On 3-5 June the OSCE Academy in Bishkek, in collaboration with the UK Economic and Social Research Council, hosted a workshop on New Perspectives on Conflict, Security and Peace in Eurasia.
In the framework of a joint project with the Institute of Youth Development and the Friedrich Ebert Foundation, the OSCE Academy started a module on regulatory impact analysis.
On 15 May 2015 the Uzbekistan chapter of the OSCE Academy alumni met in Tashkent. Twelve alumni of the OSCE Academy’s MA programmes met the U.S. Ambassador to Uzbekistan Pamela Spratlen.
On 13 May 2015 the OSCE Academy held a public lecture by Alexander Cooley, professor of Columbia University in New York "The Emerging Politics of International Rankings" discussing the role of international indices and ratings in the global policy making processes.
On 11 May 2015 the OSCE Academy together with the University of St. Andrews hosted a public workshop on “Eurasian Economic Community: Prospects and Challenges”. The event was organized in the framework of the cooperation between two institutions and supported by the Marie Curie Fellowship in “Post-Soviet Tensions”.
On 4 May 2015 the Astana alumni chapter of the OSCE Academy met with Dr Erlan Karin, Director of the Kazakhstan Institute for Strategic Studies under the President of Kazakhstan (KazISS).
On 29 April the OSCE Academy held a graduation ceremony for the 3rd class of the MA programme in Economic Governance and Development. Sixteen students from each Central Asian state and Afghanistan received their degree certificates, having successfully completed the academic courses, thesis defence and final examinations. The total number of the Academy’s alumni thus reached 308.
On 28 April, 2015 the OSCE Academy hosted a public lecture by Prof. Maurus Reinkowski from the University of Basel who gave a speech on “Turkish Foreign Policy from Neo-Ottomanism to New Fragility”.
On 24 April 2015 OSCE Academy organized a meeting of its Dushanbe alumni chapter. Ten graduates of both MA programmes living and working in the capital city of Tajikistan gathered to meet with the OSCE Academy’s staff as well as the featured guest speakers, the Executive Director of Eurasia Foundation of Central Asia (EFCA) in Tajikistan, Mr Ravshan Abdullaev and the EFCA’s international team-member, Dr Artemy Kalinovsky of the University of Amsterdam.
On 24 April, 2015 the OSCE Academy hosted a public lecture by Mr. Victor W. Jensen, the Deputy Head of the Norwegian Embassy on "The Paradoxes and Premises of Nordic Cooperation".