Democracy Dialogues on the Terrorism and Security was held at GAU

On December 13, another meeting from the series of discussions Democracy Dialogues was held at Georgian-American University. Terrorism and Security was the main topic of the discussion.

Teona Akubardia, deputy of the secretary of the National Security Council of Georgia and Davit Dzidzishvili, representative of the National Defense Academy were the guest speakers of the event. During the meeting, Kakhaber Uriadmkopeli, moderator of the meeting and the lecturer of GAU, gave a speech about the importance of CIVICUS and talked about the new issue of this online edition. Security is the main topic of the 15th issue.

Teona Akubardia introduced students to the mission of the National Security Council of Georgia and discussed its functions in the frames of state security. "Our country is still facing significant threats and challenges, primarily due to the occupation of the country's territory and the possible escalation of the conflict that threatens not only the security of Georgia but of the whole region as well and hinders the stable development of the country" – said Teona Akubardia. She also spoke about Georgia's national interests, values, the main threats and challenges faced by our country today.

Expert Davit Dzidzishvili spoke about the terrorism as the main challenge and the problem of the 21st-century world. He reviewed the main characteristics of the news in the modern world, its features and how it is all reflected in the activities of the terrorist organization ISIS (Islamic State).

The meeting was also attended by university students and lecturers. The main part of the meeting was in the bilateral question-answer mode.

The event was made possible with the support of USAID in the framework of the project Strengthening Electoral Processes (SEP), implemented by the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES).