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.
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.
From 2009 to 2018 Andrew was the Managing Partner of KPMG in Georgia, a small but rapidly-growing professional services firm providing audit, tax and advisory services to local and international clients in many sectors.
Andrew has over 30 years of experience working in a number of different countries around the world including Armenia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Saudi Arabia, Dubai, Jordan, Lebanon, Egypt, Uganda, Botswana, South Africa and the UK. He specializes in audit and governance issues with experience in the following sectors: communications, financial services, industrial markets, consumer markets, infrastructure, energy, government and healthcare.
Mr. Coxshall holds a Masters of Business Administration from Heriot Watt University and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.
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.
Prior to joining Eurasia Foundation, Mr. Beebe-Center worked for several years on US-Soviet projects ranging from intergovernmental technical exchanges to commercial joint ventures. Mr. Beebe-Center holds a bachelor’s degree in Soviet Studies from Brown University and a master’s degree 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.