International Conference on “Caucasus at the Crossroads: Challenges to Regional Stability”

The Faculty of Social Sciences of International Black Sea University in cooperation with the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences of Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University annually organizes student conference “Caucasus at the Crossroads: Challenges to Regional Stability”, which takes place in Tbilisi, Georgia. The topic of the conference is extremely comprehensive and focuses on variety of issues from regional security to economic development and human rights. Therefore, it brings motivated students to participate in the conference and encourages to discuss the regional stability from different perspectives. The participants will have the opportunity to introduce works about the issues which is related with the challenges in Caucasus region and influences on it.

The goal of the event is to increase the knowledge of young people from various fields bringing potential leaders and researchers together in order to contribute to the dialogue on regional stability in the Caucasus.

Conference includes the following sections: Economics, International Relations, Public Administration & Political Science, Journalism, and Interdisciplinary section.

Junior and Senior-year students of BA Programme, as well as MA students from the universities accredited in Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia can participate.

The organizing committee is pleased to announce VI Joint Student Conference “Caucasus at the Crossroads: Challenges to Regional Stability”, which will take place on May 5, 2018 in Tbilisi, Georgia, International Black Sea University.

Working languages of the conference: Georgian and English.

Academic Commission which consists of the experienced field specialists will choose the best work from each of the sections author(s) of which will be awarded with 100GEL present card from the Faculty of Social Sciences, IBSU. The best works will be published. The bers authors from the Public Administration session will be awarded with the different literature from the Public Administration and State Governance BA Program administration.

Each paper presenter will receive the certificate of participation.

There is no participation fee.

Applicants willing to participate in the conference are asked:

Submit an abstract by March 11, 2018 23:55 local time to the following E-mail:

Late applications will not be considered!

If selected, submit a final paper to the organizing committee by April 27, 2018 15:00 local time;

Late submissions will not be assessed and author will not be allowed to present the paper!


In case of necessity submit a presentation by May 3, 2018 15:00 local time.


Applicants with disabilities should contact us in advance and request special assistance if needed


Additional contact information:

  • Nino Samkharadze:
  • Teona Mataradze:
  • Teona Tabuashvili:

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