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Mamuka Tsereteli

Sr Adjunct Professorial Lecturer School of International Service

Dr. Mamuka Tsereteli is a Senior Adjunct Professorial Lecturer at School of International Service at American University. He is a Senior Research Fellow at Central Asia-Caucasus Institute, part of American Foreign Policy Council, and an Adjunct Professor at Johns Hopkins SAIS. He served as a Director, Center for Black Sea-Caspian Studies at AU between 2009-2013, and as an Assistant Professor at School of International Service in 2007-2011. Dr. Tsereteli also served as a member of the part time faculty at Elliott School of International Affairs at George Washington University in 2006-2007. His areas of interests include international relations and international economic policy, economic and energy security, political and economic risk analysis and mitigation strategies, and business development. Dr. Tsereteli previously served as Founding Executive Director at the America-Georgia Business Council, and Economic Counselor at the Embassy of Georgia in Washington, covering relationships with International Financial Institutions, US assistance programs and business initiatives.


Ph.D. in Economics (Academy of Science, Moscow), M.A. in Social and Economic Geography, Tbilisi State University, Georgia.

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(202) 885-3150

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  • Summer 2018

    • SIS-603 Special Inst in Int'l Affairs: Georgia Geopolitics & Security
    • Description

AU Expert

Area of Expertise:

Black Sea-Caspian region, European energy security, international economic policy, economic development, Russia and Central Eurasia, Caucasus, Georgia, political risk analysis

Additional Information:

Mamuka Tsereteli regularly teaches classes on international economic policy, international relations of Russia and Central Eurasia, and energy security. He has also taught classes on contemporary Russia, political risk analysis, and international crime and U.S. policy. In 2009 he initiated the Center for Black-Sea Caspian Studies at the School of International Service. He previously served as an executive director of the America-Georgia Business Council and economic counselor at the Embassy of Georgia in Washington, D.C., where he covered relationships with international financial institutions. Since 1995, Tsereteli has been actively involved in promoting the U.S. multiple pipeline strategy and energy security in Black Sea-Caspian region. He has assisted major energy companies in the process of understanding the local environment and existing and potential risk factors and  of communicating their needs to local governments. Tsereteli is author of numerous policy papers, analyses, and articles in professional and popular media. He frequently speaks at events related to international relations in Central Eurasia, energy security, and country-risk analysis (International Energy Agency, SAIS, CSIS, Brookings, etc.). His areas of interest include Black Sea-Caspian region, international relations and international economic policy, economic and energy security, political and economic risk analysis and mitigation strategies, and business and economic development.

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