Panel Discussion

Between Distance and Proximity and the Concept of Neighbourhood in the Caucasus

Neighbourhood is a relational concept, which can be associated with different considerations and reflections in the field of tension between demarcation and communication. In the conflictual region of Caucasus, the concept of neighbourhood as well as neighbourly practices seems to have a specific density, producing a crisis-like complexity between proximity and distance. The next Caucasus Network roundtable will focus on questions about the dynamics of neighbourly relations in the Caucasus region from social, political and spatial dimensions.

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Prof. Dr. Diana Forker, Dr. Bidzina Lebanidze, Veronika Pfeilschifter
(Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena, Department for Slavic and Caucasus Studies) 
1:00 pm: Neighbourhood Ambiguity - On Inclusion and Exclusion of the EU's Foreign Policy Resilience Approach in the South Caucasus
Richard Giragosian
(Director, Regional Studies Center (RSC) Yerevan, Armenia)
1:45 pm: Post-War Armenia: Promise & Peril
Prof. Dr. Heather D. DeHaan
(Binghamton University, State University of New York)
3:15 pm: What is a Neighbour? The Practice of “Living Together” in Late Soviet Baku
Dr. Tsypylma Darieva (ZOiS, Berlin) and Dr. Nadja Douglas (ZOiS, Berlin)


In addition, we invite you to send us suitable contributions for the second newsletter of the network. In the sense of networking, the newsletter refers to current research projects of members of the network, new publications as well as upcoming events related to the research region. Please send your suggestions to sina.giesemann(at)zois-berlin(dot)de.