WiP: Evolving Perceptions of the West in the Societies of the South Caucasus States. Tbilisi, Georgia, February 27 – George Mchedlishvili (ENG)

CRRC, American Councils and ARISC are proud to present the 4th talk of the Works-in-Progress Series for the Spring 2013 Season!
George Mchedlishvili

“Evolving Perceptions of the West in the Societies of the South Caucasus States”
Wednesday, February 27, 2013 at 6:15pm

ISET/CRRC Georgia, Zandukeli St. 16, Tbilisi, GEORGIA
In this talk George will briefly consider the main strands and aspects of Western engagement in the South Caucasus, comparing the individual three republics. He will explore how the very concept of the “West” has been evolving in the course of the past two decades. His main goal, however, will be studying the dynamics of the attitude towards the Western actors on the part of the societies in the three South Caucasian states. George Mchedlishvili has a PhD in World History from Tbilisi State University and a Masters of Education from Harvard University. He is Associate Professor in the School of Social Sciences at the University of Georgia, and also lectures at the Center for Social Sciences at Tbilisi State University. He has also worked in the Policy Planning Division of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and from June 2013 will be a fellow of Chatham House in London.
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.