Alumni Spotlight

  • Alumni residing in Astana and Vienna met at Chapter Meetings

    In the end of May, the OSCE Academy organized two Alumni chapter meetings – in Astana and Vienna. During the meetings alumni were briefed about the latest developments at the OSCE Academy and new activities that were launched, as well as had a chance to meet their fellow from different years and expand their network.

    29 May, 2023

  • Success Story: Shamsuddin Amin, Politics and Security '2020

    Shamsuddin Amin is alumnus of 2020, MA Programme in Politics and Security. Shamsuddin developed an impeccable agricultural and farming projects that helped many of his fellow countrymen:

    16 May, 2023

  • Success Story: Zarlasht Sarmast, Politics and Security '2021

    Being a young girl from Afghanistan herself, Zarlasht did a great job helping students from Afghanistan during the political regime change events in Afghanistan last year. Now Zarlasht is still doing her volunteering activities, working with the psycho-emotional well-being of students from Afghanistan, setting up two student clubs:

    3 May, 2023

  • Success Story: Alexandra Taskaeva, Politics and Security '2021

    Our newest graduate, Alexandra Taskaeva, Politics and Security ‘2021, talks about how, after graduating from the Academy, she continued to work in leading organizations around the world and worked her way up to job in Kuwait she is passionate about:

    24 April, 2023

  • Success Story: Ivana Vuchkova, Economic Governance and Development '2016

    Our alumna from North Macedonia, Ivana Vuchkova, Economic Governance and Development ‘2016, who has immense experience working in international developmental organizations, speaks about the importance of the OSCE Academy and the OSCE as a whole:

    12 April, 2023

  • Success Story: Aaron Joshua Pinto, Politics and Security '2017

    Let's start Alumni Spotlight 2023 with the story of our alumnus Aaron Pinto, Politics and Security ‘2017, who has managed to pursue a remarkable career in the public sector. Back in 2016 Aaron came from across Canada to gain unique knowledge and experience at the OSCE Academy:

    4 April, 2023

  • Providing a Chance for Better Future

    Anahita Saymidinova is alumna of 2012, MA Programme in Politics and Security from Tajikistan. Anahita helped to rescue 167 people from Afghanistan via the Tajik-Afghan border while Taliban forces took control of Afghanistan’s capital city Kabul in summer 2021. Below Anahita shares with us her unique experience:

    1 February, 2022

  • Educated youth – Bright Future of the Country

    Alimana Zhanmukanova is alumna of 2020, MA Programme in Politics and Security from Kazakhstan. Alimana initiated the project Discussion School RISE to study and discuss essential issues of Kazakhstan.

    25 January, 2022

  • Helping the State and Ordinary Citizens through Digitalization

    Nuria Kutnaeva is alumna of 2005, MA Programme in Politics and Security from Kyrgyzstan. Director and Founder of the Public Foundation "DigitalTechnology”. Nuria introduced the electronic interoperability system “Tunduk” in the Kyrgyz Republic.

    18 January, 2022

  • Alumnus of the Year 2021: Rashid Gabdulhakov: “through my work, I aim to spotlight people, places, and cases that are underrepresented, misrepresented, or simply ignored in academia”

    Rashid Gabdulhakov is a graduate of 2013 of the MA Programme in Politics and Security from Uzbekistan. This year Rashid received the Alumnus of the Year 2021 Award for his professional development and achievements after the graduation from the OSCE Academy. On 7 October 2021, Rashid successfully defended his dissertation entitled “Digital Vigilantism in Russia: Citizen-led Justice in the Context of Social Change and Social Harm” and obtained a PhD degree in Media and Communication (Cum Laude). Upon defending, Rashid became an Assistant Professor at the Centre for Media and Journalism Studies at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands.

    11 January, 2022