1957 E st NW Washington
with Alisher Siddique, Director of RFE/RL’s Uzbek Service
In 2017, four terrorist attacks were carried out by Uzbek citizens or people of Uzbek origin in several Western cities. Contrary to the media discourse, Uzbekistan is not a hotbed of terrorism, nor does it “export terrorists.” However, many Uzbek nationals leave Uzbekistan for work, becoming labor migrants. How and why did some Uzbek migrants get radicalized in different contexts–the U.S., Europe, and Russia? How does the evolving political climate in Uzbekistan change the state’s relationship to Islam? What are some possible answers to the challenge of migration integration?
In partnership with RFE/RL
Light lunch will be served
- Sergey Abashin – Central Asian Migrants in Russia: Will there be a Religious Radicalization?
- What 2015 is promising for labor migrants from Central Asia
- Together on the Move: Tajik Migrants in Olympic Sochi
- The Paradox of Uzbek Terror. Peace at Home, Violence Abroad
- Russia’s Migration Policy for Central Asia: Missed Opportunities?