Shota Shvelidze

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  • Ph.D Candidate, Jena Center for Reconciliation Studies, FSU Jena
  • Co-founder/project manager of Peace Development Center, Tbilisi, Georgia
  • Dissertation title: Political Meaning of Reconciliation Concept in Georgian-Abkhaz Conflict: Analyzing Georgia’s State Peace Policy

shvelidzeshota@yahoo.com

Education Show content
  • Bachelor’s degree in History of Diplomacy and International Relations
  • Master’s degree in Contemporary History of Europe - Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University
  • Master’s degree in European Studies - Hochschule Bremen
Research Interests Show content
  • Peace studies, Ethno-political conflicts, reconciliation, civil dialogue/peace processes, post-conflict peace-building, collective memory, victim narrative, post-conflict civil discourses
  • Regional focus: South Caucasus, Post Soviet conflicts
Languages Show content

Georgian, English, Russian, German

Select Events (lectures and conferences) Show content
  • Revitalizing Civil Society Peace-building in Georgia’s Conflicts, conference organized by UN and IWPR in Borjomi – Panel speaker: ‘Projects and practices to strengthen constituencies for peace’, Tbilisi, 27-28 March, 2019
  • Remembering the Past in the Conflicts of the Present: Civil Society and Contested Histories in the Post-Soviet Space (1991-2017)’, Panel Speaker – ‘Memory Politics and Peace-building in Georgia’. Research project organized by University of Bern. Tbilisi 20-22 June 2019
  • 7th Workshop of the PFP Consortium Study Group: ‘Regional Stability in the South Caucasus’, Tbilisi - panel speaker - Generating Incentives and Motives for Cooperation, Tbilisi, 14-16 March 2013
Select Publications Show content
  • ‘Rethinking Past – A Path towards Dialogue with the Abkhaz’, Netgazeti.ge - 10.01.2019
  • ‘Illusion and Beer Commercial’, ‘Radio Free Europe - Radio Liberty’ Tbilisi, online edition - 16.07.2018
  • ‘One Important Feature of the Georgian-Abkhaz Debate’, Netgazeti.ge - 16.05.2018
  • ‘Georgia’s Two Dimensional Conflict’, ‘Netgazeti.ge’, online newspaper, Tbilisi - 27.04.2018
  • Memories of a man from Svanetia’, unit 6 (co-author) of ‘Changing the past in our heads‘, Berlin, Berghof Foundation. - 12.01.2018
  • ‘Foreign & Security Policy Challenges under ‘Georgian Dream’, International Security Forum, Nicosia. - 22.11.2012
  • ‘Implications of NATO’s New Strategic Concept for Ukraine and Georgia’, International Security Forum, Nicosia. 20.06.2011
Other Interests/ Additional Information Show content

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