Minister Tamar Beruchashvili
NAME, SURNAME: Tamar Beruchashvili
DATE OF BIRTH: 9 April 1961
LANGUAGES: Georgian; English; Russian; French
2002-2006 – Postgraduate Study, Qualification - PhD in Economics, Faculty of Economics; Iv. Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University
2002-2006 – Professional Training - Commercial Diplomacy; Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada
1996-1998 – 1998 - Master of Public Affairs (MPA), the Comparative and International Affairs Programme; Indiana University Bloomington, U.S.
1992-1993 – Professional Training - European Studies and the English Language University of Limerick, Ireland
1991-1992 – Professional Training - Management, International Relations; UNESCO International Centre for Management, Tbilisi, Georgia
1978-1985 – Faculty of Physics and Mathematics and Natural Sciences; Faculty of Foreign Languages (French); Moscow Patrice Lumumba People's Friendship University; Qualification - Chemist-analyst; Teacher of Secondary and Higher Educational Institutions; Interpreter
11 November 2014 – Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia
04/2013-11/2014 – Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia
10/2012-3/2013 – Deputy State Minister of Georgia on European and Euro-Atlantic Integration
01/2011-10/2012 – Chief Adviser to the Vice Prime Minister, State Minister of Georgia on European and Euro-Atlantic Integration
12/2004-01/2011 – First Deputy State Minister of Georgia on European and Euro-Atlantic Integration
02/2004-12/2004 – State Minister of Georgia on European Integration
12/2003-02/2004 – Deputy State Minister, State Chancellery of Georgia
06/2000-12/2003 – Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia
1998-2000 – Minister of Trade and Foreign Economic Relations of Georgia
06/1998-08/1998 – Deputy Minister of Trade and Foreign Economic Relations of Georgia
05/1997-08/1997 – Analyst, Dr. Zbigniew Brzezinski Office, Washington D.C., U.S.
1994-1996 – Deputy Executive Director, TACIS Coordination Bureau, Ministry of Science and Technology of Georgia
1992-1994 – Administrator, TACIS Coordination Bureau, State Committee of Foreign Economic Relations of Georgia
1990-1992 – Chief Specialist, International Co-operation Department, Ministry of Science and Technology of Georgia
1986-1990 – Research Fellow, I. Kutateladze Institute of Pharmacochemistry of the Georgian National Academy of Sciences
SCIENTIFIC / ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE
24/01/2011 – Associate Professor; Ilia State University
2007-2010 – Visiting Professor, Course for the Master's Degree - European Neighbourhood Policy; Institute of European Studies; Iv. Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University
2006-2009 – Professor, Course for the Master's Degree - International Trade and Development; Georgian Institute of Public Affairs (GIPA)
04/2007-03/2008 – Visiting Professor, Master's Degree Programme, Course of lectures - EU assistance policy: Georgia's experience; European Studies Centre, Grenoble University, France
2000-2009 – Visiting Professor, Course for the Master's Degree - Commercial Diplomacy and International Trade Policy, Economics and Business Department; Iv. Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University
2006 – Defended a thesis and was granted PhD in economics
RANKS & AWARDS
2000 – Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
03/2006 – "Open Society" Foundation grant for survey of public opinion on European priorities.
06/2002 – U.S. State Department award for Edmund Muskie scholarship program "Freedom Support Act"
04/2000 – President of Georgia’s commendation for contribution made to the process of Georgia's accession to the WTO
05/1996 – U.S. Government Edmund Muskie Scholarship Programme "Freedom Support Act"
Member of the American Society of Public Administration; Member of the Georgian Information Society; Board Member of International Trade Policy and Law Centre; Board Member of GIPA; Board Member of the Centre for European Integration Studies; Member of Indiana University Alumni Association; Member of the Georgian Edmund Muskie Scholarship Program Alumni Association
Tamar Beruchashvili, Emir Eteria "Modern Tendencies of the EU Trade Policy and Its Priorities", "Georgian Economics" (Scientific-Analytical Journal), 2009 (9), p.30, Tbilisi, Georgia
Tamar Beruchashvili, "European Neighbourhood Policy: Essence, Goals, Challenges", 2009, Training Material (Issues within the EU Assistance Programme)
Tamar Beruchashvili, "Trade Liberalization and Economic Growth (Some Theoretical and Practical Aspects)", "Georgian Economics" (Scientific-Analytical Journal), 2006 (3), Tbilisi, Georgia
Tamar Beruchashvili, "Georgia-EU Trade Relations: Opportunities and Challenges after EU Enlargement", Economics (Edition of the Georgian Academy of Sciences), 2004 (4), Tbilisi, Georgia
Tamar Beruchashvili, "European Neighbourhood Policy and Georgia" - GET Publication, 2004 (3), GEPLAC, Tbilisi, Georgia
Tamar Beruchashvili, "Georgia at edge of the WTO 5th Ministerial conference", Georgian Economic Trends, GET Publication, 2003, No 3, Tbilisi, Georgia
Tamar Beruchashvili, Georgia and WTO (Updated Georgian version), Publication of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, February, 2003, Tbilisi, Georgia
Tamar Beruchashvili, L.Lomidze, "Georgia at the WTO 4th Ministerial conference in Doha, Qatar", Georgian Economic Trends, 2001, No 3.
Tamar Beruchashvili, "Accession to the WTO: Issues and recommendations for Central Asian and Caucasian economies in translation - The case of Georgia", UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific, United Nations, New York, 2001
Tamar Beruchashvili is married and has two children and a grandchild.