Ms. Tamta Kupradze is a career diplomat currently working as a consultant at the Georgian Parliamentary Committee on Foreign Relations. From 2012 to 2016 she served as a Counsellor at the Permanent Mission of Georgia to the UN focusing on human rights, humanitarian and social issues, establishment of new diplomatic relations and advocacy for the UNGA annual resolution addressing the rights of Georgian IDPs and refugees. Previously, she held the position of Head of the U.S. and Canada Division at the Georgian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. From 2006-2010, Ms. Kupradze was a Political Officer at the Embassy of Georgia in the U.S. focusing on bilateral defense and security issues. Prior to joining the Foreign Service, Ms. Kupradze served at the Georgian Ministry of Defense and CUBIC Corporation, the U.S. Defense Consultants’ team in Georgia. Ms. Kupradze holds her MA in International Relations from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University (2011) and her BA in International Relations from Tbilisi State University (2003).