WiP: Cynthia Buckley on COVID Vaccine Hesitancy in Georgia

CRRC, ARISC and American Councils are pleased to announce the first talk of the Fall 2022 Tbilisi Works-in-Progress series!This WiP presentation will be offered in hybrid format, in-person at CRRC Georgia and online on Zoom! For registration for the Zoom info please use the following link: https://us06web.zoom.us/…/tZUrdu2gqzovG9dgJbVAy4uK…

“Correlates of COVID Vaccine Hesitancy: Persistence and Change Over Time in Georgia”

Cynthia Buckley, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Date: September 21, 2022, 18:30 Tbilisi time

Employing a time series of cross-sectional survey measures of vaccine hesitancy (CESCI, CRRC/World Bank, and MICS-PLUS 1-6), Prof. Buckley explores changes in the level and correlates of vaccine hesitancy in Georgia across the first two years of the COVID Pandemic.

Cynthia Buckley is a Professor of Sociology and Faculty Affiliate of the Russian, East European and Eurasian Center at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. A social demographer, Buckley served as the co-chair of the U.S./Russian Federation CSPP (Civil Society Private Partnerships) Committee on International Migration, and a Program Director for Eurasia at the Social Science Research Council. The Lead editor of Migration, Homeland and Belonging in Eurasia (2008) she has served on many journal editorial boards and as a U.S. Embassy Policy Specialist (on Migration) in Dushanbe. Publications from her previous research projects cover issues of rural development, population aging, health and mortality, reproductive health and HIV/AIDS, and migration. She is a co-PI of a recently funded Minerva award for a four-year study of state capacity and regional security issues in Ukraine, Georgia, and Estonia.

In observation of the spirit of the Chatham House Rule, 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.