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Announcement. Presentations of the 2019 Caucasus Editions in 4 cities

Imagine Center For Conflict Transformation concludes the year of active work with four presentations of the two 2019 editions of the Caucasus Edition: Journal of Conflict Transformation. Here are the dates, locations, and short descriptions of each event.

 

December 12,  Stockholm

Political Transitions and Conflicts in the South Caucasus and Turkey

This event features the 2018 and 2019 issues of the Caucasus Edition: Journal of Conflict Transformation. The issues are part of a project aimed at strengthening a regional network of established and emerging analysts from the South Caucasus and Turkey.

The speakers of the event are Maria Karapetyan (Member of Parliament at National Assembly of the Republic of Armenia), Zaur Shiriyev (Analyst for South Caucasus at International Crisis Group), Dr. Omer Turan (Associate Professor at Istanbul Bilgi University).

December 13,  Stockholm

A Feminist Vision for Peace in South Caucasus

The seminar explores the conceptualizations of peace from the standpoint of feminists in the South Caucasus. It investigates the topic of gender and sexuality and (re) producing the image of the Enemy in conflict contexts, looking at particular examples from Armenia, Georgia, and Turkey. The panelists will discuss reproducing gender norms and patriarchal values in peacebuilding and conflict transformation, as well as women’s organization’s creative approach to peace and conflict work for overcoming the obstacles in their peace work.

The event features the recent publication by the Caucasus Edition: Journal of Conflict Transformation. The publication is part of a project aimed at strengthening the collaboration of established and emerging analysts from the South Caucasus and Turkey on topics such as feminist and communitarian approaches to peace, and supported by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Sweden. You are welcome to join for a coffee and mingle from 10:15.

Use this LINK to sign up for our event.

 

December 16, Berlin

Peace and Activism in South Caucasus and Memory Guides

The Roundtable-Discussion features the second 2019 issue of the Caucasus Edition: Journal of Conflict Transformation produced in the framework of the project “Building Sustainable Trans-Border Communities in the South Caucasus” of the Imagine Center for Conflict Transformation in partnership with the Center for Independent Social Research – Berlin. The issue is co-authored by 14 analysts and social scientists from the South Caucasus, as well as Turkey and Russia that have jointly engaged in dialogue and visioning, analysis and reflection for the development and advocacy of a common vision, strategy, and action for regional peace and conflict transformation.

The Second Session following the Roundtable-discussion will be a presentation and a discussion of the photo stories of Vadim Lurye and Natalya Josef prepared as part of the “Memory Guides: Conflicts and Transformations” project implemented by our partner organization, Center for Independent Social Research, Berlin.

The exhibition will be followed by a discussion on the topic: Deficit of academic freedom and criteria for responsible research in case of de-facto war with Dr. Oksana Mikheieva (Lviv) and Dr. Dmitry Dubrosvky (St.Petersburg). Sign up for it through our Facebook event.

 

December 18, Tbilisi and December, 20 Yerevan

Memory Politics and Activism & Peace

The Roundtable-Discussion features the first and the second 2019 issues of the Caucasus Edition: Journal of Conflict Transformation, The “Exploring Post-Liberal Approaches to Peace in the South Caucasus” and “Peace and Activism in the South Caucasus, Turkey, and Russia”. The issues are prepared by the Imagine Center for Conflict Transformation in partnership with the Center for Independent Social Research – Berlin. The issues are co-authored by analysts and social scientists from the South Caucasus, as well as Turkey and Russia that have jointly engaged in dialogue and visioning, analysis and reflection for the development and advocacy of a common vision, strategy, and action for regional peace and conflict transformation.

The Roundtable-Discussion is an opportunity to present to the representatives of the international communities of opinion and policymakers the results of the work.

Follow this LINK to sign up for the event in TBILISI.

Follow this LINK to sign up for the event in YEREVAN.

 

It is our hope that you will consider supporting our efforts through your participation in our events.