Faculty

The OSCE Academy recruits and invites highly qualified scholars and experts from regional and international partner institutions, western universities, and international organizations to serve as faculty members.  


  • Prof. Dr. Anja Mihr

    DAAD Associate Professor, MA in Politics and Security

    Courses taught: Human Rights and International Law, Research Methods, Good Governance in International Comparison

  • Dr. Asel Doolotkeldieva

    Senior lecturer, MA in Politics and Security

    Course taught: MA Thesis Seminar, Research Methods

  • Dr. Elena Zhirukhina

    Senior lecturer, MA in Politics and Security

    Course taught: Contemporary Security Issues

  • Dr. Nurgul Ukueva

    Lecturer, MA in Economic Governance and Development

    Courses taught: Economic Effects of Migration, Econometrics

  • Dr. Viktoria Akchurina

    Senior lecturer, MA in Politics and Security

    Course taught: Central Asian Politics and Security

  • Ms. Sophie Buss

    Lecturer, MA in Politics and Security

    Courses taught: German language

  • Dr. Pal Dunay

    Lecturer, MA in Economic Governance and Development

    Course taught: The OSCE

  • Dr Shairbek Dzhuraev

    Postdoctoral Research Fellow, MA in Politics and Security

    Courses taught: Central Asia and the USA

  • Dr. Clara Portela

    Lecturer, MA in Politics and Security

    Courses taught: European Politics

  • Dr. Gordana Pesakovic

    Lecturer, MA in Economic Governance and Development

    Courses taught: Industrial policy, International Financial System

  • Dr. Kuat Akizhanov

    Lecturer, MA in Economic Governance and Development

    Courses taught: International Development, Economic Governance and Regulation, Economics of Sustainable Development

  • Ms. Diana Biba

    Lecturer, MA in Politics and Security

    Courses taught: Anti-plagiarism, Citing and Referencing

  • Dr. Ishak Demir

    Lecturer, MA in Economic Governance and Development

    Course taught: Macroeconomics

  • Dr Tim Epkenhans

    Lecturer, MA in Politics and Security

    Courses taught: Political Islam

  • Dr. Damir Esenaliev

    Lecturer, MA in Economic Governance and Development

    Course taught: Mixed Methods to Understand Human and Other Behavior

  • Dr Rashid Gabdulhakov

    Lecturer, MA in Politics and Security

    Courses taught: International Cyber Security

  • Dr. Lukasz Gruszczynski

    Lecturer, MA in Economic Governance and Development

    Course taught: International and Regional Trade Arrangements

  • Dr. Waleed Gumaa

    Lecturer, MA in Economic Governance and Development

    Course taught: Project Management

  • Dr. Daniela Irrera

    Lecturer, MA in Politics and Security

    Course taught: Political Violence and Terrorism

  • Dr. Gulzhamal Issayeva

    Lecturer, MA in Economic Governance and Development

    Course taught: Integrated Water Management

  • Ms. Lisa Janz

    Lecturer, MA in Politics and Security

    Courses taught: German Language

  • Ms. Julia Johannsen

    Lecturer, MA in Economic Governance and Development

    Course taught: Cross-Cultural Communication

  • Dr. Bedelbai Mamadiev

    Lecturer, MA in Economic Governance and Development

    Course taught: Economics and Regulation of Energy Sector

  • Ms. Akylai Muktarbek kyzy

    Lecturer, MA in Economic Governance and Development

    Courses taught: Research Methods and Design, Intro to Stata

  • Dr. Indra Overland

    Lecturer, MA in Economic Governance and Development

    Course taught: Energy Politics

  • Dr. Chiara Pierobon

    Lecturer, MA in Politics and Security, MA in Politics and Security

    Course taught: Research Methods

  • Dr. Rahat Sabyrbekov

    Lecturer, MA in Economic Governance and Development

    Course taught: Economics and Sustainable Management of Mineral Resources

  • Dr. Philipp Schröder

    Lecturer, MA in Economic Governance and Development

    Course taught: Mixed Methods to Understand Economic and Other Human Behavior

  • Dr. Aijan Sharshenova

    Postdoctoral Research Fellow, MA in Politics and Security

    Courses taught: Central Asia and Russia

  • Dr. Nurgul Tilenbaeva

    Lecturer, MA in Economic Governance and Development

    Courses taught: International Development

  • Dr. Baktybek Urmambetov

    Lecturer, MA in Politics and Security

    Course taught: Quantitative Methods in IR

  • Dr. Roman Vakulchuk

    Lecturer, MA in Economic Governance and Development

    Course taught: International Economic Indices and Economy Rankings

  • Dr. Daria Vorobyeva

    Lecturer, MA in Politics and Security

    Courses taught: Research Methods in Social Science; History of Political Thought

  • Dr. Helge Blakkisrud

    Lecturer, MA in Politics and Security

    Courses taught: Nation, State and Nationalism

  • Dr.Sc. Yana Leksyutina

    Lecturer, MA in Politics and Security

    Courses taught: Central Asia and China

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