5 April 2010
ESI in Istanbul: Recent political developments in the Caucasus
Nigar Göksel, left and second from right. Photo: Kadir Has University
Nigar Göksel, left and second from right. Photo: Kadir Has University

ESI senior analyst Nigar Göksel participated in a conference on "Recent Political Developments in the Caucasus" at Kadir Has University. In her presentation on the role of NGOs in conflict resolution in the South Caucasus, Nigar described the political environment in Azerbaijan, Armenia and Georgia and talked about civil societal activities and channels for dialogue in these countries.

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