On 12 October 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
On 11 October the OSCE Academy organized the Opening of the Exhibition on 30 Years of Peaceful Transition in Germany at the National Library named after A. Osmonov. The Exhibition was held with the support of the German Federal Foundation for the Study of Communist Dictatorship in East Germany in the light of the 30th anniversary of the peaceful revolution in Germany in 1989, which transformed the society and unified the country.
On 9-10 October OSCE Academy DAAD Visiting Professor Dr. Anja Mihr and invited expert Dr. Anna Kaminsky, Director of the German Federal Foundation for dealing with the Communist Past, Berlin, travelled to Osh, southern capital of Kyrgyzstan, to visit Osh State University to commemorate the 30th Anniversary of the Peaceful Revolution in Germany and the Fall of the Berlin Wall, at the World Language Department.
On 10 October the Senior Adviser of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Norway, Dr. John Mikal Kvistad, accompanied by the Norwegian Ambassador to Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan, H.E. Ole Johan Bjørnøy and the Norwegian Honorary Consul, Ms. Aijan Chynybaeva, visited the OSCE Academy and presented the White Paper on "Norway’s Role and Interests in Multilateral Cooperation" to students of the MA Programme in Security & Politics.
On 8 October an Agreement was signed between the OSCE Academy in Bishkek and the Investment Promotion and Protection Agency of the Kyrgyz Republic to prolong its well-established cooperation within the framework of the “Junior Public Officers” Programme.
On 8 October the OSCE Academy signed an Agreement with Regional Institute of Central Asia (RICA) to establish partnerships and develop long-term relationships aimed at the implementation of joint projects and ideas. The agreement was signed by Dr. Alexander Wolters, Director of the OSCE Academy and Dr. Bedelbai Mamadiev, Director of RICA.
On 4 October the OSCE Academy’s staff members participated in a one-day Retreat in the mountains. The management of the Academy made a presentation on latest updates and developments of the Academy, from June till October 2019 and shared the plans and expectations for 2020. Following the presentation staff members worked in a team, preparing the calendar of activities for 2020.
On 7 October Research capacity-building training on Preventing Violent Extremism (PVE) was conducted at the OSCE Academy by the Associate Research Fellow and Research Scholar Dr. Chiara Pierobon. This training is designed for young scholars and civil society organizations’ staff in Kyrgyzstan to strengthen their capacity of the phenomenon of violent extremism (VE) and its prevention (PVE).
On 2 October OSCE Academy's Associate Research Fellow and Research Scholar Dr. Chiara Pierobon delivered a Public Lecture on "EU Prevention of Violent Extremism and Radicalization in Central Asia: A Case Study on Civil Society Engagement in Kyrgyzstan". In the first part of the lecture, Dr. Pierobon briefly offered a critical overview of the phenomenon of violent extremism in Central Asia by reviewing the most relevant publications and recent statistics available on the topic.
On 27 September Mr. Gustavo Araujo, Chief of Recruitment of the OSCE in Vienna, visited the OSCE Academy and delivered a lecture to MA students on "Preparing Job Applications for International Organisations." Mr. Araujo shared his professional background and on personal experience explained the importance of strong and well-prepared job application. Students also learnt about the IO's recruitment process; the professional and personal qualities that IO’s are looking for in candidates; how to prepare successful application; why it is important to understand the job description; and received some hints for improving the cover letter.