Dr. Nino Japaridze comes to Edison Research to fill the new role of Vice President for Public Affairs Research. Japaridze will be based in Washington, DC, and lead Edison’s public affairs and international research practice, delivering strategic insights to public and private sector clients, and international media and development organizations. She brings over 20 years of experience in the fields of public affairs and international research. Prior to her new appointment, Japaridze was Vice President of Public Affairs at Ipsos North America where she led global media research and political risk practice areas, and was responsible for partnering with technology-based companies to extend research capabilities across digital platforms.
Born in Tbilisi, Georgia, Nino received her Doctorate in Politics from Oxford University, MA in Political Science from George Washington University, and a BA in Political Science from Wheaton College. She lives with her husband and three children in Bethesda, Maryland.