Meet Our Founder


Meet BRAMS Director. Credit to Maia Nadareishvili via Irakli Nadareishvili original photo

Maia Nadare founded the very first online Institute for academic research in Georgia on 14 July 2018. With over 20 years of progressive work experience in different fields, she has naturally been inclined towards interdisciplinary research.

Maia Nadare has published monographs and academic articles focusing on American and European studies. She is currently working on her next monograph on British studies, partly in the United Kingdom. She credits her skills to the education she received at Tbilisi State University, where she studied international journalism and law, and took courses in English studies and international relations. In 2002, she was awarded a PhD in international journalism. in 2018, she became an academician of criminology at the Georgian Academy of Criminology.

Maia Nadare has been actively involved in American studies projects at Tbilisi State University since 2000, along with media studies. She participates in the annual international conference organized by the Institute for American Studies (IAS) and the Georgian Association for American Studies (GAAS).

As the director of BRAMS Institute, Maia has surrounded herself with a talented circle of friends and colleagues from diverse professions and backgrounds.

Professor Vasil Kacharava, the President of the Georgian Association for American Studies, commented on the launch of the new institute, saying, "Almost every American university has a centre for American studies. America is Georgia's main political ally, and thus, our country needs to prioritize American studies. Interest in the United States has a long history in Georgia. The Institute for American Studies at Tbilisi State University has gone through different levels of development. First, a lab was founded, which turned into a centre; eventually, it grew into a department at the university, and finally, it became an institute." Professor Kacharava added, "Naturally, the Georgian Association for American Studies welcomes the new Institute of British and American Studies in our community. We believe in the

Professor Maia Nadare expressed her honour to follow in the footsteps of renowned Georgian scholars who founded American Studies in Georgia. She acknowledged the hard work of Professor Gela Charkviani, the Founding Father of American Studies in Georgia, who made the first attempts almost half a century ago. She also recognized the precious 20 years of work by Professor Vasil Kacharava in launching the Center for American Studies at Tbilisi State University. Professor Nadare expressed her privilege to establish a new Institute, which has been on her bucket list for years but was merely a dream until recently. She acknowledged the British and American Studies tradition in Georgia and emphasized the vital head start that the successful forerunners have provided for BRAMS Institute. She further emphasized that such an advantage allows her to choose a wider approach to research, embracing not only American studies but also British studies, including Commonwealth countries and former colonies of the United Kingdom and the United States. Professor Nadare looks forward to collaborating with local and international colleagues and involving pupils and students in the BRAMS projects.