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Davis Center at Harvard Launches Georgian Studies Program

Congratulations are in order to our Advisory Board Member Professor Stephen Jones, who will be the first director of the new Georgian Studies Program at Harvard University! Mt. Holyoke Professor Stephen Jones stated during his speech (given in Georgian!) at the Harvard Club of NY on September 22, “ Now scholars of Georgia and the South Caucasus have an academic center at Harvard, where they can exchange ideas, pursue research, and collaborate with Georgian colleagues. Its establishment here at Harvard benefits both Georgia and the United States.”



Mamuka Tsereteli (AFG Board Member), Director of Georgian Studies Program, Mt. Holyoke Prof. Stephen Jones (AFG Advisory Bd), Marusya Chavchavadze (AFG Executive Director), Prime Minister of Georgia Irakli Garibashvili, Veronika Metonidze (President of Georgian Association), Professor Maureen Marshall (President of ARISC—American Research Institute of South Caucasus, Talin Lindsay (Executive Director of ARISC), Malory Tsipouria (Honorary Consul of Georgia in CA & US-Georgia Friendship Association).


At the initiation of Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili with finance from the Georgian Government, the Davis Center at Harvard University launches a new Georgian Studies Program, offering courses in history, social sciences, and language beginning 2022. There will be scholarly exchange between the Davis Center and Georgian universities. The program is made possible by a grant from the Ministry of Education and Science of Georgia.


AFG congratulates Mt. Holyoke Professor Stephen Jones (long time AFG Advisory Board Member) who will be the first director of the Georgian Studies Program. Prof. Jones stated “Now scholars of Georgia and the South Caucasus have an academic center at Harvard, where they can exchange ideas, pursue research, and collaborate with Georgian colleagues. Its establishment here at Harvard benefits both Georgia and the United States.”


https://daviscenter.fas.harvard.edu/insights/davis-center-launches-new-georgian-studies-program