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  • Norwich Men's & Women's Basketball host the 25th Ed Hockenbury Classic Dec. 2 - 4 in Andrews Hall.

    Norwich Men's & Women's Basketball host the 25th Ed Hockenbury Classic Dec. 2 - 4 in Andrews Hall.

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  • The 2022 Journal of Peace and War Studies is published by the Norwich's John and Mary Frances Patton Peace & War Center.

    The 2022 Journal of Peace and War Studies is published by the Norwich's John and Mary Frances Patton Peace & War Center.

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  • 'So Much to be Thankful for'

    'So Much to be Thankful for'

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  • Norwich students on Boston Policy Excursion learn about hurricane and disaster preparedness

    Norwich students on Boston Policy Excursion learn about hurricane and disaster preparedness

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  • President Anarumo featured as part of Dartmouth College's Veterans Day Observances on Thursday, Nov. 10.

    President Anarumo featured as part of Dartmouth College's Veterans Day Observances on Thursday, Nov. 10.

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  • Norwich University Veterans Day observance to feature Lt. Gen. Thomas Bussiere.

    Norwich University Veterans Day observance to feature Lt. Gen. Thomas Bussiere.

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Visiting Professor of Criminal Justice Lisa Chalidze speaks about the life and work of her husband, Soviet dissident Valery Chalidze, at the dedication of his archive to the National Parliamentary Library of Georgia. (Photo: National Parliamentary Library of Georgia.)

Widow of Soviet dissident Valery Chalidze donates his archive to the National Parliamentary Library of Georgia

NORTHFIELD, Vt. – In June 2019, Norwich University Visiting Professor of Criminal Justice Lisa Chalidze visited the Republic of Georgia to deliver a rare gift: the archive of her husband, Valery Chalidze, to the National Parliamentary Library of Georgia.

Valery Chalidze, a theoretical physicist and prominent Soviet-era dissident, was exiled from the USSR in 1972 after traveling to the U.S. to deliver a series of lectures. He spent the rest of his life dedicated to the cause of human rights. Valery and Lisa Chalidze moved to Vermont in 1983. He died in January 2018.

At the dedication of the archive, Lisa Chalidze spoke of her husband’s work before and after his exile. Her talk marked an important moment in Georgian history, “because his name was associated with anti-Soviet activities, and therefore his work was prohibited under Soviet rule in Georgia,” reports the National Parliamentary Library of Georgia. “Thus, until now, there were only a few paragraphs (and those censored) about him.”

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Valery Chalidze obituary in the New York Times

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    Norwich students on Boston Policy Excursion learn about hurricane and disaster preparedness

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    President Anarumo featured as part of Dartmouth College's Veterans Day Observances on Thursday, Nov. 10.

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