Amb. Batu Kutelia

Member of the Board at the Atlantic Council of Georgia

Ambassador Kutelia is the board member of the Atlantic Council of Georgia, Senior Fellow at the Foreign Policy Research Institute, and the Next Generation Leader fellow at the McCain Institute for International Leadership. 

During his 17 year of pubic service he served in numerous key positions, including the Deputy Secretary of the National Security Council of Georgia, since January 2011 till November 2013, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Georgia to the United States of America, Canada and Mexico (20018-2011).  


In his previous capacities he has been First Deputy Minister of Defence (2007-2008), Deputy Minister of Defence and Foreign Affairs (2006-2007) and Deputy Minister of State Security (2004).  

2005-2006 he functioned as the Head of the Intelligence Service of Georgia. Before this he was the Head of the Foreign Intelligence Department of the Ministry of State Security of Georgia and Director of the Political Security Department of the National Security Council in 2004, also numerous pol.-mil. positions at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. 

Before turning into his diplomatic and political career Mr. Kutelia studied physics and holds a PhD in physics. However, he also holds a master in Public Affairs Administration.  


Friday March, 3

Panel V: Navigating the Intersection of Digital Transformation, Global Influence, and Russian Narratives

This discussion brings together specialists to address the nexus of digital transformation, global impact, and the harmful effect of Russian narratives in the information space. The emphasis will be on how the digital era has created new opportunities for Russia to further their objectives, particularly in the use of propaganda and disinformation. The panel will discuss the impact of these initiatives on the global information landscape, as well as the challenges and potential for resisting them. The discussion will also focus on the consequences of these developments for the future of international relations. With the digital era changing the nature of power and influence, this panel delivers an important discussion of the role of technology in shaping global politics.