May 2011 Caucasus Studies’ Web Seminars 30 - 31 May 2011
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1. What makes the Caucasus an area?

In the first seminar we will discuss our understanding of the Caucasus as an area -- as an object of area studies. The Caucasus has a long tradition of being described as a geographic region, but what other perspectives determine this area: culture? geopolitics? history?

2. Why does the Caucasus host so many separatist conflicts?
The second seminar focuses on the striking development in Post-Soviet Caucasus of the outbreak of a number of violent separatist conflicts.

Dec 2010

Research workshopWhat is role of Caucasian diasporas in the Caucasus region today?
A Sida-funded research workshop will be held at Caucasus Studies, Malmö University, on December 3, 13-17.30. The theme of the meeting is "What is role of Caucasian diasporas in the Caucasus region today?" The meeting will include three presentations on the Circassian (Lars Funch Hansen), Chechen (Helen Krag) and Georgian (Giorgi Mekhrishvili) diasporas

May 2010 Caucasus Studies Seminar
The Georgian Dimension of the Eastern Partnership: A Deepening of the European Neibourhood Policy or a Paradigm Shift?
Badri Kochoradze, Professor, Director of the Institute for European Studies,has extensive experience in international cooperation with a special focus onthe EU, project management and public administration. David Aptsiauri, professor, is a specialist in international economics and has a professional experience as former ambassador and deputy minister offoreign affairs of Georgia

March 2009 Caucasus Studies: Presentation seminar
Caucasus Studies ( has been established as a new field of study at the Department of International Migration and Ethnic Relations (IMER). Head of Department Jonas Alwall opens the seminar. The program at IMER on March 4 2010 includes a short presentation of Caucasus Studies and courses on offer, followed by a guest lecture by Ib Faurby (part 2), former chief advisor at the Royal Danish Defense College and a security policy expert with extensive experience of the Caucasus region

Nov 2008 International conference in the field of Caucasus Studies: Migration, Society, Language 
Field trip to Georgia – ending in evacuation
During their stay in the Georgian capital Tbilisi, researchers Magnusson and Vamling, Malmo University (Sweden), witnessed rapidly escalating Russian-Georgian hostilities. Research activities scheduled for the field trip to Georgia starting on August 8 2008 had to be cancelled. (Funding: Sida)

June 2005 International conference: 
Langauge, History and Cultural Identities in the Caucasus