WiP – Home Ownership and Internally Displaced Persons, July 25, Tbilisi, Georgia – Caitlin Ryan (ENG)

ARISC, American Councils and CRRC are proud to present the third “extra session” of the Works-in-Progress Series for Summer 2012!

What Does Home Ownership Mean for Georgia’s Internally Displaced Persons?”
Caitlin Ryan, PhD student at the University of Colorado-Boulder.ARISC Fellow and Recipient of the Title VIII Short-Term Travel Grant, National Council for Eurasian and East European Research
Wednesday, 25 July 2012 at 6:15pm

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


Since 2008, the Government of Georgia has sought to turn over ownership of state-run IDP housing to its tenants. Claims about the positive relationship between private property and self-sufficiency underlie the program, which is supported by international humanitarian agencies and donors. But the effects of private property ownership in Georgia are complex. Through the lens of Georgia’s IDP housing programs, Caitlin will explore the role that property plays in Georgian development programs.A PhD student in Geography at University of Colorado-Boulder, Caitlin Ryan worked in Georgia from 2005-2011, most recently managing research for Transparency International-Georgia on government transparency and international aid.
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 wip@crrccenters.org.