On 1 September 2023, the OSCE Academy hosted its Orientation Day for newly admitted MA students 2023-2025, BA students and their parents. This year marked a special occasion as the OSCE Academy also welcomed the first cohort of students of the MA Programme in Human Rights and Sustainability.
1 September, 2023
On 30 August 2023, Dr. Aliya Assubayeva, a Research Fellow at the OSCE Academy and a Research Associate at the Center for International Development and Environmental Research, Justus Liebig University Giessen, Germany, delivered a public lecture titled “Uncertainties in Water Security Decision-Making in Central Asia.”
30 August, 2023
On 23 August 2023, the OSCE Academy was honored to welcome newly appointed British Ambassador to the Kyrgyz Republic H.E. Nicholas Bowler. This visit was organized with the support of the OSCE Programme in Bishkek. Dr. Indira Satarkulova, Acting Director of the OSCE Academy, and Mr. Colin McCullough, Senior Planning and Co-ordination Officer, OSCE Programme Office in Bishkek, introduced the Academy’s activities and the plans for further development of its programmes.
23 August, 2023
On 23 August 2023, the closing ceremony of the OSCE Academy Summer School took place at the Academy. A total of 70 students from Central Asia, Afghanistan, Mongolia, Russia, and Türkiye, including newly enrolled MA students of Politics and Security and Economic Governance and Development programmes, participated in this month-long preparatory programme.
23 August, 2023
Postdoctoral Research Fellow Burulcha Sulaimanova presented the empirical findings from the research titled 'Digitalization of Infrastructure and Decarbonization In Central Asia: Opportunities and Challenges' at the Seventh CAREC Think Tank Development Forum held on August 16-17, 2023, in Urumqi, People's Republic of China.
16 August, 2023
From 7 to 11 August 2023, a Project Management Training took place at the OSCE Academy in Bishkek. Twenty-two young professionals from International Organizations, International Development Organizations, International Non-Governmental (Non-Profit) Organizations, Governmental bodies, and Public Institutions, representing Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan participated in the training.
11 August, 2023
On 1 August 2023, the Opening Ceremony of the Summer School Programme 2023 was held at the OSCE Academy. This year, a total of 77 participants joined the programme from Central Asian countries, Afghanistan, Mongolia, Russia, and Türkiye, including newly enrolled students of the MA Programmes in Politics and Security and in Economic Governance and Development.
1 August, 2023
From 16 till 21 July 2023, fourteen OSCE Academy students and alumni from Afghanistan, Mongolia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan came together to learn about contemporary security sector governance and reform (SSG/R) concepts, taking the opportunity to think critically, to use different approaches, and to evaluate “when, where, and why” to apply SSG/R tools in the Central Asian context – including in light of the situation in Afghanistan.
24 July, 2023
On 27-28 June 2023, the “China-Central Asia Affairs: Perspectives from Junior Research Fellows” conference was held at the OSCE Academy. Junior Research Fellows (JRF) of the OSCE Academy presented their articles focused on China's presence in Central Asia as part of the project “Pilot Project for Central Asian Centre for China Affairs.”
29 June, 2023
On 26 June 2023, a policy discussion on "Winning Hearts and Minds Abroad: Public Diplomacy and why it is important for the Kyrgyz Republic" was held at the OSCE Academy. The event was conducted as part of the three-year Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme, "Institutional Change and Social Practice: Research on the Political System, Economy, and Society in Central Asia and Caucasus," jointly run by Bielefeld University and TU Dortmund University and supported by the Volkswagen Foundation.
28 June, 2023