Virtual WiP: Hans Gutbrod – Polling Data and Political Vision

CRRC, ARISC and American Councils are proud to present the 3rd talk of the 2020 Spring Series of the Tbilisi Works-in-Progress series, now celebrating its 10th year! This is one of several “10th Year Anniversary Talks” in which we are inviting return presentations by those who took part in the first season back in Spring 2010.

Given the current COVID19 situation we are experimenting with holding, for the first time ever, in holding a virtual WiP session through Google Hangouts. To join the event, copy this link:

“Translating Polling Data into Political Vision”

By Hans Gutbrod, Ilia State University,, and kiwi magnet

Date: March 18, 2020, at 18:30
Virtual venue: Virtual WiP: Hans Gutbrod – Polling Data and Political

We broadly know the data on polling in elections in Georgia, and what issues matter. Nevertheless, many opposition parties struggle to make inroads. More than half of voters report they are undecided. How can one break this deadlock? The talk will highlight some potential approaches, on reframing the conversation in the country. Work is indeed in progress, feedback welcome.

Hans Gutbrod has followed developments in the South Caucasus for many years. He teaches at Ilia State University, and has a long track record of research in the region. He holds a Ph.D. in International Relations from the London School of Economics, and is on Twitter at

Although this presentation will be broadcast on Google Meet, 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.

WiP is an ongoing academic discussion series based in Tbilisi, Georgia, that 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.