WiP: Addressing Past Injustices: How to Deal with Georgia’s Painful Past?

CRRC, American Councils and ARISC are proud to present the 16th talk of the Works-in-Progress Series for the Spring 2013 Season!

Medea Turashvili, ARISC

“Addressing Past Injustices: How to Deal with Georgia’s Painful Past? “
Wednesday, May 29, 2013 at 6:15pm

ISET/CRRC Georgia, Zandukeli St. 16, Tbilisi, GEORGIA 

Abstract: The past is the most disputed aspect of Georgia’s conflicts, yet the most overlooked one as a tool of conciliation. The aim of this research project is to explore “Dealing with Past” (DwP) mechanisms relevant for the Georgian-Abkhazian context by mapping groups which have suffered as a result of the conflict, the losses and violations they have experienced, and the available options to restore justice. The author seeks to explore how DwP mechanisms can contribute to  conflict transformation in the short and medium terms.

Medea Turashvili is an analyst and researcher focusing on conflicts, human rights and security issues. Currently she is the ARISC Resident Director for Georgia. She previously worked for International Crisis Group and the European Centre for Minority Issues. She is also a board member of the Georgian Political Science Association. Medea holds an MA in Conflict Studies and Human Rights from Utrecht University, Netherlands (2008).  This research project was made possible by the support of Conciliation Resources (UK).
W-i-P is an ongoing academic discussion series based in Tbilisi, Georgia, that takes place at the International School of Economics (ISET) building (16 Zandukeli Street). 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 W-i-P 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? Send an e-mail to natia@crrccenters.org.