ESTONIA100: Tallinn Summer School in Tbilisi!

2018 is a special year. The Republic of Estonia celebrated its 100th anniversary on 24th February and on 26th May, Georgia celebrated its Independence Day and 100th anniversary of the establishment of the first democratic republic. Moreover, 2018 also marks the 100th anniversary of Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University.


In light of these events, Tallinn University is honoured to visit Georgia and hold an open lecture at Tbilisi State University “Security Strategies for Small States in the Era of Trump: Challenges and Opportunities”. This public lecture looks at small allies of the United States and evaluates the challenges and opportunities that they face in an era of populism, protectionism and unilateralism. This public lecture will look at coalition building both within and outside of NATO.

The lecturer is Matthew Crandall, who is an Associate Professor of International Relations at Tallinn University (Estonia), where he also defended his PhD. He completed a Master’s degree in EU-Russian Studies from the University of Tartu (Estonia) and a Bachelor’s degree from Brigham Young University in Political Science (USA). He has published in Contemporary Security Policy, Defence Studies, and East European Politics, and his major field of research is small state foreign and security policies.
The lecture is open for anyone interested in the topic.
After the lecture we invite everyone to join us for an Estonian Evening.

The open lecture is held in the framework of the summer school course “Small States in the Changing World Order”, which is organised in cooperation with the Estonia 100 programme, Tallinn University, Tallinn Summer School, and Tbilisi State University.

In addition to that, Tallinn University is happy to invite everyone to an info session in Tbilisi, which takes place on 14th June. Everyone interested in international student life are welcome to attend an info session about study possibilities at Tallinn University.

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