“I”s on the World: International Affair

Giorgi Kvirikashvili Illinois alumnus Giorgi Kvirikashvili (right) is prime minister of Georgia. (Image courtesy of the U.S. Embassy Tbilisi)
Oh, the places we go ... University of Illinois alumni are globetrotters who travel near and far, but never forget their Alma Mater!

Take Giorgi Kvirikashvili, MS ’98 BUS, prime minister of Georgia. On Feb. 29, at a dinner hosted by Georgia Ambassador Ian Kelly for the co-chairs of the Geneva International Discussions, Kelly surprised Kvirikashvili with a gift from his home state: a baseball cap and mug from the University of Illinois. Kvirikashvili attended business school at Illinois through the Edmund S. Muskie Graduate Fellowship program, which is funded by the U.S. Dept. of State.

For more photos of alumni around the world, check out our Flickr album. Send pictures of yourself clad in orange and blue to IllinoisAlumni@uillinois.edu. You also can post to www.Facebook.com/IllinoisAlumni and twitter.com/uiaa using hashtag #IlliniWorldwide.