Dr. Nino Kemoklidze is an Associate Professor at the Defence and Security Program at Rabdan Academy (UAE) and teaches Humanitarian Operations at Zayed Military University (ZMU) campus. Before joining Rabdan, Nino was a Senior Lecturer at the University of Chichester (UK) where she led Politics and International Relations programmes. She previously held a prestigious Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship at the University of Birmingham (UK) where she continues to hold an Honorary status. Nino serves as a co-Convener of the International Relations as a Social Science (IRSS) working group at the British International Studies Association (BISA) and is an Editor of the Caucasus Survey. Nino has also collaborated with the Barcelona-based distance-learning Open University of Catalonia (UOC) where she teaches Conflict Prevention and Transformation at the joint UOC and the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) MA programme in Conflict, Peace and Security. Her research interests cross over multidisciplinary fields of international security, peace and conflict studies, civil war studies, nationalism studies, and border studies more generally. In the course of her career, Nino has studied and worked in several countries across the world including Georgia, UK, Australia, Hungary, Norway, Sweden, US, and the UAE. Before academia, Nino worked as a Diplomatic Attaché at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Georgia as well as working at the Refugee Programme at the Hungarian Helsinki Committee in Budapest. She holds a PhD degree in Political Science and International Studies from the University of Birmingham, MA degree in International Relations with Peace and Conflict Studies specialisation from the Australian National University, and an MSc degree in Nationalism Studies from the University of Edinburgh (UK).