Human and Environmental Resources in Multiethnic Societies

5th - 7th November 2015, Tbilisi , Georgia

 
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Networkconference 5th - 7th November 2015

Ivane Javakhishvili University (TSU), Tbilisi

Human and Environmental Resources in Multiethnic Societies

Thursday, 5th November 2015; 3:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Location: TSU Main Building; Ivane Javakhishvili Event Hall (2nd floor)

  3:00 – 3:40






Welcome, Greetings

Rector TSU Prof. Dr. Vladimir Papava

President JLU Prof. Dr. Joybrato Mukherjee

Representative of the Georgian Ministry of Education and Science

Representative of the German Embassy, Dr. Katharina Derkorn

Head of DAAD Information Center Tbilisi, Dr. Martin Praxenthaler

  3:40 – 5:00






Honours and Awards

Awarding Tbilisi State University Javakhishvili Medal to

Prof. Dr. Joybrato Mukherjee, President JLU

Awarding Tbilisi State University Honorary Doctoral Degree to

Prof. Dr. Dr. Annette Otte, Landscape Ecology and Landscape Planning, JLU

Lecture: Scenario development for sustainable land use

  5:00 - 7:00 Buffet Reception
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Friday, 6th November 2015; morning programme (10:00 - 12:00 a.m.)

TSU Main building

Sessions in parallel

A Cultural Sciences

Cultures and Organisations in Multiethnic Societies

(Organisation: Prof. Dr. Joseph Salukvadze, TSU / Prof. Dr. Monika Wingender, Giessen Centre for Eastern European Studies, JLU )

Location: TSU Main building: Room 107 (1st floor)

Disciplines: Humanities, Linguistics, Cultural and literary studies, History, Social Sciences,

Political Sciences, International Relations

Languages: English, Russian

10:00 - 11.00
Introduction of participants
11:00 - 11.25

Prof. Dr. Andrea Gawrich (Political Science – International Integration, JLU):

Europeanization meets Multiethnicity – the EU’s approach in its neighbourhood

11:25 - 11.50

Assist. Prof. Dr. David Matsaberidze (Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, TSU):

The Political Re-Making of History: the Case of the Conflict over Abkhazia(The Post-Soviet Period)




B Environmental Sciences, Environmental Management

Environmental Resources and Options to Manage

(Organisation Prof. Dr. Ramaz Botchorishvili, TSU / Prof. Dr. Dr. Annette Otte, JLU)

Location: TSU Main building: Room 212 (2nd floor)

Disciplines: Landscape Ecology and Landscape Planning, Soil Sciences, Soil Microbiology, Soil Chemistry, Water Chemistry, Statistical Analyses (Modelling).

Languages: English, Russian


10:00 - 11.00
Introduction of participants
11:00 - 11.25

Prof. Dr. Rainer Waldhardt (Landscape Ecology and Landscape Planning, JLU):

Developing normative scenarios toward sustainable and multifunctional agricultural landscapes

11:25 - 11.50

Prof. Dr. Beso Kalandadze (Soil Sciences, TSU):

Geological Problems of Samtskhe-Javakhet (In Russian)




C Economy and Law

Performance of Agriculture and Food Business in Transition Countries

- Challenges and Obstacles from Entrepreneurial, Governmental and Scientific Perspectives -

(Organisation: Prof. Dr. Teimuraz Beridze; Prof. Dr. Irakli Burduli, TSU / Prof. Dr. Peter-Michael Schmitz; Dr. Magdalena Jas-Nowopolska, JLU)

Location: TSU Main building: Room 06 (Ground floor)

Disciplines: International Law, Environmental Law, Agricultural and Food Policy, Market Research, Sustainable Development

Languages: English, German


10:00 - 11.00
Introduction of participants
11:00 - 11.25

Prof. Dr. Maia Bitadze (Law, TSU):

The challenges and reforms in environmental law from the perspective of policy makers

11:25 - 11.50

Dr. Magdalena Jas-Nowopolska ( Public Law and International Law, JLU ):

The common commercial policy of European Union




Individual Meetings

10:00 - 12.00


Meeting at the International Office: Maia Menteshashvili, Ani Chelishvili, Julia Volz,

Palina Moleva, Oleksandr Bonkovskyy

Cooperation between TSU and JLU, Erasmus+ Mobility, Transition Studies, etc.

10:00 - 12.00 Faculty Meeting Carmen Neis (Center for Competence Development, JLU)

12:00 - 1:30 

Lunch (Ground floor bar)


Friday, 6th November 2015; afternoon programme (1:30 - 6:00 p.m.)

