On April 5th, Tinatin Akhvlediani, Research Fellow and Head of Financial Markets and Institutions (FMI) unit at the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS), held a presentation on Georgia's economic resilience in the context of Russia's factor. During the presentation, Tinatin discussed the structure of the Georgian economy and how it is influenced by Russia's factor. The focus was on how Russia's war in Ukraine might affect the Georgian economic resilience.

The presentation was attended by researchers and the students. Tinatin's analysis shed light on the challenges and opportunities faced by Georgia in terms of economic resilience in the face of geopolitical tensions in the region.

The event provided a platform for productive discussions on the topic and highlighted the importance of understanding the impact of external factors on Georgia's economy.

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Wednesday, 12 April 2023 08:45

ISET Hosts German Ambassador to Georgia

On April 12th, ISET hosted the German ambassador to Georgia, HE Peter Fischer. The event was attended by ISET students and researchers, and the focus of the presentation was Georgia's path to the European Union.

During the presentation, Ambassador Fischer examined the potential benefits of Georgia attaining EU candidate status and discussed the course of action that the country must take to reach this objective.

The ambassador also discussed the economic benefits that come with EU membership, including increased trade and investment opportunities, access to EU funding, and the ability to participate fully in the EU's single market.

The event was an opportunity for ISET students and researchers to engage with a high-level diplomat and gain insights into Georgia's relationship with the EU. It also highlighted the importance of continued dialogue and cooperation between Georgia and its European partners as the country works towards its goal of EU integration.

The presentation was a valuable contribution to the ongoing discussion about Georgia's path to the European Union and the steps that must be taken to achieve this important objective.

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On 12 September, ISET hosted Mr. Albert Park, Chief Economist at the Asian Development Bank (ADB). In his address, he spoke to the ISET community of students and researchers about “Technology, Globalization, and the Changing Nature of work in Emerging Markets”. Within the talk, he reviewed quite how globalization and technological progress affect skills and employment in emerging markets, as well as Georgia’s position on the global map.

It is particularly noteworthy that this was Mr. Park’s first visit to Georgia in the capacity of an ADB economic spokesperson. Beyond this role, he also leads the Economic Research and Regional Cooperation Department (ERCD), which publishes pivotal knowledge products, such as the Asian Development Outlook, Asian Economic Integration Report, Asia Bond Monitor, and the Key Indicators for Asia and the Pacific.

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On May 25 ISET- International School of Economics at TSU hosted Ayten Hajieva, Country Director of BP Georgia. Ayten Hajieva made a presentation entitled Energy Transition and Future Skills to ISET Bachelor’s and Master’s program students and ISET Policy Institute representatives. Ayten introduced the participants to BP’s activities and discussed the Transition to Green Energy and its significance.

BP’s Head of Communications, Tamila Chantladze and Head of Human Resources, Tika Sharadzenidze were introduced to participants as well.

The second part of the presentation emphasized Future Professions, where the participants revealed the skills which will be important in the future for their career development. The presentation was very comprehensive and interactive, and the participants were significantly involved in discussions and the Q&A session.

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