Program on Georgian Studies

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

The Program on Georgian Studies began in January 2022 under the directorship of Stephen F. Jones, professor at Mount Holyoke College. 

The program is designed around three goals:

The first is to establish a multidisciplinary center for Georgian studies in the United States. The program will provide research opportunities, language study, classes, and seminars with the aim of creating a cadre of young American scholars and specialists focused on Georgia and the neighboring South Caucasian states of Armenia and Azerbaijan.

The second goal is to promote research collaboration between U.S. and Georgian universities. This includes student and scholarly exchanges, summer programs, and collaborative projects involving Georgian, North American, and European partners.

Our third goal is to stimulate the development and dissemination of knowledge of Georgian history, culture, literature, politics, and economics among the American public. 

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


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