Tompkins County Public Library to Host Presentation on Recent Russian-Georgian Relations

The Tompkins County Public Library and the Institute for European Studies at Cornell University will host a presentation by Dr. Iago Gocheleishvili entitled The Russian Invasion of Georgia: Protecting Citizens or Changing Regime, Thursday, November 20, 2008 from 6:00PM to 7:00 PM in the Library’s Borg Warner Community Meeting Room East.
Gocheleishvili is a lecturer in the Near Eastern Studies Department at Cornell University with expertise in Caucasian studies, ethno-politics and ethno-based conflict in contemporary Caucasus. He will discuss the conflict in the South Ossetian province of Georgia, its causes, outcomes, what it means for regional (Georgia, Russia) and global (USA, EU) politics. The presentation will include theories and opinions that have shaped the discussion of the conflict.
This program is part of an ongoing Current Events series co-sponsored by Cornell Educational Resources for International Studies (CERIS), the collaborative outreach team of Cornell’s Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies.
For more information contact Sophie Huntington, outreach coordinator for the Einaudi Center at (607) 255-5475.