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The second presentation of the Policy Seminar Series took place on December 6, 2017. This time, Davit Hovhannisyan and Anahit Sargsyan – under the supervision of Karine Torosyan, a member of the resident faculty of ISET – led the presentation with a paper entitled “Labor Migration from Armenia and Georgia: Why Russia?”.

The students discussed international migration as a global phenomenon. According to the data presented, the International Labor Organization (ILO) estimates that there were 244.0 million international migrants worldwide in 2015, of which 150.3 million are labor migrants. Labor migration from Armenia and Georgia was the particular interest of the students’ research.

On December 5 2017, a Memorandum of Cooperation was signed between the International School of Economics at Tbilisi State University (ISET) and Mgaloblishvili Kipiani Dzidziguri (MKD). This cooperation comprises implementing educational programs, organizing workshops, lectures and other similar events as well as promoting students’ internships and employment prospective.

The Memorandum of Cooperation was signed by Eric Livny, President of ISET and ISET Policy Institute, and Victor Kipiani, a partner at MKD.

As well as attending the signing ceremony, students and invited guests had the opportunity to hear an open lecture delivered by Victor Kipiani on Georgia’s reunification perspective analysis from a geopolitical and geo-economic point of view based on comparison with Cyprus. The lecture was finalized by interactive discussions moderated by Eric Livny.

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