Seminar on Pro-Western and Pro-Russian Tendencies in Georgia’s Foreign Policy

Welcome to a web & campus seminar on February 28, 3.30 pm (Swedish time) with Dr. David Matsaberidze, who will give a paper on the topic:  “Pro-Western and Pro-Russian Tendencies in Georgia’s Foreign Policy”

David Matsaberidze is Assistant professor of International Relations at the Faculty of Social and Political Science, Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University.

When
3.30 pm (Swedish time)

Where
Campus seminar – Niagara building  C0502. http://wpmu.mah.se/rucarr/about/visit-us/
Web seminar – for Malmö University students & staff: LIVE Lecture & live chat
Follow the seminar online at: http://blogg.mah.se/caucasusstudies/video/

Two RUCARR papers on the future of the EU

Welcome to this semester’s first RUCARR seminars! Due to unforseen circumstances we will have to make a change in the programme.

Paper (1)

Associate professor Derek Hutchesson (European Studies, Dept. of Global Political Studies) will give the presentation: Brexit, the future of the EU and its implications for the wider Europe

When: February 7, 14-16.
Where: C826, Niagara building

Paper (2)

Prof. Bo Petersson, (left) Co-Director of RUCARR,  will present a new book chapter: Perspektiv på östutvidgningen: EU:s triumf eller fröet till dess undergång? 

The chapter is included in the new publication: Tilliten i EU vid ett vägskäl. Europaperspektiv 2017. Santérus förlag.
Discussant: Associate professor Derek Hutchesson.

When: March 14, 14-16.
Where: Niagara building

 

First RUCARR seminars 2017: February 7 and March 14

Welcome to this semester’s first RUCARR seminars! Due to unforseen circumstances we will have to make a change in the programme.

Paper (1)

Associate professor Derek Hutchesson (European Studies, Dept. of Global Political Studies) will give the presentation: Brexit, the future of the EU and its implications for the wider Europe

When: February 7, 14-16.
Where: C826, Niagara building

Paper (2)

Prof. Bo Petersson, (left) Co-Director of RUCARR,  will present a new book chapter: Perspektiv på östutvidgningen: EU:s triumf eller fröet till dess undergång?
Discussant: Associate professor Derek Hutchesson.

When: March 14, 14-16.
Where: Niagara building

The chapter is included in the new publication: Tilliten i EU vid ett vägskäl. Europaperspektiv 2017. Santérus förlag.

 

Perspectives on fieldwork in the Caucasus, late 1980s–early1990s

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)..

Roundtable – Academic freedoms besieged: Developments in Turkey and Russia

This is a RUCARR/GPS roundtable about the current troubling events in the two countries. Brief presentations on the subject will be made by Professors Umut Özkirimli (Lund University) and Bo Petersson (Malmö University) after which a general discussion on the wider implications of the developments will follow. The event will be moderated by Professor Oscar Hemer (Malmö University). Further participants may be added to the roundtable.

When? November 23, 1-3 pm
Where: NIC0826, 8th floor in the Niagara building (new room)

RUCARR – Erasmus Mundus PhD workshop

13.10 Welcome and Introduction. Prof. Karina Vamling and Gunilla Pfannenstill, former Head of Malmö University International Office

Part 1
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

Coffee

Part 2
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 tskhovrebadzet@gmail.com