Works-in-Progress (WiP) is an ongoing academic discussion series based in Tbilisi, Georgia, that takes place at the new office of CRRC at Chkhikvadze St. 1. It is co-organized by the Caucasus Research Resource Centers (CRRC), the American Councils for International Education: ACTR/ACCELS, and the American Research Institute of the South Caucasus (ARISC). All of the talks are free and open to the public.
The purpose of the WiP series is to provide support and productive criticism to those researching and developing academic projects pertaining the Caucasus region.
Would you like to present at one of the W-i-P sessions, please contact: email@example.com
Works in Progress: WiP: Sport and Ideology in Authoritarian Regimes. The Case of Asiada-2017 in Ashgabat | October 11, 18:30, CRRC-Georgia Office
Monday | 09 October , 2017
On Wednesday, October 11, 18:30 at CRRC-Georgia Office Slavomir Horak from the Charles University in Prague will speak about sports as an important aspect of the presentation of authoritarian regimes. Particularly, through organizing spectacular sporting events, authoritarian regimes seek self legitimisation and confirmation of their status, both internally and externally. Turkmenistan is an excellent example of this phenomenon. This relatively rigid and strong authoritarian regime has recently organised the Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games in Ashgabat. Although the event had rather secondary significance even within the Asian Olympic movement, official Ashgabat promoted it as crucial 2017 Asian sporting event.
Works in Progress: Call for Presenters for the Tbilisi Works-in-Progress Series | Fall 2017
Wednesday | 13 September , 2017
CRRC Georgia, American Councils and ARISC invite local and visiting scholars to present their ongoing research projects as part of the Tbilisi Works-in-Progress Series (WiP).
Works in Progress: Works-in-Progress Session on New Strategies in Language Science Research and Training
Wednesday | 26 July , 2017
On July 26, 2017, CRRC, ARISC and American Councils present the 19th and final talk of the Spring/Summer 2017 Works-in-Progress series on "New Strategies in Language Science Research and Training".
Works in Progress: Works-in-Progress on Foreign Fighters - Why Individuals Travel to Fight
Wednesday | 19 July , 2017
On July 19, 2017, CRRC, ARISC and American Councils present the 18th talk of the Spring/Summer 2017 Works-in-Progress series on "Foreign Fighters: Why Individuals Travel to Fight".