Upcoming Events

29 February 2024
Voesar Conference Room (Suite 412) at the Elliott School of International Affairs, The George Washington University, 1957 E Street, NW, Washington, DC, 20052,

Hybrid Event Since the dawn of independence, the five post-Soviet Central Asian republics have identified themselves as a single political region. However, their separate efforts to shape national identities, institutions,…

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27 February 2024

Virtual Event Tuesday, February 27, 2024 from 10:00-11:00am Join us for a discussion organized by the Central Asia Program at The George Washington University to commemorate the 80th anniversary of…

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12 December 2023

Researching Central Asia can be interesting, entertaining, life-changing, traumatizing and, at the very least, thought provoking. The way we, Central Asians and Central Asianists, experience the region differs, but it…

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11 December 2023
Lindner Family Commons, 6th floor GW’s Elliott School of International Affairs, 1957 E St NW
Washington, 20052
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Hybrid Event, Image by NASA Earth Observatory Once one of the world’s largest inland bodies of water, the Aral Sea began to shrink dramatically in the 1960s, when Soviet officials directed an…

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07 December 2023

Online discussion co-organized by the PaperLab Research Center (Astana, Kazakhstan) In the first days of 2022, Kazakhstan witnessed a series of protests that sent shockwaves through the country. The response…

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04 December 2023

Virtual Seminar, image by Arzu Geybulla The Nagorno-Karabakh conflict reached a dramatic end on September 19, 2023, when the Azerbaijani military ended the self-proclaimed Nagorno-Karabakh Republic, and almost its entire…

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04 December 2023
Elliott School of International Affairs, room 505, 1957 E Street, NW
Washington, District of Columbia 20052 United States
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Social and Political Processes in Central Asia amid Internal and External Shocks (hybrid event) Social and political developments in Central Asia received greater attention following Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine,…

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31 October 2023

Book talk with author Juneyoung Lee Hybrid Event In this event Dr. Juneyoung Lee will explore the intricate dynamics between trade liberalization, cultural diversity, and protection in Central Asia. Drawing from…

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26 October 2023

Online event co-sponsored by The Kennan Institute The border areas between the Central Asian states and Afghanistan have often been portrayed as regions prone to lawlessness, violence, and instability since…

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24 October 2023

Book talk with authors Rustam Urinboyev and Sherzod Eraliev Hybrid Event Rustam Urinboyev and Sherzod Eraliev comparatively analyze the migration regimes of Russia and Turkey through the everyday experiences of…

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07 September 2023
Elliott School of International Affairs, room 113, 1957 E St. NW
Washington, DC, District of Columbia 20052 United States
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SAFO Ensemble and Sabina Mustaeva In celebration of the Independence Day of the Republic of Uzbekistan, the Central Asia Program and the Embassy of the Republic of Uzbekistan in the United…

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05 September 2023

Stronger than Death memorial, Semei, Kazakhstan. Image Source: astanatimes.com In a world increasingly defined by bellicose rhetoric, nuclear nonproliferation is no longer taken for granted. In a post-Covid world, pandemics…

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