Vasil Kacharava


Vasil Kacharava who lived and worked at the Embassy of Georgia in the US, currently resides in Tbilisi, Georgia.

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2012 onwards   Full Professor, Faculty of Humanities, Tbilisi State University

2009 onwards   Director Institute of American Studies at Tbilisi State University

2002 onwards  President, Georgian Association for American Studies

2008-2012        Associate Professor, Faculty of Humanities, Tbilisi State University

2007 onwards  Associate Professor, Institute for European Studies, Tbilisi State University

2005-2011        Associate Professor, International Black Sea University

2005-2010        Associate Professor, Georgian University of Social Studies (Georgian University)

2003-2004        Participant of the Fulbright Program, University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA

2000-2006        Director, Center of American Studies, Tbilisi State University

1985-2006        Associate Professor, Department of History

 

PUBLIC SERVICE

1999-2001      Coordinator, Education System Realignment and Strengthening Program

1998-1999      Deputy Director, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia, Department of America and Europe

1994-1998      Minister, Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia, Embassy of Georgia in the United States of America

1994 Jan-Nov Head of the Staff, Parliament of Georgia

1992-1994      Head of the American Desk, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia

 

EDUCATION

1987-1988    Scholars Exchange Program, Administered by IREX, Stanford University, California

1976-1980    Post Graduate Study (PhD in History of the USA), Lomonosov Moscow State University

1971-1976    Department of History, Tbilisi State University

 

PUBLICATIONS

Books

  • Lessons of Democracy (2019), Tbilisi, Georgia: Publishing House. (pages)
  • America in 1950s (2011), Tbilisi, Georgia: Publishing House «Clio», 2011. (500 pages)
  • America in 1920s (2008), Tbilisi, Georgia: Publishing House «Sakartvelos Macne». (440 Pages)
  • Dry Law in America (1991), Tbilisi, Georgia: Publishing House «Matsne». (135 pages)

 

Scientific Articles

  • The Cuban Revolution and Eisenhower Administration, Studies in Modern and Contemporary History, 2 (8) Universal, Tbilisi, 2010
  • American Presidential Elections, Studies in Modern and Contemporary History, 1 (7) Universal, Tbilisi, 2010
  • Ideology of Political Parties and their Platforms in the Presidential Elections in 1952, Studies in Modern and Contemporary History, 1 (7) Universal, Tbilisi, 2010
  • Coup D’etat in Guatemala and the CIA, Studies in Modern and Contemporary History, II (6) Universal, Tbilisi, 2009
  • McCarthyism in America, Studies in Modern and Contemporary History, II (6) Universal, Tbilisi, 2009
  • American Labor Unions, Taft-Hartley Law and D. Eisenhower's Administration, Scientific Journal «Authority and Society», No3, Tbilisi, 2009
  • Dwight Eisenhower and Hungarian Revolution of 1956, Studies in Modern and Contemporary History, II (4) Universal, Tbilisi, 2008
  • Cold War, Dwight Eisenhower and Racism in America of 1950s, Studies in Modern and Contemporary History, II (4) Universal, Tbilisi, 2008
  • Administration of D. Eisenhower and Highways System, Scientific Journal «Authority and Society», No3, Tbilisi, 2007
  • Richard Nixon’s Checkers Speech, Papers of International Black Sea University, Tbilisi, 2008
  • Metamorphoses of American Conservatism – from H. Hoover to D. Eisenhower, Journal of American Studies IV, Publishing House «Clio», 2006
  • The Tax Policy of the Secretary of Treasury, Andrew Mellon and Prosperity of 1920s, Journal of American Studies III, Tbilisi University Press, 2005
  • Calvin Coolidge’s Portrait in Ronald Reagan’s Study, Collection Ronald Reagan and America in 1980s, Tbilisi University Press, 2005
  • American Diplomacy in Service of American Business in 1920s, Georgian Diplomacy, Annual #11, Tbilisi University Press, 2004
  • The Highlights of Calvin Coolidge’s Presidency, Journal of American Studies II, Tbilisi University Press, 2003
  • Ideological Diversity and Contradictions in American Politics in 1920s, American Studies in Ukraine – Exploring Diversity, Materials of American Studies Summer School Mykolaev, June 1-8, 2003
  • Nomination of Herbert Hoover as Secretary of Commerce, Anthology dedicated to the Memory of Prof U. Sidamonidze, Tbilisi University Press, Tbilisi, 2002
  • Calvin Coolidge's Way to the Presidency, Anthology dedicated to the Memory of Prof U. Sidamonidz, Tbilisi University Press, Tbilisi, 2002
  • H. Herbert Hoover's Activity as the Secretary of Commerce of W. Harding's Administration, Journal of American Studies, Tbilisi University Press, Tbilisi, 2002

 

CONFERENCES

1998-2019  Presenter, and Organizer of the conferences, all international conferences on American Studies organised by the Georgian Association for American Studies

2010           V International Conference on American Studies, Akaki Tsereteli State University

2008           IV International Conference on American Studies, Akaki Tsereteli State University

2011           International Research Conference on American Studies, International Black Sea University

2010           International Research Conference on American Studies, International Black Sea University

2009           International Research Conference on American Studies, International Black Sea University

2008           International Research Conference on American Studies, International Black Sea University

2005 Nov    Conference dedicated to the memory of Ronald Reagan, Tbilisi

2004 Sep    American literature and Georgian-American Literature Relations, Kutaissi State University

2004 May   Conferences of Fulbright Professors in Washington D.C.

2004 Apr    Conference on Civic education in Budapest, Hungary

2004 Mar   Conference on Civic education in Madison, USA

2004 Nov   Annual Meeting of the American Association for American Studies in Atlanta, USA

2003 Nov   Annual Meeting of the American Association for American Studies in Hartford, USA

2003 Feb    Annual conference of Polish Association for American Studies, Lodzi, Poland

2002 Sep    American Literature of the XX century and English-American Literature Relations, Kutaissi State University

 

SCIENTIFIC GRANTS

2002-2007 US Embassy in Georgia, 4 grants for publishing of the 4 issues of «Journal of American Studies»

2000-2007 US Embassy in Georgia, 4 grants for organisation of Annual Conferences on American Studies

2003-2004 Fulbright Grant, University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA

2004           Occasional Lecturer Program Award

2004           Mellon Grant, International Partnership Program

2003           IREX grant for Organisation of Annual Conference on American Studies

1987-1988 Scholars Exchange Program, Administered by IREX, Stanford University, USA

 

COMPUTER PROGRAM SKILLS

  • Microsoft Windows 1995-1998/2000
  • Microsoft Office (Word)
  • Internet, Email

 

LANGUAGES

  • Georgian
  • English
  • Russian