Events Calendar

International Water Day @ Conference Room 505
Mar 21 @ 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
International Water Day @ Conference Room 505
Marlene Laruelle, Central Asia Program, George Washington University
Julia Collins, Women and Water Project
Marcus King, George Washington University
Barbara Miller, Global Gender Program, George Washington University
Amanda Klasing, Human Rights Watch
Rebecca Fishman, WASH Advocates
Kara Gerson, Voss Foundation
In 1993, the United Nations declared March 22nd as the official “World Day for Water”,with the aim to raise awareness and focus attention on sustainably managing thisimportant resource. This year World Water Day focuses on the interplay of Energy andWater. In honor of this day, the State Department-funded Women and Water Project atGW’s Elliott School, along with WASH Advocates, invite you to a roundtable breakfastevent to discuss energy and water challenges and share knowledge on improvingmanagement and governance through enhanced participation of women and socialinclusion.
Turkmenistan: Evolutions and Permanence @ Voesar Conference Room
Apr 23 @ 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM
Turkmenistan: Evolutions and Permanence @ Voesar Conference Room
Luca  Anceschi, University of Glasgow
Myles Smyth, IREX
Sebastien Peyrouse, The George Washington University
This roundtable explores the evolution of Berdymukhamedov’s Turkmenistan. The second president reoriented few aspects of the country’s previous policy, and the long-awaited shifts in domestic and foreign policy have remained limited.Today, Turkmenistan faces steep challenges, among them rebuilding the education and health systems, and managing public expectations of standard of living. To what extent does today’s regime differ from the preceding dictatorship in terms of domestic policy? Has the country’s selective ‘neutrality’ brought Turkmenistan an efficient way to deal with its regional environment? How are the post-Niayzovelites sharing resources and redistributing them?