BRAMS Friends


The foundation of any relationship is built on friendship. When coworkers become friends, it can enhance the outcome of any project they are working on. Good relationships between team members not only increase the value of the final product but also make the research process more enjoyable. While it is important to have amiable colleagues in the workplace, it is crucial to have friends outside of it, too.

At BRAMS Institute, we value the people in our academic community who challenge and help us grow, even inadvertently. They shape our values and contribute to our continued development. A study conducted by Harvard even suggests that having friends can promote brain health. The friends we make at BRAMS Institute may come from different parts of the world, and some of them may have already passed away, but their legacies continue to inspire us.

We hold our dear friends in high regard and are proud to introduce them to you.



Innes Merabishvili (title)

Innes Merabishvili

President, Byron Society of Georgia

Rusudan Tkemaladze

British Studies Expert

Isolde Khaindrava

Professor of Media Studies

Merab Dvali

Professor of Medicine

Maka Jokhadze

Professor of Philology

Author & Sportswriter

David Chelidze

Author & Sportswriter

Rusudan Kvanchakhadze

Professor of Medicine

Maka Ldokonen

Author, Artist

Zaira Mikatadze

Military Journalist



The veneration of people who have played significant roles in cultural, political, or any other aspects of life is a fundamental direction that institutions should strive towards. The concept of veneration of the dead is based on showing respect and appreciation for those who have left an important mark in history with their personal or professional actions.

The BRAMS Institute takes it as its obligation to remember the deceased who have had a fundamental role in British, American, and Georgian studies. It is fascinating how these three cultures have been brought astonishingly close to each other in any way. We also aim to introduce their names and life stories to the new generations.

The 12th-century Georgian poet Shota Rustaveli wisely said, "It will not hurt if we never forget our well-wishers" („არ-დავიწყება მოყვრისა აროდეს გვიზამს ზიანსა“). Therefore, we proudly recall the people closely connected to our mission, as they are the roots from which the BRAMS Institute grows further.



John Frederick Baddeley

John Frederick Baddeley

British scholar and journalist

Marjory Scott Wardrop

British scholar and translator

Sir John Oliver Wardrop

British diplomat and translator

Claude Stokes

Georgian Studies

Arthur Leist

Georgian Studies

Robert Pierpont Blake

Robert Blake

Georgian Studies

Ivane Machabeli

Translator, Author

Shalva Nutsubidze

Philosopher, Academician

Rezo Tabukashvili

Writer, Translator, Film director

Levan Gotua


Kazım Koyuncu

Pioneering Laz Musician, Activist

Aluda Ketelauri

Musician, Composer

Levan Sanikidze

Professor of History

Douglas Forbes Brewer

Professor of Physics

Kazumi Maki

Professor of Physics

Nodar Andguladze

Professor of Philology, Operatic Tenor

Ana Chikhradze

Operatic Soprano, Professor of Music

Zurab Sotkilava

Operatic Tenor, Professor of Music

Gia Chanturia

Geographer, Royal Watcher

Zurgan Gemazashvili

Professor of Journalism, Translator

Goderdzi Chokheli

Film director, Author

Mamia Ebralidze

Professor of Journalism

Tinatin Zaldastanishvili

Professor of Philosophy

Tamaz Tkemaladze

Journalist, TV host

Alexander Elerdashvili

Linguist, Translater, Poet

Amiran-Lazare Sinauridze

Journalist, Author

Nodar Natadze

Professor of Philology, Author

Gela Charkviani

Diplomat, Author

Temur Kobakhidze

Professor of American Studies

Vasil Kacharava

Professor of American Studies

Jilda Asatiani

Professor of Media Studies

Givi Bolotashvili

Professor of Political Studies

Juta Bedia