SCHOOL OF ARTS AND SCIENCES
ILIA STATE UNIVERSITY

Nino Pavlenishvili graduated from Faculty of Physics, Tbilisi State University, defended PhD in Physics and Mathematics. Later she graduated the School of International Relations and Law (concentration – IR), Georgian Institute of PuclicAffairs and was awarded with Cum Laude Diploma. Nino was a doctorate student at the Department of Political Science/IR, Ilinois State University (USA). Since 2011 she is part of Ilia State Universtity first as an assistent-professor and then associete prosessor  of Political Science. Nino has significant teaching experience (10 years at the Physics Department, TSU and 7 year at the Political Science Department, ISU). She dilivered the course of Ethnic Conflicts in Comparative Perspective at University of Helsinki, Finland.

Scientific interests / research interests

Field of Political Science/IR, specifically, ethnic conflicts, conflict transformation, resolution and peace processes.

 Publications

  •  “Autonomy – Guarantee of Stability or Source of Secession/Irredentism” (co-author – David Aprasidze), was presented at International Peace Conference in Tbilisi; ready to publish.
  •  “Short – and Long-Term Effects of State Foreign Policy on Domestic Affairs”, paper (co-author – Giorgi Gvalia); in process;
  •  “On Concept of Irredentism – Contemporary Aspects”, paper, in process;
  • Calculus of Irredentism, International Conference, University of Glasgow, Scotland, 2012.

 Books

Bruce Jentleson, American Foreign Policy, 2015 (in team of translators)

Current Courses

Course Catalog

Fall Term
BA Level:
Introduction to Comparative Politics
Peace and Conflict Studies

MA Level:
Statistics in Political Science
Ethnic Conflicts in Comparative Perspective
Institutions and Politics

Spring Term
BA Level:
Introduction to Comparative Politics
Comparative Politics- Theories, Paradigms, Methodology

MA Level:
Research Design and Methodology in Political Science
Political Violence
Theories of War and Peace

  • Participation in PRESTUGE (ERUSMUS+ and EU joint project);  2016-2018;
  • Participation in “Conflict Transformation and Peace”, Osh, Kirgizstan, 2016
  • Participation in “Scholars’ Excellence”, University of Arizona, USA, USA Department Project, 2010.