Putting the South Caucasus in Perspective

August 05, 2014 // 3:00pm4:30pm

Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia have been independent states for more than 23 years. Although geographically contiguous, they differ in language, religion, and political and security orientation. How is each country faring in state-building, developing democracy, and improving economic performance? What are their relationships with Russia and the West, and with each other? How does their historical experience influence current developments, and what are their long term prospects? Two of the most prominent academic experts of the South Caucasus, Professors Ronald Suny and Stephen Jones discussed these and other issues in a town hall style event moderated by Wilson Center Global Fellow, Ambassador (ret.) Kenneth Yalowitz.

6th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center
Event Speakers List: 
  • Stephen Jones // Short-term Scholar
    Professor, Mount Holyoke College
  • Ronald Grigor Suny // Former Short-term Scholar
    Professor of History, University of Michigan
  • Hon. Kenneth S. Yalowitz // Global Fellow
    Former U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Belarus from 1994-1997 and to Georgia from 1998-2001; Former Career Diplomat and Member of the Senior Foreign Service, U.S. Department of State; Director of the Dickey Center for International Understanding, Dartmouth College, 2003-2012.
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