Virtual WiP: Can Partition End Civil War?

CRRC, ARISC and American Councils are proud to present the 6th talk of the 2021 Fall Series of the Tbilisi Works-in-Progress series!

“Can Partition End Civil War? Evidence from the Georgia-Abkhazia War”

Carter Johnson, National Research University HSE, Moscow, and American Councils for International Education

Wednesday, November 17, 2021 at 18:30 Tbilisi time

In this talk Prof. Johnson examines patterns of migration and violence in Abkhazia during the 1992-1994 Georgian civil war to better understand whether partitioning a country – creating separate homeland states — can help end civil wars. This is a chapter from a recently published book on partition that tests and develops theories related to war termination.

Carter Johnson is an Associate Faculty Member at the National Research University HSE in Moscow, Russia and a Regional Director at American Councils for International Education. Carter holds a PhD in Government and Politics from the University of Maryland, College Park (USA) and an MSc from the London School of Economics (UK). Carter teaches courses on political violence and civil wars and his research has been published in International Security, World Politics, and Europe-Asia Studies; his non-academic work has been published in the Washington Post and by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, among others.

Although this presentation will take place in virtual format, in observation of the spirit of the Chatham House Rule to which the series generally adheres, the talk will not be recorded and we courteously request that the other participants refrain from recording and/or distributing it as well. The opinions expressed in WiP talks are those of the speakers alone, and do not necessarily reflect the views of CRRC, ARISC or of American Councils.

WiP is an ongoing academic discussion series based in Tbilisi, Georgia, that normally takes place at the new office of CRRC at Liziko Kavtaradze St. 1. It is co-organized by the Caucasus Research Resource Centers (CRRC), the American Councils for International Education: ACTR/ACCELS, and the American Research Institute of the South Caucasus (ARISC). All of the talks are free and open to the public.