On 5 April 2022, the OSCE Academy organized an Alumni Chapter meeting for alumni residing in Tashkent. Alumni had an opportunity to meet Dr. John Jinkner, Director of Operations, and Dr. Thomas Kleiner, Director of International Relations, from Webster University in Tashkent - Academy’s Partner in Uzbekistan. Dr. Jinkner and Dr. Kleiner shared with graduates their professional backgrounds, at the same time providing hints on how to achieve the goals and succeed, as well as the importance of cooperation and dialogue. During the meeting Professors also discussed with alumni the prospects for the development of the Central Asian region and the importance of higher education in this process.
The meeting was followed by a networking dinner, where graduates of different years had a chance to get to know each other and the invited guests and discuss ideas for future collaboration.
The OSCE Academy expresses its gratitude to the Office of the OSCE Project Co-ordinator in Uzbekistan for supporting the organization and hosting the event and to the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, for the financial support provided to the Academy via its Cooperation with the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs.