• Marine Chitashvili
  • S. Neil MacFarlane


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Author Biographies

Marine Chitashvili

Professor of Psychology, Tbilisi State University.Doctor of Science [1999] and PhD in Social Psychology [1985] Institute of Psychology Georgian Academy of Science.

Professor Chitashvili is a one of the founders of CSS. She oversees overall the development and administration of CSS. She was the project director for OSF HESP grant - "Social Sciences Support Program at Tbilisi State University" 2003-2009. From 2009 till December 2011 she was the project director for OSF HESP grant - "Graduate programs at the Faculty of Social and Political Studies at TSU". Currently she is involved in applied social research development at CSS in Education and Gender Equality.

After graduation of TSU in 1980 she first worked as a researcher at different positions at Institute of Psychology Georgian Academy of Science and since 1990 till present she works at TSU. 1990-95 Head of Psychology of Religion Research Group at TSU Center for Religious Studies, 1995-till present academic staff and since 1999 September Full Professor of TSU. 2003-05 Head of General Psychology Department; in 2005 March-July Head of Academic Department of TSU. She has published 2 books and over 80 papers. She was Fulbright scholar at Stanford University [2007]; DAAD research fellow at Ludwig Maximilian University Munich [2006]; Visiting exchange scholar at Saarland University [2003, 2001]; The Swedish Institute fellow Guest Researcher at Lund University [1995]. Since 2011 Prof. Chitashvili is Life Visiting Fellow at Wolfson College, University of Cambridge.

S. Neil MacFarlane

Lester B Pearson Professor of International Relations, The University of OxfordAB, Dartmouth College; MA, MPhil, DPhil, Oxford; Research Associate, International Institute for Strategic Studies; Postdoctoral Fellow, Centre for International Affairs, Harvard University; Postdoctoral Fellow, University of British Columbia; Assistant and Associate Professor, University of Virginia; Professor, Queen's University.

Professor MacFarlane was elected to the Lester B. Pearson Professorship in International Relations at the University of Oxford in 1996. He was Head of the Department of Politics and International Relations at Oxford from 2005 to 2010. He is an associate fellow of the Royal Institute for International Affairs (Chatham House). He is an expert on the former Soviet Union and has written extensively on Soviet/Developing World relations, post-Soviet security issues, international engagement in civil conflict, the evolving meaning of security, Georgian and Caucasian security issues, and contemporary changes in the international system more broadly. He has consulted for the UNDP in Georgia,Azerbaijan and Russia. Professor MacFarlane became head of the international PhD program in International Relations at Tbilisi State University in August 2010. Prof. MacFarlane was awarded an honorary Doctorate by IvaneJavakhishvili Tbilisi State University in October 2011. His research interests are International relations of the former Soviet Union, International security, and International organizations.