On Wednesday, April 1st, ISET hosted Dr.  Asger Moll Wingender from the University of Copenhagen. Dr. Wingender presented his paper “Irrigation and Autocracy” co-authored with Jeanet Sinding Bentzen and Nicolai Kaarsen.

The speaker began the presentation by introducing the topic of the paper – how autocracy and irrigation can be related to each other. The link between these two was noted first in 19th century by Adam Smith and Karl Marx and was widely talked over in Karl Wittfogel’s work “Oriental Despotism”.

On 11 October, 2014 ISET hosted the seventh dialogue in the series of Inclusive Growth Dialogues organized by the ISET Policy Institute (ISET-PI) in partnership with the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC).

The main purpose of this event was to present challenges and opportunities of family farming in Georgia, and discuss related policy recommendations.

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