Mariam Gamdlishvili is an international relations and strategic/global communications specialist. She currently serves as a Senior Specialist at the Foreign Affairs Division, Policy Planning & Government Coordination Department of the Administration of the Government of Georgia. Mariam is an affiliate and former Edmund S. Muskie Fellow at the George Washington University’s Institute for Public Diplomacy and Global Communications (United States). Her experience includes working on Georgia’s European and Euro-Atlantic integration process, strategic and global communications, dis/misinformation topics at the Digital Forensic Research Lab (DFRLab) of the Atlantic Council (United States), Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia, Georgian Center for Strategy and Development (GCSD), Office of the State Minister of Georgia on European and Euro-Atlantic Integration. She currently pursues Postgraduate Diploma studies in Strategic Communications at the War Studies Department of the King’s College London (UK FCDO Scholarship). Mariam received Master of Arts degree in Communications from University of Southern Indiana in the frames of the Fulbright Program, funded by the U.S. Department of State. She also holds an MA degree in EU Studies (CIFE Erasmus+), and BSc degree in International Relations. Mariam’s research interests include communication studies, disinformation, soft/sharp power, global/political and international communications, and public diplomacy, focusing on Eastern Europe, South Caucasus, and Russia. She is a member Public Diplomacy Council of America and Founding Member of the International Alumni Advisory Council at the University of Southern Indiana.