International Interdisciplinary Online Conference “Georgia and the World”

On May 26, 2022 the American High School (AHS)/European School (Georgia) in cooperation with COGNIA (International Education Services, USA) and Tbilisi State University (Georgia) hosts an international interdisciplinary online conference “Georgia and the World (intercultural relations)”.

Georgia, the crossroad between East and West, has been open to external relations since ancient times. Historically, Georgia has been influenced by a number of civilizations and has itself influenced neighboring and relatively distant peoples and their cultures. The main goal of the event is to bring together new researches on intercultural relations between Georgia and the world through centuries in one virtual space.

The conference aims to host school/ university students, teachers and professors to exchange and share their experiences and research results on this topic. The organizers of the conference hope to strengthen the relations not only between Georgia and other countries, but also between school and university and contribute to the development of research skills among students.

The main working themes are supposed to be:

Cultural exchanges

Historical perspectives

Social and political aspects

Education, Scientific relations and cooperation

Working language: English

Scientific Committee:

Irma Barbakadze (PhD, AHS Director)

Mikheil Barnovi (PhD, AHS teacher, TSU Assistant Professor,)

Ketevan Gardapkhadze (PhD, AHS teacher, TSU Lecturer)

Natia Pipia (PhD, ES teacher, TSU Assistant Professor)

Nana Tonia (PhD, TSU Professor)

Organizing Committee:

Sophio Bazadze (Director of European School)

Natia Tevzadze  (Academic Dean of AHS /European School)

Mariam Khatiashvili (Student Engagement Coordinator, AHS)

Maria Ojeda (Senior Vice President International Education Services, Cognia)

Ekaterine Kobakhidze (Associate Professor, TSU)

Key Note Speakers:

Kem Hussain (Senior Vice President Global Strategy and Development, Cognia)

Teresa Atwa (Vice President International Education, Cognia)

Annette Bohling (Chief Global Accreditation Officer, Cognia)

Medea Abulashvili, (Associate Professor, Tbilisi State University),

Ekaterine Chkoidze (Associate Professor, Ilia State University)

Details for students:

Students are offered to submit the title of their presentation, supervisor’s full name and email, presentation abstract (max.200 words) in English for a max. 15-minute paper no later than April 15, 2022. See the student’s registration Form.

Details for teachers/ professors:

Teachers/ professors are offered to submit the title of their presentation, full name, affiliation and email, presentation abstract (max.300 words) in English for a max. 20-minute paper no later than April 15, 2022.

See the teachers/professors registration Form.

The abstract will pass the blind-review process and the participants will be informed no later than April 30, 2022. The program and the selected abstracts of the conference will be published online.

Major dates:

Announcement of the conference: March 10, 2022

Deadline for abstract submission: April 15, 2022

Conference opening: May 26, 2022

No participation fee is required

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