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Graduation Ceremony for National Security and Public Policy Program

By Mariam Chanishvili
Monday, July 16
Graduation ceremony for the class 2017-2018 and a welcoming reception for the next cohort of the Training Program in “National Security and Public Policy” were organized by Rondeli Foundation on July 10.

The President of the Foundation, Ekaterine Metreveli opened the ceremony, welcomed the guests and delivered a speech along with the Acting Deputy Chief of Mission, U.S. Embassy in Tbilisi, Jeffrey Reneau.

The program in National Security and Public Policy was designed to prepare analysts for national security community for careers as government policymakers in defense/security agencies, diplomats, non- governmental policy analysts and business leaders.

The trainings focused on skills and knowledge necessary to participate in the national security policy process and shape the future.

The topics covered by the training include Economics, International Economics, International Security, National Security, Public Policy, Research Methods, Post-Soviet Space, International Finances, etc.

Representatives of governmental, civil and media organizations, the total of 31 participants successfully graduated the program. Reneau congratulated public servants for graduation.

The training program is implemented by Rondeli Foundation and supported by the U.S. Government since 2001.

Established in 1998, the Georgian Foundation for Strategic and International Studies (Rondeli Foundation) is an independent, non-profit policy think tank dedicated to helping improve public policy decision-making in Georgia through research and analysis, training of policymakers and policy analysts, and public education about the strategic issues, both domestic and international, facing Georgia and the Caucasus in the 21st century.

The Foundation research and training activity focuses on a regional agenda. It conducts joint projects in partnership with research and educational institutions in the region and beyond.