Vulnerability and Resilience of Young People in Kyrgyzstan: Radicalization, Violence, and Extremism

21 February, 2019 @ 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM
Voesar Conference Room, Suite 412
1957 E st NW
DC 20052

with Dr. Emil Nasritdinov

This nation-wide research project explores what makes young people in Kyrgyzstan more vulnerable or more resilient to radicalization, violence, and extremism. This was done using an extensive toolkit of research methods and a wide range of quantitative and qualitative research tools. Analysis was conducted in five domains of young people’s lives connected to radicalization: 1) grievances, 2) politics, 3) religion, 4) socialization, and 5) psychology. The results of our research shows that radicalization in Kyrgyzstan is a very complex phenomenon connected to many aspects of young people’s lives: each domain produces a unique connection to radicalization, and there are many connections across domains.

Dr. Emil Nasritdinov is an Associate Professor in Anthropology at the American University of Central Asia, Kyrgyzstan. He holds a PhD in Urban Planning from the University of Melbourne, Australia. His main areas of research and teaching expertise are migration, religion, and urban life. He is currently a Fulbright Visiting Scholar at GWU’s IERES.



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