Launching Caspiana: A Digital Toolbox for Students and Scholars of Central Asia and South Caucasus

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The Program on Central Asia invites you to the launch of Caspiana: A Digital Toolbox for Students and Scholars of Central Asia and South Caucasus, a website created to facilitate research on the fascinating regions spreading east and west of the Caspian Sea. The toolbox covers eight countries (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan) across four thematic sections (media, governance, statistics, and academic resources).

David Trilling and Colleen Wood, in conversation with Nargis Kassenova and Cian Stryker, will discuss challenges and opportunities of studying these regions in the times of the pandemic, authoritarian consolidation, disinformation campaigns, and with the help of smart research strategies and new digital tools.

Register for Zoom webinar, or watch live on YouTube.

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