CRRC, ARISC and American Councils are proud to present the 3rd talk of the Fall 2019 Works-in-Progress Series!
“Multilateral Swaps — Is the Congress of Vienna a Model for Contemporary ‘Frozen Conflicts’?”
By Hans Gutbrod, Transparify.org, Ilia State University
Date: July 3, 2019, at 18:30 pm
Venue: CRRC Georgia, 5 Chkhikvadze Str. (Former 5 Chavchavadze ave.), I floor.
One of the main challenges for development in the South Caucasus are the so-called “frozen conflicts”. They impede economic, social and political development. Yet with these conflicts, it seems, little progress is likely. There is a broad sense that these conflicts will remain stuck for the foreseeable future. What might be potential alternatives? The Congress of Vienna may be an interesting model to consider, as it succeeded in overcoming multiple deadlocks to develop a system that, for all its many flaws, almost lasted a century.
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 https://twitter.com/HansGutbrod
W-i-P is an ongoing academic discussion series based in Tbilisi, Georgia, that takes place at the CRRC office at 5 Chkhikvadze Str. 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. The purpose of the W-i-P series is to provide support and productive criticism to those researching and developing academic projects pertaining the Caucasus region.