Advisor to the President of Georgia, Foreign Relations Secretary
Tengiz Pkhaladze graduated from Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, faculty of International Law. From 2012, he is a Doctorate student at the Georgian Institute of Public Affairs. In 1992-2004 he held various positions in Governmental sector and served as a Chief of Diplomatic protocol of the Head of State of Georgia, Vice governor of the Mtskheta-Mtianeti region, Consul of Georgia to the Azerbaijan Republic, Deputy Director of the Department of Asia, Africa and Pacifi c Countries of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia. In 2008-2014, Tengiz Pkhaladze was the Chairmen of the International Centre for Geopolitical Studies. Numerous researches on National Security and Foreign Policy issues were conducted under his guidance and involvement. During this period, he also led the special training courses on national security for the Offi cers of the Ministry of Defense, the General Staff of Georgian Armed Forces and the Ministry of Internal Affairs. Tengiz Pkhaladze is teaching academic course in International negotiations for Master students at the Georgian Institute of Public Affairs and academic courses in Russian foreign policy and Policy and Government of Russia at the University of Georgia. Prior to 2014, he was lecturer at the Caucasus University and Ilia State University. Tengiz Pkhaladze is the author, co-author and editor of several books and monographs about the Russian foreign policy, Georgian-Russian relations, Russian “Soft Power” towards the Eastern Partnership countries, international relations and security issues. Tengiz Pkhaladze was appointed as an Advisor to the President of Georgia - Foreign Relations Secretary on June 19, 2014.