Program on Georgian Studies

Advancing the study of Georgia and the South Caucasus through research and scholarly exchange, teaching, and outreach.

Welcome to the Program on Georgian Studies at the Davis Center. The Program encourages research on Georgia and the South Caucasus region here at Harvard, establishes collaboration between Georgian and American academics and students, and promotes knowledge of the region to the broader community.

We have multiple opportunities for students, junior scholars, and faculty, from both Harvard and Georgia. If you are interested in spending a semester conducting research at Harvard, want to learn more about Georgia in the classroom, or want to develop a course - or a component in your course - related to the South Caucasus, then please view our website for opportunities. We offer grants, fellowships, summer internships, and classes on the region that may be right for you.

If you want to learn more about Georgia and the South Caucasus, we have research guides regarding Harvard’s holdings, and provide information on resources about the region on the internet and elsewhere at US universities, libraries, and institutions. See both past and coming events offered by the Program below. Attend a lecture, a workshop, an online panel, or a film screening and learn more about the history, politics, and culture of this region.

The Program on Georgian Studies is supported by a sponsored research award from the Georgian Ministry of Education and Science.

You can contact the Georgian Studies staff at or by phone at 617-495-9605

A group of people involved in the Georgian Studies inaugural events

Staff and community members gathered for the Georgian Studies Inaugural Events, September 22, 2022.

Opportunities and Resources

Related Insights

A talk on the history and politics of wine was a highlight of the inaugural events of the Center’s new Program on Georgian Studies.

Symbolic and robust commitments of civil society organizations are necessary for Georgia’s EU candidate status prospects, writes Seth Myers, a master’s student at Harvard Kennedy School.

Peaceful protests are at heart of newer democracies, says Stephen Jones, Director of the Program on Georgian Studies.

Related Events

Upcoming Event

Learn about historical memory in contemporary Georgia.

Upcoming Event

Claire Kaiser will discuss her new book on the impact of Stalin in Georgia.

Past Event

Learn more about interning in Georgia in Summer, 2023.