On April 14, 2021 The Margaret Thatcher Centre of Georgia organized an online discussion with the
distinguished guest, Dato Turashvilii, a well-known Georgian writer and opinion-shaper. The discussion
featured the topic of Liberalism in Georgia’s Historical Memory with an in-depth overview of the
processes that made a tremendous impact over the rise of liberal voices back in 19th Century, with
progressive young leaders, led by Ilia Chavchavadze and his adherents defending the idea of freedom
Dato Turashvili made an emphasis on these traditions, noting that the idea of freedom is deeply rooted
in the history of Georgia and its importance is vital as ever.
During the Q&A session, the attendees showed interest towards the likelihood of democracy and its
prominence for Georgia, reflecting over the historical processes and developments today.
The event took place with the support of Atlas Network – a partner organization of the Margaret
Thatcher Centre of Georgia – in frames of the “Liberty Unchained” Project.