The American Research Institute of the South Caucasus (ARISC), an independent not-for-profit organization, supports research in and about the three countries of the South Caucasus — Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia.   Current activities are featured on the blog roll below and resources for the study of these countries and grant opportunities to work there are linked above.

*** For information on and live streaming of the ARISC “Caucasus Connections” Conference, see http://arisc.org/?page_id=1036. ***


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Joint lecture Organized by the Institute of Archeology & Ethnography and ARISC

Speakers: Dr. Maureen E. Marshall (University of Chicago), Dr. Kathryn Jane Franklin (University of Chicago and ARISC Fellow) and Dr. Alan F. Greene (Stanford University and ARISC Fellow)

Date: July 29, 2014, 6:00-8:00 PM

Place: Institute of Archaeology & Ethnography, NAS RA, Charents-15, library, Yerevan, Armenia

This event will be livestreamed. Please check for more details.
During the series of methodological seminars three American experts who defended their theses based on Armenian materials will present analysis and comments on excavated materials from American-Armenian joint expeditions.

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ARISC Reading Group in Azerbaijan

ARISC is pleased to announce that the next Reading Group in Azerbaijan will be held in Sumgayit!
Date & time: Saturday, July 19, 4 pm
Venue: Sumgayit Education Information Center, 19th block, H. Aliyev Ave., Sumgayit
Reading: A Growing Issue: How can we secure food supplies? by Bryn Smith
URL: http://newint.org/blog/2014/06/04/food-security/

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Public Lecture: U.S. Foreign Policy during the Obama Era: American Decline or Skillful Global Management?

Speaker: Klaus Larres, Distinguished Professor in History and International Affairs at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

Start: June 17, 2014 4:00 pm

End: June 17, 2014 6:00 pm

Venue: 308E, Paramaz Avedisian Building

Address: Baghramyan Ave., 40, Yerevan, Yerevan, 0019, Armenia

This talk will consider the Obama administration’s approach to the most pressing global issues of the present. Following an analysis of President Obama’s foreign policy style, relations with Russia, the EU, Iran and other countries will be discussed. Obama’s “Asian Pivot” and relations with China will also be considered. The talk will pay particular attention to United States’ increasing difficulties with Russia regarding Ukraine, and other regional powers.


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