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RF-Gürcistan Kavgasında İkinci Perde Mi? Yoksa Gürcistan Çerkes Soykırımını Tanımaya Mı Hazırlanıyor?
24 Kasım 2010 Çarşamba Saat 22:21
19-21 Mart tarihlerinde Gürcistan’ın başkenti Tiflis’te " Gizli Uluslar, Zaman Aşımına Uğramayan Suçlar: Geçmiş ve Gelecek arasında Çerkesler & Kuzey Kafkasya Halkları" başlığıyla bir konferans düzenlenecek.

Jamestown Foundation ve Illia Üniversitesi’nin organizasyon ile düzenlenecek konferans'a Ürdün, Türkiye, İsrail, Avrupa ve Amerika diasporasından katılım bekleniyor.

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The Jamestown Foundation & the International School of Caucasus Studies

Ilia State University announces:


Hidden Nations, Enduring Crimes: The Circassians &

the Peoples of the North Caucasus Between Past and Future

Featuring Keynote Speaker:

Norman Stone

Professor Emeritus Oxford University

Tbilisi, Republic of Georgia

March 20-21, 2010

Courtyard Marriott Hotel - Main Ballroom


The Circassians and the North West Caucasus


8:30 A.M.

9:00 to 5:30 PM

Opening Remarks


Gigi Tevzadze


Ilia State University

Oleg Panfilov

Professor, Ilia State University

Andro Barnovi

Chairman of STanD

(Institute of Strategy and Development)


Ghia Nodia

Director of the International School for Caucasus Studies

Ilia State University

Giorgi Ghambashidze


The Caucasus Fund

Paul Goble

“The Buried Crimes of the North Caucasus”

Q & A

10:30 to 10:45 PM Coffee Break

PANEL TWO: 10:45 to 12:00 PM

Current Trends & Buried Crimes of the Circassians

Murat Berzeg

“The Circassian Awakening”

Circassian Congress, Maikop, Adyghea, RF

Ruslan Keshev

Chairman, Circassian Congress, Nalchik, Kabardino-Balkharia, RF

Fatima Tlisova

“Who Speaks for the Circassians in the North Caucasus?”

Reagan-Fascell Fellow, National Endowment for Democracy

Kasei Kikov

“The Current Situation in Karachai-Cherkessk”

Chairman, Circassian Congress, Cherkessk

Q & A


Keynote Speaker

Norman Stone“

Remember the Plight of the Circassians”

Professor Emeritus Oxford University

12:30 to 1:30 PM


1:30 to 3:15 PM


Voices from the Circassian Diaspora

Ed Youghar

“The Circassian Diaspora in America”

Chairman, Circassian Cultural Institute

Mitat Celikpala

“The Circassian Diaspora in Turkey and its Reaction to the Events of August 2008”

Dr. Liza Jarkasy

“Lessons from Vancouver: Opposing the Sochi Olympics”

Patterson, New Jersey

Ali Hadish

“Radio Adiga: The Circassian Voice in Israel”

Radio Adiga

Kafar Kama, Israel

Dina Bislan

“The Circassian Fifth Generation in Exile”

Jordanian Association of the Circassian Friends of the Caucasus

Q & A


3:45 to 5:35 PM

The Circassians in History

Moshe Gammer

“The Development of the Idea of Transfer, 1774 - 1944"?”

Tamara Polovikina

“Transforming the Map of the Black Sea Coast:

Russian Imperial Policy toward the Circassians”


Yahye Khoone

“Muhammad Amin: Shamyl's Messenger to the Circassians”

Ali Berzeg

“New Historical Research Findings on the Circassian Genocide

from the Russian Imperial Archives in Tbilisi”

 Research Director,

Circassian Cultural Institute

Q & A



Sunday, March 21

The North East Caucasus: Chechnya, Dagestan, and Ingushetia

PANEL ONE: 9:00 to 10:30 AM

History of the 19th Century

Mairbek Vatchagaev

Abu Muslimov

Moshe Gammer

Maria Bennigsen

“The Soviet Occupation of Chechnya, Ingushetia and Dagestan in the 1920s”

Donogo Khadji Murad

“Dagestan’s Historical Evolution”

