02 October 2000 -- International Seminar "Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, and the Cold War"

Oct 02, 2000

The Nathional Security Archive at George Washington University (USA), the Cold War International History Project at Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars (USA), and the U.S. History Studies Center at Tbilisi State University (Georgia)


International Seminar

"Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, and the Cold War"



Monday, October 2, 2000
Tbilisi, Georgia

Working languages: Russian, English


Sponsors: The National Security Archive at George Washington University (USA), the Cold War International History Project at Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars (USA) with financial support of Carnegie Corporation of New York City

Conference Schedule

9:30-10:30 Registration, Office of the Public Defender (Ombudsman)
Address: 11 Machabeli Street Phone: +(99532) 294-952,
+(99532) 939-293

10:00-10:30 Conference Opening Session
3rd Floor, Zhiuli Shartava Room
Welcoming Remarks:
Vaso Kacharava
Vladislav Zubok
Thomas Blanton
Sharon Hudson Dean

10:30-11:30 First Session

"The Cold War International History Studies"

Session Chair: Vladimir Asatiani
Presenters: Thomas S. Blanton (Director of the National Security Archive,
USA) "Freedom of Information Act and Declassification of US
documents on the Cold War"

Dr. Vladislav Zubok (Research Fellow of the National Security
Archive, USA) "Key Points of the Cold War in Russia's
Archives"

Dr. Christian F. Ostermann (Director of the Cold War
International History Project of the Woodrow Wilson International
Center for Scholars, USA) "International Studies of the Cold War:
Conferences, Projects, and Publications"

Discussion, questions

11:30-11:45 Coffee Break

11:45-13:15 Second Session

"Archives and Contemporary Cold War Historical Studies of Georgia"

Session Chair: Nodar Kikvadze

Presenters" Dr. Rezo Khutsishvili (Deputy Chairman of the State Archival
Department of Georgia) "The Prospects of Studies on the Cold war
in the Federal Archives of Georgia"

Dr. Vano Shengelaia (Director of Presidential Archive of
Georgia) "Presidential Archive of Georgia"

Dr. Makvala Natmeladze, Dr. Bladimir Asatiani (Institute of
History and Ethnology, Academy of Sciences of Georgia) "The
Main Area of Historical Studies in Georgia During the Cold War"

Vladimir Aflrenidze (Head of Department, Chanvellery of the
President of Georgia) "The End of the Cold War and ‘the End of
History': Interpretations of Hegel and Kojeve"

Discussion, questions

16:00-16:16 Coffee Break

16:15-17:30 Fourth Session

Towards the Conference "Azerbaijan, Armenia and Georgia During the
Cold War"

Session Chair: Vladislav Zubok

Discussion on the Agenda and Logistics of the Conference
"Azerbaijan, Armenia, and Georgia During the Cold War" in 2001.

19:30 Dinner in the Restaurant "Nikala" (named after Georgian Painter
Niko Pirosmani). Address: Rustabeli av.22

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Experts & Staff

  • Christian F. Ostermann // Director, History and Public Policy Program; Global Europe; Cold War International History Project; North Korea Documentation Project; Nuclear Proliferation International History Project
  • Laura Deal // Catalog Specialist
  • Pieter Biersteker // Editorial Assistant
  • Charles Kraus // Program Assistant
  • Evan Pikulski // Program Assistant
  • Roy O. Kim // Program Assistant
  • James Person // Deputy Director, History and Public Policy Program; Cold War International History Project; North Korea Documentation Project; Nuclear Proliferation International History Project