Roundtable: Research in the South Caucasus in the Time of COVID-19 & Beyond

Wednesday, July 29, 2020
8pm South Caucasus/ 12pm eastern US/ 11am central US

The COVID-19 global pandemic has upended research in the South Caucasus. The pandemic has paused US-South Caucasus partnerships, and research outcomes may be impacted for some time to come.

The American Research Institute of the South Caucasus (ARISC) invites you to attend a roundtable discussion: “Research in the South Caucasus in the Time of COVID-19 & Beyond.” Panelists will discuss the different ways research in their disciplines has been affected due to the global pandemic, challenges and opportunities for scholars and students to continue research, potential creative solutions to getting past the current barriers, as well as the post-COVID future of research in each panelist’s discipline. The virtual format for the roundtable will include a series of short (5-7 minute) presentations from researchers representing a range of disciplines and working in different countries of the South Caucasus, followed by a moderated discussion with the audience. With so many collaborations on hold, this roundtable will offer our community a chance to come together and discuss new ideas for thinking through research projects.

Roundtable Presenters:

  • Lori Khatchadourian (Cornell University)
  • Leah Feldman (University of Chicago)
  • Giorgi Khelashvili (Director of Research at the Georgian Parliament)
  • Anna Oldfield (Coastal Carolina University)
  • Malkhaz Toria (Ilia State University)

Roundtable Moderator: Kate Franklin (Birkbeck University of London)

The event is free and open to the public.

Registration is required. Please email with your name, institutional affiliation, email address, and the subject “Roundtable.” We will then send you information on how to join the Roundtable.