On 6 April the OSCE Academy welcomed a student delegation from the Diplomatic Academy of Vienna. Accompanied by Deputy Director Dr. Susanne Keppler-Schlesinger the students visited the Academy as part of a one-week study tour to the cities of Astana, Almaty, and Bishkek. This visit served also as a follow-up to the guest lecture by OSCE Academy Director Alexander Wolters to students of the Diplomatic Academy in Vienna on 3 November 2017.
Today’s meeting between students of both academies started with briefs by Dr. Wolters and Dr. Keppler-Schlesinger about the activities of both institutions, followed by a round of introductions by the participating students and short descriptions of their research interests. Based on these interests students further gathered in groups where they exchanged their expertise and engaged into lively debates on various topics related to the region of Central Asia. Following a special interest in gender-related questions, the guests from Vienna received the booklet Erkinai, the product of a recent project realized at the Academy.