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Ph.D. in Economics (Academy of Science, Moscow), M.A. in Social and Economic Geography, Tbilisi State University, Georgia.
Area of Expertise:
Black Sea-Caspian region, European energy security, international economic policy, economic development, Russia and Central Eurasia, Caucasus, Georgia, political risk analysis
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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