Caucasus after 1991

Kauka po 1991 r.The first conference “Caucasus after 1991” – part of the series of international Caucasian conferences in memory of St. Grigol Peradze – took place on 6-7 December 2013. The conference gathered young Caucasian Studies scholars from various academic backgrounds, including: ethnology, political science, history and international relations. During the course of 6 sessions, participants presented the results of their research and discussed such issues as the social and cultural aspects of transformation in Trans Caucasian countries, the role of the region in international relations and security. The conference is scheduled to take place every two years. The second conference took place on December 6-7 2015. The next one is sheduled for December 6-7 2017.

Main topics:

– the history of the region since 1991, difficult beginnings of independence, the phenomenon of former I Secretaries of the Communist Party coming back to power in Georgia and Azerbaijan; different paths of development in the beginning of XXI century;

– conflicts in the region after 1991, the chances of their settlement, situation of refugees, the existence and functioning of the unrecognized republics;

– so called „colorful revolutions” in the South Caucasus, the balance of 1:2;

– economic situation of the region;

– Caucasus and its strategic position – energy -transport- defense;

– social situation in the region, education, media, non-governmental organizations;

– national and ethnic minorities in the region;

– issues connected to the languages ​​and dialects of the region;

– traditions, music, literature , art, theater, film – the culture of the Caucasus;

– the condition of education in the countries of the region, contemporary research regarding the Caucasus region;

– religion and religious issues in the region;

– political changes in the region, balance of the last 24 years;

– European integration of the countries of the region, the role of the Eastern Partnership project, uneven progress in the integration process, the European Union vs. Russian integration projects;

– 2013 – the year of elections in all South Caucasian countries;

– political party systems, legal and constitutional (structural) issues of the region ;

– reactions and changes in the South Caucasus in connection with the annexation of Crimea and Russian-Ukrainian conflict

– influence of the war in Syria and activity of ISIS in the countries of South and North Caucasus

 

The working languages of the conference are Polish and English.
Selected papers will be published in the journal „Nowy Prometeusz”

 

Ist Conference took place December 6-7  2013. Report can be found HERE

Conference program 2013

IInd Conference took place December 6-7 2015 r. Report can be found  HERE

Conference program 2015

 

For any further information concerning the Conference please contact:

Aleksandra Gryźlak – studium2@uw.edu.pl

tel. 22 55 22 555, fax. 22 55 22 222