MGD Seminar 2 Tbilisi – Wed 1st, Thur 2nd and Fri 3rd November 2017

September 8, 2015

Below is the programme for the second seminar on the Media, Globalisation and Development course. This seminar takes place in Tbilisi, Georgia and is a collaboration with Flinders University in Adelaide, Tbilisi State University (TSU) and Caucaus Studies at Malmö University.

The teaching for this seminar will take place at Tbilisi State University, Building no. 1,
Address: 1, Chavchavadze Ave., 0179 Tbilisi, Georgia https://goo.gl/maps/CvAJvCbsMEq

TEACHING is in room 212 (2nd floor)

ComDev Staff will be staying at the Orion Hotel, this very close to the Tbilisi State University building where the seminar will take place. Orion Tbilisi, Napareuli 5, Tbilisi

Local contact at Tbilisi State University is Prof. Alexandre Kukhianidze

ALL TIMES ARE LOCAL TBILISI.

Wednesday November 1st – Boundaries and Identities in Contemporary Georgia – DAY 1

10:00 – 10:15 (local Tbilisi time)
16:30 – 16:45 (Adelaide)
07:00 – 07:15 (Malmö)

Welcomes from Dr. George Sharvashidze (Rector TSU). Rebecka Lettevall (Dean of Culture and Society, Malmö) and Susanne Schech, Flinders University)

10:15 – 11:00
Prof. Alexandre Kukhianidze (TSU).
The Georgian Political context with particular focus on Russian/Georgian relations and the disputed territories of Abkhazia and South Ossetia.

11:00 – 11:20
Caucasus Studies (Malmö University) – discussion

11:20 – 11:30 BREAK

11:30 – 12:15
Guranda Bursulaia (Civil Forum)
Expressions of Collective Memory in Georgian and Abkhazian School Text Books and its significance in peace building processes.

12:15 – 12:35
Discussants – Anders Høg Hansen (Malmö) and Dr Johanna Conterio, (Flinders University)

12:35 – 13:45 LUNCH
19:35 (Adelaide, Flinders leave after morning session)
09:35 – 10:45 (Malmö)

13:45 – 14:30
Nino Kukhiandize (TSU)
The Education System as a Challenge for Conflict Resolution

14:30 – 15:00 BREAK

15:00 – 15:30
Representatives from TSU, Dean Tamar Dolbaia, Malmö University Dean Rebecka Lettevall, Caucasus Studies Karina Vamling and ComDev Tobias Denskus

Presentation of Tbilisi State University, Malmö University’s Caucasus Studies, Communication for Development programmes, convergence pedagogy and the Glocal Classroom.

15:30 – 16:00 BREAK

16:00 – 17:00
Group Work in preparation for the simulation. Students in Tbilisi will meet with their groups and connect with online participants in convenient time zones. Students in Tbilisi will share material with Flinders students

DAY 1 ENDS
17:00 (Tbilisi)
14:00 (Malmö)
23:30 (Adelaide)

 

Thursday November 2nd – Boundaries and Identities in Contemporary Georgia – DAY 2

10:00 – 10:15 (local Tbilisi time)
16:30 – 16:45 (Adelaide)
07:00 – 07:15 (Malmö)

Introduction and re-cap Karina Vamling, Anders Høg Hansen  and Susanne Schech.

10:15 – 11:15

Georgia’s Development Challenges: Short Presentations from

Dr George Mchelishvili (International Black Sea University & Ministry of Foreign Affairs)
Representative of European Union Monitoring Mission (EUMM),
Khatuna Maisashvili TSU (Media and Conflict).

11:15 – 12:00
Pannel Discussion: with contributions from George Mchelishvili, EUMM, and Khatuna Maisashvili (TSU)

Moderators: Oscar Hemer (Malmö) and Susanne Schech (Flinders)

12:00 – 12:15 BREAK

12:15 – 13:00
Introduction to Simulation Exercise:

Dr. Maryanne Kelton and Verity Kingsmill (Flinders)
Anders Høg Hansen, Karina Vamling, Mikael Rundberg, and Hugo Boothby (Malmö)

13:00 – 14:00 LUNCH
19:30 (Adelaide, Flinders leave after morning session)
10:00 – 11:00 (Malmö)

14:00 – until evening (Departure from TSU 14:00 SHARP!)

Excursion to EUMM field office and an IDP settlement close to Gori and the administrative boundary line of Georgia’s breakaway region of South Ossetia.

DAY TWO ENDS.

Friday November 3rd – SIMULATION: Georgia and South Ossetia’s Shifting Administrative Boundary Line – DAY THREE

10:00 – 10:15 (local Tbilisi time)
16:30 – 16:45 (Adelaide)
07:00 – 07:15 (Malmö)

Introduction to Simulation Exercise:

Dr. Maryanne Kelton and Verity Kingsmill (Flinders)
Anders Høg Hansen, Karina Vamling, Mikael Rundberg, and Hugo Boothby (Malmö)

10:15 – 12:00
16:45 – 18:30 (Adelaide)
07:15 – 09:00 (Malmö)

SIMULATION EXERCISE (1 hour and 45 minutes in duration).

12:00 – 12:15 BREAK

12:15 – 13:00
Simulation presentations and debriefing

Feedback from local experts: Alexandre Kukhianidze (TSU), Katrine Gotfredsen (Malmö), Oliver Reisner, TBA

13:00 – 14:30 LUNCH

DAY THREE ENDS
13:00 (Tbilisi)
19:30 (Adelaide, Flinders leave after morning session)
10:00 (Malmö)