REEEC Associate Director Maureen Marshall participated in an event announcing the creation of a Georgian Studies program at Harvard University

Date

09/29/21
In photo: Stephen Jones (Mount Holyoke College), Marusya Chavchavadze (American Friends of Georgia), Georgian PM Irakli Garibashvili, Veronika Metonidze (Georgian Association), Maureen Marshall (REEEC), and Talin Lindsay (ARISC)

REEEC Associate Director Maureen Marshall joined with other educational and non-profit organizations in an event announcing the creation of a Georgian Studies program at Harvard. “As some of our University of Illinois students have learned in recent years, it has been a real challenge to study Georgian and Georgia in the United States,” Marshall said. “I hope that this new center helps to shine a brighter light on the country and encourage more interest and engagement with the South Caucasus in the U.S.” 

Attendees at the event included: Stephen Jones, Professor, Russian Studies, Mount Holyoke College, who will direct the program; Marusya Chavchavadze, Executive Director, American Friends of Georgia; the Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili; Veronika Metonidze, President, Georgian Association; Maureen Marshall, Associate Director, REEEC, and President, ARISC; Talin Lindsay, Executive Director, ARISC; Melory Tsipouria, Honorary Consul, Honorary Consulate of Georgia; and Mamuka Tsereteli, Senior Fellow for Eurasia, American Foreign Policy Council.