Natia Seskuria is a Founder and Executive Director of the Regional Institute for Security Studies (RISS), a Tbilisi-based think tank and an official partner of Royal United Services Institute (RUSI). Natia is also an Associate Fellow at RUSI and an Associate Professor at Business and Technology University.
In the past, she served at the Office of the National Security Council of Georgia and the Ministry of Defence of Georgia. Natia was also a Black Sea Fellow at the Middle East Institute (MEI), worked for the Foreign Editor of The Sunday Times of London, and in the International Security Studies Department at RUSI.
Natia specialises in conflicts and security in the South Caucasus and the Black Sea region. She regularly contributes to leading academic journals and online magazines and is a frequent commentator on major media outlets including BBC, France 24 and CNN.
Natia holds an MA in Politics, Security and Integration and a BA (Hons) in Politics and East European Studies from the School of Slavonic and East European Studies at University College London (UCL).