Tamar Pataraia is a head of the European and Euro-Atlantic Cooperation Program at the Caucasian Institute for Peace, Democracy and Development (CIPDD). She is an author of the various academic articles, research papers and policy reports. Her areas of interests are Georgia’s democratic transition, foreign and security policy, and some of Georgia’s main challenges to good governance. She also worked as a consultant /evaluator within the framework of international programmes. She has been lecturer and research fellow at the Tbilisi State University.
Tamar Pataraia is a member of the following professional bodies: Editorial Board Member of the Quarterly Journal CONNECTIONS, Partnership for Peace Consortium of Defence Academies and Security Studies Instituties (since 2012). She is one of the founders of Georgian Political Scientists’ Association (2012), and Civil Council on Defence and Security (2005).
Tamar holds a PHD degree in physics and mathematics from Tbilisi State University.