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Conf/CfP - Caucasus at the Crossroads: Challenges to Regional Stability, 18 May 2019, Tbilisi, Georgia

International Black Sea University

Faculty of Social Sciences


Deadline:

March 18, 2019

Event Date:

May 18, 2019 - May 18, 2019


Opportunity Cover Image - Conf/CfP - Caucasus at the Crossroads: Challenges to Regional Stability, 18 May 2019, Tbilisi, Georgia

STUDENT CONFERENCE

The Faculty of Social Sciences of International Black Sea University in cooperation with the Faculties of Social and Political Sciences and Economics of Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University annually organizes student conference “Caucasus at the Crossroads: Challenges to Regional Stability”, which takes place in Tbilisi, Georgia. The topic of the conference is extremely comprehensive and focuses on variety of issues from regional security to economic development and human rights. Therefore, it brings motivated students to participate in the conference and encourages to discuss the regional stability from different perspectives. The participants will have the opportunity to introduce works about the issues which is related with the challenges in Caucasus region and influences on it.

The goal of the event is to increase the knowledge of young people from various fields bringing potential leaders and researchers together in order to contribute to the dialogue on regional stability in the Caucasus.

Conference includes the following sessions: Economics, International Relations and Political Science, Public Administration and State Governance, Journalism, and Interdisciplinary session.

Junior and Senior-year students of BA Program, as well as MA students and graduates from the universities accredited in Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia can participate.

The organizing committee is pleased to announce VII Joint Student Conference “Caucasus at the Crossroads: Challenges to Regional Stability”, which will take place on May 18, 2019 in Tbilisi, Georgia, International Black Sea University.

Working languages of the conference: Georgian and English.

Academic Commission which consists of the experienced field specialists will choose the best work from each of the sections author(s) of which will be awarded with 100GEL present card from the Faculty of Social Sciences, IBSU. The best works will be published. The best authors from the Public Administration session will be awarded with the different literature from the Public Administration and State Governance BA Program administration.

Each paper presenter will receive the certificate of participation.

There is no participation fee.

Applicants are encouraged to explore following topics in local as well as comparative perspectives:
Economics
-Economic reforms, policies and business development in the Caucasus Region-South Caucasus economic integration with the European Union;

-The devaluation of national currencies, economic challenges in the Caucasus Region;

-Economic perspectives of the Caucuses Region as a transit hub between East and West;

-Perspectives and challenges of sustainable economic growth in the Caucasus Region;

-Unemployment and labor mobility within the region.

International Relations and Political Science

-The Caucasus: Challenges to regional security

-“Frozen Conflicts” of the Caucasus Region – challenges and resolution agenda;

-Threat of terrorism to the regional stability in the Caucasus;

-Caucasus and the European integration;

-Presence of international organizations in the Caucasus;

-Small states in international relations;

-South Caucasus Neighborhood Policy.

Public Administration and State Governance

-Public sector reforms across the Caucasus: best practices and challenges;

-Open Government Partnership in the Caucasus (Improving Public Services, Increasing Public Integrity, More –Effectively Managing Public Resources, Creating Safer Communities);

-Civic Engagement in Public Policy-making in the Caucasus region;

-Political system: general trends of development the presidential and parliamentary governance;

-Party politics: nature of political parties and party systems;

-Democratization and authoritarianism: challenges for democracy and authoritarianism empowering tendencies;

-Election systems, behavior of electorate and political communication;

-Political culture, political involvement, activism and social movements.

Journalism

-Freedom of expression and challenges to regional media;

-Media ethics in the region;

-Information challenges related to the EU integration in Georgian Media.

Interdisciplinary Section

-General trends of sustainable development in the Caucasus Region;

-Gender issues in the Caucasus Region;

-Migration process in and out of the Caucasus Region;

-Family and Marriage;

-Deviation and the crime;

-Education and the challenges related with it in the Caucasus Region;

-Conflicts and their resolution;

-Cultural Transformation in South Caucasus.

Final works of the participants will be evaluated by an Academic Commission:

International Relations and Political Science

Dr. Ivanna Machitidze – Associate Professor, International Black Sea University;

Dr. Tamar Karazanishvili – Invited Lecturer, International Black Sea University;

Dr. Zurab Davitashvili – Professor, Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University;

Dr. Giorgi Kvinikadze – Professor, Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University;

Dr. Giorgi Gvalia – Professor, Ilia State University.

Public Administration and State Governance

Dr. Tamar Lominadze – Invited Lecturer, International Black Sea University;

Dr. Khatia Markozashvili – Invited Lecturer, International Black Sea University;

Dr. Rusudan Chartolani – Invited Lecturer, International Black Sea University.

Interdisciplinary Section

Dr. Teona Mataradze – Assoc. Prof. Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University;

Dr. Shorena Turkiashvili – Assoc. Prof.  Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University;

Dr. Marekh Devidze – Assoc. Prof. Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University;

Ia Iashvili – Invited Lecturer, Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University.

Journalism

Dr. Ia Antadze – Professor, International Black Sea University;

Dr. Dali Osepashvili – Professor, International Black Sea University;

Dr. Khatuna Maisashvili – Assoc. Prof. Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University.

Economics

Dr. Azer Dilanchiev – Associate Professor, International Black Sea University;

Dr. Ramaz Gerliani – Invited Lecturer, International Black Sea University;

Ketevan Kikilashvili – Invited Lecturer, International Black Sea University;

Vepkhia Giorgadze – Deputy President of “Economic Policy Experts` Center”.

Abstract

Applicants willing to participate in the conference are invited to submit their abstracts in Georgian or in English complying with the following requirements:

  • The abstracts should include maximum 4 key words, problem statement/description, methodology and theoretical discussion about the issue;
  • The volume of the abstract should be minimum 550 words and not exceed 600 words;

Final Papers

After the conference the participants will be asked to submit their final papers as an article. The papers failing to meet the following requirements will be automatically rejected.

Presentation

As selected, participants of the conference are expected to defend their works and share their findings with the committee. In case of participant’s wish s/he delivers a PowerPoint presentation.

  • 15 minutes in total will be devoted to each participant;
  • Max. 10 min presentation (no extra time will be provided);
  • The presentation will be followed by 5 min Q&A session.
  • In case of necessity candidates will be asked to prepare and submit a presentation prior to the conference.

APPLICATION PROCESS

Please fill out the application form by clicking APPLY ONLINE button below. 

Applicants willing to participate in the conference are asked:

  • Submit an abstract by March 18, 2019 23:55 local time 
  • If selected, submit a final paper to the organizing committee by April 29, 2019 15:00 local time;

Late submissions will not be assessed and author will not be allowed to present the paper!

  • In case of necessity submit a presentation by May 15, 2019 15:00 local time.

Applicants with disabilities should contact us in advance and request special assistance if needed

Additional contact information:

Ketevan Chakhava: kchakhava@ibsu.edu.ge

Nino Samkharadze: nsamkharadze@ibsu.edu.ge

Teona Tabuashvili: teona.tabuashvili@tsu.g

Late applications will not be considered!

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