WiP: The Balkar Deportation and the Socio-Political Situation in Kabardino-Balkaria, March 23 – Frederico Salvati

CRRC-Georgia, ARISC and American Councils present the 9th talk of the Spring 2016 Works-in-Progress season:

“The Deportation of the Balkars in 1944 and the Effects of this Narrative on the Current Socio-Political Situation in Kabardino-Balkaria”
Frederico Salvati, Liaison Officer, European Caucasus House (EUCASA)

Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at 6:30pm

1 Ramaz Chkhikvadze Str. (Former 5 Chavchavadze Ave.)
Entrance III-IV, First Floor
0179 Tbilisi, Georgia

This project investigates the relation between the events of the Balkar deportation in 1944 and today’s Balkar ethnic identity in the Kabardino-Balkar Republic in the North Caucasus. It focuses on both the nature of such identity and how this has been influenced by the social narratives connected with the deportation. There is a general lack of literature on the topic, despite the fact that this is an important hallmark to understand better the rivalry between the Kabardinians and the Balkars and the possible security issues stemming from this enmity.

Federico Salvati graduated with a degree inin international relations from Sapienza University in Italy in 2015. He specializes in conflict theory and international politics. In Italy he has been working with several research centers and served as an external consultant for the High Center of Defense Studies in Rome. In Georgia, Federico is currently working on peacebuilding with a strong interest in conflict narratives and behavioural theories.

W-i-P is an ongoing academic discussion series based in Tbilisi, Georgia. 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.