On 30 November Ms. Farah Karimi, OSCE PA Special Representative on Youth Engagement, visited the OSCE Academy and delivered a guest lecture to current MA Students.The visit started with a meeting with Dr. Indira Satarkulova, Deputy Director of the OSCE Academy, and a brief presentation about the Academy’s activities. Ms. Karimi expressed her interest in the programmes implemented by the Academy and expressed high interest in meeting MA students personally, to share with them her path of professional development and to discuss with them the topic related to her latest publication.
30 November, 2021
On 29 November the OSCE Academy was honored to welcome Mr. Matteo Mecacci, Director of the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR), for an introductory visit. Mr. Mecacci was accompanied by Mr. Fabrizio Nava, Head of the Office of the Director, ODIHR, and Ambassador Alexey Rogov, Head of the OSCE Programme Office in Bishkek.
30 November, 2021
In November students of MA Programme in Politics and Security had an opportunity to meet several experts and discuss the current security issues in the region and beyond within the framework of the course ‘International Relations’ taught by Dr. Elena Zhirukhina.
30 November, 2021
On 26 November the OSCE Academy in Bishkek hosted the expert round table “Winning hearts and minds? Public diplomacy and norm entrepreneurs in Central Asia” organized in partnership with Volkswagen Foundation (Volkswagenstiftung) and Bielefeld University (Germany) and initiated by Dr. Aijan Sharshenova, Postdoctoral fellow, OSCE Academy.
26 November, 2021
On 10 November the OSCE Academy hosted the launch of the e-book for researchers and students: the “European Handbook of Central Asian Studies” organized by the Institut Français d'Etudes sur l'Asie Centrale (IFEAC).The event was opened by Dr. Alexander Wolters, Director of the OSCE Academy, Ambassador Eduard Auer, Head of the EU Delegation in Kyrgyzstan, and Adrien Fauve, Director of IFEAC. French Ambassador, H.E. François Delahousse, also attended the event and participated in the discussion.
10 November, 2021
On 4 November the OSCE Academy was honoured to welcome Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Spain to Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan, Jorge Urbiola Lopez de Montenegro, during his working visit to Kyrgyzstan. Dr. Alexander Wolters, Director of the OSCE Academy, presented to Ambassador Urbiola Academy’s major programmes and projects and further plans on expanding the Academy’s activities. The introductory visit concluded with a discussion of possible new collaborations with the Spanish Higher Education Institutions and the possibility to meet MA students during the next visit.
4 November, 2021
On 2 November, the OSCE Academy in Bishkek hosted the launch of the "Central Asia Forecasting 2021- Results from an Expert Survey'' study, jointly implemented by the Friedrich Ebert Foundation (FES), the SPCE Hub and aimed to help strengthen EU–Central Asia relations. The event was opened by Dr. Alexander Wolters, Director of the OSCE Academy, and Christoph Mohr, Regional Director for Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Friedrich Ebert Foundation.
2 November, 2021
On 29 October Dr. Alexander Wolters, OSCE Academy Director and Dr. Chiara Pierobon, Associated Research Fellow at the OSCE Academy, spoke about the role of education on the transformative journeys of youth at the Group of Friends of Youth and Security (GoFYS) meeting chaired by Kyrgyzstan. Established in 2015, the GoFYS is a unique Vienna-based forum focused on advancing the Youth and Security agenda within OSCE and across the OSCE area.
29 October, 2021
On 25 October the EU-funded project LEICA launched a five-day training on negotiation techniques for 18 officers of the Kyrgyz Security Services, Ministry of the Interior and Prison Service (under the Ministry of Justice), hosted by the OSCE Academy in Bishkek. The training will focus on establishing a dialogue with the person who is threatening his life or that of others, using psychological techniques to influence their behaviour, and in the end to surrender peacefully.
25 October, 2021
In October students of Politics and Security class had an opportunity to meet several experts and discuss the current security issues in the region and beyond within the framework of their class on Central Asian Politics and Security taught by Viktoria Akchurina.
21 October, 2021