60 minutes with Salomé Zourabichvili, President of Georgia
A special lecture by Salomé Zourabichvili, President of Georgia.
Georgia and Europe: Opportunities in Uncertain Times
Monday 18 February 2019 | 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Amphitheater Chapsal, 27 rue Saint-Guillaume, Paris
Introduced by Frédéric Mion, President, Sciences Po.
Moderated by Enrico Letta, Dean, Paris School of International Affairs (PSIA), Sciences Po.
Salomé Zourabichvili was elected President of Georgia in December 2018. In 1974-2004, Salomé Zourabichvili worked in the diplomatic service for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of France in several embassies (Italy, United States, and Chad) and with French representations to international organizations (UN, NATO, Western European Union, OSCE). In 2003, she was appointed as Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of France to Georgia. In 2004-2005, she served as Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia. After leaving the post, she founded on 11 March 2006 the political party “The Way of Georgia”. In 2006-2015, she was an Associate Professor of International Relations at Sciences Po in Paris, France. From 2010 to December 2015, she led the United Nations Security Council monitoring group on sanctions against Iran. In 2016, she won her election as an independent Deputy in the Parliament of Georgia. Salomé Zourabichvili studied at Sciences Po (1969-1972 – Paris, France) and Columbia University, School of International and Public Affairs (1972-1973 – New York, U.S.A.). She speaks fluently Georgian, French, and English and converses in basic Italian.