Churches in Conflict: Religion and Politics in Georgia

1730 Cambridge St, Room S354, Cambridge MA 02138

Tamara Grdzelidze, former Georgian Ambassador to the Vatican, will lead a conversation about the intersection of religion and politics in Georgia, Ukraine, and Russia. Where are the boundaries between church and state, and how are these boundaries blurred? How does the Orthodox Church relate to borders, socio-political issues, and cultural trends? Learn about the Orthodox Church’s role in these post-Soviet states from an expert with years of practical and academic experience in the field.

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The Program on Georgian Studies is an activity of the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies at Harvard University and is made possible by a sponsored research award from the Ministry of Education and Science of Georgia.


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