Original report in The Diplomat by Catherine Putz.
Marinika Babanazarova, who has directed the Savitsky Karakalpakstan art museum since 1984, was abruptly fired a few weeks ago by the Uzbek authorities. The museum’s staff have shown their support for Babanazarova after her dismissal, signing a joint letter calling for their director to be reinstated. Join us in signing the petition.
The George Washington University – Elliott School of International Affairs’ Central Asia Program (CAP) welcomes applications for its Fellowship Program for the Spring semester (January 15-June 15, 2016).
To promote new scholarship focusing on the history, politics, culture and societies of Central Eurasia, the Central Eurasian Studies Society has established the CESS Award for Best Graduate Student Paper.
What little we know suggests that the non-religious reasons Central Asians join ISIS are more important than the religious factors often cited by analysts.
John Heathershaw and David W. Montgomery
Check out this new article by CAP Director, Marlene Laruelle. Reposted from the Washington Post’s Monkey Cage Blog.
For those working in the Caucasus, The Caucasus Nature Fund (CNF) is seeking a new Executive Director http://caucasus-naturefund.org/jobs/executive-director/ Likewise, the Eurasia Foundation has quite a few positions available for interns, consultants and full-time staff. For speakers of Farsi or Persian, the Eurasia Foundation seeks a person who can aid in the development of an online […]
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The Sinor Research Institute for Inner Asian Studies (SRIFIAS) at Indiana University faces an uncertain future and needs urgent help.
These two CADGAT datasets present an overview of national holidays in the five Central Asian countries: what the holidays are and when they are celebrated; and traces the development of national holidays back to independence in 1991.