Nino Japaridze is Senior Advisor at Edison Research. She brings more than 25 years of experience in public opinion, audience and market research. Previously, as Vice President at Ipsos Public Affairs North America, Japaridze 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. She began her career in audience research and strategic communications at Open Media Research Institute. From 2000 to 2006, Japaridze served as InterMedia Survey Institute’s Regional Research Director leading audience and opinion research programs across Eurasia for the US Broadcasting Board of Governors, RFE/RL, Voice of America, BBC, and other international media and media development organizations.
Japaridze has advised leading international development organizations and sovereign governments on strategic issues of public broadcasting, public diplomacy, and democratic governance. Japaridze 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.