Ivanna Machitidze

is Associate Professor and International Relations BA Program Coordinator at the Faculty of Social Sciences of International Black Sea University in Tbilisi (Georgia). She holds a MA degree in International Relations and European Studies from Central European University (Budapest, Hungary) and a Candidate of Sciences degree from the Donetsk National University (Ukraine) with specialization in Political Science. Ivanna Machitidze has been teaching International Politics, Introduction to Political Science and Politics of CEE Region courses. Her research interests include democratization in the countries of the former Communist bloc with the special focus on Central and Eastern Europe.