07 February 2006

London Lecture: Revolution through Rose-coloured Glasses

The SOAS Central Asia and Caucasus Society and
The Centre of Contemporary Central Asia & the Caucasus present:

Revolution through Rose-coloured Glasses: Law and Institutions in Georgia

Georgia is at the same time exemplary of the difficulties plaguing
post-Soviet reconstruction and a case unto itself -- a story of
extremes, from civil war to the first "NGO government" in post-Soviet
space. Chris Waters and Scott Newton, two legal specialists of the
region, discuss what's changed and what hasn't since the Rose Revolution.

Thursday, 16th February 2006
Room: G52 / Main SOAS Building
Everyone welcome

School of Oriental and African Studies
Thornhaugh Street
Russell Square
London WC1H 0XG

About the speakers:

Christopher Waters is Senior Lecturer in Law and Deputy-Director of the
Centre for Euro-Asian Studies at the University of Reading. He has
extensive experience working on higher education and law reform in
Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan. He has written two books on the law
and politics of the region, Counsel in the Caucasus: Professionalization
and law in Georgia and The State of Law in the South Caucasus.

Scott Newton is Lecturer in the Laws of Central Asia, Chair of the
Centre for Contemporary Central Asia and the Caucasus, and Deputy Chair
of the Center for Law and Conflict at SOAS. He served two years as
legal reform adviser to the Minister of Justice of Kazakhstan. He has
written extensively on post-Soviet law, human rights, transition and
lgeal-institutional reform, Soviet legal history, and conflict and self
determination. He spent most of the last academic year in Tbilisi,
Georgia lecturing and researching.

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