On 24 April the OSCE Academy’s alumna Assel Mussagaliyeva (class of 2005) conducted a short interactive lecture on how to use Design thinking for developing one’s career. Assel currently works as a Manager of Industry Consulting Projects for ESSEC Business School in Singapore. She shared some of her insights on how to better navigate the working journey, how to plan job hunting as well as why it is important to find your calling and transform your job into a passion.
24 April, 2020
The next success story is of Regina Sokolova, an alumna of 2014, Politics and Security Programme. She started her ‘gender journey’ as the OSCE Academy Intern at the Gender and Anti-trafficking Unit of the OSCE Programme Office in Dushanbe back in 2014. Grassroot experience in the field and touching stories of women’s lives in rural Tajikistan were reflected in her OSCE Academy’s MA Thesis on Gender Politics in Tajikistan. The same year she was employed by the OSCE Counterterrorism and Police Reform Unit, where she was actively involved in the nation-wide Police Reform awareness-raising campaign and promoting the role of women in the law enforcement system.
21 April, 2020
We would like to introduce our next success story – meet Umedakhon Pulotova, an alumna of 2017, MA Programme in Economic Governance and Development from Tajikistan. Currently, Umedakhon is working as Project Coordinator in two projects in the health-focused NGO “Ranginkamon” in Khujand, Tajikistan. The organization’s mission is to support the inclusion of children with disabilities in the society through the revitalization of family members of these children, the establishment of rehabilitation centres, education and training of specialists, and the organization of support in order to create an inclusive society.
17 April, 2020
The next story in our series of Alumni Success Stories is about Azizjon Berdiqulov. Aziz graduated from the Politics and Security program at the OSCE Academy in 2013. He worked with the ODIHR's Election Observation Mission for the 2013 Presidential Election in Tajikistan and afterward started his career with the OSCE Programme Office in Dushanbe, where he dealt with anti-corruption and good governance issues. Minority studies and particularly political mobilisation of minorities have long been Aziz's research interests. With the help of the OSCE Academy, he managed to follow-up on his Master Thesis and published his first Policy Brief on the political mobilisation of ethnic minorities in Tajikistan during the Civil War and 2012/2014 Khorog Events (http://osce-academy.net/upload/file/Policy_Brief_24.pdf).
10 April, 2020
From 18 March in accordance with the government's decision, the OSCE Academy is working remotely in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19. This resulted in the postponement of a number of activities planned for March and April, including the admission to the MA Programmes 2020-2021. Administration and relevant departments are working on the development of a new admission scheme and schedule. Current students of the MA Programmes continue their studies distantly in line with their curriculum.
18 March, 2020
On 13 March the OSCE Academy was represented at the Employers Information Session at the University of Central Asia (UCA) Naryn campus. This event was organized as part of the Cooperative Education programme and served as a platform where undergraduate students could meet their potential employers from private business and IT companies, communication and media organizations, international organizations, banks, and financial service agencies.
13 March, 2020
On 12 March Mr. Romain Luscher, Monitoring and Evaluation Officer, UN Peacebuilding Fund in Kyrgyzstan, delivered a guest lecture on "Conflict and Peace Analysis and Evaluation". In the course of the lecture Mr. Luscher reflected on some practical applications of research methodology and its importance for evaluation of conflict and peace scenarios.
12 March, 2020
On 3 February Ms. Lidia Chikalova, Associate Research Fellow at the OSCE Academy, delivered a Public Lecture on "Geopolitics in Times of Information Confrontation. The Middle Eastern Case. Series 1: Information Confrontation between Russia and the USA in Times of Syrian Conflict." The first part of the lecture was devoted to the literature review of information confrontation phenomenon, its definition and stages during the Syrian conflict.
4 February, 2020
From 20 to 27 January, three MA students of the OSCE Academy and a recent graduate participated in the 2nd ECPR-OSCE/ODIHR Winter School on Political Parties and Democracy held in Warsaw. Academy Director Dr. Wolters also attended several days of the School and contributed as Discussant to the session on gender aspects in voting and women participation.
28 January, 2020
From 13 to 23 January the OSCE Academy hosted a group of nine MA students from the Kazakh-German University in Almaty, Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, for a short research stay within the framework of cooperation between the OSCE Academy and Kazakh-German University.
23 January, 2020