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Dr. Alexander Mikaberidze Speaks At London Conference

October 01, 2013

LSU Shreveport's Dr. Alexander Mikaberidze just returned from being a featured speaker at the London conference, "Waterloo: The Battle That Forged A Century."  Mikaberidze was one of eighteen internationally recognized scholars, and the only representative from the state of Louisiana, to speak at this conference.     

"For a small university like ours to be represented on that level is quite awesome." Mikaberidze said.

The conference, organized by the Department of War Studies at King's College and Waterloo 200, commemorates the end of the Napoleonic Wars for the upcoming bicentenary in 2015.  This two day event was held in the Edmond J Safra Lecture Theatre in London and included experts who spoke about the societal impacts of the Battle of Waterloo.

After his presentation of papers on the Napoleonic Wars and their impact on Eastern Europe, Mikaberidze was able to discuss these major historical events with top scholars around the world whom he grew up reading.  Other scholars covered topics such as impacts on France, Prussia, Britain, Art, Culture and Education, Society and Revolution, and History surrounding the Battle of Waterloo.  Before returning home from the two-day conference, all featured speakers were treated to dinner at the historic Apsley House by the Duke of Wellington. 

Mikaberidze, an Associate Professor of History at LSUS since 2007, specializes in Russia and Eastern European history and was contacted by King's College to give a series of lectures, alongside fellow scholars, because of his expertise in the field.

Louisiana State University in Shreveport is a public university proudly serving the Shreveport-Bossier educational community with 26 undergraduate degree programs and 13 master's degree programs, and over 70 student organizations.  LSUS is a member of the LSU System, and provides a number of centers and institutes that serve as valuable economic development and educational resources to the community, as well as to our students. To find out more about LSUS, call 318-797-5000, or visit www.lsus.edu.

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