Virtual Event: Rule of Law in Georgia – Challenges and Opportunities 30 Years After the Independence

Georgian Association in the United States of America is delighted to invite you to the next event, “Rule of Law in Georgia – Challenges and Opportunities 30 Years After the Independence,” which will take place virtually via Zoom on Tuesday, July 13 at 11:30am ET.  Since reclaiming independence in 1991, the Georgian people have consistently expressed their commitment to a democratic, western-oriented future, which hinges on a strong rule of law. Georgia has made important strides in curbing corruption, strengthening transparency, and improving the legislative framework, however strengthening the rule of law requires a sustained effort, especially at a time of rising trends in authoritarianism around the globe. The discussion will bring together experts from Georgia and the United States who will look back at the thirty years of successes and challenges and look to the future and discuss how Georgia and the United States can work together to support the Georgian people on this journey.

Below you can find the information about panelists and you can register here.

* David Usupashvili –Former Chairman of the Parliament of Georgia, former chairman of the Republican Party of Georgia, current chairman of the Political Council of Lelo for Georgia. Founding member of Georgian Young Lawyers’ Association
* Suren Avanesyan – Democracy and Governance Division Chief, former Senior Rule of Law Advisor, USAID
* Giorgi Chkheidze – Chief of Party, USAID Promoting Rule of Law in Georgia Activity (PROLoG), East West Management Institute
* David Rubino – Director, Europe and Eurasia Division, American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative