Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili presented his nation's transformation as a test case for democracy in the post-Soviet era during an address Thursday, May 17, at Princeton University. "We want to create a modern society," Saakashvili said to a full audience in Dodds Auditorium in Robertson Hall. "We want to be successful. We want to learn from the others and to be a model for the region and the rest of the world. That's what's going on in Georgia."
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