On 7-10 July, Niva Yau, Associate Research Fellow of OSCE Academy, attended the STEP UP Forum organised by the Civil Society Development Association (ARGO) as a speaker in Almaty, Kazakhstan. The STEP UP Forum brought together a number of Central Asian NGOs from the Central Asian region to discuss transparency, enabling environment and partnership. The events were conducted in a hybrid manner, with key note speakers and heads of NGO representatives who gave speeches in person, and others participated online.
20 July, 2021
On 19 July the five-day Summer School organized for alumni and students of the OSCE Academy was launched at Issyk-Kul. This School is organized with the support of the OSCE Programme Office in Bishkek.
19 July, 2021
On 16 July Dr. Anja Mihr, DAAD Associate Professor at the OSCE Academy, participated in the Human Rights Conference, organized by the European Parliament and the Global Campus of Human Rights in Venice, Italy.
16 July, 2021
On 25 June thirty two young professionals and students from 29 OSCE participating States met at the fourth workshop within the framework of the nine-month “Perspectives 20-30 Online Academy” which started in March 2021. Participants learned about various types of interview techniques and major differences between them.
25 June, 2021
On 25 June the OSCE Academy in Bishkek hosted two online-lectures: ‘Russian foreign policy in Central Asia’ by the Head of the Foreign Policy Group of the Embassy of the Russian Federation in the Kyrgyz Republic Mr. Artem Romanov and ‘Russian Policy in the Eurasian Space’ by Pierre Chabal, Dr of Science in Political Science, Professor, Le Havre University.
25 June, 2021
On 10 June OSCE Academy Director Dr. Alexander Wolters addressed the OSCE Permanent Council within the Annual Report presentation of the OSCE Programme Office in Bishkek delivered by Ambassador Alexey Rogov. Following Ambassador Rogov’s speech, Dr. Wolters presented a summary of the key developments of the OSCE Academy for the period since June 2020 and further elaborated on the plans to expand the programmatic activities in the coming years. On 23 June the Board of Trustees of the Academy met online to listen to the Director's report on the latest developments and to elect a new Chairperson - Ambassador Alexey Rogov, Head of the OSCE Programme Office in Bishkek, as well as new members of the Board of Trustees - representing Austria, Germany, Norway, Switzerland and the Geneva Centre for Security Policy.
23 June, 2021
On 18 June the OSCE Academy in Bishkek hosted Mr. Kristian G Moore, Political and Economic Affairs Counselor, U.S. Embassy Bishkek for an online lecture, within the framework of the module on Central Asia and the USA, taught by Dr. Shairbek Dzhuraev to students of the MA Programme in Politics & Security.
21 June, 2021
On 15 June the OSCE Academy welcomed Mr. Dumitru Lipcanu, UN Agency for Refugees (UNHCR) Deputy Representative for Central Asia, accompanied by Ms. Olesya Stepanenko, Senior Programme Assistant for an introductory visit. Mr. Lipcanu met the Academy Director Dr. Alexander Wolters and learned about the Academy’s history, its current activities, and plans for development in the near future.
15 June, 2021
On 9 June the OSCE Academy hosted the online lecture ‘Technical expertise as a means of influence in the politics of business taxation reforms in Kyrgyzstan’. The Speaker - Ms. Yulia Poskakukhina, former researcher and lecturer in political science at the University of Amsterdam, has shared the conclusions of her research on Foreign aid to institutional reforms and the role of technical expertise as a political resource.
9 June, 2021
On 31 May the Director of the OSCE Academy, Alexander Wolters, and the Director of the National Institute for Strategic Studies (NISS) of the Kyrgyz Republic, Uran Akhmetov, signed a Memorandum of Cooperation and Collaboration to continue their partnership and engage into joint initiatives to support the regional dialogue and joint research activities. Following the signing ceremony, the Director expressed the Academy's interest to collaborate in conducting the professional training, working on joint publications, exchanging experience and knowledge in research methodologies among experts, as well as organizing joint regional security events.
1 June, 2021