Science Conference supported by the SHOTA RUSTAVELI NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION OF GEORGIA
On October 24-26, In Tbilisi, with the support of Shota Rustaveli National Science foundation of Georgia, International Conference – “Ethno-cultural diversity and intercultural communication in Georgia" is being held. The Conference is organized by Tbilisi state university, faculty of Humanities; National Parliamentary Library of Georgia; Georgian Library Association and Association of Anthropologists of Georgia.
On October 24, Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation's Deputy Director General - Jaba Samushia, wished success to the conference participants. Mr. Jaba Samushia spoke about the importance of this conference, noted that the ethno-cultural and intercultural communication issues are not only a scientific subject of dispute but is closely intertwined with the modern challenges facing Georgian state. The audience was also informed about the new projects of the Rustaveli Scientific Foundation - Caucasus Studies Competition, the Contest for Scientific Research on Occupied Territories, the necessity of studying the border regions of Georgia.
The issue of intercultural communication is becoming increasingly important due to the processes taking place in the modern world (globalization, migration, conflict). Georgia is a historically distinguished country with its diversity, which led to the establishment of traditional systems of peaceful coexistence and inter-group communication channels; Development of special ethnographic realities and models of behavior. Here in the multicultural environment, relations between representatives of different ethnocultural, religious or linguistic groups have been continuous since ancient times. Intercultural relations have been a continuous process, exchanging and sharing a number of realities. Changes in the political, economic and social situation over time led to changes in the ethno-cultural map of Georgia, which in turn influenced intercultural communication. Research and discussion of these issues will contribute to the analysis of contemporary challenges.
The conference will be attended by representatives of the scientific centers of Canada, Turkey, Germany, Poland, Finland, Armenia.