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Tinatin Japaridze

Go Big Officer at the ELN and digital community engagement specialist at NYC Census 2020

Former U.N. Bureau Chief for Eastern European media outlets and U.N. Radio host and producer, Georgian-born Tinatin Japaridze is a graduate of the Harriman Institute at Columbia University (’19), where her Master’s thesis, “Russia, China, and the New Digital World Order” focused on Sino-Russian cooperation on cyber sovereignty and 5G policies. Her work has been published by various media outlets, including The Moscow Times, The Washington Post, Georgian Times, Argumenti & Fakti, Novoye Russkoye Slovo, and The Atlantic.

Tinatin currently serves as a digital community engagement and field specialist at NYC Census 2020, NYC Mayor De Blasio’s new initiative. She is also working as a Go Big Officer at the ELN on a campaign to extend New START. Her forthcoming book, The Tale of Three Stalins, will be published by Lexington Books/Rowman & Littlefield in 2021. In 2019, she became a Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs Student Ambassador on Cyber Ethics and Digital Leadership. Tinatin co-wrote and recorded the U.N. anthem, “We the Peoples,” and co-authored Iceland’s silver prize-winning Eurovision song in 2009.

Photo: Kiril Simakov/Alexander von Busch

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