LEVAN KHARATISHVILI, GE
Deputy Minister, Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sport of Georgia
Mr. Levan Kharatushvili is a Deputy Minister of Education, Science, Culture and Sport of Georgia since 2018 (and 2014). In the capacity of the Deputy Minister, Mr. Kharatishvili supervises cultural heritage protection, international relations, cultural and sport policy and creative industries. Mr. Kharatishvili successfully coordinated the cultural strategy elaboration process that has resulted into elaboration of the Culture Strategy 2025 that has been adopted by the Georgian Government on 1st of July 2016. His efforts helped to speed up Georgia’s affiliation with EU ‘Creative Europe’ Program in February 2015.
Levan has graduated from the Tbilisi State University with the Master of Arts in International Law. He has 8 years experience working for various civil society organizations and 6 years work experience as a Headmaster of Buckswood International School – one of the leading private secondary schools in Georgia.
Levan has received an Award for the Promotion of International Education by European Council of International Schools in 2013. He is the founder of educational portal – www.knowledge.ge
NEWTON CUNHA, BR
Museums, Education and Cultural Action: Between Old and New Meanings
SESC Agent and Cultural Assessor
N. Cunha was cultural action agent and ex-adviser for Sesc (Social Service of Commerce), during 35 years (1972-2007). Sesc is, since 1946, one of the most important and widespread Brazilian cultural institution in Brazil.
Graduated in Journalism of USP – University of São Paulo – and in Philosophy for PUC – Pontifical Catholic University, São Paulo –, he has also took the Sociology Course in Adult Education and Leisures, under the direction of Mr. Joffre Dumazier (Sorbonne).
He is Author of: The Imagined Happiness (relations between the concepts of work and leisure), Ed. Brasiliense, 1987; SESC Dictionary, the Language of Culture, Ed. Perspectiva, 2003; Culture and Cultural Action, Edições SESC, 2010; Philosophy and Surrealism, the Insufficiency of Reality (essay pertaining to the collective work The Surrealism), Ed. Perspectiva, 2008; Philosophy, Science and Naturalism (essay for the collective work The Naturalism), Ed. Perspectiva, 2016.
Since 2008, he became translator and, among others authors and books, he has made the Portuguese versions of: Denis Diderot (his articles from the French Encyclopedia, Essay on the Life of Seneca, Paris Salons); René Descartes (opera omnia); Giordano Bruno (complete Italian works)
- Baruch Spinoza (opera omnia); Gottfried Leibnitz (Theodicy, Discourse on Metaphisics, Monadologie, New Essays on Human Understanding) etc.