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 is currently the Vice President of Business Development and Strategy at The Critical Mass, a Virginia-based Woman-Owned, Service-Disabled Veteran Small Business. Tinatin has also worked as a digital community engagement and field specialist at NYC Census 2020, NYC Mayor De Blasio’s new initiative, as well as being a Go Big Officer at the ELN on a campaign to extend New START. Her book, Stalin’s Millennials: Nostalgia, Trauma, and Nationalism, was published by Lexington Books/Rowman & Littlefield in 2022. In 2019, she became a Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs Student Ambassador on Cyber Ethics and Digital Leadership, and in 2021, she became a YGLN member. Tinatin co-wrote and recorded the U.N. anthem, “We the Peoples,” and co-authored Iceland’s silver prize-winning Eurovision song in 2009.