Monthly Archives: October 2010

Georgian Cuisine

Picturesque landscapes, valleys, mountains, old churches, monuments, palaces, fortresses and other sightseeing destinations are the things that attract tourists and encourage them to visit a certain country. They give information about political, social and cultural life of the nation, but there are some other thing that are as interesting as the abovementioned ones. One of such impressive issues might be a cuisine. Continue reading

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Ethnic Minorities in Georgia: Problems and Resolutions

In this post you will find information about:

  1. Ethnic composition of Georgia
  2. Attitudes towards ethnic minorities
  3. Problems of ethnic minorities
  4. Governmental and non-governmental policies regarding ethnic minority rights

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America and Georgia: exchange of experience

It is a paradox, but every time I start to write about interethnic relations in Georgia, I find out so interesting materials, that I change my topic. Last week I posted about Lezginka, Caucasian passionate dance, which   was really new for me. Today I made a new discovery – a blog of an American teacher in Georgia. His name is Chris Bacon. He came there from Atlanta, USA as a participant of Teach and Learn in Georgia Program. He will spend some time there and teach English in the local school. Reading his posts, I found some commonalities and differences there: Continue reading

Share Your Story

Hello Reader

Welcome again to the world of diversity and equality. Here you will see different stories, papers, policy analysis about peoples of the world; their cultures and traditions. I will try to keep this blog dynamic and interesting.

Though, every of you has a chance to share own story to the audience. Your contribution is important, so if you feel that you have something exciting, express yourself.

Here are some recommendations that should apply to your writings:

1. It should be an original content, not a copied article from the internet. If you translate something, indicate author and publisher.

2. The post should reflect positive experience on interethnic relations, cross-cultural cooperation.

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Some other suggested topics include: governmental policy on minority issues (I will appreciate critical analysis); review of legislation/situation in the certain country on inclusion mechanisms of religious/ethnic minorities; announcements, reports , evaluations of the trainings, seminars, conferences or other events on the above-mentioned issues; fictions, music, dances of different people, etc. You also may interview community member, or send examples of local folklore. Any other ideas are welcome. Just be creative and positive.

3. The post should be written into English. Please pay attention to language accuracy and include links, photos, podcasts, and remember about copyrights 🙂

Include your name, a short bio, picture (desirable) and mail me at mshalash@kent.edu. I’ll try to review your post in 72 hours and publish, or reply my suggestions.

Remember! Posts that reflect content of call for violence, hatred, xenophobia,  discrimination, chauvinism, etc, will NEVER be published here!

Good luck!