Prof. Kerstin Tham, Vice-Chancellor of Malmö University.
Ambassador Ingrid Tersman, Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Chair of RUCARR Advisory Board.
RUCARR Co-directors, Prof. Bo Petersson and Prof. Karina Vamling
Keynote1 – Prof. Vladmir Gel’man (European University at Saint-Petersburg & University of Helsinki): Authoritarian Russia: Analyzing Post-Soviet Regime Changes.
Discussant: Dr. Carolina Vendil Pallin (Swedish Defence Research Agency, Stockholm)
Keynote 2 – Prof. Stephen Jones (Mount Holyoke College, Massachusetts): Can the South Caucasian States Break with their Past?
Discussant: Senior lecturer, Dr. Märta-Lisa Magnusson (Malmö University)
Roundtable discussion – Authoritarianisms Past and Present: What Prospects Ahead?
Prof. Vladmir Gel’man, Prof. Stephen Jones, Dr. Märta-Lisa Magnusson, Dr. Carolina Vendil Pallin, Dr. Jeremy Morris (Aarhus University), Dr. Derek Hutcheson (Malmö University) and others. Moderator is Dr. Katrine Gotfredsen (Malmö University).
A workshop was held on November 24-25 at the Section for Caucasus Studies, with support from the research platform RUCARR. The focus of the workshop was to discuss perspectives on fieldwork in the Caucasus during the period shortly before and after the collapse of the Soviet Union.
Participants in the workshop were Lars Funch Hansen, Helen Krag, Märta-Lisa Magnusson, Søren Theisen and Karina Vamling, who all conducted research in different parts of the Caucasus during this period of transition (Ib Faurby and Vibeke Sperling were not present at the workshop)..
13.10 Welcome and Introduction. Prof. Karina Vamling and Gunilla Pfannenstill, former Head of Malmö University International Office
13.20 Giorgi Omsarashvili (Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, Faculty of Humanities, Institute of Caucasus studies): Islamic Radicalization Process in Georgia (theoretical framework dilemmas)
Discussant: Kristian Steiner, Associate Professor in Peace and Conflict Studies
13.50 Tinatin Gvenetadze (Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, Department of Sociology): Irregular Georgian Female Labor Migration
Discussant: Ingrid Jerve Ramsøy. PhD candidate at Malmö Institute for Studies of Migration, Diversity and Welfare
14.20 Tina Tskhovrebadze (Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, Department of Political Sciences): Using the History in the State-building process – Georgia before re-declaring independence (1988-1991 years)
Discussant: Bo Petersson, Professor of Political Science
15.30 Elnur Aliyev (Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, Faculty of Humanities, Institute of Caucasus studies): The sociolinguistic situation of Budukh and problems related to endangered languages
Discussant: Arthur Holmer, Associate professor of Linguistics, Lund University
16.00 Agil Valiyev (Odlar Yurdu University, Faculty of International Relations, Economics and Social Sciences, Department of International Relations): Cultural heritage in occupied territories of Azerbaijan (Nagorno Karabagh)
Discussant: Lars Funch Hansen, PhD, Senior lecturer in Caucasus Studies
Where: Room Niagara C1029
Contact: Tina Tskhovrebadze email@example.com
Markus Boman and Madeleine Mattsson from the Swedish Institute visited RUCARR on September 20. Programme manager Markus Boman (to the right on the photo) gave a presentation about the Visby programme and interesting new developments in the coming year.
The programme includes a number of different types of scholarships (both to and from Sweden) for students, researchers and experts and targets the following countries: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Russia, and Ukraine.