Ana Khizanishvili is a senior fellow and director of policy and research for the Frontier Europe Initiative. Prior to joining MEI, Ana worked as a human rights expert at the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights for South Caucasus. 

She previously served as an advisor to the Administration of the Government of Georgia, developing cross-government human rights mechanisms and policies. She also has experience running a non-government organization focused on youth education. 

Ana has extensive experience advising governments in Eastern Europe on democratic reform, particularly around establishing policies on good governance, transparency and human rights. 

BA in law, Tbilisi State University

Regions of Expertise
Europe, Black Sea countries

Issues of Expertise
Governance, democracy, transparency, human rights

English, Georgian, Russian, French

Contact Information

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