Dr. Grigol Mgaloblishvili ASSISTANT TO THE COMMANDANT FOR ACADEMIC AFFAIRS
Ambassador Grigol Mgaloblishvili is a career diplomat who has served in the Georgian Foreign Service for 19 years. Before joining the National Defense College of the UAE as Associate Professor he was a Visiting Distinguished Faculty Member of the College of International Security Affairs at NDU. Throughout his career he served as the Prime-Minister of Georgia, Permanent Representative of Georgia to NATO, as the Georgian Ambassador to Turkey and as a non-resident Georgian Ambassador to Albania and Bosnia Herzegovina. He also held different positions in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia, Grigol Mgaloblishvili such as the Director of European Department and Deputy Director of the US Department.
Ambassador Grigol Mgaloblishvili holds his first degree from the Oriental Studies Department of the Tbilisi State University and Masters of Strategic Security Studies from National Defense University, Washington DC. He also did his post graduate studies at the Foreign Service Program of Oxford University. He attended different executive courses at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and the NATO Defense College. He speaks Georgian, English, Russian, Turkish and French.