On March 24, 2022 Center for Social Sciences organized an online panel discussion on the implications of Russian invasion in Ukraine for Georgia and the wider EaP region. The panel featured Professor Neil MacFarlane, Lester B. Pearson Professor of International Relations at the University of Oxford, Dr. Natalie Sabanadze, Cyrus Vance Visiting Professor of International Relations at Mount Holyoke College and former Head of the Georgian Mission to the European Union and Ambassador Plenipotentiary to Belgium and Luxembourg, and Dr. Maksymilian (Max) Fras, Policy Advisor, and former fellow at Eurasia Democratic Security Network (EDSN). The panel was moderated by Dr. Gela Merabishvili, CSS Affiliated Researcher.
The European project is an outcome of the two world wars that were detrimental for Europe and the world. United in their pledge to prevent future wars, European leaders decided to build a strong union based on solidarity that would pursue the values of freedom, peace, democracy and the rule of law. Russia’s invasion of Ukraine severely undermines these values and principles in Europe and on a global scale. We, the academic community implementing the European Commission-funded MEDIATIZED EU project, call the European Union bodies for action to defend freedom, peace and democracy in Ukraine and in Europe!
Within the project entitled “Introduction of the American-Style Graduate School System to Georgia” that was implemented by the Center for Social Sciences with the financial support of the Alumni Grants Program, U.S. Embassy, a series of policy papers were developed. The policy papers are aimed at the university administrations, policy-makers and other interested parties.