Events Calendar

Sep
7
Wed
2016
Regime Succession in Uzbekistan: Update and Discussion – Co-Organized with CSIS
Sep 7 @ 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
Regime Succession in Uzbekistan: Update and Discussion - Co-Organized with CSIS @ CSIS Headquarters, 2nd Floor Conference Center
With rumors circulating that Uzbek President Islam Karimov has died, the academic question of regime succession had become very immediate. What’s next for Uzbekistan, and what does that mean for the region and for the world? Will we simply see another strongman take power? Should we worry about unrest?  With events continuing to unfold, the CSIS Russia and Eurasia Program and the Central Asia Program at the George Washington University are pleased to host a panel discussion with several top specialists on the region, kicked off with a video-teleconference with RFE/RL specialists in Prague who are closely following events on the ground in Tashkent.

FEATURING

Eric McGlinchey
Associate Professor, George Mason University
Bruce Pannier (via video teleconference)
Senior Correspondent, Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty
Sebastien Peyrouse
Research Professor, Central Asia Program, IERES (GWU)
Alisher Sidikov (via video teleconference)
Service Director, Radio Ozodlik (Uzbek Service), Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty

CSIS EXPERTS

Olga Oliker
Senior Adviser and Director, Russia and Eurasia Program

Oct
27
Thu
2016
What Changes in a Post-Karimov Uzbekistan?
Oct 27 @ 2:15 PM – 5:30 PM

2:15-3:45pm
Session 1. Changes in the Uzbek domestic landscape
Chair: Marlene Laruelle (GWU)
Bruce Pannier (RFE/RL)
Softer on the Outside but Still Hard at the Core
Dillorom Abdulloeva (Tashabbus)
What Changes are Needed and Expected in the Field of Human Rights and the Legal Sphere?
Roger Kangas (NESA Center, NDU)
Uzbek Foreign Policy After Karimov: Change or Continuity?

3:45-4:00pm
C0ffee break

4:00-5:30pm
Session 2. An evolving economic policy?
Chair: David Abramson (US Department of State)
Lawrence Markowitz (Rowan University)
Structural Impediments to Economic Reform in Post-Karimov Uzbekistan
Aziz Khasanov (Eurasia Analytics)
The Uzbek Succession: Is Economic Transformation Possible?
Murad Akhmedoff (Independent Scholar)
Uzbekistan’s Long-Awaited Economic Liberalization

Please RSVP.