Valeri Modebadze

Academic Title, Name, Surname: Professor Dr. Valeri Modebadze
Position: Professor of International Relations and Politics, Editor of the scientific journal „Law and Economics”.

Education (From recent to past)

  • PhD, International Black Sea University, Social Sciences (International Relations and Politics), 2006-2010, Tbilisi/Georgia.
  • MA, Tbilisi State University, Social Sciences (Sociology and Politics), 2002-2003, Tbilisi/Georgia.
  • BA, Sokhumi State University, Jurisprudence, 2002-2007, Tbilisi/Georgia.
  • BA, University of Wolverhampton, Politics& German& Spanish, 1998-2001, Wolverhampton, United Kingdom.  
  • Freie Universität Berlin, Erasmus Programme, 01.04.00 – 30.09.00, Berlin, Germany.
  • Universidad de Malaga, Erasmus Programme, 1999-2000, Malaga, Spain.  
  • University of Kent, International Relations and Politics, 1997-1998, Canterbury, United Kingdom (First-year studies completed).
  • Higher Education Foundation Program in Social Sciences, University of Warwick, 1996-1997, Coventry, United Kingdom.
  • Intensive Courses in Spanish Language and Culture, Universidad de Malaga, 1995-1996, Malaga, Spain            

Academic and Administrative Experiences (From recent to past)

  • International Relations Program Manager, Professor of International Relations, Saint Andrew the First-Called University of the Patriarchate of Georgia.  
  • Lecturer of International Relations and Politics, Caucasus International University, Faculty of Social Sciences, 2015 – present.
  • Associate Professor of Politics, American University for Humanities, Faculty of Social Sciences, 2010-2015
  • Associate Professor of Politics and International Relations, Euroregional Teaching University, 2014 – 2015.
  • Associate Professor of Politics and International Relations, International Black Sea University, Faculty of Social Sciences, 06/09/2011-30/05/2014
  • Invited Professor, Canic Basari University, Department of International Trade and Administration, Samsun, Turkey, 20/03/2013-Present. 
  • Professor of Politics, University of Georgia, Faculty of Social Sciences, 01/09/2010-Present
  • Dean of the Faculty of Business and Management, Teaching University of International Relations, Faculty of Business and Management, 01/09/2010-30/05/2011.
  • Associate Professor of International Law, The Saint Ilia Martali Tbilisi National University, Faculty of Law, 01/09/2010-30/05/2011.
  • Director’s Assistant, Vertical (Construction Company), 25/03/2006-30/06/2010. 
  • Project Manager Assistant, ISFED (International Society for Fair Elections and Democracy), 15/11/2005-28/02/2006.
  • NDI Intern in Parliament of Georgia, in Human rights and Civil Integration Committee, NDI (National Democratic Institute for International Affairs), 1/09/2004-1/08/2005
  • Interpreter / Translator, Spie Capag S.A. & Petrofac International LTD (Baku – Tbilisi – Ceyhan Pipeline Project), 22/08/2003-9/06/2004.
  • English language Teacher, Professional Training Group, 22/09/2002 - 22/03/2003.
  • Administrative Assistant, Interagency Network, Malaga, Spain, summer 1/05/2002 – 30/08/2002 
  • Self-employed Teacher of European Languages (English, Spanish and German), 1/09/1997-1/09/1999 

Research Interests

  • Foreign policy analysis, Politics and International Relations, Conflicts Analysis, ethnic conflicts & wars

Teaching Interests

  • International Relations, History of International Relations, Introduction to Politics, Comparative Politics, Political Ideologies, Public Policy

Publications:

Books (From recent to past)

  • Valeri Modebadze (2018) Foreign Policy Decision Making (It will be published in a few months)
  • Valeri Modebadze (2015) Chechen Nation’s Struggle for Freedom, Gryphon Publishing Inc., Tbilisi. (Book in Georgian Language.)
  • Valeri Modebadze (2012) Spanish Foreign Policy 1939-2011, Gryphon Publishing Inc., Tbilisi. (Book in Georgian Language.)
  • Valeri Modebadze (2011) Integration as the ultimate solution for deported Meskhetians, LAP Lambert Academic Publishing. (Book in English Language)
  • Valeri Modebadze (2010) Analysis of Meskhetian Problem, Kalmosani. (Book in Georgian Language.)

