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The President | Biography
 
Salome Zourabichvili 
      
president-(1).jpgBorn on 18 March 1952 in Paris, France.
Speaks fluently Georgian, French, and English and converses in basic Italian.

Education

Institute of Political Studies (1969-1972 – Paris, France).
Columbia University, School of International and Public Affairs (1972-1973 – New York, U.S.A.)

Diplomatic and Political Career

In 1974-2004, she worked in the diplomatic service for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of France in several embassies (Italy, United States, and Chad) and with French representations to international organizations (UN, NATO, Western European Union, OSCE).
In 2003, she was appointed as Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of France to Georgia.
In 2004-2005, she served as Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia. After the leaving the post, she founded on 11 March 2006 the political party “The Way of Georgia”.
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In 2006-2015, she was an Associate Professor of International Relations at the Institute of Political Studies in Paris, France.
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From 2010 to December 2015, she led the United Nations Security Council monitoring group on sanctions against Iran.
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In 2016, she won her election as an independent Deputy in the Parliament of Georgia.
 

Publications
Que sais-je? La Géorgie, Edition PUF, Paris, 1986.
Une femme pour deux pays, Edition Grasset, Paris, 2006.
საქართველოსკენ“ - გამომცემლობა „ლიტერა“, Tbilisi, 2006.
Les cicatrices des nations, Edition Francois Bourin, Paris, 2008.                     
La tragédie géorgienne, Edition Grasset, Paris, 2009.  
L’exigence démocratique, Edition Francois Bourin, Paris, 2010.          
Cahiers CERI Sciences Po N°4: La démocratisation en Géorgie à l’épreuve des élections, Paris, 2007
Penser l’Europe: What borders for Europe?, Paris, 2007.
Cahier de Chaillot, Institute for security studies of the European Union (N° 102), Paris, 2007.