Ketevan Tsikhelashvili, born 1978, is the State Minister of Georgia for Reconciliation and Civic Equality. Her education has taken her from a BA at Tbilisi State university, to an MA from Central European University in Budapest, to a Ph.D. from Ilia State University. Ketevan became a Lecturer on European Studies and Ilia State University in 2008, and spent a brief Academic research tenure at the University of Fribourg, Switzerland over the spring of 2011.
She has held a variety of roles beyond academia, from working as a Research Assistant to the NATO Parliamentary Assembly in 2002, to Coordinator of Projects for Georgia in the Friedrich Naumann Foundation. In 2006 she founded the Liberal Academy Tbilisi (LAT) European Initiative, of which she was a director until 2012. From January to October 2012 she served as Chairwoman of the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum, after which she then became First Deputy State Minister of Georgia for Reconciliation and Civic Equality from 2012 to 2016. Following a successful tenure, she ascended to become the State Minister of Georgia for Reconciliation and Civic EqualityBACK TO SPEAKERS
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“Communism must be reckoned in crude mathematic terms the most murderous system ever devised by human intelligence; and yet this is an argument we have to have, generation after generation. Consider this; one third of American millennials believe that more people were murdered by George W. Bush than Joseph Stalin. This is not an argument we can take for granted.”
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