KAKABADZE. . .
Kakabadze's articles and stories have been published in
Georgian, Russian and English newspapers and magazines.
Fifteen short stories were published in Georgian and English
publications. Allegro- or the Chronicle of One Year received
the 1990 Best Literary Creation Award from the Georgian
magazine Tsiskari. Irakli has also served as editor
for a journal of critical essays in peace studies and the
Graduate Students in Conflict Studies - GSCS Newsletter
published at George Mason University.
was born in the Republic of Georgia of the former Soviet
Union. His father, Zurab Kakabadze, was a renowned Georgian
existentialist philosopher. His mother, Natia Amirejibi,
is a leading film critic in Georgia. Irakli studied 20th
century philosophy and sociology at Tbilisi State University.
In the late 1980's, he was key leader of the student opposition
to the Soviet government. By the age of 20, he was the youngest
member of the National Forum of Georgia, the leading national
liberation movement. He has worked as a correspondent for
the Voice of America's Georgian Service at the United Nations,
and as a language and culture instructor for the Foreign
Service Institute. He currently works as a Program Associate
at the National Peace Foundation in Washington, DC where
he focuses his efforts on coordinating various peace conferences
and forums for the South Caucasus region of Eastern Europe.
Irakli holds an M.S. degree in Conflict Analysis and Resolution
from George Mason University in Virginia.
MCFARLAND. . .
McFarland's poems are published in various literary and
peace studies magazines and journals. He edited Conflict
Resolution: Challenges for the Times, a book on psycho-social
approaches to local and global conflict, and the GSCS
Newsletter, where he introduced the series, "In
the Cradle with Dionysus and Apollo" featuring
prose and poetry works of writers in peace studies. He is
editor for The Mediator, on the editorial staff for
a children's poetry magazine, Bates Literary Magazine,
and a past associate for the national literary quarterly
was raised in Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, Maine and
has lived in the Virgin Island, Annapolis, Maryland; and
Virginia. His mother, Ethel McFarland, was a music artist,
dance performer, and host for radio and television music
broadcasts. Daniel has an M.S. in Conflict Analysis and
Resolution from George Mason University in Virginia. He
studied psychology, international relations, and economics
at Towson State University in Baltimore and has a B.A. in
International Relations. He is an instructor and trainer
for the Maryland school system.