Givi Gigitashvili is a research associate for the Caucasus at the Atlantic Council’s Digital Forensic Research Lab (DFRLab) based in Georgia.
Givi has gathered versatile professional and research experience through engaging with various think tanks in Estonia, Latvia, Ukraine, Germany, and Poland. Most recently he held the International Development Consultant’s position, providing research and consultancy services to a wide range of public and private clients in Eastern European countries. Givi’s professional interests include, but are not limited to the politics of ex-Soviet countries, the EU-Russia relations, and the Eastern Partnership programme.
Givi was born in Kvareli, Georgia and graduated from Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University with a bachelor’s in Social Sciences. Givi continued his studies at the University of Tartu in Estonia, where he obtained master’s degree in the EU-Russia studies in 2016. After receiving his education, Givi did two internships in Berlin and Warsaw. In September 2017, Givi joined an International Research and Consulting Company Ecorys Poland as an International Development Consultant and stayed in the company until June 2019. In August 2019, Givi joined the Atlantic Council as a Research Assistant based in Tbilisi, Georgia.