Levan Izoria is the Minister of Defense of Georgia. Prior to taking this position in August 2016, he was a Deputy Head of the State Security Service of Georgia (2015-2016). Previously, he held a position of a Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs of Georgia (2012-2015). Mr. Izoria was also a State Committee Coordinator of Reforms of Law Enforcement Agencies (2002-2003). His previous positions included Senior Scientific Officer at the T.Tsereteli Law Institute of Science Academy; Assistant-Professor at Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, Law Faculty; Assistant to Director, Göttingen State Teaching and Political Science Institute, Germany. Mr. Izoria has been a full Professor at the Academy of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Georgia since 2014 and was a full Professor at Grigol Robakhidze University between 2011 and 2014. Mr. Izoria graduated with honors from Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University 1996 and obtained his Master’s Degree at Georg-August University Gottingen (1998-1999). He also received PhD degree in Law from the Georg-August University Gottingen.