On 1 April the OSCE Academy was honoured to welcome British Ambassador to Kyrgyzstan H.E. Charles Garrett, who visited the Academy to deliver a guest lecture to our MA students. The theme of the lecture was the Integrated Review of the UK Foreign Policy, published on 16 March 2021.
On April 2 Ms. Albina Yakubova, Project Officer at the Conflict Prevention Centre of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), e-visited the OSCE Academy in Bishkek to deliver the online lecture on the role of the OSCE’s Transnational Threats Department (TNTD) in addressing cross-border travel of foreign terrorist fighters (FTFs). During her career, Ms. Albina Yakubova contributed to the implementation of UNODC’s various technical assistance projects on precursors control, crime and terrorism prevention and also worked as a Programme Management Officer of Border Security and Management Unit at the OSCE’s TNTD for the past eight years. This lecture was a part of the course ‘Contemporary Security Issues’ taught by Dr. Elena Zhirukhina within MA Programme in Politics and Security.
On 26 March Mr. Irakli Beridze, Head of the Centre for Artificial Intelligence and Robotics, United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI), e-visited the OSCE Academy in Bishkek to address the use of AI to ensure law and order. He delivered the online lecture on Global Perspective on the AI enabled Crime and Crime Prevention. This lecture was a part of the course ‘Contemporary Security Issues’ taught by Dr. Elena Zhirukhina within MA Programme in Politics and Security.
On 26 March thirty two young professionals and students from 29 OSCE participating States began the nine-month “Perspectives 20-30 Online Academy”. The Office of the OSCE Secretary General, in partnership with the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights, the OSCE Academy in Bishkek, and the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung Regional Office for Cooperation and Peace in Europe strongly supports this initiative.
On 18 March the OSCE Academy in Bishkek hosted the online lecture “Music, Identity and Cognitive Praxis in Radical Movements: Why Culture Matters” delivered by Dr. Chiara Pierobon, Postdoctoral Researcher at Bielefeld University (Germany) and Associate Research Fellow at the OSCE Academy. This lecture was held within the Political Violence and Terrorism module taught by Dr. Daniella Irrera from the University of Catania.