Levan Kakhishvili is a Researcher at the Georgian Institute of Politics and Administrator of Graduate Programmes in International Relations at the International Black Sea University (IBSU). As a Researcher currently he also cooperates with Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University (TSU). Mr Kakhishvili’s field of expertise includes politics and international relations of the former Soviet Union, Georgia’s foreign policy with a focus on Georgian-Russian relations, and issues related to national identity, ethnic minorities and nationalism. He has published various articles, policy papers and book chapters. Previously Mr Kakhishvili worked for Caucasian House, East-West Management Institute and European Centre for Minority Issues. He has obtained two Master’s degrees: MSc in Russian and East European Studies from the University of Oxford, St Antony’s College and MSocSc in Transformation in South Caucasus from Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University. He teaches courses on Political Science, Research Methods and Academic Writing at IBSU and BA Research Design at TSU.