Conference: The Circassians: Past, Present and Future, 21 May 2007, Washington, DC (Archive)

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Jamestown Foundation, Washington, DC

THE CIRCASSIANS: Past, Present and Future 

In Cooperation with: The Circassian Cultural Institute

Monday, May 21, 2007 (Official Circassian Memorial Day) 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Location:
The Jamestown Foundation
1111 16th St. NW
Washington, DC 20036

AGENDA

Registration: 8:30 AM

Introduction: 9:00 AM
Glen E. Howard
President, The Jamestown Foundation

Opening Remarks
Zack Barsik
President, the Circassian Cultural Institute

MORNING PANEL

The Circassians: 9:10-10:45 AM

Paul Henze
Rand Corporation (Retired)
"Who are the Circassians? A Historical Perspective on the Circassians and Imperial Russia"

Dr. Kemal Karpat
Director of the Center of Turkish Studies, Department of History, University of Wisconsin-Madison
"The Circassian Migration to Turkey"

Fatima Tlisova
Former North Caucasus Correspondent, Regnum News Agency
"The Circassians Today & the Resurgence of Circassian Nationalism in the North Caucasus"

Glen E. Howard
Moderator

Coffee Break: 10:45-11:00 AM

Russia's Circassian Frontier: 11:00-12:30 PM

Dr. John Colarusso
McMaster University
Moderator

Ali Berzeg
Executive Director, Circassian Congress Movement, Maikop, Adygeia, Russia
"The Democratic NGO Movement in Adygeia"

Haci Bayram
Human Rights Activist
"NGOs in the North Caucasus & Their Impact on Civil Society & the War in Chechnya"

Dr. Matthew Light
Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Massachusetts Amherst
"The Proposed Merger of Adygeia and Krasnodarskii Krai: Why, Why Now, and What Next?"

Mairbek Vachagaev
Doctoral Candidate Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS), Paris, France
"The Military Jammats in Karachai-Cherkess"

LUNCHEON: 12:30-1:15 PM

KEYNOTE ADDRESS: 1:15-1:45 PM

Paul Goble
Professor, Institute of World Politics
"Are the Circassians Again Looking Beyond Their Borders?"

AFTERNOON PANEL

The Circassian Diaspora: 2:00-4:00 PM

Dr. Kemal Karpat
Director of the Center of Turkish Studies, Department of History, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Moderator

Dr. Alexandre Toumarkine
Vice Director, The French Research Institute, Istanbul, Turkey
"Where Are the Circassians Today? The Circassian Diaspora in Turkey & the Middle East"

Ziad Hajjo
Circassian-American
"The Circassian Diaspora in America"

CLOSE OF CONFERENCE: 4:00 PM

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The Jamestown Foundation
1111 16th St. NW
7th Floor Conference Room
Washington, DC 20036

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