On 13 April the OSCE Academy was honored to welcome the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Sweden, Ann Linde, who visited the Academy within her official visit to Kyrgyzstan. The OSCE Chairperson-in-Office was accompanied by Ambassador of Sweden to Kazakhstan and the Kyrgyz Republic, Christian Kamill, Head of the Task Force for Swedish Chair of the OSCE, Ambassador Petra Lärke, Head of the OSCE Programme Office in Bishkek, Ambassador Pierre von Arx, and Head Central Asia Desk at OSCE Secretariat, Conflict Prevention Centre (CPC), Kristin Höltge.
14 April, 2021
On April 2 Ms. Albina Yakubova, Project Officer at the Conflict Prevention Centre of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), e-visited the OSCE Academy in Bishkek to deliver the online lecture on the role of the OSCE’s Transnational Threats Department (TNTD) in addressing cross-border travel of foreign terrorist fighters (FTFs). During her career, Ms. Albina Yakubova contributed to the implementation of UNODC’s various technical assistance projects on precursors control, crime and terrorism prevention...
6 April, 2021
On 1 April the OSCE Academy was honoured to welcome British Ambassador to Kyrgyzstan H.E. Charles Garrett, who visited the Academy to deliver a guest lecture to our MA students. The theme of the lecture was the Integrated Review of the UK Foreign Policy, published on 16 March 2021.
1 April, 2021
On 26 March Mr. Irakli Beridze, Head of the Centre for Artificial Intelligence and Robotics, United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI), e-visited the OSCE Academy in Bishkek to address the use of AI to ensure law and order. He delivered the online lecture on Global Perspective on the AI enabled Crime and Crime Prevention. This lecture was a part of the course ‘Contemporary Security Issues’ taught by Dr. Elena Zhirukhina within MA Programme in Politics and Security.
26 March, 2021
On 26 March thirty two young professionals and students from 29 OSCE participating States began the nine-month “Perspectives 20-30 Online Academy”. The Office of the OSCE Secretary General, in partnership with the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights, the OSCE Academy in Bishkek, and the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung Regional Office for Cooperation and Peace in Europe strongly supports this initiative.
26 March, 2021
On 18 March the OSCE Academy in Bishkek hosted the online lecture “Music, Identity and Cognitive Praxis in Radical Movements: Why Culture Matters” delivered by Dr. Chiara Pierobon, Postdoctoral Researcher at Bielefeld University (Germany) and Associate Research Fellow at the OSCE Academy. This lecture was held within the Political Violence and Terrorism module taught by Dr. Daniella Irrera from the University of Catania.
19 March, 2021
On 5 March, the OSCE Academy in Bishkek hosted the online lecture ‘The consequences of the illicit acquisition, manufacture, trafficking and criminal use of firearms’, kindly delivered by Mr. Paul Ianovici, Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Officer at the Global Firearms Programme and Education for Justice initiative of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).
16 March, 2021
On 12 March the OSCE Academy jointly with the International Political Science Association RC 34 launched a 3-day online-workshop: “China's Belt and Road Initiative: curse or blessing for democracy in Eurasia?”, organized and moderated by Dr. Anja Mihr, DAAD Associate Professor at the OSCE Academy in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, and Dr. Brigitte Weiffen, Senior Lecturer at The Open University in the United Kingdom.
15 March, 2021
On 18 February the OSCE Academy hosted an online workshop for current students and recent alumni, who are looking to launch a career in international development. The workshop was initiated by the Academy Postdoctoral Fellow Dr. Aijan Sharshenova. Dr. Sharshenova has an extensive experience working in USAID projects in Kyrgyzstan and the UN agencies’ in the Middle East that she shared with the participants of the workshop.
19 February, 2021
On 15 February the OSCE Academy hosted an online event to discuss a new special issue on Environmental Peacebuilding in International Affairs. In this issue the authors advance the theories, methodologies and policy implications of this rapidly developing field. This event was initiated by Dr. Mirza Sadaqat Huda, Academy’s Postdoctoral Research Fellow and author of the article “An Ecological Response to Ethno-Nationalistic Populism: Grassroots Environmental Peacebuilding in South Asia.” The discussion featured presentations by contributors who shared new insights on environmental peacebuilding in the context of Liberia and Sierra Leone, Columbia, South Asia, and Central Asia.
15 February, 2021