Givi Gigitashvili is a research associate for the Caucasus at the Atlantic Council’s Digital Forensic Research Lab (DFRLab) based in Poland.
Givi has gathered versatile professional and research experience through engaging with various think tanks in Estonia, Latvia, Ukraine, Germany, and Poland. Most recently he held the International Development Consultant’s position, providing research and consultancy services to a wide range of public and private clients in Eastern European countries. Givi’s professional interests include, but are not limited to the politics of ex-Soviet countries, the EU-Russia relations, and the Eastern Partnership programme.
Givi was born in Kvareli, Georgia and graduated from Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University with a bachelor’s in Social Sciences. Givi continued his studies at the University of Tartu in Estonia, where he obtained master’s degree in the EU-Russia studies in 2016. After receiving his education, Givi did two internships in Berlin and Warsaw. In September 2017, Givi joined an International Research and Consulting Company Ecorys Poland as an International Development Consultant and stayed in the company until June 2019. In August 2019, Givi joined the Atlantic Council as a Research Assistant based in Tbilisi, Georgia.
Roman Osadchuk is a research associate for Eurasia at the Atlantic Council’s Digital Forensic Research Lab (DFRLab).
Roman researches disinformation narratives and technology uses for their spread in the region. He is interested in the role of information policy and media cycle in the disinformation spread. Before joining DFRLab, he held several positions in Ukraine Crisis Media Center (UCMC), where he was involved in communications of decentralization reform and administrative support to the internal operations. As decentralization communication project manager, Roman Osadchuk managed a team of 5 colleagues under larger USAID-funded project.
Roman received a Master’s in Public Administration degree from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs of Syracuse University, where he focused on information policy. Roman researched the role of information policy and media cycle in the disinformation spread. He holds master’s and a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Kryvyi Rih National University, bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Dnipro National University, and a master degree in Political Science from Kyiv-Mohyla Academy.