Members 2019

Armen Grigoryan is a policy adviser for several Armenian non-governmental organizations and a regular contributor to US-based online journals, the Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst (since 2010) and the Eurasia Daily Monitor (since 2014).

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Tornike Zurabashvili, brings more than eight years of experience as a researcher/contributor on internal and external politics of Georgia, including at leading Georgian think tanks – the Georgian Foundation for Strategic and International Studies and the Georgia’s Reforms Associates.
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Max Fras, PhD, is is an international development consultant working in the fields of civil society, research and education policy, youth policy, culture and human rights. He holds a PhD in social sciences from the Open University as well as MAs from Wroclaw University (International Relations and European Integration and the Cambridge Centre for Jewish-Christian Relations (Interreligious studies). see full bio

Ridvan Bari Urcosta is researcher from the Strategic Studies Centre, University of Warsaw. Ridvan originally from Sevastopol (Crimea) Ukraine, but born in Suchumi, Georgia. He worked recently in the European Parliament in the Subcommittee of the Security and Defense and responsible for the Eastern European and Black Sea regions and Russia and actively participating in the Crimean Tatars political life. See full bio

Teona Surmava works at the International Relations Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Georgia. Her focus at the Ministry includes European integration and police reform with the emphasis on a community-oriented policing approach. see full bio

Joseph Larsen is a Tbilisi-based analyst working on democratization and security in the Black Sea region. His work has appeared in Newsweek, Eurasianet, New Eastern Europe, The Diplomat, Open Democracy, and Emerging Europe. see full bio