On 12 October 2019 the OSCE Academy organized a conference on “Memory and Transitional Justice in Central Asia and in International comparative Perspective.” The conference was initiated by Prof. Dr. Anja Mihr, DAAD Associate Professor at the OSCE Academy, with the goal to compare different international approaches in dealing with the past with a particular focus on Central Asia. See the Programme.
On 20-21 September 2019 the OSCE Academy in partnership with Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) Kyrgyzstan organized a conference on “System Transformation in Central Asia in Comparative Perspective.” See the Programme.
The conference brought together practitioners and academics from Central Asian countries to discuss the implications of Russia having become a member of the World Trade Organization (WTO) and the repercussions this might have on regional integration in Central Asia. The seminar also helped clarify issues linked with the WTO accession of the members of the Customs Union of Russia, Belorus and Kazakhstan, as well as of those outside of it – issues like economic and administrative requirements as well as the expected impact of accession from an economic perspective.