The Works-in-Progress (W-i-P) series is an ongoing academic discussion series based in Tbilisi, Georgia, that takes place at the International School of Economics (ISET) building (16 Zandukeli Street). It is co-organized by the Caucasus Research Resource Centers (CRRC), the American Councils for International Education: ACTR/ACCELS, and the American Research Institute of the South Caucasus (ARISC). All of the talks are free and open to the public, and are in English unless otherwise announced. The purpose of the W-i-P series is to provide support and productive criticism to those researching and developing academic projects pertaining the Caucasus region. The project began in January 2010, and is currently in its 4th year.
Regular announcements of upcoming Works-in-Progres talks can be found by joining the W-i-P open group on
W-i-P Talks of the 2014-15 series
W-i-P Talks of the Spring 2013 series:
WiP: The Radical Reproduction of Transitions in Georgia since Independence.
June 26, 2013
WiP: Constitutional Design and Democracy: Georgia in Comparative Perspective
June 18, 2013
WiP: The Jury Trial as Legal Translation: The Case of Georgia.
June 10, 2013
WiP: Roundtable on Language Purity and Language Policing.
June 3, 2013
WiP: Addressing Past Injustices: How to Deal with Georgia’s Painful Past?
May 28, 2013
WiP: Mediocracy or Politocracy? The Case of Social Media in Georgia.
May 16, 2013
WiP: The Impact of the Aid Wind-Fall on Political Regime Dynamics in Post-War Georgia.
May 14, 2013
WiP: Openness in State Universities in Georgia.
May 13, 2013
WiP: The Informal Post-Socialist Economy.
April 29, 2013
WiP: Benchmarking the Workforce Development System in Georgia.
April 10, 2013
WiP: Coverage of Political Subjects in News: Major Findings of Television Monitoring during Parliamentary Elections 2012.
April 3, 2013
WiP: Elections in de facto states: Abkhazia, Transnistria and Nagorno-Karabakh
March 27, 2013
WiP: The Structure of Georgian Blogosphere and Implications for Information Diffusion
March 20, 2013
WiP: Resettlement of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Urban Areas of Georgia – A New Way of Spatial Segregation?
March 13, 2013
WiP – The Role of the Orthodox Church in the formation of the Georgian Identity
March 6, 2013
WiP – Evolving Perceptions of the West in the Societies of the South Caucasus States
February 27, 2013
WiP – A New Chance for Georgian Democracy?
February 20, 2013
WiP – Endurance of the Soviet Imperial Tongue: The Russian Language in Contemporary Georgia
February 6, 2013
WiP: Stalin in Georgia Today
January 30, 2013
Works-in-Progress Series for the Fall 2012 Season:
WiP: Georgia’s March 1956 and Soviet Nationalism
December 19, 2012
WiP: Georgia’s State Formation and Geographical Imaginaries: Georgian Policy-Making Practices in the Global Community
December 4, 2012
WiP: Integrated Conservation: Heritage Management and Urban Planning in Tbilisi
November 27, 2012
WiP: Features of Ioane Petritsi’s commented translation of Proclus’ “Elements of Theology”
November 14, 2012
WiP: Political Discourses and Voting Behavior in Georgia
November 5, 2012
WiP: Public Attitudes towards NGOs in Georgia
October 30, 2012
WiP: Mixed Marriage and Ethnic Boundaries in Georgia
Otoeber 24, 2012
WiP: South Caucasus- Ancient Near Eastern Connections in the Bronze and Iron Ages
October 17, 2012
WiP: Do ‘Caucasian’ languages really exist?
October 10, 2012
WiP: Cleavage Theory and the Electoral Geographies of Georgia
October 3, 2012
WiP: CRRC: Resources and Opportunities
September 26, 2012
Works-in-Progress Extra Session: Euro-Atlantic Discourse and Symbolism in Georgia
September 3, 2012
Works-in-Progress Series for Summer 2012
WiP – Home Ownership and Internally Displaced Persons
July 25, 2012
WiP Extra Session: NGOs and Georgia’s Rose Revolution
July 11, 2012
Works-in-Progress Extra Session: Critical Junctures, Institution Building, and Regime Survival in Armenia and Georgia
July 3, 2012
Works-in-Progress talk of the Spring 2012 season
WiP: Data Driven Advocacy in Georgia: A Grassroots Perspective
April 18, 2012