On 7 August 2013, together with Geographic Society of Georgia, ARISC hosted a talk by its Graduate Fellow Jesse Quinn. With the support of ARISC, Jesse spent three weeks in Georgia researching the forest management and policies. During the presentation, he talked about the contemporary Georgian forest governance through decentralization, which demonstrates how democratic institutions may be shaped through state practices, yet complicated by socio-cultural and political histories.
Jesse Quinn is an American graduate student who has recently completed his MA in geography at the University of Arizona. He is a 2013 awardee of ARISC Graduate Student Fellowship. He will begin a PhD program in geography at Syracuse University. ARISC graduate fellowship is designed to help young scholar to cover travel and/or living expenses in the Southern Caucasus during their research.