The First Uzbekistan Initiative Workshop

6 April, 2015 @ 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Lindner Family Commons
1957 E Street
6th Floor


9:00am. Introductory Remarks, Marlene Laruelle, CAP director

9:15-11:00am Session I Uzbekistan in 2015: Domestic and Foreign Policies

Chair: Reuel Hanks (Oklahoma State University)

Kamoliddin Rabbimov (LIGLIS-Center, Paris)
The Succession Question and the Stability of the Uzbek political system after Islam Karimov’s decision to stay for another term

Shermamat Abdullozoda (Independent Consultant)
Uzbekistan’s economic and financial policies: A challenge to stability?

Timur Dadabaev (Tsukuba University, Japan)
Soft Power from Below? Coercion and Concessions in foreign policies of Japan, China and Russia towards Uzbekistan from a comparative perspective

Fakhmiddin Fazilov (Research Scholar, New York University)
Uzbekistan-China Energy Cooperation: Impetuses and Impacts

 11:00-11:30am Coffee-break

11:30-1:00pm Session II. Factoring Uzbekistan’s Economic Development

Chair: Farrukh Irnazarov (Central Asia Fellow, GWU)

Nodir Djanibekov (Leibniz Institute of Agricultural Development in Transition Economies, Halle, Germany)
Land-labor relations between farms and rural households in Uzbekistan

Bakhrom Radjabov (University of Kassel, Germany)
The Impact of International Migration and Remittances on Labor Supply Decisions in Rural Households in Uzbekistan

Jakhongir Kakhkharov (Griffith University, Australia)
Socio-economic Consequences of External Labor Migration and Remittances in Uzbekistan

1:00-1:45pm Lunch

1:45-3:45pm Session III. Roundtable: Dialoguing with the Homeland

Chair: Navbahor Imamova (VoA)

Dilorom Abdulloeva (President of Tashabbus)
Behzod Mamadiev (Chief Editor of Vatandosh)
Dilshod Zokirov (Vatandosh Uzbek-American Federation)
Olimjon Sharipov (Uzbek American Association of Chicago)
Akmaljon Jumaboev (Uzbek American Association of Chicago)

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