Professor Stephen Jones received his Ph.D (Georgian Social Democracy in Opposition and Power, 1918-1921) from the London School of Economics and Political Science in 1984. He has taught at the Universities of California, London, and Oxford. Since 1989 he has taught at Mount Holyoke College in the US. Professor Jones has written over 90 articles and chapters on Georgian affairs. He published Socialism in Georgian Colors: The European Road to Social Democracy, 1883-1917 (Harvard University Press) in 2005, War and Revolution in the Caucasus: Georgia Ablaze, (ed.) in 2010. Georgia: A Political History Since Independence ( I.B. Tauris) was published in October 2012, and The Birth of Modern Georgia: The First Georgian Republic and Its Successors, 1918-2010, (ed., Routledge), in 2013. Professor Jones became a Foreign Member of the Georgian Academy of Sciences in 2011 and received an honorary doctorate from Tbilisi State University in 2012.