Thornike Gordadze

Thornike GORDADZE is a former State Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration of Georgia.

He has been the Chief Negotiator for Georgia on the Association Agreement and the Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Agreement (DCFTA) negotiations with the EU (2010-2012). From 2014 to 2020 he was the head of the Research and Studies Department at the Institute for Higher National Defense Studies in Paris, France. He was a Senior Fellow at the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) (2021-2022). Currently he is in charge of EU Eastern Neighbourhood and Black Sea program at Jacques Delors Institute (Paris/Brussels) and teaches at the Paris Institute of Political Studies (SciencesPo). Thornike Gordadze holds PhD in Political Science (2005).