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ASCN Final Conference

BRINGING THE STRANDS TOGETHER: NEW PROSPECTS FOR THE SOCIAL SCIENCES?


18-19 November 2016, Tbilisi - Georgia; Courtyard Marriot, 4 Freedom Square

Keynote Speech

EDWARD LUCAS - REALPOLITIK AND THE NEW COLD WAR






Objectives


This final ASCN conference invited our project partners to come together and to discuss – for the last time in the context of the ASCN programme – the results of their research projects and to present the future direction of their research.
Furthermore, the conference posed a two-fold question:
what have we achieved...

a) in developing social sciences in the region and
b) in addressing critical and relevant questions about society and politics in the region?

The conference aimed to gather the ASCN project partners, scholars and researchers from various disciplines of the social sciences (political science, sociology, anthropology, etc.) dealing with the South Caucasus and the broader regional context.
More specifically, the conference addressed the following points of interest:
  • It provided opportunities for researchers to discuss their findings resulted from ASCN research projects;
  • It provided a forum for discussions regarding political and social changes and transformations in the South Caucasus and the broader region;
  • It also prepared a forum to think about ASCN achievements in this field and, more generally, about the challenges confronting social science researchers in the South Caucasus and the broader regional context.

Media Coverage - Keynote Speech Edward Lucas


Interview (in English)
Information about Keynote Speech
(in Georgian)
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Interviews
(in Georgian)