ILIA STATE UNIVERSITY

Rector

Rector

The rector of Ilia State University is Dr. Giga Zedania

Date and Place of Birth: Tbilisi, April 1, 1977

Education and Professional Qualifications:

2000 - 2004: Ruhr University Bochum, Germany, PHD in Philosophy;
1999 - 2000: University of Central Europe, Hungary, MA in Middle Ages Studies;
1998 - 2000: Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, MA from the faculty of Philosophy and Sociology.
1994 - 1998: Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, BA from the faculty of Philosophy and Sociology.
1996 - 1997: Bard College, USA.
Professional Experience:
2014 - present: Rector of Ilia State University;
2002 - present: Ilia State University Lecturer, Associate Professor, Full Professor;
2010 - 2014: Director of the Institute for Modernity Studies at Ilia State University;
2009 - 2010: Dean of the Faculty of the Humanities at Ilia State University;
2008 - 2009: Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Ilia State University;
2006 - 2008: Head of Quality Control, at Ilia State University;
2005 - 2009: Coordinator for public education and cultural studies projects at the fund ‘Open Society-Georgia’;
2006 - 2008: Host of the television program “Night Talks,” Georgian Public Television.

Published Works:

Books and Monographs:
Von Einheit zu Pluralität. Nikolaus von Kues als Interpret der Schriften des Dionysius Pseudo-Areopagita. Leipzig 2008. 
In Collections:
Modernization in Georgia: Paradoxes and Perspectives. Bern / Berlin, 2014.
Numerous publications in Georgian

Articles:

Political Elites and Political Culture in Post-Soviet Georgia”, in:.). Political Culture and Culture of Political Elites in Eastern Europe, ed. by N. Gallina et al. Bern / Berlin 2014.
“Modernization as a Project and a Process,” in: Modernization in Georgia: Paradoxes and Perspectives. Bern / Berlin, 2014.
“Differentiation and Dedifferentiation in Contemporary Georgia”, in: Soziale Systeme, 2014.
“Informality and the Question of Modernization: the Case of Georgia,“ in: Informality in Eastern Europe: Structures, Political Cultures and Social Practices. Ed. By C. Giordano, N. Haoyz. Bern / Berlin 2013, 469-484.
„Batumi: Meer und die Moderne“, in: Religion und Gesellschaft in Ost und West 7-8, 2013.
„Societal Values in Georgia: Twenty Years Later“, in: Twenty Years After the Breakdown of Communism, ed. By N. Hayoz, L. Jesie and D. Koleva, Bern / Berlin 2011, 253-272.
„The Rise of Religious Nationalism“, in: Identity Studies 3, 2011, 120-128.
„Nationalismus und Religion in Georgien“, in: Religion und Gesellschaft in Ost und West 6, 2011, 12-21.
“Stimme des Freundes. Freiheitsbegriff in Martin Heideggers Sein und Zeit“, in: Freiheit in Philosophie und Sozialwissenschaften, Leipzig 2011, 149-159.
“Jacques Derrida”, in: Philosophenlexikon, Reclam, 2009.
"Ein Dilemma der Cusanus-Forschung", in: Georgica 7 (2006), 155-24.
Numerous Publications in Georgian

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