On 3 July Dr. Mirza Sadaqat Huda, OSCE Academy Postdoc Fellow, participated in a panel discussion on 'Energy Cooperation in South Asia' organized by the Institute of South Asian Studies and the Energy Studies Institute of the National University of Singapore.
On June 24 the OSCE Academy and CABAR.asia, a project of the Institute for War and Peace Reporting (IWPR) in Central Asia, jointly organized an international online discussion on the “Implications of COVID-19 on Climate Change”. The main questions targeted the pandemic's impact on climate change and how economies will be able to catch up and grow without affecting the environment.
On June 24 the OSCE Academy had its second virtual alumni workshop on "Preparing an Application and Preparing for Interviews with International Organizations" led by the OSCE Recruitment team – Mr. Gustavo Araujo, Chief Recruiter and Head of Talent Acquisition; Saltanat Tursungazieva and Pavel Nalimov, from Talent Acquisition Team.
During the studies at the OSCE Academy, aside from being taught by excellent lecturers and professors, students have an opportunity to meet many experts and practitioners, who join the classes as guest lecturers. Distance learning allows to break geographical borders and expand the circle of experts. On 16 June students of the MA Programme in Economic Governance and Development met experts from the OSCE in Vienna - Mr. Daniel Kroos and Ms. Giulia Manconi.
From 15 till 19 June students of the MA Programme in Politics and Security met seven experts within the module “Migration and Human Trafficking” taught by Dr. Daniel Leitch. One of the first Guest Lecturers was Ms. Raushan Bolotalieva, Academy alumna of 2011 and currently the National Programme Manager at UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) in Kyrgyzstan, who presented the activities of the UNODC in the field of Trafficking in Persons and Smuggling of Migrants.