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Human Geography of the Caucasus: Identity, Culture, and the Russian Factor

Tue, Jun 20, 2017, 4:00pm - 5:30pm

You are cordially invited to a lecture on the topic of 

Human Geography of the Caucasus: Identity, Culture, and the Russian Factor

Erik Khzmalyan
Fellow, Eurasian Research and Analysis Institute
M.A. Candidate, IWP 

Tuesday, June 20
4:00 PM 

The Institute of World Politics
1521 16th Street NW
Washington, D.C.
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This event is sponsored by the Kosciuszko Chair of Polish Studies.

Photo by Levan Gokadze 380x204About the lecture: Erik Khzmalyan will review the geographic boundaries of the Caucasus and countries located in the region and will identify the region’s ethnicities and their cultural and linguistic differences. Specifically, he will focus on those ethnicities that are less well known. He will then discuss Russia’s conquest of the Caucasus and the security challenges emanating from the Northern Caucasus.

About the speaker: Erik Khzmalyan is a Fellow at the Eurasian Research and Analysis Institute. Erik specializes in U.S. Foreign Policy, Eurasia, and Geopolitics. He is currently an M.A. candidate in Statecraft and International Affairs at the Institute of World Politics.


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