Events / 2007

November 2007

Environment and Rural Development in Armenia

CIMERA, in collaboration with WWF and the Graduate Institute for Development Studies in Geneva organized a conference on “Environment and Rural Development in Armenia”.

The conference programme:

Bienvenue et introduction
M. Zohrab Mnatsakanian, Ambassadeur extraordinaire et plenipotentiaire,
Republique d’Armenie
L’ecologie industrielle : une nouvelle strategie de developpement
Prof. Suren Erkman, UNIL/EPFL et Mlle Anahide Bondolfi, KASA
Les defis poses par le developpement economique
M. Vicken Cheterian, CIMERA
Developpement communautaire et eco-tourisme
M. Karen Manvelyan, WWF Armenie
Agriculture et commerce equitable
Mme Carine Bachmann, CIMERA

September 2007

Discussions about Politics and Design

Ze Dos Bois, Lisbon, September, 20-21, 2007.

Conferences on the occasion of the finissage of Societe Realiste's Transitioners exhibition.

Participants: Eric Alliez (Paris), Vicken Cheterian (Geneva), Cosmin Costinas (Vienna), Jose Neves (Lisbon), Olivier Schefer (Paris).


Introduction by Societe Realiste

"Grey weather at La Grande Jatte: Seurat versus Duchamp" by Eric Alliez

"The communist invention of the revolutionary militant" by Jose Neves

"Mythology and instrumentalizations of the Romanian revolution" by Cosmin Costinas


"From Serbia to Kyrgyzstan, color revolutions and rebellion in a new century" by Vicken Cheterian

"Art and revolution: zigzags into colors" by Olivier Schefer

"Summing up: attempt of a fragmentary hagiography" by Societe Realiste


June 2007

East European Day at University of Fribourg: Freedom, Media and Democracy, June 22, 2007

Three CIMERA collaborators have taken part in this conference.
The first lecture was by Alexander Iskandaryan, director of the Caucasus Media Institute and a partner of CIMERA, with a lecture entitled “Nation Building and Democracy Building in the South Caucasus: Together or Apart?”
Vicken Cheterian, Director of Programmes at CIMERA gave a lector entitled “Colour Revolutions and the Media: Where is the Scoop?”
Lastly, Mark Grigoryan, currently editor at BBC Russian Service in London, and a former CIMERA media trainer in the Caucasus and Central Asia, gave a lecture entitled: “Media: Freedom, Tradition and Education. Case Study Armenia.”

For more on the conference:

On June 5, 2007, Vicken Cheterian gave a lecture on Environment and Security in Eastern Europe for a group of international journalists during the UN Conference on
Tracking Global Climate Change

A Workshop for Journalists – June 4-18, 2007 – Geneva, Switzerland

For more information on the event:

March 2007

The Non-Violent “Color Revolutions”: Was it about Democracy or Geopolitics?

Lecture to be held by Vicken Cheterian at Gent University, March 21, 2007, 16 hours:

For more information: link

Conflict Research Group – Universiteit Gent – UNIVERSITEITSTRAAT 8 – B-9000 GENT

CIMERA Research Project on Color Revolutions:

See also:

La « revolution orange » perd ses couleurs
Vicken Cheterian, Le Monde diplomatique, September 2006

Revolutions en trompe-l'?il a l'Est
Vicken Cheterian Le Monde Diplomatique, October 2005

February 2007

Causes and Interpretations of the Conflicts in the Caucasus

Tuesday, 06 February 2007, 12:00pm
Columbia University, Harriman Institute

Vicken Cheterian (Cimera, Geneva)
Moderator: Robert Legvold (Columbia University)

Harriman Institute:

Columbia University, School of International and Public Affairs :
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