Shorena Lortkipanidze is a co-founder and board member of Civil Council on Defense and Security. Since 1999 has been working in Civil Society sector as analyst and programme manager . Her professional interests are: foreign policy, defense and security policy, security sector reform, nuclear security and nuclear nonproliferation, peace and conflict studies, gender and diversity. Since 2008 Shorena has been lecturing at Tbilisi State University. She is expert in EU programmes. She is a consultant of the World Bank International accountability Mechanism. Shorena worked for Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia and adviser at the defense and security committee of the Parliament of Georgia.