On 9 November 2017, European Union Studies Association (EUSA), in partnership with the Foreign Relations Committee of the Parliament of Georgia, organized an open lecture “Georgia’s Foreign Policy Directions, Priorities and Objectives” at the University of Georgia (UG) School of Social Sciences.
The UG Students had an opportunity to meet and held discussion with Sofio Katsarava, Chairperson of the Foreign Relations Committee of the Parliament of Georgia. The meeting was opened by Ms. Natia Kaladze, Director of the School of Social Sciences of the University of Georgia and Lasha Dzebisashvili, Associate Professor, Director of International Relations and Politics Programme. Dr. Tamar Khuntsaria briefed the participants about European Union Studies Association (EUSA) and spoke on the goals and objectives of the Jean Monnet project.
At the meeting with students following key topics were covered: Georgia’s Foreign Policy Directions, Priorities and Objectives; Georgia’s Euro Atlantic aspirations: NATO, EU, Visa Liberalisation, Association Agenda and existing challenges; Georgia’s political and economic cooperation with the US, EU (free trade), China (free trade); Parliament’s oversight functions and the Resolution on the country’s foreign policy.
The lecture was held in the framework of the EU’s Erasmus + Jean Monnet project “Disseminating Knowledge on EU-Georgian Association Agreement among Academic Communities in Georgia”.