Manana Gabashvili is Professor of Linguistics, Deputy Dean of the School of Social Sciences and Head of Social Sciences Bachelor Program at the Georgian Institute of Public Affairs in Tbilisi. She obtained her PhD in Linguistics from Moscow State Linguistic University (1980) and was certified in Neuropsychology at Lomonosov Moscow State University (1977-1979). She is a Fulbright alumn, studying conflict-induced displacement studies (psychological perspective) at the Center for International Development and Conflict Management (CIDCM), University of Maryland at College Park, (1997-1998). She has a wide range of academic interests from psycholinguistics and neuropsychology to conflict/ displacement studies and psychotraumatology, integrated on the basis of interdisciplinary approach.