Events Calendar

May
17
Thu
2012
Afghanistan’s Stability and Regional Security Implications for Central Asia @ Dushanbe, Tajikistan
May 17 @ 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Afghanistan's Stability and Regional Security Implications for Central Asia @ Dushanbe, Tajikistan
A conference organized by the Central Asia Program (George Washington University), and EUCAM (Europe-Central Asia Monitoring),with the support of the NATO Science for Peace and Security Program.

Afghanistan’s Stability and Regional Security Implications for Central Asia 

Feb
24
Mon
2014
The Second Central Asia Security Workshop @ Lindner Family Commons
Feb 24 all-day
The Second Central Asia Security Workshop @ Lindner Family Commons
Join us for the Second Security Workshop to celebrate the two year anniversary of the CentralAsia Program. We will discuss the current state of affairs in Central Asia and offer a fresh look at the main policy issues, including the future of the US Silk Road Strategy in the wake of the withdrawal from Afghanistan and the stakes of forthcoming presidential successions in Uzbekistan andKazakhstan. The Workshop will also explore what the Program considers as key societal and political issues that will shape the future of Central Asia, i.e. the small and medium business circles. For its anniversary the Program is launching a new web initiative, the Uzbekistan Initiative,which will be presented first at this Workshop. The country’s history and culture, its geographic allocation at the heart of Central Asia, and its booming demography and economic potential shape the overall picture of the region and its strategic weight. However, Uzbekistan has increasingly become a kind of ‘black hole’ in terms of scholarly and policy-oriented analysis. The goal of this Initiative is to create an apolitical platform of discussion for knowledge exchanges that promote Uzbekistan beyond the divergences in assessing its current course.

8:30               Breakfast and Registration

9:00               Introductory Remarks by Marlene Laruelle, Director, Central Asia Program

9:15-10:45   Session I. Lessons Learned and Unlearned for the US Silk Road Strategy

Chair and Moderator: Peter Rollberg (George Washington University)

Alexander Diener (The University of Kansas)

Mobilities and Immobilities in Central Eurasia: A Geographical Perspective on the New Silk Road

Marlene Laruelle (George Washington University)

“Silk Road”: Historical Metaphor, Ideology, Wishful Thinking?

Gael Raballand (Choiseul Institute) and Sebastien Peyrouse (George Washington University)

An Economic Assessment of the Potentialities of the US Silk Road

10:45-11:15 Coffee-break

11:15-12:45 Session II. Presidential successions. Real and False Stakes

Chair and Moderator: Cory Welt (George Washington University)

Eric McGlinchey (George Mason University)

Goodbye Karimov, Hello Status Quo

Sean Roberts (George Washington University)

Nur-Otan as a Vehicle for Presidential Succession: Turkey’s CHP or Russia’s Yedinaya Rossiya?”

Myles Smith (Media Sustainability Index at IREX)

The Stakes of Successions: Turkmenistan and Elite Redistribution

12.45-1:30   Lunch

1:30-3:00     Session III. Peeking behind the Iron Curtain: Uzbekistan in 2014 and Beyond

Chair and Moderator: David Abramson (State Department)

Roundtable Discussion:

Laura Adams (Harvard University), Sarah Kendzior (Al-Jazeera English services), Lawrence Markowitz (Rowan University), and Noah Tucker (Managing Editor, Registan.net)

3:15-3:45     Coffee-break

3:45-5:15     Session IV. The Missing Piece: Small and Medium Business Circles

Chair and Moderator: Marlene Laruelle (George Washington University)

Gul Berna Özcan (University of London)

The Political and Moral Economy of Small and Medium-sized Enterprises in Central Asia

Regine Spector (University of Massachusetts)

Made in Kyrgyzstan: The Reassembling of Apparel Manufacturing in a    Peripheral State

Alexander Libman (Frankfurt School of Finance & Management)

The Small and Medium-sized Enterprises world in Kazakhstan and the Implications of the Customs Union

 

Dec
11
Thu
2014
Cinema Club Film Screening: Days Gone By (O’tgan kunlar/Minuvshie dni) @ Voesar Conference Room, Suite 412
Dec 11 @ 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Cinema Club Film Screening: Days Gone By (O'tgan kunlar/Minuvshie dni) @ Voesar Conference Room, Suite 412 | Vancouver | Washington | United States
[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Directed by Yuldash Azgamov (Uzbekistan, 1969)

In partnership with the Uzbekistan Embassy in Washington, DC

Central Asia Program and the Uzbekistan Embassy are happy to invite you to attend the screening of Days gone by (O’tgan kunlar / Minuvshie dni) by Yuldash Azgamov. Azgamov is widely regarded as one of the founders of the Uzbek film making industry. The film describes the atmosphere of Uzbek intelligentsia in the 19th century.

5:30pm Opening

5:45pm Presentation on Uzbek cinema

6:30pm Screening of the film

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