On October 26, the Europe-Georgia Institute and Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom in South Caucasus under the series of public lectures on the “rise of populism: Rebellion Against Democracy” organized meeting in Telavi.

The lectures were delivered by Nikita Liakhovetsky, a representative of the Russian oppositional party Yabloko and Asia Malamyan, a young Armenian political scientist. The lectures were moderated by Mariam Avalishvili, a member of the “Liberty Academy – South Caucasus.”

Asya Malamyan’s lecture – “Are all populists the same(Observation of Political Agendas of Populists in post-soviet Countries)?” – addressed the populist political agenda in post-Soviet countries. Nikita Liakhovetsky discussed the topic of “Is there a Liberal Populism?”.
The meeting was held in Telavi, Civic Engagement Center. Local youngsters had a chance to attend the conference and have a discussion about the lecture topics with invited guest speakers.

The main goal of the project is to bring Georgian and European politicians and young leaders closer together, exchange experiences and deepen ties between the countries, as well as raise the resilience and awareness of the Georgian society on issues related to populism.

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