Journals (From recent to past)

  • Valeri Modebadze (2018) The battle for regional dominance between the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Islamic Republic of Iran, 2nd International Conference on Social Researches and Behavioral Sciences, October 21-23, 2018 Аntalya-Turkey. 
  • Valeri Modebadze (2018) NATO’s Enlargement and Georgia’s Chances of Integration into the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, Sosyal Araştırmalar ve Davranış Bilimleri Dergisi (Journal of Social Research and Behavioral Sciences) ISSN:2149-178X.
  • Valeri Modebadze (2018) Conflict between Saudi Arabia and Iran for the hegemony in the Middle East.  The proceedings of the fourth International Conference on Georgia-Iran Political, Economic and Cultural Relations, Tbilisi, 2018. 
  • EU relations with the South Caucasian countries since the breakdown of Soviet Union, 3rd International Scientific Conference - Politics Around Caucasus, Proceedings, Tbilisi, 2018. 
  • Valeri Modebadze (2017) Fereydan - small Georgia in Iran.  The proceedings of the Third International Conference on Georgia-Iran Political, Economic and Cultural Relations, Tbilisi, 2017
  • Valeri Modebadze (2016) EU security and challenges in the Caucasus region, The proceedings of the International Scientific Conference: EU Association agreement: Legal, Political and Economic Aspects, Caucasus International University and Information Center on NATO and EU, ISBN 978-9941-0-9395-1, pp. 144-151, Tbilisi.
  • Valeri Modebadze (2016) What kind of impact will lifting of sanctions have on Georgian – Iranian Relations, The Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Georgia-Iran Political, Economic and Cultural Relations, Tbilisi, 2016. 
  • Valeri Modebadze (2016) Nato’s expansion and the main factors impeding Georgia’s integration into North Atlantic Treaty Organization, Caucasus International University Herald № 10, ISSN 1987 – 863 X,pp.40-43, Tbilisi. 
  • Valeri Modebadze (2016) Critical analysis of Georgian -Turkish relations, the Scientific Journal “Law and Economics” №7, Institute of Legal Development, ISSN1987-8303, pp.21-29, Tbilisi.
  • Valeri Modebadze & Fatih Mehmet Sayin (2015) The role of Russia in provoking conflict between Georgians and Abkhazians, International Journal of Alanya Faculty of Business, Vol:7, No:3, page 143-147. 
  • Valeri Modebadze (2015) The idea of a united Europe,  the Scientific Journal “Law and Economics” №6, Institute of Legal Development, ISSN1987-8303, pp.13-19, Tbilisi
  • Valeri Modebadze (2015) Treaties signed at the Paris Peace Conference and their role in the creation of the New World Order, №6, Institute of Legal Development, ISSN1987-8303, pp.48-59, Tbilisi
  • Valeri Modebadze & Fatih Mehmet Sayin (2015) Why Turkey Should join European Union: Arguments in favor of Turkish membership, Journal of Liberty and International Affairs, ISSN 1857-9760, vol. 1, No. 2, 2015. 
  • Valeri Modebadze & Fatih Mehmet Sayin (2014) Georgian –Turkish Relations Since the Breakdown of the Soviet Union, Journal of The Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences, Volume 4, Issue 1, pp.359-369, Çankırı Karatekin University, Turkey.  
  • Valeri Modebadze & Fatih Mehmet Sayin (2014) Georgia’s pro-Western path: Analysis of the Georgian foreign policy in the post-Soviet period, AİBÜ Institute of Social Sciences Journal, Volume: 14, Issue: 1, ISSN: 1403-0035, pp.339-355.  
  • Valeri Modebadze (2014) The creeping annexation and threats coming from Russia, the Scientific Journal “Law and Economics” №5, Institute of Legal Development, ISSN1987-8303, pp.22-28, Tbilisi.
  • Valeri Modebadze (2014) Georgian –Chechen relations and historical-cultural connections, the Scientific Journal “Law and Economics” №5, Institute of Legal Development, ISSN1987-8303, pp.37-43, Tbilisi.
