On 18-20 November, the OSCE Academy in Bishkek (OSCE AiB) held its biennial Alumni Conference themed ‘The COVID-19 Crisis and its Impact on Post-Soviet Central Asia’. This year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic the conference was conducted in a virtual format and was merged with the joint expert project of the OSCE Academy in Bishkek and the Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS).
20 November, 2020
We had a privilege to host a Public Lecture themed "Increase Your Income and Profits – Through Non-Corruption" by Dr. Maximilian Burger-Scheidlin, Executive Director of ICC Austria - International Chamber of Commerce, and Kodir Kuliev, an alumnus of the Academy’s MA Programme in Economic Governance and Development and currently an Adjunct Professor of International Studies & Ethics at Webster University in Tashkent.
17 November, 2020
On 13 November the OSCE Academy, with the support of the OSCE Programme Office in Bishkek, hosted the OSCE’s “Debating Perspectives 2030 Roadshow” first event in Central Asia. The event brought together 38 young women and men from the region, including the alumni of the OSCE Academy, to discuss their ideas and visions for a safer future.
13 November, 2020
From 3 till 12 November the OSCE Academy held a special module on the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) for the new cohort of students in the MA Programme in Economic Governance and Development. The module aimed to widen and deepen the students’ understanding of the key goals, principles and values of the OSCE. Dr. Diana Digol, Deputy Head of the Programme Office in Nur Sultan, was coordinating the module, with valuable contributions made by representatives from the OSCE executive structures.
4 November, 2020
Every year the OSCE Academy Alumni Network selects one graduate to receive the title of the Alumna/us of the Year. The Award honours the Academy’s most outstanding alumni. We wholeheartedly congratulate Mingul for receiving more votes and getting the award this year and wish her more successful endeavours in the future! We are publishing her story here.
28 October, 2020
On 25 October OSCE Academy in Bishkek held a virtual networking event called "Plov Cook-off", initiated by two of our alumni Rashid Gabdulhakov and Farkhod Aminjonov. Thirteen alumni from all over the world gathered together on a Sunday evening and had productive and joyful two hours full of laughs, heart-warming moments and cultural, and political debates.
25 October, 2020
On 16-17 October the OSCE Academy and the Friedrich Ebert Foundation co-organized Interdisciplinary Conference on “Value Transformation in Central Asia.” Distinguished Speakers and Participants were welcomed by Dr. Alexander Wolters, Director of the OSCE Academy in Bishkek, Alexander Rosenplaenter, Director of the Friedrich Ebert Foundation in Kyrgyzstan, and Johanna Lutz, Head of the FES Office of Democracy, Friedrich Ebert Foundation in Austria.
18 October, 2020
On 2-3 October international experts discussed contemporary issues at the 2nd International Conference on Central Asia (ICCA) 2020 titled “Between Europe and Asia: Emerging Central Asia and its Multi-Faceted Role in the Era of Connectivity,” co-organized by the OSCE Academy and Silk Road Analytical and Research Center of the Ala-Too University.
5 October, 2020
On 29 September Dr. Anja Mihr, DAAD Associate Professor at the OSCE Academy, delivered a guest lecture on "Regime Change and Transnational Justice in Europe after 1945 and 1989" to students of the “Introduction to European Studies” course of the Department of Germanic Studies, researchers, and interested scholars and practitioners of the University of Texas.
30 September, 2020
From 21 till 26 September the Institute for War and Peace Reporting (IWPR CA) in partnership with the OSCE Academy in Bishkek held its third School for Young Analytics Cabar.asia. Due to COVID-19 pandemic the School was held online. This School is conducted with the financial support of the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs as a part of the project “Giving Voice, Driving Change – From the Borderland to the Steppes”, jointly implemented by IWPR and the OSCE Academy since 2018.
27 September, 2020