LINKS facilitates Armenia-Azerbaijan and Russia-Georgia dialogue in the framework of the John Smith Trust

Some of the participants at the roundtable discussion in the framework of the John Smith Memorial Trust held in London in July 2011.

LINKS Director, Dennis Sammut on Sunday, 3 July facilitated informal round table discussions between Armenian and Azerbaijani and Russian and Georgian fellows of the John Smith Memorial Trust gathered in London. The John Smith Trust has for the last fiftheen years offered a prestigious month long fellowship programme to bright, mid carreer professionals from seven post soviet countries. The fellowship now numbers more than three hundred members.The Director of the John Smith Trust Professor Brian Brivati said that the Trust offers a “safe space” where participants from countries that are in conflict with each otherĀ  can analyse challenging problems and look at ways in which they can contribute to solutions.