14 th International Silk Road Conference on Globalization: Trends and Perspectives
ORGANIZED by International Black Sea University (IBSU)

DATES
October 11-12, 2019
VENUE
Tbilisi, Georgia (Republic of)
WEBSITE
https://silkroad.ibsu.edu.ge/
INTRODUCTION
14 th International Silk Road Conference will be organized in Tbilisi, Georgia, October 11-12, 2019. Gathering
of top professionals in the fields of Politics, Journalism, Economics, Public Administration, Law, Business,
Technology, and History will cater for a wholesome environment dedicated to practices, challenges and
opportunities we are experiencing in a globalized world.
The conference will provide its distinguished participants with a unique chance to initiate discussion on
important global and regional events and urgent problems.
We invite proposals for paper presentations, and posters/exhibits addressing one of the following themes:
THEME 1 – POLITICS
The topics may include:
Journalism: Human rights and media; The topic of Euro-Atlantic integration of Georgia in the local media;
Pro-Russian propaganda in Georgian media; Strategies for spreading fake news;
Economics: New tendencies in the global economy; Determinants of international competitiveness of
economies, regions, branches, industries and enterprises; Economic reforms and policies; International labor
mobility, unemployment, international migration, emigration problems, pension reforms across the countries,
currency devaluation
International Relations: Hybrid Security Challenges and Transformation of War; Europeanization: The
External Dimension; Globalization vs Fragmentation? Local Struggles and Global Challenges; Rising Powers
and the Challenges to current World Order; South Caucasus: Domestic Developments and External Actors.
Public Administration and State Governance: Public sector reforms across the Caucasus: best practices and
challenges; Open Government Partnership in the Caucasus; Civic Engagement in Public Policy-making in the
Caucasus region; Political system: general trends of development the presidential and parliamentary
governance; Party politics: nature of political parties and party systems; Election systems, behavior of
electorate and political communication; Political culture, political involvement, activism and social
movements.
THEME 2 – LAW
The topics may include: Labor and Consumer Regulations (Their Impact on Economic Growth; Legal Trends
in Consumer Protection; Legal Aspects of Financial Market Regulations (Development Perspectives; Credit
Regulation Systems; Taxation Custom Systems); Corporate Governance Regulation Perspectives (Legal
Issues in Insurance; Working Hours Regulation Systems; Legal Mechanisms of Doing Business; Perspective
of Reform of Regulations on Tour-Packages)
THEME 3 – BUSINESS
The topics may include: Business and Business Management; Marketing; Finance; Accounting and Audit;
Tourism

INTERNATIONAL BLACK SEA UNIVERSITY

2, David Agmashenebeli Alley, 13 th km., 0131, Tbilisi, Georgia (Republic of)

 vrr_asst@ibsu.edu.ge

THEME 4 – TECHNOLOGY
The topics may include: Signal processing and Analysis; Computing and Processing; Communication,
Networking, Security and Broadcasting; Power, Energy, and Industry Application; Information System and
Multimedia
THEME 5- HISTORY
The topics may include: From Imperialism to Globalization (Empire, Imperialism, and Globalization; Georgia
at the Crossroads of Empires; Migrations, colonization, and decolonization; Human rights, cultural diversity,
and globalization)
DEADLINES
Full Papers – September 13, 2019. We welcome the submission of presentation proposals at any time of the
year. All proposals will be reviewed within two to three weeks of submission.
Abstracts – August 23, 2019.
Registration: September 13, 2019.
To submit your full paper or abstract, please email it as an attachment (acceptable formats are .doc and .docx)
to silkroad@ibsu.edu.ge (please indicate "SR2019" in the subject line of your message so that we process
submissions faster). Authors will be notified of the review outcome within 2-3 weeks after the arrival of their
submissions.
VISA
Georgia welcomes many nationalities through a visa-free regime. However, please check www.evisa.gov.ge
for specific visa requirements (if any).
CONFERENCE VENUE
International Black Se University Campus: 2, David Agmashenebeli Alley, 13 th . km., 0131, Tbilisi, Georgia
CONFERENCE LANGUAGE OPTIONS
Proposals for presentation can be submitted in English or Georgian.
ACCOMMODATION
Participants are encouraged to book their places of stay online in advance.
FEES
The regular registration fee is $50 for international participants and GEL50 for local participants.
Please forward this announcement to your colleagues and students who may be interested!
Enquiries: silkroad@ibsu.edu.ge
Web address: https://silkroad.ibsu.edu.ge/
INQUIRIES
To learn more about the conference, venue, to register or upload your paper please visit our webpage at:
silkroad.ibsu.edu.ge
Email: silkroad@ibsu.edu.ge