Tako Jobava


Tako Jobava is a political science, international relations, international security & defense specialist with a focus on US, EU, NATO and EaP countries. She currently serves as a senior specialist of the Communications Department at the Administration of the President of Georgia, where she works to address existing challenges facing the country both domestically and internationally.

Presently, Ms. Jobava is a visiting lecturer at the Caucasus University and International Black Sea University, where she teaches security studies, international relations and racial studies. Ms. Jobava is also a 2021 Alumnus of Policy Designers Network of the German Marshall Fund of the United States.

In 2018-2019, based in Paris, Ms. Jobava was a compliance analyst at the G7 Research Group. She worked on Japan’s compliance to commitment to Democracy made at annual G7 summit of 2018 in Canada. During the same period, she served as a President of Junior Diplomat Initiative (JDI) France; during her tenure, she led the team to organize the first ever JDI France Conference on Women in Diplomacy. Ms. Jobava is also a founder of the Georgian chapter of Junior Diplomat Initiative.

In 2017-2018, she served as an adviser at the Permanent Mission of Georgia to the United Nations, where among others, she worked on an annual resolution recognizing refugees and IDPs’ right to return in safety and with dignity presented to United Nations General Assembly by Georgia; her personal story was quoted by the PR of Georgia in his speech introducing the resolution.

Ms. Jobava holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and Human Rights from Barnard College of Columbia University, where she also minored in Economics and Russian Language & Literature. In 2020, she completed her Master’s degree in International Security, with concentration in Intelligence and European Studies at Sciences Po – Paris School of International Affairs. During her studies, Ms. Jobava was a recipient of multiple academic awards and scholarships

”Whoever is afraid of feminism, is afraid to admit and accept that, fundamentally, women are strong beings. In various societies, over centuries, political leaders have made use of many skills and tricks to keep women power under control. On the other hand, power comes with responsibility – always. Admitting that you are strong means taking responsibility for this power. Sometimes that overwhelms.”

Liliana Popescu
Vice-Rector SNSPA
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