Strengthening internationalsation in a new project: New horizons of internationalisation – a partnership between universities in Armenia, Georgia, Moldova, Sweden and Ukraine (funded by the Swedish Institute for 2019). Partner universities are:
- Aleco Russo Balti State University, Balti, Moldova
- Batumi Shota Rustaveli State University, Batumi, Georgia
- Malmö University, Malmö, Sweden
- Odessa I.I. Mechnikov National University, Odessa, Ukraine
- Yerevan State University, Yerevan, Armenia
Project leader: Dr. Tom Nilsson, Dept. of Global Political Studies. Other members of the Malmö team are Cecilia Christensson, Pro Vice-Chancellor with responsibility for Global Engagement and Challenge based Learning; Dr. Tobias Denskus, School of Arts and Communicaton; Prof. Karina Vamling, Co-Director of the research platform Russia and the Caucasus Regional Research (RUCARR); Niklas Nannskog, Malmö University International Office.
We were very glad to see one of our Caucasus Studies II students at the recent Third Annual RUCARR conference.
Joseph Schloesser came all the way from Arizona:
It was an honor to be invited to participate in this third RUCARR conference. To be alongside with passionate academics and to hear them share their knowledge was quite humbling and truly inspiring. Being able to hear from the several speakers expound upon the various issues concerning the Caucasus region allowed me to gain new perspectives on the issue that affect the region today. Having among those present and among the key speakers, representatives of the Caucasus region helped create an engaging atmosphere with a palpable dialogue.
Thank you very much to all participants at the Third Annual RUCARR Conference, Malmö University, for joining us on November 8-9, 2018, and for all great presentions and lively discussions!
PROGRAMME — Book of Abstracts
Video Intro & Keynote 1, Prof Ghia Nodia — Video Keynote 2, Prof Madina Tlostanova
Student of Caucasus Studies, Joseph Schloesser
Samir, Henrik, Natia
Special thanks to interns Samir Salimzade and Henrik Johnsrud Odden, joined by PhD candidate Natia Gamkrelidze
Dr. Yulia Gradskova: “Where all the rights for women are embodied in laws”. Soviet “emancipation of woman of the East” and WIDF’s work for rights of women in the Third World
Dr Natalia Paulovich: A breadwinner or a housewife: Agency in everyday image of the Georgian woman
Ekaterina Markovich: The Special Path or censorship in a name of protection?
Dr. Eleonora Narvselius: Bandera Debate II: Scrutinizing Lessons of the Authoritarian Past in Post-Maidan Ukraine
Prof. Madina Tlostanova
During the discussion
Question from Ghia Nodia
During the discussion
Prof. Madina Tlostanova: “Democracy” -“Authoritarianism” – “Decoloniality”: A Decolonial Reflection on the Post-Truth World
Prof. Bo Petersson
Chair Prof. Bo Petersson introduces keynote speaker Madina Tlostanova
Aneta Strzemżalska: Traditional Music and Nationalism. Dual Nature of Contemporary Azerbaijani Meykhana
Aneta and Katrine
Dr. Katrine Gotfredsen and Aneta Strzemżalska:
During the discussion
Chair Christofer Berglund and Prof Ghia Nodia during the discussion
Klaudia Kosicińska: Participatory budget in Georgia between democracy and authoritarianism – discourse analysis
From paper by Turkay Gasimova: Transmission of the democratic ideas from Europe through Russia to the Caucasus: Nineteenth century Muslim intellectuals in South Caucasus.
Arpi Muradyan: Russia’s South Caucasian Structural Policy in the Context of Democratization Tendencies from 1991 to 2018
Natia Gamkrelidze: Georgia’s transition from ENP to EaP and the challenges associated with Georgia becoming a candidate State
Karli Storm: “‘Who are We and Where Do We Belong?’ Contesting Labels, Landscapes, and Memory in the Georgian Region of Kvemo Kartli”
Chair, Dr Derek Hutcheson
Svetlana L’nyavskiy: Battle for Language Rights: the case of Russian speakers in Ukrainian social network’s discussion
Dr. Alexander Osipov: The Soviet legacies in diversity policies vs European standards of minority protection – is there a dichotomy?
Prof. Ghia Nodia
Keynote speaker, Prof. Ghia Nodia: Common Past and Divergent Futures: Democracy and Autocracy in the Post-Communist Area
Dean of the Faculty, Rebecka Lettevall, opens the conferenece
Welcome to RUCARRs 3rd Annual Conference, – Co-director, Prof Karina Vamling