Natalie Sabanadze is Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Kingdom of Belgium and the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg and the Head of Mission of Georgia to the European Union. Prior to taking this position in May 2013, Sabanadze served as the Senior Adviser to the OSCE High Commissioner on National Minorities in The Hague. She held a number of posts with the OSCE High Commissioner on National Minorities, including head of Central and South East Europe Section and more recently, Head of Eastern Europe, Caucasus ad Central Asia section. Previously, Sabanadze served as Political Officer at the US Embassy in Tbilisi (2005). Ms. Sabanadze received her Master’s degree in International Relations with distinction at London School of Economics (1999) as well as pursued her studies at Swarthmore and Mount Holyoke Colleges in the United States. Sabanadze completed her Phd in Politics and International Relations at Oxford University, where she was a Dulverton Scholar. Ms. Sabanadze has written and lectured extensively on questions of post-communist transition, political theory, nationalism, ethnic conflict and national minorities.