Thorniké Gordadze is senior adviser for Teaching, Studies and Research at the Institute for Higher National Defense Studies, France. He is also a lecturer at Paris and Lille Institute of Political Studies. In 2010, Gordadze was appointed deputy foreign minister of Georgia in charge of the relations with the European Union and NATO. He served as Georgia’s state minister for Euro-Atlantic Integration in 2012. He was the chief negotiator for the EU-Georgia Association Agreement and DCFTA treaty from the Georgian side. He holds a PhD from the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris.