March Newsletter

 Welcome to the Georgian Center's newsletter!

We hope to make these monthly newsletters a fun and informational space for all those interested in Georgia and the region. You can think of us as your one-stop shop for Georgia-related news in the US and beyond.  Please forward this newsletter to anyone interested in Georgia!
 
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Georgia in the News
  • The big news last month was the European Court of Human Rights ruling that Russia must pay 1,500 Georgian citizens a total of 10 million euros as reparation for mistreating and expelling them from the country in 2006.
  • The Economist reports on a new mega-port being built in Anaklia, which has the potential to change European perspectives of Georgia by, in effect, shrinking the Black Sea and giving western Europeans other reasons to care about the country.
  • Believe it or not, 2018 was a big year for high level US-Georgian cooperation in the security field. An article by the US Embassy to Georgia chronicles the major achievements and developments from the year.
  • CNN published an interview with renowned English rugby coach, Graham Rowntree, who decided to move to Georgia to coach the national rugby team for the 2019 World Cup.
  • Refinery 29 hails the Georgian fashion scene, which is steadily  growing an international following.  "The scene in Georgia is very forward-thinking across every creative industry, from music and art to fashion" writes one buyer. "All these different elements inspire each other and the result is a warm creative energy that I have not found anywhere else for a long time."
  • Maria Gelashvili, owner of the Flowers By Blooming Affairs flower shop in New York City, was featured in an interview on the the Flaitron District's community website.  Gelashvili calls her business a "new-fashioned flower shop."

Georgian Wisdom

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I don’t denounce or defy anything
And whom can I seduce with a word,
Where is the axis, give me the axis
To turn the Earth upside down. 
To not change anything,
I have already drunk what there was to drink,
To not fall in love with anyone,
To just look at the empty sky. 
I don’t disclose anything, nor judge,
I don’t want to defame anything,
I sit alone in my cozy house
And the cozy evening is settling outside.
I don’t empty or refill anything, 
And I’m not the first or the last,
Who was inventing foolish tales,
Who believed in magical birds. 
I don’t denounce or defy anything,
And do not wish to tempt myself, 
Where’s the axis gone, give me the axis,
To turn the Earth upside down.

"The Earth Upside Down" by Gaga Makhutsrishvili
Translated into English by David Gabunia and Maia Nakhutsrishvili

In DC and Beyond


THROUGH MARCH 10:  Visit Artechouse's new interactive exhibit, “Everything in Existence.”  This is the first Northern American exhibition by Italian studio fuse. The exhibit strives to appeal to our feeling of self in a larger world through four multimedia installations that process data in real time. These “living” pieces of art are constantly changing and adapting, giving visitors the feeling that they are connected to something more. Tickets here.

THROUGH MARCH 10: Bulgakov's famous Master and Margarita is playing at Constellation Theater.  Tickets here.

MARCH 19: As part of ' Georgia at Francophonie Festival', the Embassy of Georgia  will present the movie Chantrapas. To register,  please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. More information is here.

MARCH 22: Poets of the world, unite! Come enjoy a glass of wine and hear select poems. Register here.

MARCH 29:   La Grande Fete  - a closing celebration of the 2019 Francophonie Cultural Festival. Get you tickets here

April 5: Georgian Cultural Night - Georgian Center in partnership with the Embassy of Georgia invites you to join an annual celebration of Georgian culture in Washington, DC. Guests will enjoy Georgian songs, dance, art work, wine and food. Registration information will be announced on our Facebook page

Testimonials

  • Qeti Chigladze
    Feb 11, 2016

    Thank you

    for caring about Georgian culture and support you provide to youth education.
  • Niko
    Feb 15, 2016

    Great initiative

    thankful for your dedication to Georgian cause!
  • Lali Bandzeladze

    Art-Therapy

    Appreciate for the support Georgian Center provides to Art-Therapy Rehabilitation Center
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Vlad leads the organizational strategy, operational oversight and community engagement programs. He brings a broad experience in the strategic leadership, organizational growth and program/project management from over 20 years of his professional career. He was a founder and CEO of ASD Technologies ...

Vlad leads the organizational strategy, operational oversight and community engagement programs. He brings a broad experience in the strategic leadership, organizational growth and program/project management from over 20 years of his professional career. He was a founder and CEO of ASD Technologies and GlobalFive Inc. He held a key roles with US Government agencies, Ministry of Finance of Georgia, Parliament of Georgia, and fortune 100 enterprises such as Accenture, American Express, AOL, ...

Nino is one of the co-founders of the Georgian Center. Her primary responsibility is to recruit, manage and facilitate volunteer program initiatives to ensure a greater outreach and support in program implementation. On a wider role, she supports the Center in overall organizational strategy ...

Nino is one of the co-founders of the Georgian Center. Her primary responsibility is to recruit, manage and facilitate volunteer program initiatives to ensure a greater outreach and support in program implementation. On a wider role, she supports the Center in overall organizational strategy development as well as operational oversight. Nino brings 17 years of professional experience in international development working at and for different US Government departments and agencies managing ...

Maya joined the Georgian Center soon after it was formed. Early in her career, she worked for 10 years in Georgia as a program manager for various humanitarian and development organizations. She has lived in the United States since 1999 and obtained a master’s degree in Development Economics ...

Maya joined the Georgian Center soon after it was formed. Early in her career, she worked for 10 years in Georgia as a program manager for various humanitarian and development organizations. She has lived in the United States since 1999 and obtained a master’s degree in Development Economics from American University. She started her own B2C e-commerce company in 2013. She is a long-time supporter of Georgian theater and art. She also enjoys French culture and language and previously has ...

