17
October 2023
Past Event
Georgia’s Heritage of Freedom

Inquiries: mdewitt@hudson.org

Georgia’s Heritage of Freedom

Past Event
Hudson Institute
October 17, 2023
Georgians attend a rally in Tbilisi on September 1, 2008, to protest Russian occupation of parts of the ex-Soviet Republic. (Irakli Gedenidze/REUTERS/AFP via Getty Images)
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Georgians attend a rally in Tbilisi on September 1, 2008, to protest Russian occupation of parts of the ex-Soviet Republic. (Irakli Gedenidze/REUTERS/AFP via Getty Images)
17
October 2023
Past Event

Inquiries: mdewitt@hudson.org

Speakers:
luke_coffey
Luke Coffey

Senior Fellow

Giorgi Khvedeliani -
Giorgi Khvedeliani

Founder and Director General, Gamziri

Daniel Twining, PhD
Daniel Twining, PhD

President, International Republican Institute

Hudson Institute and Gamziri will host a reception to promote Georgia’s democratic journey and its aspirations for European Union and North Atlantic Treaty Organization integration. Georgian food and drinks will be served.

This event will pay tribute to Georgia’s enduring struggle for freedom by showcasing powerful symbols. Among them are the EU flag from the 2023 anti-Russian demonstrations, Georgian hero Giorgi Antsukhelidze’s uniform patch, prominent writer and peace activist Guram Odisharia’s house keys from Sokhumi (which signify the expulsion of Georgians from Abkhazia), and 27 other important items. The event will feature the stories of individuals who resisted occupation, imperialism, and oppression, with their artifacts embodying Georgia’s freedom struggle.

Watch the video below to learn about the significance of some of the artifacts featured.

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