From 21 till 26 September the Institute for War and Peace Reporting (IWPR CA) in partnership with the OSCE Academy in Bishkek held its third School for Young Analytics Cabar.asia. Due to COVID-19 pandemic the School was held online. This School is conducted with the financial support of the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs as a part of the project “Giving Voice, Driving Change – From the Borderland to the Steppes”, jointly implemented by IWPR and the OSCE Academy since 2018.
On 29 September Dr. Anja Mihr, DAAD Associate Professor at the OSCE Academy, delivered a guest lecture on "Regime Change and Transnational Justice in Europe after 1945 and 1989" to students of the “Introduction to European Studies” course of the Department of Germanic Studies, researchers, and interested scholars and practitioners of the University of Texas.
On 15 September 2020 the Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of the State of Israel to Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan, Liat Wexelman, paid an introductory visit to the OSCE Academy. Ambassador Wexelman met Director Alexander Wolters and learned about the Academy’s activities and programmes and shortly presented the activities organized by the Israeli Embassy jointly with the OSCE mission in Kazakhstan.
On 26 August the Associate Research Fellow of the OSCE Academy, Dr. Ana Belen Perianes, presented the Global Peace Index 2020 and Case Study of the Women, Peace, and Security Agenda in Its 20 Anniversary. The GPI ranks 163 independent states and territories according to their level of peacefulness and presents comprehensive data-driven analysis to-date on trends in peace, its economic value, and how to develop peaceful societies.
On 17 August, the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) and the European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR) launched their week-long Summer School on Political Parties and Democracy. This third edition of the summer school was organized in collaboration with the OSCE Academy in Bishkek, the Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński University in Warsaw, and the Research Centre for the Study of Parties and Democracy - REPRESENT - of the University of Nottingham.