Veronika is in charge of fundraising programs. As Georgian and US attorney, she brings over 20 years of experience in International Law and International Development. Prior joining the Georgian Center, Veronika was a founder of the online forum “GeorgianDC” that was organizing the ...

Veronika is in charge of fundraising programs. As Georgian and US attorney, she brings over 20 years of experience in International Law and International Development. Prior joining the Georgian Center, Veronika was a founder of the online forum “GeorgianDC” that was organizing the annual diaspora events in support of various charitable initiatives.

Veronika moved to the United States in 2005, where she continued to advance in her professional career and accrue the licenses to ...

Giorgi joined the board of directors to promote, support and expand the mission of The Georgian Center. He has more than 10 years’ experience in international development, both overseas and in USA, working with donors and government sector, to streamline and engage the further development and ...

Giorgi joined the board of directors to promote, support and expand the mission of The Georgian Center. He has more than 10 years’ experience in international development, both overseas and in USA, working with donors and government sector, to streamline and engage the further development and support of Republic of Georgia. His additional expertise and passion is mentoring and tutoring youngsters, he has been teaching at Georgian Technical University for more than a decade. Successfully ...

Tea joined Georgian Center to elevate Art programs to next level. She brings extensive international experience in Artworks and Art exhibitions. She received her first degree in 1994 from Tbilisi I. Nikoladze Arts College, majoring in Sculpture and art education. In 2002, she moved to the USA and ...

Tea joined Georgian Center to elevate Art programs to next level. She brings extensive international experience in Artworks and Art exhibitions. She received her first degree in 1994 from Tbilisi I. Nikoladze Arts College, majoring in Sculpture and art education. In 2002, she moved to the USA and continued her career in Northern Virginia. Since 1999, she has participated in numerous national and international exhibitions. Some of the exhibitions include:
2016 - Threads: A Sampling of Fiber Arts ...

Mamuka joined Georgian Center after volunteering on numerous events as the coordinator, participant, entertainer, singer, dancer, etc. He was interested in Georgian culture, art and music since he was a little. He has been a member of Georgian Ensemble “Iberia” for seven years annually ...

Mamuka joined Georgian Center after volunteering on numerous events as the coordinator, participant, entertainer, singer, dancer, etc. He was interested in Georgian culture, art and music since he was a little. He has been a member of Georgian Ensemble “Iberia” for seven years annually performing at multiple concerts where he sang and danced Georgian traditional songs and dances. Traveled to Europe and participated in multi-cultural festivals to promote Georgian national ballet.
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Giorgi is in charge of event coordination and management in Georgia. He is an accomplished journalist and film director with over 20 years of experience in this field. He directs documentary, investigative and biographical films some of which have been awarded prestigious price in Georgia and ...

Giorgi is in charge of event coordination and management in Georgia. He is an accomplished journalist and film director with over 20 years of experience in this field. He directs documentary, investigative and biographical films some of which have been awarded prestigious price in Georgia and abroad.

Natalia leads our outrich program. She was instrumental in designing monthly GC Newsletter a fun and informational space for all those interested in Georgia and the region. It is a one-stop shop for Georgia-related news in the US and beyond.

 

In her professional career, she designs and ...

Natalia leads our outrich program. She was instrumental in designing monthly GC Newsletter a fun and informational space for all those interested in Georgia and the region. It is a one-stop shop for Georgia-related news in the US and beyond.

 

In her professional career, she designs and executes private sector development initiatives with a focus on technology startups and research commercialization. She has over 14 years of experience of shaping and developing business development ...

George was a Founding Board Member of Georgian Center. He resigned in 2017 to focus on his professional career as a stand up comedian and professional soccer coach. He enriched our organization with new ideas and new perspectives connecting new partners and supporters with Georgian Center. He came ...

George was a Founding Board Member of Georgian Center. He resigned in 2017 to focus on his professional career as a stand up comedian and professional soccer coach. He enriched our organization with new ideas and new perspectives connecting new partners and supporters with Georgian Center. He came to the United States in 2003 to study Public Administration at the Hamline University after which he found his passion in teaching sports and successfully started coaching in soccer professionally. ...

Ia was a Founding Board Member of Georgian Center. She resigned in 2016 to focus on her professional career as an accomplished journalist, editor, and news anchor for “Washington Today,” a Voice of America-produced program. For over six years, she has been interpreting American foreign ...

Ia was a Founding Board Member of Georgian Center. She resigned in 2016 to focus on her professional career as an accomplished journalist, editor, and news anchor for “Washington Today,” a Voice of America-produced program. For over six years, she has been interpreting American foreign policy and domestic news for audiences in her native Georgia.

Prior to working with Voice of America, she held a variety of positions in the private and NGO sector, including the Eurasia Foundation, ...

Nino was a Founding Board Member of Georgian Center. She resigned in 2016 to focus on her professional career in early childhood education field. Nino established the first Georgian language school for Georgian-American children in greater DC area in 2010, where she taught Georgian language, ...

Nino was a Founding Board Member of Georgian Center. She resigned in 2016 to focus on her professional career in early childhood education field. Nino established the first Georgian language school for Georgian-American children in greater DC area in 2010, where she taught Georgian language, literacy, history, and culture.
Her expertise in education comes from Georgia where she worked as director of a Child Development Center supervising more than 500 children and 100 teaching and support ...

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