Q & A

10:30 to 10:45 PM Coffee Break

PANEL TWO: 10:45 to 12:00 PM

Recent  Political Developments in Chechnya

Andrei Babitsky

Radio Free Europe

Sophie Shihab

Le Monde

Anzor Maskhadov

Ella Kisaeva

Voices of Bislan

Selim Bechaev

Former speaker of Chechen parliament, 1996-1999


Keynote Speaker

Moshe Gammer/ Paul Goble/Maria Bennigsen

12:30 to 1:30 PM



1:30 to 3:00 PM

Political and Human Rights Trends in Ingushetia


3:20 to 5:00 PM


Ghia Nodia

Concluding Remarks



Paul Goble

Paul Goble directs research and publications programs at the Azerbaijan Diplomatic Academy in Baku. Prior to joining that institution but after retiring from the U.S. government in 2004, he was vice dean for the social sciences and humanities at Audentes University in Tallinn and a senior research associate at the EuroCollege of the University of Tartu in Estonia. Earlier, he served in a variety of capacities in the U.S. government, including at the Department of State and Central Intelligence Agency; at U.S. international broadcasting institutions like Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty and the Voice of America, and at various think tanks, including the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, the Potomac Foundation, and the Jamestown Foundation.  The editor of five volumes on ethnicity and religion in the former Soviet space, he continues to prepare daily commentaries on these issues, posting his articles at www.windowoneurasia.blogspot.com or on request by e-list (paul.goble@gmail.com).  Trained at Miami University in Ohio and the University of Chicago, he has been decorated by the governments of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania for his work in promoting Baltic independence and the withdrawal of Russian forces from those formerly occupied lands. 

Ghia Nodia

Ghia Nodia is the professor of politics and the director of the International School of Caucasus Studies in Ilia State University in Tbilisi, Georgia. He is also a founder of the Caucasus Institute for Peace, Democracy and Development (CIPDD), an independent public policy think tank in Tbilisi, Georgia, which he led in 1992-2008 and leads again since August 2009. He has published extensively on two sets of topics: regional security, state-building and democratization in the Caucasus, and theories of nationalism and democratic transition in the post-cold-War context. He has been involved in pro-democracy advocacy efforts in Georgia and internationally, and has been frequent participant of international congresses and conferences on the related topics. In February-December 2008, he served as the minister of education and science of Georgia.

Mitat Celikpala

Mitat Çelikpala is Associate Professor of International Relations at TOBB Economy and Technology University, Ankara/Turkey. Çelikpala has been working on the Caucasus, Caucasian Diaspora, people and security in the Caucasus and the Black Sea regions and Turkish-Russian relations. Before joining the academia, he served for Turkish National Security Council. Currently he is lecturing in TOBB ETU, War College and Turkish National Security Academy on Turkish foreign policy, politics and history of the Caucasus and Central Asia, and Turkish political structure and political life. He is academic adviser to National Security Academy, Turkish MFA’s Strategic Research Center and TAF’s Strategic Research Center (SAREM), Ankara. He is the author of many publications dealing with above mentioned topics published in academic journals as well as newspapers.

Moshe Gammer

Moshe Gammer is Associate Professor at the Department of Middle Eastern and African History, Tel Aviv University. He is the author of Muslim Resistance to the Tsar: Shamil and the Conquest of Chechnia and Daghestan (London: Frank Cass, 1994) and The Lone Wolf and the Bear. Tree Centuries Chechen Defiance of Russian Rule (London: C. Hurst & Co .and Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2006) and many articles on the history and contemporary affairs of the Caucasus, Central Asia and the Middle East.


Fatima Tlisova

Fatima Tlisova is an award-winning investigative reporter with extensive experience in the conflict-ridden North Caucasus. Over the past decade, she has covered the most sensitive topics affecting the region, including human rights violations, torture and detention, women’s rights, nationalist sentiments, the role of Islam in regional affairs, and abuses of power by authorities.  She served as editor-in-chief of the Regnum News Agency from 2004–2007 and has reported for Russia’s Novaya Gazeta, the Associated Press, the Institute for War and Peace Reporting (IWPR), the Jamestown Foundation, and Radio Free Europe/ Radio Liberty. Most recently, Ms. Tlisova was a Carr Center Fellow and a Nieman Fellow at Harvard University. She is a recipient of the Gerd Bucerius Freedom of Expression Award for her commitment to reporting on the conflict in Chechnya, the Amnesty International UK Media Award, the Rory Pack Trust Award, the Human Rights Watch Hellman-Hammett Award, The Louis Lyons Award for Conscience and Integrity in Journalism. During her fellowship, Ms. Tlisova plans to complete reports on the state of journalism in the North Caucasus and work on a book documenting abuses and describing how the suppression of human freedoms contributes to the spread of violence in the region

Kaynak: www.jamestown.org

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