BRAMS Friends


The basic components of any relationship are founded in friendship. When co-workers befriend this improves the results of all projects they are involved in. The development of good relationships in the workplace not only increases the value of the final product but also makes the research process more fun for the team. While amiable colleagues are vital, any institution needs friends from outside its environment.

BRAMS Institute has very important people in its academic life who challenge us, sometimes even unintentionally and help us grow through each year of our existence. They influence our value system. A recent Harvard study concluded that friends even help promote brain health. The people BRAMS Institute brings into its life as friends may live in different parts of the world; some of them have already passed away but left the legacy big enough to still influence our development.

We appreciate our dear friends and thus, proudly introduce them to you!



Innes Merabishvili (title)

Innes Merabishvili

President, Byron Society of Georgia

Rusudan Tkemaladze

British Studies Expert

Maka Jokhadze

Professor of Philology

Merab Dvali

Professor of Medicine

Isolde Khaindrava

Professor of Media Studies

Zaira Mikatadze

Military Journalist

Author & Sportswriter

David Chelidze

Author & Sportswriter

Rusudan Kvanchakhadze

Professor of Medicine



The veneration of people who once played a significant role in any country's cultural, political or any other side of life, seems to be one of the basic directions any institution is supposed to move towards. The concept of veneration of the dead is based on respect and appreciation of those who have left an important trail in history with their professional or personal actions.

BRAMS Institute considers its obligation to remember the deceased who have had a fundamental role in British, American and/or Kartvelian (Georgian) studies, bringing these three different cultures astonishingly close to each other in any way. Also, we intend to introduce their names and life stories to the new generations.

The 12th-century Georgian poet Shota Rustaveli wisely mentions that '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. These are roots where 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

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