Friday, March 6: Ia Iashvili on migration from Georgia and its effect on those left behind
February 21, 2015
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Associate Professor of Human Geography
Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, Tbilisi, Georgia
Director, American Studies Center
Akaki Tsereteli State University, Kutaisi, Georgia
“Split Families and Family Members Left Behind:
Migration from Georgia”
Ia Iashvili has been teaching at the Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University in Georgia for the past seven years, and director of the American Studies Center at Akaki Tsereteli State University, Kutaisi, Georgia, where she has also taught for 20 years. Her Ph.D. is in human geography. She has published widely in the areas of demographics, migration, environmental management, and tourism, with articles in such publications as Humanities and Social Sciences Review, Academic Journal of Science, Journal of American Studies, and Caucasus Geographical, as well as chapters in Main Issues in Human Geography and Workbook of the First International Conference “Kolheti lowland water ecosystems—protection and efficient use”. She was the project director for creating gender studies centers at Georgian universities, supported by the Open Society’s Georgia Foundation, and a coauthor of Georgia’s CEDAW report in 2002.
at the Center for European and Mediterranean Studies
4:30 – 6 p.m.
New York University
285 Mercer Street, 7th floor
(between Waverly and Washington Place)