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).
Between 23 and 27 November students of the MA Programme in Politics and Security get familiar with the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) in its evolution and current shape within the special Module taught by Dr. Pal Dunay, George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies.
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.
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.
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.