Alumni Spotlight

  • Elvira Kalmurzaeva '15: Idea to have an IDEA

    Elvira Kalmurzaeva is a graduate of the MA in Politics and Security, class of 2015. This year Elvira received the Alumna of the Year 2017 Award for her professional achievements, her enthusiasm and contribution to the development of the youth of the region. During her studies, Elvira was one of the most active students and after the graduation started realizing her ambitions further. Today Elvira is the Executive Director of the International Debate Education Association in Central Asia (IDEA CA), who finds time to run marathons, fight for human rights, and participate in many other projects.


  • Raushan Bolotalieva: Alumni Travel Grant 2017

    Raushan Bolotalieva '11 received the Alumni Travel Grant 2017 to participate in the Advanced Training on Security Sector Reform in The Hague, Netherlands from 27 November to 1 December 2017. This five-day intensive residential course was organized by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs in collaboration with the International Security Sector Advisory Team (ISSAT) of the Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF).


  • Mingul Seitkazieva '07: Life after the OSCE Academy

    I was born in Kadamjay, one of the remotest corners in Fergana valley that inherited post-Soviet complex of border, enclaves and inter-ethnic problems between three Central Asian states, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan. While being a student of Osh State University, I took part at the very first OSCE Central Asian Youth Network (CAYN) in Uzbekistan. Together with my peers from other Central Asian countries, I took part in a research seminar on regional problems.


  • Najibullah Zaki: From Student to Lecturer

    Najibullah Zaki is a graduate of 2016 of the MA in Economic Governance & Development Programme. Najibullah has chosen the academic career, and currently he is teaching at the Kabul University, one of the most prestigious universities in Afghanistan.


  • Success story of Lene Wetteland

    Norway, ‘07 Alumna, Head of the Russia Department, Norwegian Helsinki Committee


  • Kushtarbek Shamshidov: Work in the Government

    Kushtarbek Shamshidov graduated the OSCE Academy in 2010. In 2012 he received a MAS European Scholarship for Central Asia to study in Geneva. Today Kushtarbek is one of the most succesfull graduates of the OSCE Academy, who is a Third Secretary/Consul at the Embassy of the Kyrgyz Republic in Kuala Lumpur.


  • Akmaljon Abdullaev: Alumni Travel Grant

    The OSCE Academy Alumni Network, with support of the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI) offers several Travel Grants a year to its alumni. Those grants are provided to qualified OSCE Academy alumni to support their professional and academic development. The first travel grant of 2016 was received by Akmaljon Abdullayev, alumnus of 2005.


  • Almakan Orozobekova: On the Way to PhD Degree

    Almakan Orozobekova is a graduate of the MA in Politics and Security Programme 2014. Almakan was accepted for a position of a PhD Candidate as part of the Research Group "How Terrorists Learn" of the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology in Germany.


  • Nadejda Khrustaleva: Work in the Business Environment

    Nadezhda Khrustaleva is a graduate of the first cohort of the MA in Economic Governance and Development (EGD) Programme of 2013. Currently Nadezhda is a Finance Manager of one of the most popular chain of coffee houses in Bishkek - Sierra, which is also the largest importer and roaster of coffee in Kyrgyzstan.


  • Elvira Kalmurzaeva: Junior Public Officer 2015

    In 2015-2016 four alumni have successfully completed the OSCE Academy’s Junior Public Officers’ (JPO) Programme, which provides an opportunity to intern at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Afghanistan. Elvira Kalmurzaeva, alumna of 2015, shared her experience as a JPO.