Irina Arabidze is a visiting lecturer at the Caucasus University in Tbilisi and a regular contributor to the online media outlet Tabula. She teaches foreign policy and national security, and is active in research and writing in international affairs. Irina has more than 10 years of experience in conflict management and development assistance and has held diverse leadership positions with several international organizations. As a Fulbright scholar, she holds a master’s degree in International Affairs from the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University. Irina also holds a graduate degree in International Relations and European Studies from the Central European University. She was a finalist of the Edmund S. Muskie Professional Fellowship Program, which she completed at Hudson Institute in Washington, DC.