MA Thesis Defense at Caucasus School of Governance

5 July 2022

On June 28,29 and 30, Caucasus School of Governance held a thesis defense for students of Master’s degree programs in Diplomacy and International Relations and Public Administration. Students presented their MA theses in front of the defense Commission. Commission members included:  – Dr. Eka Akobia, Dean, Affiliate Professor; Dr. Tamar Charkviani, Affiliate Associate Professor; Dr. Emir Eteria, Affiliate Professor; Dr. Giorgi Tskhadaia, Affiliate Associate Professor, Giorgi Muchaidze, Affiliate Associate Professor, Paata Sirbiladze, Affiliate Associate Professor, Shorena Kakhidze, Affiliate Professor, Dr. Sergi Kapanadze, Jean Monnet Professor; Nino Dolidze, Invited Lecturer.


The following MA theses were presented:


MA program in Diplomacy and International Relation:


  1. Tatia Baramidze – “Women’s role in terrorism”

Supervisor: Tornike Turmanidze, Professor.


  1. Simon Tsulaia – “People’s Republic of China’s “One Belt, One Road” initiative, as a factor strengthening Eurasian integration”

Supervisor:  Emir Eteria, Affiliate Professor.


  1. Aleksandre Todua – “Institutional challenges of UN in dealing with territorial disputes: Analysis of Kashmir conflict”

Supervisor:   Giorgi Tskhadaia, Affiliate Associate Professor.


  1. Tamar Zekalashvili - “Reasons of maintaining unsuccessful, but still ongoing Geneva International Discussions”

Supervisor:   Sergi Kapanadze, Jean Monnet professor.


  1. Mariana Lobzhanidze - “NATO’s open-door policy: main reason or cause for Russia’s aggression in Ukraine in 2022”

Supervisor:  Giorgi Muchaidze, Affiliate Associate Professor.



  1. Teona Kheladze – ‘’Leverages of US to keep Taiwan as a partner; How great powers support small entities in the area of geopolitical rivalry”

Supervisor:  Giorgi Tskhadaia Affiliate Associate Professor 


MA program in Public Administration:


  1. Ketevan Kanteladze - “Factors determining the degree of public service politization in Georgia”

Supervisor:  Nino Dolidze, Invited lecturer.


  1. Elza Mamukashvili– “State budgetary policy and its analysis regarding ethnic minorities, discussing the case of the field of education”

Supervisor:  Shorena Kakhidze, Affiliate professor.


  1. Ani Meskhi – “Instrumentalization of Regulatory Impact Assessment (RIA) and its challenges on the case of Georgia”

Supervisor: Shorena Kakhidze, Affiliate Professor.


  1. Natali Madzgarashvili – “The state of dismissal of public servants on political grounds in Georgia”

Supervisor:  Ekaterine Kardava, Affiliate Associate Professor.


  1. Natalia Ivanidze – “Open governance in the context of e-governance”

Supervisor:  Paata Sirbiladze, Affiliate Associate Professor.


  1. Diana Kubaneishvili – “The impact of Georgia’s environmental policy on the economic growth in 2014-2021”

Supervisor:  Emir Eteria, Affiliate Professor.


  1. Nino Parjiani – “Challenges of local governance and the principle of subsidiarity”

Supervisor: Tamar Charkviani, Affiliate Associate Professor.


  1. Teona Mchedlishvili – “Policy of Human Recourse Management (HRM) in public service – Comparative analysis of Georgia and Estonia”

Supervisor: Tamar Charkviani, Affiliate Associate Professor.