Irakli Bezhuashvili is a Senior at Columbia University, double majoring in Political Science and Economics. He is originally from Tbilisi, Georgia, holds dual citizenship of Georgia and Greece, and has lived in Ukraine and Türkiye. His research interests include regional security in the Caucasus and Eastern Europe, Russian expansion and disinformation, NATO enlargement, transatlantic relations, and foreign affairs. He is currently pursuing a Departmental Honors Thesis track, researching the Russian propaganda machine and its influence in Georgia. This summer, he worked as a research intern at The Jamestown Foundation, and past summer, he worked as a trainee at the European Parliament with a Polish MEP. He is also the Deputy Executive Director of European Horizons, a transatlantic student-led policy incubator building a stronger transatlantic bond and a more united Europe. On campus, he has served as the President of the Columbia European Society for two years and has been actively involved in Columbia Model United Nations New York (CMUNNY) and CIRCA Academics on Foreign Affairs (CAFA) as Director-General and European Representative, respectively.