Trauma and Emotions: A Comparison of Post-Conflict Attitudes of Azerbaijani and Georgian IDPs
The next seminar in the cycle of public lectures of Topchubashov Center will be dedicated to the "Trauma and Emotions: A Comparison of Post-Conflict Attitudes of Azerbaijani and Georgian IDPs". The event will be held on March 5th at 11 AM at the Lotfi Zadeh Technology Center, Caspian Plaza, floor 18, Baku, Azerbaijan.
About the topic: Our speaker Cesare Figari Barberis will speak about the psycho-social dynamics at play and the nature of the suffering, understanding the "fantasies" at play, and about the cultural importance of Shusha among Azerbaijani IDPs - compared to that of Sukhumi among Georgian IDPs. He will share with us similarities of the conflicts in Abkhazia and Karabakh and will try to answer the following questions: "why do Azerbaijani IDPs appear to be more traumatized than Georgian IDPs?", and "on a more general level, why does the Azerbaijani population seem to suffer from a cultural trauma while the Georgian public arguably does not?"