“THE CAUCASUS AFTER 1991”

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On December 5-6, Centre for East European Studies organized the 4th International Conference “Caucasus after 1991”. Traditionally, the conference takes place every two years and is addressed to both experienced scientists and young researchers of the North and South Caucasus.

The opening ceremony of the conference was made by director Jan Malicki together with dr David Kolbaia. After the guests were welcomed, the first of five panel sessions began. A full list of participants and their topics is available here. The last, fifth session was a discussion about the book by Jan Brodowski “Georgia after the Rose Revolution. The picture of political and social changes in the years 2003-2018 ”. Renata Król-Mazur, Jan Brodowski, Wojciech Górecki and David Kolbaia took part in a fascinating, lively discussion.

After the discussion, the conference participants paid tribute to the professors of the University of Warsaw murdered during World War II, among them St. Grzegorz Peraga. Traditionally, flowers were laid under a plaque commemorating them, and the lit candles formed the shape of the cross of St. Nino. The ceremony was graced by the presence of Georgia’s ambassador to Poland, HE Ilia Darchiashvili. At the end of the conference, amb. Darchiashvili and dir Malicki handed certificates of participation to all the speakers.