  • Valeri Modebadze (2013) The issue of Gibraltar’s sovereignty and Spain’s territorial integrity, IBSU Journal of Social Sciences, volume 2, ISSN 2233-3878, pp. 43-48, International Black Sea University, Tbilisi.
  • Valeri Modebadze & Fatih Mehmet Sayin (2013) the policy of non-recognition of Georgia’s breakaway regions:  Problems and perspectives, Journal of Social and Political Studies “Central Asia and the Caucasus” (14046091), volume 14, issue 4, pp.94-100, Sweden.
  • Valeri Modebadze (2013) Investment Climate in Turkmenistan: Problems and Risks, IBSU Journal of Social Sciences, ISSN 2233-3878, pp.11-14, International Black Sea University.  
  • Valeri Modebadze (2013) How to make the policy of non-recognition more effective, the Scientific Journal “Law and Economics” №4, Institute of Legal Development, ISSN1987-8303, pp.63-69, Tbilisi.
  • Valeri Modebadze (2013) Problems and perspectives of the development of tea production, the Scientific Journal “Law and Economics” №4, Institute of Legal Development, ISSN1987-8303, pp.83-89, Tbilisi.
  • Valeri Modebadze (2013) The truth about the ethnic origin of deported Meskhetian population, the Scientific Journal “Law and Economics” №4, Institute of Legal Development, ISSN1987-8303, pp 14-27, Tbilisi.
  • Valeri Modebadze (2012) Crime Reduction strategies in USA, International Scientific Journal “Alatoo Academic Studies”, ISSN: 1694-5263, Volume 8, №1, pp.215-219, International Ataturk Alatoo University, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.   
  • Valeri Modebadze (2012) Is Globalization a Source of Prosperity and Progress or the Main cause of Poverty? What has to be done to Reduce Poverty? IBSU Journal of Social Sciences, ISSN 2233-3878, volume 1, pp.13-17, International Black Sea University, Tbilisi.
  • Valeri Modebadze (2011) The importance of Geographical factors for the maintenance of ethnic identity, Intellectual, International Scientific Journal #15, ISSN1512-2530, pp. 53-58, Tbilisi.
  • Valeri Modebadze (2011) United Caucasus: Unrealizable idea or Tomorrow’s reality?  Intellectual, International Scientific Journal #16, ISSN1512-2530, pp.91-98, Tbilisi.
  • Valeri Modebadze (2010) The term politics reconsidered in the light of recent theoretical developments, International Black Sea University, IBSU Scientific Journal, 4(1), 39-44, volume 4, pp.39-44, International Black Sea University, Tbilisi.
  • Valeri Modebadze (2009) The Importance of Common Identity Formation for a Polyethnic state, American Studies Periodical, 2nd Edition, pp.33-37, International Black See University, Tbilisi.
  • Valeri Modebadze (2009) Historical background of Meskhetian Turk’s problem and major obstacle to the repatriation process, IBSU Scientific Journal, ISSN1512-3731, volume 3, pp.113-128, Tbilisi. 
  • Valeri Modebadze (2009) Ethno-confessional composition of Samtskhe-Javakheti and the problem of peaceful coexistence in the multi-ethnic society, Intellectual, International Scientific Journal #10, ISSN1512-2530, pp 99-106, Tbilisi.
  • Valeri Modebadze (2009) Popular opposition – main obstacle to the repatriation process, Intellectual, International Scientific Journal #10, ISSN1512-2530, pp 93-98, Tbilisi. 
  • Valeri Modebadze (2009) The impact of Turkish and Russian dominion on the ethno-confessional composition of Meskheti, Intellectual, International Scientific Journal #9, ISSN1512-2530, pp 68-76, Tbilisi.
  • Valeri Modebadze (2009) Integration strategy of the population deported from Southern Georgia in 1944, Intellectual, International Scientific Journal #9, ISSN1512-2530, pp 77-84,Tbilisi.
  • Valeri Modebadze (2009) Disagreement over the ethnic origin and identity of the people deported from Southern Georgia and its influence on repatriation process, Intellectual, International Scientific Journal #9, ISSN1512-2530, pp 85-90, Tbilisi, 2009

