Resettling the Borderland: State Relocation and Ethnic Conflict in the South Caucasus

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Wednesday, February 27th, 2019

Wednesday, February 27, 201912:00PM - 2:00PM208N, North House, Munk School of Global Affairs
1 Devonshire Place
M5S 3K7
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Central Asia Lecture Series


Farid Shafiyev presents a study of Imperial Russian and Soviet Resettlement policies in the South Caucasus during the 19-20th centuries and their impact on the ethnic conflicts in the region, especially the Armenian-Azerbaijani conflict. The book investigates the nexus between imperial practices, foreign policy, religion and ethnic conflicts. Taking a comparative approach Dr. Shafiyev explores the most active phases of resettlement, when the state imported and relocated waves of Germans, Russian sectarians and Armenian settlers into the South Caucasus and deported thousands of others. He also offers insights on the complexities of empire-building and managing space and people in the Muslim borderlands.

Farid Shafiyev is a diplomat and scholar from Azerbaijan. He holds a PhD from Carleton University and an MPA from Harvard Kennedy School of Government as well as Bachelor of Law and Diploma in History from Baku State University. Farid Shafiyev served as ambassador of Azerbaijan to Canada and currently posted in the Czech Republic. He is author of numerous articles and op-eds.


Larysa Iarovenko


Farid Shafiyev

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