Board of Trustees
The Board of Trustees is a standing body of CRRC, which governs and supervises the operations of CRRC in respect of the management of its assets, programmatic direction and compliance with the legislation of Georgia and the Charter of CRRC. Currently, the Board consists of 8 persons, each of whom is elected for a three-year term. The new Board members are elected by vote of a majority of the Board of Trustees members. According to the “Bylaws of CRRC-Georgia”, the candidates may not be government employees, or an officer in a government institution. Board meetings are held at least twice per year.
He specializes in finance and audit issues in the infrastructure, government and healthcare sectors, with additional experience in communications, financial services, industrial markets, consumer markets, World Bank projects and mining. Mr. Coxshall holds a Masters of Business Administration from Heriot Watt University and is a Chartered Accountant.
Since 2011 he has also been Associate Professor of Soviet and Post-Soviet Studies at Ilia State University, and he has lectured for a number of years on Soviet history at Tbilisi State University. He is an elected member of the Board of the Central Eurasian Studies Society (CESS) and Chairman of the Conference Committee for the CESS 2017 Annual Conference in Seattle and the 2018 Annual Conference in Pittsburgh; a member of the Board of Directors of the Institute for the Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI); and of the Board of Advisors of the Archival Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Georgia. He has published numerous articles on the political history of Russia, the USSR and the Caucasus, on clientalism, nationality policy, language policy, and ethnic mobilization in Europe-Asia Studies, Communist and Post-Communist Studies, Kritika, War & Society, Caucasus Survey, Nationalities Papers, Central Asian Survey, Ab Imperio, and the Journal of Language and Social Psychology. His co-edited book (together with Jeremy Smith) Georgia after Stalin: Nationalism and Soviet Power was published by Routledge in 2015.
Until 1997, he was a lecturer of psychology at Tbilisi State University and has edited 10 scholarly publications. In addition to his academic career, Badri Japaridze dabbled in politics, having been elected (in 1990) to the Supreme Council of Georgia as the majoritarian deputy from Oni district, and having had the honor of signing the Georgian Declaration of Independence. In 2004, Badri Japaridze was elected as a member of the Board of Directors of the American Chamber of Commerce in Georgia.
Prior to joining the Foundation Mr. Beebe-Center worked for several years in U.S.-Soviet projects ranging from intergovernmental technical exchanges to commercial joint ventures. Mr. Beebe-Center holds a BA in Soviet Studies from Brown University and an MA in Russian Studies from Harvard University.
Dr. Daniel Tarschys
Dr. Tarschys has PhDs from Stockholm University and Princeton and an honorary doctorate from Cluj (Romania). His research interests include comparative politics, human rights, public policy, government growth, accountability and budgetary policy. His most recent publication is Reinventing Cohesion: The Future of EU Structural Policy. From 1983-1985, he was Professor of Soviet and East European Studies at Uppsala University. Currently, Dr. Tarschys is Chairman of the Political Science Department at the University of Stockholm.
Mrs. Richardson serves on the Presidential Advisory Commission on Holocaust Assets in the United States and on the DC Bar Committee on Multidisciplinary Practice. She is also a member of the Financial Women’s Association, the Washington Women’s Forum and the Council of the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars. She serves on the George Washington University Law School Advisory Board and the boards of the National Museum of Women in the Arts, the U.S.-Russia Business Council and Eurasia Foundation.
She has also served as a member of the Board of the National Cathedral School, the Development Board of the Hospital for Sick Children and the Women’s Campaign Fund. She has been profiled in a number of major national newspapers including The New York Times, The Washington Post and USA Today. Mrs. Richardson was named “Woman of the Year” in 1993 by the Financial Women’s Association, and she is the recipient of several distinguished awards for her service. She holds a BA in political science from Vassar College and a J.D. with honors from The George Washington University Law School, where she was also editor of the Law Review.
She has also served as Deputy Director of Volunteer Programs to the Governor of California on issues related to the influx of Southeast Asians after the Vietnam war; Director of the International Catholic Migration Commission training program in Sudan for Ethiopian and Eritrean refugees involved in a U.S. resettlement program; and nine years in a law office dealing with immigration. She began her career with the United Farm Workers Union in California and Arizona, advocating for the rights to unionize and strike, on political campaigns and with voter registration.