Rustam Anshba

Former Academy Robert Bosch Fellow, Russia and Eurasia Programme

Biography

Rustam Anshba's research addresses the political and developmental issues that contribute to the existing debate and discourse around the deadlock in the negotiation process for the Georgian-Abkhaz conflict.

Rustam has been involved in peace and negotiation processes in the conflict, but also the wider South Caucasus region. His previous work with government, civil society and international organizations allows for a better understanding of the various approaches taken by these actors in relation to the conflict.

As a regular contributor to international conferences and events related to peace processes, education and conflict, Rustam has been working in Abkhazia as a guest lecturer at the International Relations’ Department in the State University, as well as with UNICEF’s field office as an education officer.

Rustam holds a Bachelor Degree in International Relations and Conflict Studies and a Master’s Degree in International Relations and European Studies.

Past experience

2018-19 Academy Robert Bosch Fellow, Russia and Eurasia Programme, Chatham House
2015-18 Education Officer, UNICEF 
2014-15 MA in International Relations and European Studies, Central European University
2014-15 Officer, Europe, USA and Canada Desk, Ministry for Foreign Affairs, the contested territory of Abkhazia