Muskie Fellow Honored by Kent State for Work in Tolerance
Shalva Tabatadze, a 2006 Muskie Program alumnus working to promote intercultural tolerance in Georgia, will become one of the newest inductees to Kent State University’s hall of fame. Kent State announced this week its selection of Tabatadze as the 2011 recipient of its Diversity Alumni Award. Tabatadze earned his Masters degree in education in the College of Education, Health, and Human Services, with an emphasis on cultural foundations in May 2007; he returned home to found the Center for Civil Integration and Inter-ethnic Relations. Tabatadze is also an instructor at Tbilisi State University in Georgia, where he teaches courses on intercultural education.
After earning his degree, Tabatadze said, “I was able to explore educational situations from different perspectives, conduct an in-depth analysis and design more efficient solutions to the existing problems in my country.”