In August 2008, Russia and Georgia became embroiled in an armed conflict over the territory of two secessionist regions within the Georgian state. The conflict took on global dimensions as the EU became involved in its resolution and US presidential candidates debated the appropriate Western response. This panel of experts discuss the causes and consequences of the conflict, the impact on the people of the region, and the potential for long-term resolution.
Dean J. Brian Atwood, Moderator
Robert Bayer, Attorney, legal reform programs, Russia and Georgia 2003-06
William O. Beeman, Professor and Chair, Department of Anthropology
Giancarlo Casale, Assistant Professor, Department of History
Kathleen A. Collins, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science
Martha Tappen, Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology