• UNHCR Deputy Representative for Central Asia visits the OSCE Academy

    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

  • Public Lecture ‘Technical Expertise as a Means of Influence in the Politics of Business Taxation Reforms in Kyrgyzstan’

    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

  • OSCE Academy and National Institute for Strategic Studies of the Kyrgyz Republic revive their Collaboration

    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

  • The “Perspectives 20-30 Online Academy” Participants are trained in Policy Writing

    On 28 May thirty two young professionals and students from 29 OSCE participating States met at the third workshop within the framework of the nine-month “Perspectives 20-30 Online Academy” which started in March 2021. During this workshop participants were trained in policy writing and learned about the decision making process at the OSCE.

    28 May, 2021

  • How to be “Limitless”: Success Story of Daniel Dushmanov

    As a Politics and Security major, Daniel Dushmanov, 2016, has a strong grip on not only political developments in the region, but beyond that. His professional background includes working in Media and Communications, Public Relations, and IT. He is kindly sharing his success story with our Alumni Network. In 2015, when he joined the OSCE Academy he already received 3 diplomas. The studies at the Academy was a timely step to boost his career and academic growth, he confesses, and looking back he is convinced that it was the perfect time and place to be at.

    18 May, 2021

  • 'I wish I’d known this when I was a student': OSCE Academy’s Alumni learn how to pursue a Doctorate Degree

    On 6 May the OSCE Academy (OSCE AiB) held the second workshop within the Alumni Generations Exchange series. This time, four OSCE AiB alumni who are in different stages of pursuing their PhDs talked about their experiences of how to ‘survive and thrive’ the PhD studentship. The event gathered more than 30 alumni and students from across the Central Asian region and other OSCE pS.

    7 May, 2021

  • Students learn Best Practices in Conducting Competency-based Interviews for International Organizations

    On 4 May the OSCE Department of Human Resources in Vienna, Austria hosted a Virtual Recruitment Bootcamp for students of the OSCE Academy in Bishkek. The e-event was moderated by Gustavo Araujo, Chief of Talent Acquisition at the OSCE in Vienna, Austria and Sakina Saodatkadamova, experienced HR Officer specialized in Talent Acquisition and Talent Management, Tajikistan.

    6 May, 2021

  • Experienced Alumni Share Their Expertise within Alumni Generations Exchange Workshop

    On 29 April 2021, the OSCE Academy in Bishkek (OSCE AiB) had its first virtual workshop organised as part of the Alumni Generations Exchange series titled 'How to pursue a Сareer with International Organizations: Practical Strategies'. The e-event gathered more than 30 alumni and current students from all over Central Asia and beyond. The session featured 4 OSCE AiB accomplished alumni who currently hold positions at various UN bodies in Europe and the OSCE Secretariat in Vienna.

    29 April, 2021

  • Students visit the Russian Embassy in Bishkek

    On 20 April 6 students of the MA Programme in Politics and Security group visited the Embassy of the Russian Federation in the Kyrgyz Republic and met with the Head of the Foreign Policy Group Mr. Artem Romanov. During the meeting, they discussed the priorities of the Russian policy in the region; the diplomatic protocol; various transnational threats; cooperation between Russia and Kyrgyzstan within the framework of the CSTO, the Customs Union, and other international organizations.

    20 April, 2021

  • Experts discussed the Impact of COVID -19 on Migration in Kyrgyzstan

    On 14 April the OSCE Academy held an online-event: “The impact of COVID -19 Pandemic on Migration and Migration Governance in Kyrgyzstan.” The event is organized within the framework of the OSCE Academy’s AGRUMIG project (“Leaving something behind” – Migration governance and agricultural and rural change in “home” communities: Comparative experience from Europe, Asia, and Africa), supported by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 programme.

    14 April, 2021