PRESENTS
 

RUSSIA AND THE CIRCASSIANS:

An Internal Problem or an International Matter?

 

IN COOPERATION WITH:
 

THE DAVIS CENTER

FOR RUSSIAN AND EURASIAN STUDIES

 

THE JAMESTOWN FOUNDATION

 

THE CIRCASSIAN CULTURAL INSTITUTE

 

APRIL 8, 2008

 

Morning panel

9:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M.

Location:

John Kennedy School of Government

79 JFK St., Taubman building, Nye A,

Cambridge, MA 02138

 

Afternoon panel

2:00 P.M. – 5:00 PM

Location:

The Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies

1730 Cambridge Street,

Cambridge, MA 02138

Room S050 at CGIS South Building

  

AGENDA  

 

Morning Panels

 Kennedy School of Government

9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

 

 

Registration and breakfast               9:00 a.m.

 

Panel #1                                         9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

 

Introduction                                                        

Dr. Lois Andreasen

Executive Director, Carr Center for Human Rights Policy

Harvard University; Cambridge, Massachusetts

 

Stephen Shenfield

 “Who are Circassians? A Historical Perspective”

Analyst, Johnson’s Russia List

 

Irma Kreiten

“On the path to genocide - The Russian ‘final subjugation’ of Northwestern Caucasus in a comparative perspective”

Ph.D. in Comparative Genocide Studies

Southampton University, Great Britain.

 

John Colarusso

 “The deportation of Circassians from the Caucasus to the Ottoman Empire”.

Professor, Department of Anthropology, and Department of Linguistics and Languages

McMaster University, Canada

 

Glen Howard                                  

Moderator

President, Jamestown Foundation

 

Coffee break                                   11:00 a.m. – 11:30 p.m.

 
Panel #2                                      
    11:30 p.m. – 1:00 pm.

 

Ibragim Yagan

“The Circassians Resistance against Russian colonialism – History and the current situation” 

Exclusive director, For Human Rights

Nalchik, North Caucasus

 

Joshua Rubenstein

“Russia’s Human Rights policy and the current situation”

Director, Northeast Region

Amnesty International, USA

 

Paul Goble

"Circassians in the North Caucasus and the Broader World: Attentive Co-Ethnics, Neglectful Governments"

Professor, Institute of World Politics

 

Conclusion

 

Close of the morning panel                   1:00 p.m.


 

Afternoon Panel

 CGIS South Building

1:15 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

 

Lunch                                                  1:15 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.

 

Afternoon Panel                                   2:15 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

 

Introduction

 

John Colarusso

Moderator

Professor, Department of Anthropology, and Department of Linguistics and Languages

McMaster University, Canada

 

Zack Barsaqua

“The Circassian Ethos”                          

Circassian Cultural Institute

 

Baj Nusret Bas

“The Circassian Diaspora in Turkey”

President, Caucasian House

Istanbul, Turkey

 

Matthew Light

“Territorial Restructuring in the Russian Federation and the Future of the Circassian Republics"

Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science

University of Massachusetts, Amherst

 

Fatima Tlisova

The War on Circassian Nationalism

Fellow, Carr Center for Human Rights Policy

Harvard University; Cambridge, Massachusetts

 

Glen Howard

“Russia’s Circassia Problem, The Sochi Olympics & its Repercussions for the Northwest Caucasus: Is there a Role for the US?

President - The Jamestown Foundation

 

End of Seminar                                5:00 p.m.

 






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