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On July 14-19, the Georgian Institute of Politics (GIP), in cooperation with the Centre International de Formation Européenne (CIFE), Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, and New Vision University, organized the Black Sea Summer University 2022 on the topic – Security Challenges and Democracy in the Black Sea Region.
Prof. Kornely KAKACHIA (Director of Georgian Institute of Politics), H.E. Diego COLAS (Ambassador of France to Georgia), Marie-France PERDIGON (Director of Summer University Programme, CIFE Nice), and Ekaterine AZARASHVILI (Chancellor, New Vision University) opened the Black Sea Summer University 2022 with their welcoming remarks.
The joint program brought together 25 young researchers in political sciences and international relations from Georgia and European and Asian countries. During one week, participants met Georgian and foreign specialists to discuss the challenges that Black Sea region countries face in the direction of security and democracy.
The one-week program included distinguished lecturers from different countries: Prof. Ghia NODIA, Ilia State University, Georgia; Ivane CHKHIKVADZE, EU Integration Programme Manager (OSFG), Georgia; Prof. Thomas Maria KRUESSMANN, New Vision University, Georgia; Assoc. Prof. Ivanna MACHITIDZE, New Vision University, Georgia; Assoc. Prof. Çiğdem ÜSTÜN, Nişantaşı, University Istanbul, Turkey; Dr. Florent PARMENTIER, General Secretary, The Center for Political Research in Political Science at Sciences Po (CEVIPOF, France) and Hossein TABATABAEI, Researcher of Law and Policy of Energy, Iran.
Black Sea Summer University (BSSU) has been hosted by the Georgian Institute of Politics, in cooperation with the Centre International de Formation Européenne (CIFE), since 2015. Black Sea Summer University 2022 was supported by the New Vision University and the Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University (TSU).