Thesis supervision / reviews

PhD thesis Supervision:

  • Indira Papunidze, Minority nationalism in the separatist regions occupied by Russia and its influence on Georgia's Foreign and Domestic Policy, 2017, Tbilisi.

Opponent of the doctoral dissertation:

  • Ia Churchelauri, 2018.  Russia’s Re-emergence as a Global Player: Security Implications for Georgia and the South Caucasus Region”, Tbilisi.
  • Natalia Beruashvili, 2018.  The Role of the International Institutions (WB, IMF, WTO) in the Formation of a Political and Economic Order in Emerging Democracies (Case of Georgia) Tbilisi.\

Master's thesis supervision:

  • Otar Chokhonelidze, 2018.  The role of the EU in the development of cybercrime: challenges and their strategies for combating it, Tbilisi.  
  • Diana Giglemiani, 2018.  EU and US relations in the 21st century under the conditions of strategic stability, Tbilisi.
  • Nana Gadelia, 2016. Evolution of EU policy in the South Caucasus, Tbilisi.
  • Mariam Gigineishvili, 2016. EU geostrategic goals in the South Caucasus, Tbilisi.
  • Khatia Kepashvili, 2016. EU Expansion Process - Problems and Prospects, Tbilisi.
  • Azam Mohamadi, 2013. Iran's Interests in the South Caucasus Region, Tbilisi.
  • Salome Volchanskaia-Rurua, 2013. Geopolitical Reality in the Central Asia, Tbilisi.
  • Guram Papalashvili, 2013. EU Eastern Partnership and Georgia, Tbilisi.
  • Dimitri Alasania, 2013. Problems of International Terrorism, Tbilisi.
  • Tamar Maisuradze, 2014. The American Empire Phenomenon: How US shapes the world, Tbilisi.
  • Nino Parizova, 2014. Internet Campaign Reinventing the Political World, Tbilisi.

Master's thesis opposition

  • Olga Zosiashvili, 2014. Main aspects of Providing Political and Legal Rights of IDPs in Georgia, Tbilisi.
  • Murtaz Patem, 2014. US policy in the Middle East, Tbilisi.

Editing / Reviewing: 

  • Editor: Scientific Journal - "Law and Economics" №3, № 4, № 5, № 6, № 7, №8, №9 Tbilisi.
  • Book Review: Nodar Grdzelishvili, 2011. Abkhazia: Christianity and Economics, Tbilisi.

Seminar and Events (From recent to past)

  • 2nd International Conference on Social Researches and Behavioural Sciences, October 21-23, 2018 Antalya-Turkey.
  • Fourth International Conference on Georgia-Iran Political, Economic and Cultural Relations, Tbilisi, Caucasus International University, 2018.
  • The Democratic Republic of Georgia (First Republic: 1918-1921) - the Beginning of a New Era, Caucasus University, 2018. 
  • SADAB International Conference on Social Researches and Behavioural Sciences, Social Researches and Behavioural Sciences ISSN: 2149-178X, Antalya, Turkey.  
  • Third International Conference “Politics around the Caucasus", Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, 2017.
  • 1st Eurasian Social and Economic Research Symposium (ASED 2017), Bosnia and Herzegovina, Sarajevo.
  • The Third International Conference on Georgia-Iran Political, Economic and Cultural Relations, Tbilisi, Caucasus International University, 2017.
  • International Scientific Conference: EU Association agreement: Legal, Political and Economic Aspects, Caucasus International University and Information Center on NATO and EU, 2016.
  • The Second International Conference on Georgia-Iran Political, Economic and Cultural Relations, Tbilisi, 2016
  • International Conference “Politics around the Caucasus", Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, 2015.
  • International Economics and Law Symposium, Mevlana (Rumi) University, Konya, Turkey, 2013.
  • International Scientific- thematic Conference “Deported Meskhetians – Past and Present,” Tbilisi, Georgia, 2013. 
  • International Conference: The World and Caucasus, Georgian Technical University, Faculty of Business-Engineering, Department of Social Sciences, 2010.
  • American Studies Conference, International Black See University, Faculty of Humanities, Tbilisi, 2009. 
  • Scientific Conference: Problems and perspectives of the democratization process in Georgia, International Soros Science Education Programs Foundation, 2003 

Courses taught in undergraduate level, graduate level (From recent to past)

  • 2018 - present “International Relations Theory”
  • 2015- present “Foreign Policy Decision Making”
  • 2015 - Present “Comparative Foreign  Policy”
  • 2015- present “The role of European Institutions in the International Security System” 
  • 2015 - 2016 “the role of NATO in international relations”
  • 2015 - 2016 “Management”
  • 2014-2015 “Geopolitics”
  • 2013- 2014 “Introduction to Public Administration”
  • 2012-2014 "History of International Relations"
  • 2010- 2015 "Introduction to Politics"
  • 2010- 2015 "Political Ideologies"
  • 2011-2015 “Public Policy”
  • 2011-2014 "Comparative Politics"
  • 2013 –2014 “Negotiations and conflict resolution”
  • 2010-2011 "International Relations"
  • 2010-2011 "International Humanitarian Law"
  • 2010-2011 "International Organizations"