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People Involved


University of Fribourg
Interfaculty Institute for Central and Eastern Europe (IICEE)
Bd de Pérolles 90
1700 Fribourg

Prof. Dr Nicolas Hayoz, Programme Director

Ms. Tamara Brunner, Programme Manager

Mr. Daniel Mueller, Programme Assistant

Local Coordination Units

ASCN Coordination – Georgia
Ilia State University
3/5, Kakutsa Cholokashvili Ave. (Room F202)
Tbilisi, Georgia, 0162

Ms. Tiko Kadagishvili, Local Coordinator

Ms. Tamar Kumsiashvili, Local Assistant

Ms. Tamar Tolordava, Project Assistant

Prof. Giga Zedania, Advisor, Rector of Ilia State University

ASCN Coordination – Armenia
Caucasus Institute
31/4 Charents
0025 Yerevan, ARMENIA

Dr. Sergey Minasyan, Local Coordinator

Ms. Marina Saryan, Local Assistant

Scientific Board

  • Roy Allison, University Lecturer in the International Relations of Russia, Eastern Europe and Eurasia, at the School of Interdisciplinary Area Studies, University of Oxford
  • Jonathan Wheatley, Regional Director at the Centre for Research on Direct Democracy, Aarau (Switzerland)
  • Nicolas Hayoz, Professor, University of Fribourg (Director of the ASCN programme)


Assistant professor in the Department of Political Science at the Central European University (CEU) in Budapest, Hungary

Honorary Lecturer, Essex Summer School in Social Science Data Analysis and Collection

Fields of interest: qualitative methodology, gender and politics, comparative political sociology, media