Analytical Essay Competition for Students - Final

On March 30, 2023, the finals of the student essay competition organized by Gnomon Wise: "Autocratization vs Democratization - Global Processes and Local Effects" took place.


The winners of the competition are:

1st place - Nutsiko Dzandzava - the topic of the paper: "How do autocrats learn from each other? - the example of Hungary and Russia."

2nd place - Vasil Zhizhiashvili - the topic of the paper: "Subjugation of the media in authoritarianism - parallels with Georgia."

III place - Leila Chkhetiani - the topic of the paper: "Russia, authoritarian populism and democratic decline in the Euro-Atlantic space."


Gnomon Wise congratulates the students on this great win!


Gnomon Wise and the University of Georgia will reward the winners:

I place - 2 250 GEL

II place - 1 125 GEL

III place - 700 GEL


Jury members of the final stage were:

Konstantine Topuria - Affiliated Researcher of Gnomon Wise, Rector of the University of Georgia;

Ana Khurtsidze - President of Gnomon Wise, Director of the Law School of the University of Georgia;

Davit Zedelashvili - Gnomon Wise Researcher and Lecturer at the University of Georgia.