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“In the Wake of War: How the Geopolitical Ground Has Shifted in Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia”

When: Monday, October 16, 2023
12:00 PM - 1:15 PM CT

Where: Online

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Jordan Gans-Morse   (847) 467-1154

Group: Russian, Eurasian, and East European Studies (REEES) Research Program

Co-Sponsor: Keyman Modern Turkish Studies (Northwestern Buffett)

Category: Academic


Please join the Russian, Eurasian, and East European Studies Research Program, the Keyman Modern Turkish Studies Program, and the Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI) in a panel discussion.


Azerbaijan’s swift victory over territory long held by ethnic Armenians, in and around Nagorno Karabakh, has changed the political dynamics of the south Caucasus region. The Aliyev regime in Baku has seen its power further solidified, and in Armenia, Prime Minister Pashinyan faces mounting opposition to his government. Georgia, with its large Armenian and Azeri minorities, looks on warily, while it continues to recalibrate its traditionally Western orientation in the wake of Russia’s brutal invasion of Ukraine. In the meantime, the region’s three neighboring powers, Iran, Russia, and Turkey, look at how the new geopolitical reality has affected their own strategic interests.

Our panel of experts will include Professor Ronald Suny of the University of Michigan, former U.S. ambassador to Baku and Distinguished Visiting Professor at George Mason University, Richard Kauzlarich, Asociate Professor George Mchedlishvili of Tbilisi State University, and Associate Professor of Research and Instruction Olga Kamenchuk of Northwestern University. The discussion will be moderated by Ian Kelly, former U.S. ambassador to Georgia and presently Northwestern’s Ambassador-in-Residence.

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