Mariam Lortkipanidze is a lawyer. Currently, she is a candidate for Master of Public Policy at Hertie School of Governance in Berlin. Previously she has obtained a master’s degree in Comparative Constitutional Law from Central European University, in Budapest. She has worked with different organizations including the Constitutional Court of Georgia, the EU-funded Judiciary Support Project in Georgia, NGOs, and projects funded by international organizations. Her latest academic interests include populism, illiberalism and post-truth politics.