-American and in International Black Sea University.
Giorgi is actively involved in Georgian-Abkhaz, Georgian-Ossetian and Georgian-Russian peace dialogues on the expert level; had participated in numerous conferences and seminars with focus on developments in and around Post-Soviet space. Areas of interest: conflicts in Caucasus, North Caucasus, Russia’s foreign policy, Russian Soft Power, broader post-soviet space. He is an author and co-author of number of academic and analytical articles, policy and research papers.
Tatia Koniashvili is a Lawyer at DRI. She has a Bachelor’s degree in law from Tbilisi State University. Currently, she is studying for a master’s degree at the same university. In 2017 - 2018 she was an intern at Non-commercial Legal Entity - ,,My Lawer” and at Notary Office. At different times she has participated in trainings, moot courts and conferences. In 2017-2019 she was a Lawyer at ,,Green Caucasus”. Since 2016 she is a long-term observer at ISFED.