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Levan Asatiani

Levan Asatiani
Invited Lecturer in Politics and International Relations

In 1975 Levan Asatiani graduated from Tbilisi State University with a degree in Economic Geography of Foreign Countries (having been learned foreign languages). He speaks Farsi, Russian and English.

Levan Asatiani is an Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, who worked from the early years following Georgia's restoration of independence, first as a member of the Foreign Affairs Committee and Chairman of the Subcommittee on Economic Relations of the Parliament of Georgia, and later as an acting diplomat.

From 1992 he worked at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia as the Head of the South and East Asia Division of the Political Department, as the Director of the Department of Asian, African, Australian and the Pacific Rim, as the Director of the Oriental Department.

In 1994-1996 he worked as a senior adviser at the Embassy of Georgia in the Islamic Republic of Iran. From 1999 to 2002, he served on the OSCE Mission to the Balkans, particularly in Croatia.

In 2004-09 he had been the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Georgia to the Islamic Republic of Iran. After completing tenure in Iran, he headed the Department of Asia, Africa, Australia and Pacific Rim of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia.

Since 2010 he has been a senior fellow of the Levan Mikeladze Foundation and the director of several projects.

Levan Asatiani is an invited lecturer at the Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University and GIPA, author of lecture courses on Iranian and Middle Eastern issues, and numerous scientific papers and publications. He is also a consultant on foreign security issues for the government of Georgia.