TSU Main building

Sessions in parallel

A Cultural Sciences

Cultures and Organisations in Multiethnic Societies

(Organisation: Prof. Dr. Joseph Salukvadze, TSU / Prof. Dr. Monika Wingender, JLU)

Location: TSU Main building: Room 107 (1st floor)



1:30 - 1.55

Prof. Dr. Monika Wingender (Slavic Studies – Linguistics, JLU):

Language Politics in multiethnic countries

1:55 - 2.20

Assist. Prof. Dr. Agata Włodarska-Frykowska (Political Science; University of Lodz):

Status of Russian language in Baltic States

2:20 - 2.45

Prof. Dr. Ramaz Kurdadze (Faculty of Humanities, TSU):

Kartvelian Vocabulary as Intangible Cultural Heritage and Georgian-Megrelian-Laz-Svan- English Dictionary

2:45 - 3.10

Prof. Dr. Ketevan Khutsishvili (Faculty of Humanities, TSU):

Advantages and problems of anthropological research in multi-ethnic societies

3:10 - 3.35

Prof. Dr. Nino Chikovani (Faculty of Humanities, TSU):

The problems of identity formation in Georgia from the perspective of Cultural Studies

3:35 - 4:00 Coffee Break (Ground floor bar)
4:00 - 4:25

Prof. Dr. Thomas Daiber (Slavic Studies – Linguistics, Cultural studies, JLU):

Hagiography and History Culture

4:25 - 4:50

Prof. Dr. Stefan Rohdewald (Eastern European History, JLU)

Transottomanica: Approaches to Transregional Interaction in Ottoman and Eastern Europe

4:50 - 5:15


Dr. Valerian Dolidze (Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, TSU):

History as a force of politics: Turkish empire and geopolitical choice of Georgia.

In Russian: История как матертальная сила в политике:Турецкая империя и геополитический выбор Грузии

4:50 - 5:40


Assist. Prof. Dr. Giorgi Kvinikadze (Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, TSU):

Geo-economic views of Friedrich Liszt and the modern period
In Russian: Геоэкономические взгляды Фридриха Листа и современность

5:40 - 6:00
Conclusions

B Environmental Sciences, Environmental Management

Environmental Resources and Options to Manage

(Organisation Prof. Dr. Ramaz Botchorishvili, TSU / Prof. Dr. Dr. Annette Otte, JLU)

Location: TSU Main building: Room 212 (2nd floor)


1:30 - 1.55

Prof. Dr. Rolf-Alexander Düring (Environmental Chemistry, JLU):

Organochlorine pesticides, a mysterious heritage for multiethnic societies in regions of the former Soviet Union

1:55 - 2.20

Prof. Dr. Ramaz Botchorishvili (Mathematical Modeling, TSU):

Examples of Numerical Techniques for Environmental Simulation

2:20 - 2.45

Prof. Dr. Dali Nikolaishvili & Prof. Dr. Lia Matchavariani (Landscape Researches, TSU):

A Method of Approach to Landscape Stability According to topographic Features (In Russian)

2:45 - 3:10

Prof. Dr. Sylvia Schnell (Soil Microbiology, JLU):

Bacterial isolates from natural salt meadows are able to mitigate salt stress of crop barley

3:10 - 3:35 Prof. Dr. Olga Ilinskaya (Microbiology, University of Kazan):

Microbial resources for biotechnology and biomedicine

3:35 - 4:00 Coffee Break (Ground floor bar)
4:00 - 4:25

Prof. Dr. Svetlana Selivanovskaya (Ecology, University of Kazan):

Toxicity changes in the process of biological treatment of the organic wastes

4:25 - 4:50


Dr. Polina Galitskaya (Ecology, University of Kazan):

Fungal and bacterial successions in the process of co-composting of organic wastes as revealed by 454 pyrosequencing

4:50 - 5:15


Assist. Prof. Dr. Florin Lipsa (Soil Microbiology, University of Iasi):

Assessment of yeast diversity in different soil types under different management regimes in Moldavia region, Romania

5:15 - 6:00
Conclusions and further discussion


C/D Economy and Law

Performance of Agriculture and Food Business in Transition Countries

- Challenges and Obstacles from Entrepreneurial, Governmental and Scientific Perspectives -

(Organisation: Prof. Dr. Teimuraz Beridze; Prof. Dr. Irakli Burduli, TSU / Prof. Dr. Peter-Michael Schmitz; Dr. Magdalena Jas-Nowopolska, JLU)

Location: TSU Main building: Room 06 (Ground floor)


1:30 - 1.55

Prof. Dr. Dr. Peter-Michael Schmitz ( Agricultural and Development Policy, JLU ):

Agricultural Transition in Post-Soviet Europe and Central Asia after 25 years

1:55 - 2.20

Prof. Dr. Zofia Wysokińska (International Relations, Economics, University of Lodz):

The Human Security in the Contemporary World - case of the green and grey economy

2:20 - 2.45

Palina Moleva MSc (Center for International Development and Environmental Research, JLU):

Do Biofuels and Speculation contribute to price volatility and food Insecurity?

2:45 - 3.10

Prof. Dr. Valeriu Cotea (Viticulture Economics, University of Iasi):

Resources for Developing the Oenological Science in Iași - Romania

3:10 - 3.35

Ass. Prof. Ineza Gagnidze (Economics, TSU):

The Role of International Educational and Science Programs for Sustainable Development

3:35 - 4:00 Coffee Break (Ground floor bar)
4:00 - 4:25

Prof. Dr. Paata Turava (Law, TSU):

Das innerstaatliche (georgische) Umweltrecht als Mittel zur Bewältigung der internationalen Umweltprobleme

4:25 - 4:50
Conclusions and further discussion
7:30 - 10:00 Evening

Dinner



Individual Workshop

Location: TSU Main building: Room 301

1:30 - 6.00

Assessment and Feedback Strategies in Academic Writing, Language: German

Carmen Neis (Center for Competence Development, JLU)


Saturday, 7th November 2015, 9:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Excursion to Kakheti Region (East Georgia)