On 2 October the OSCE Academy hosted the second day of the DAAD – Research Symposium “From the Global to the Local” funded by German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), initiated and organized by Prof. Dr. Anja Mihr, DAAD-Associate Professor at the OSCE Academy.
This two-day symposium started on the 2nd of October at Park Hotel Bishkek and gathered representatives of NGOs, of international development organizations as well as of a number of Universities of Kyrgyzstan. The first day of the event was opened by Katja Thevs, Director of DAAD Information Centre and David Westenfelder, Deputy Head of Mission Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Kyrgyzstan. Following the official opening, experts from German, Kazakh and Kyrgyz universities discussed Challenges of Research of System Transformation in the region as well as other related issues.
During the second day Speakers and Participants were welcomed by Dr. Alexander Wolters, OSCE Academy Director. During this meeting experts discussed several relevant topics on Research on Geopolitics and Challenges of Legal Research in the Post-Soviet Space. The Symposium concluded with a discussion on “Applied Research and Development in Central Asia” led by Torge Matthiesen, Head of Cooperation, Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Kyrgyzstan and Joachim Fritz, Country Director Kyrgyzstan German Corporation for International Cooperation (GIZ).