Tamar Gurchiani

East –West Management Institute (Tbilisi, Georgia)

Tamar Gurchiani is an Associate Professor and Human Rights Chair at Ilia State University School of Law and Deputy Chief of Party at East-West Management Institute ACCESS program funded by USAID Georgia

Tamar is one of the participants of Edmund Muskie Graduate Fellowship Program and earned her LL.M from William and Mary Law School in the US in 2011. She received her LL.B from department of law at Tbilisi State University in 2003 and studied philosophy and social science in 2003-2006 at Ilia State University.

Tamar worked for Tbilisi-based Human Rights NGO – Georgian Young Lawyers’ Association (GYLA) for 6 years. She served as an instructor in Human Rights at the Academy of Ministry of Interior of Georgia for two years. She has been working as a trainer at Legal Education support Foundation for 4 years. In 2011 Tamar worked as a visiting fellow at the National Security Archive (non-profit organization at George Washington University) and the Sunlight Foundation in Washington D.C.. From 2012 to 2015 Tamar was working for different organizations on human rights, democracy and elections in Georgia, Ukraine, Iraq, Armenia and Azerbaijan.

She is currently on the board of the International Society for Fair Elections and Democracy.

E-mail: tgurchiani@ewmi.org