You are invited to attend the RUCARR online seminar on October 6 The Caucasus in the Post-Covid Multi-Polar World with Dr. Lincoln Mitchell, affiliated to Arnold A. Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies, Columbia University (bio below).
When: October 6, 3.15-5.00 pm (Swedish time)
Where: Zoom platform
The seminar is open to staff and students as well as other interested. Welcome to sign-up at firstname.lastname@example.org.
One of the results of the mishandling of the Covid-19 pandemic by the American government has been to accelerate the movement towards a truly multi-polar world. Instead of controlling the pandemic within its own borders and offering assistance to the rest of the world, the US suffered more loss of life and greater damage to its economy that most countries. One of the effects of this has been to damage not just America’s standing in the world, but also limit its ability to impact political events in the rest of the world. This development will be felt acutely in the Caucasus.
The three South Caucasus countries as well as the Russian regions in the North Caucasus have long had to navigate a path between major political powers, but the nature of that challenge began to change in 2017, when Donald Trump became President of the US, and has accelerated in recent months. These polities now find themselves in a very different world, one where the American footprint will be lighter and China’s almost certainly heavier. Additionally, the possibility of the world becoming less globally integrated will have major impact on a region that has long been a crossroads between different regions. These developments will have an impact on the domestic politics of the countries in the region on issues ranging from democracy and human rights to domestic stability as well as their relations with each other and the rest of the world including with regards to questions of trade, fighting terrorism and national security.
This seminar will explore these questions and probe how the Caucasus will be changed by the Covid-19 pandemic.
Lincoln Mitchell is a political analyst, pundit and writer based in New York City and San Francisco. Lincoln works on democracy and governance related issues in the former Soviet Union, Eastern Europe, the Caribbean, the Middle East, Africa and Asia. He also works with businesses and NGOs globally, particularly in the former Soviet Union. Lincoln was on the faculty of Columbia University’s School of International Affairs from 2006-2013. He retains an affiliation with Columbia’s Arnold A. Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies and teaches in the political science department as well. In addition, he worked for years as a political consultant advising and managing domestic political campaigns. […] Continue reading: http://lincolnmitchell.com/about
Dr. Kamal Makili-Aliyev, lecturer in Human Rights at the Dept. of Global Political Studies (Malmö University), has recently published his monograph Contested Territories and International Law: A Comparative Study of the Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict and the Aland Islands Precedent on Routledge. More info: https://www.routledge.com/Contested-Territories-and-International-Law-A-Comparative-Study-of-the/Makili-Aliyev/p/book/9780367373825
Dr. Kamal Makili-Aliyev, Researcher at Faculty of Law, Lund University and the Dept. of Global Political Studies, Malmö University: The evolution of the principle of self-determination: from Åland Islands to Nagorno-Karabakh and Catalonia.
When: September 10, 15.15-17.00.
Where: NIC0826, Niagara building (Nordenskiöldsgatan 1).
The seminar will introduce part of the research efforts of Kamal Makili-Aliyev in comparative international law and conflict resolution. The right of peoples to self-determination and its evolution from the international legal point of view is one of the key topics of his research. The full results of his research will feature in the upcoming monograph titled “Contested Territories and International Law” that is scheduled for the release in late October 2019 by Routledge and will introduce a comprehensive international legal analysis of the Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict and the Åland Islands precedent.
Thank you to all participants at the conference ‘Promoting International Dialogue and Protecting Cultural Heritage in the Caucasus’ December 5-6 at RUCARR, Malmö University. It has been two days of most interesting presentations and engaging discussions and comments with participants from all parts of the Caucasus! And many thanks to the Swedish Institute for making this event possible.
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
Thank you to all presenters and participants for a very interesting and rewarding day with the whole Caucasus present – Georgia, Azerbaijan, Armenia and the North Caucasus Mountainm republic.
RUCARR seminar May 22: “Declarations of Independence in the Caucasus – 100 years Anniversary”-
Read the news article: https://www.mah.se/english/News/News-2018/Ambassadors-attend-100-year-anniversary-of-independence-in-the-Caucasus-/
Photos: Elnur Aliyev
Declarations of Independence in the Caucasus – 100 years Anniversary, May 22. PROGRAMME
Following the disintegration of the Russian Empire and the turbulent political development during the end of the First World War, several entities that had been part of the Russian Empire, declared their independence in 1918. In the Caucasus this applies to Georgia, Azerbaijan and Armenia, as well as the North Caucasian Mountain Republic. Hundred years have passed since these events and RUCARR will devote a one-day seminar commemorating this period and discussing the contemporary role and importance of these short-lived periods of independence.
See the LIVE FEED from the event here
|9:30 – 10:00
||Greeting and introductory speech
||Prof. Karina Vamling, Malmö University
|10:00 – 11:00
Prof. Bo Petersson, Malmö University
|Georgia in focus
|Malkhaz Kakabadze,Ambassador of Georgia to Sweden and Finland
Natia Gamkrelidze, Executive Director, Special issue of the Diplomat magazine
|11:00 – 11:15
|11:15 – 12:15
Chair: Dr. Katrine Gotfredsen (TBC)
|Azerbaijan in focus
||Adish Mammadov, Ambassador of Azerbaijan to Sweden
Dr. Ziyad Amrahov, Baku State University
|12:15 – 12:25
||Information regarding afternoon sessions and lunch break
|12:30 – 13:30
|13:45 – 14:45
Chair: Dr. Aram Terzyan, Yerevan University
|Armenia in focus
||Artak Apitonyan, Ambassador of Armenia to Sweden
Prof. Alexander Markarov, Yerevan University
|14:45 – 15:00
|15:00 – 16:00
Chair: Dr. Minna Lundgren, Mid Sweden University
|North Caucasus Mountainous Republic in focus
||Dr. Lars Funch Hansen, Malmö University
Cem Kumuk, United Caucasus Association, Istanbul
|16:00 – 16:15
||Dr. Katrine Gotfredsen, Malmö University (TBC)
Dr. Lars Funch Hansen, Malmö University
|16:15 – 17:00
Time: May 22, 09:30-16:15
Venue: Malmö University, Niagara building, Nordenskiöldsgatan 1 (meeting-point on the 5th floor, in front of the C elevators).
Compulsory registration no later than May 17 by https://form.jotformeu.com/72362326539358
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