The Friday Morning Lecture Series presents:

Geopolitics and The Caucasus
presented by Robyn Angley
Friday, May 13, 2011 at 10 a.m. in the McCarthy Meeting Room

The countries and regions of the Caucasus, with their strong national identities, are located at a geopolitical crossroads. What role does the Caucasus play in global geopolitics? How do Russia, Turkey, and the United States influence developments in this small but intriguing part of the world?

Robyn Angley recently received her Ph.D. in International Relations and History from Boston University, where she worked for six years as a Research Fellow at the Institute for the Study of Conflict, Ideology. Her research focuses on the Caucasus and the Russian Federation, with particular attention to Georgian politics, the Russian North Caucasus, and the development of civil society in post-Soviet states.