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Georgian ambassador to visit NOVA-Manassas April 12

On April 12, David Bakradze, Georgia’s ambassador to the United States, will present “Georgian Success Story” the Manassas Campus of Northern Virginia Community College. Business Professor Frank Ferrara invited Ambassador Bakradze to the campus as part of the international speakers series he created to expose students to experiences that promote an understanding of foreign relations.

Date and Time
Wednesday, April 12, 2017, at 11:20 a.m.
The 30-minute presentation will be followed by questions and answers.

Where
Colgan Theater (Colgan Hall 226)
Manassas Campus
Northern Virginia Community College
10950 Campus Drive, Manassas, VA 20109
Free parking in B-4

Contact
Business Professor Frank Ferrara at fferrara@nvcc.edu or Public Information Officer Carlene Mackereth at cmackereth@nvcc.edu.

Background
Ambassador Bakradze has had a long, distinguished career in diplomatic service and has served in a number of senior official posts in Georgian public service. He was appointed ambassador of Georgia to the United States in December 2016. Prior to his appointment as ambassador to the U.S., Bakradze served as the State Minister of Georgia for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration and was responsible for implementation of activities of the Government of Georgia on European and Euro-Atlantic integration. In particular, he was in charge of coordinating the work of the government on implementation of key instruments of integration, such as EU-Georgia Association Agreement, Eastern Partnership for EU, Annual National Program and NATO-Georgia Commission. He also coordinated Strategic Communication and European Assistance Programs for the Government of Georgia. Bakradze graduated from Tbilisi State University with a degree in International Economic Relations and International Law.

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Northern Virginia Community College is the largest institution of higher education in the Commonwealth of Virginia and one of America's largest community colleges. NOVA enrolls more than 75,000 students at its six campuses in Alexandria, Annandale, Loudoun, Manassas, Springfield and Woodbridge, and through the Extended Learning Institute. For more information about NOVA and its programs or services, call 703-323-3000 or visit the College's Web site, www.nvcc.edu.

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