Events Calendar

Nov
14
Thu
2013
Central Asia, Iran, and the Nuclear Landscape in Asia @ Lindner Commons, 6th Floor
Nov 14 @ 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM
Central Asia, Iran, and the Nuclear Landscape in Asia @ Lindner Commons, 6th Floor
Co-sponsored by the Sigur Center for Asian Studies’ Rising Powers Initiative
9:00  9:30 AM Registration and Breakfast
9:30  9:45 AM Welcoming Remarks by Douglas Shaw, Associate Dean for Planning, Research and External Relations, GWU
9:45  11:15 AM Panel I. Asia’s Changing Nuclear Landscape
Chair: Douglas Shaw, Associate Dean for Planning, Research andExternal Relations, GWU
Japan’s Nuclear Tremors: Domestic Debates about Energy & Security after 3/
Mike MochizukiSigur Center for Asian Studies, GWU
China’s Nuclear Priorities–Implications for Iran and Central Asia
Robert Sutter, Sigur Center for Asian Studies, GWU
India’s Evolving Nuclear Discourse and Search for Policy Coherence
Deepa Ollapally, Sigur Center for Asian Studies, GWU
11:15  11:30 AM Coffee Break
11:30  1:00PM Panel II. The Iranian Question and its Regional Environment
Chair: Cory Welt, Ponars Eurasia, IERES, GWU
Iran’s Nuclear Ambitions:  US and Israeli Threat Perceptions
Janne Nolan, Elliott School of International Affairs, GWU
Partners or Rivals? Contextualizing the Russian-Iranian Nuclear Relationship
Jeff Mankoff, Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
Central Asia’s Viewpoint on being in Iran’s Vicinity
Marlene Laruelle, Central Asia Program, IERES, GWU
1:00  2:00 PM Lunch
2:00  3:30 PM Panel III. Central Asia’s Nuclear Strategies and Challenges
Chair: Deepa Ollapally, Sigur Center for Asian Studies, GWU
Managing Radioactive Waste in Central Asia: Successes and Challenges
Dauren Aben, Kazakhstan Institute for Strategic Studies, Almaty
Kazakhstan in the Global Nuclear Order: Carving Out a Role That Matters
Togzhan Kassenova, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
Nuclear Domestic Debates in Kazakhstan: Public Opinion and Expert Controversies
Sebastien Peyrouse, Central Asia Program, IERES, GWU
3:30 PM Wrapup
The Sigur Center gratefully acknowledges the support of the John D. and Catherine T.MacArthur Foundation for this conference.
Dec
1
Mon
2014
Police in Afghanistan: Continuing the Mission and Defining the Future @ Voesar Conference Room, Suite 412
Dec 1 @ 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM
Police in Afghanistan: Continuing the Mission and Defining the Future @ Voesar Conference Room, Suite 412
[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]with Major General Masood Ahmad Azizi, MoI Deputy Minister for Strategy and Policy

  • Police are the long-term security solution to targeting the enablers of insurgency and criminals
  • Securing the public’s trust by the police is essential to defeating insurgents
  • Securing and retaining the public’s trust requires continued police professionalization
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May
18
Mon
2015
Turkmenistan: Domestic Evolution, Economic Development, and Regional Environment @ Conference Room 505
May 18 @ 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Turkmenistan: Domestic Evolution, Economic Development, and Regional Environment @ Conference Room 505
[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]9:00am Introductory Remarks

Marlene Laruelle (CAP, IERES, GWU)

9:15am Session I. Governance Changes in Turkmenistan

Chair: Marlene Laruelle (CAP, IERES, GWU)

Myles Smith (IREX)
Forget political will – Would good governance even be possible in Turkmenistan?

Chris Miller (USAID)
Governance Challenges and Opportunities in Turkmenistan

Discussion

​​10:45-11:15pm Coffee-break

11:15-12:45pm Session II. Economic Development, Progress and Challenges

Chair: Victoria Clement (Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA)

Theresa Sabonis-Helf (National Defense University)
Casting a Wider Net: Turkmenistan and Regional Electricity

Jan Šír (Charles University, Prague)
Going Private? Denationalization and Privatization in Turkmenistan under Berdymukhammedov

Kenyon Weaver (Dentons LLP)
The Transformation of Commercial Law under President Berdymuhamedov.

12:45-1:30pm Lunch

1:30-3:00pm Session III. Turkmenistan in its Regional Environment

Chair: Myles Smith (IREX)

Nazik Muradova (Central Asia Fellow, GWU)
Revisiting Turkmenistan’s energy exports. Path toward a greater diversity of foreign partners?

Slavomir Horák (Charles University, Prague)
Turkmenistan-Uzbekistan. From personal approach to ordinary authoritarian regimes relations?

Sebastien Peyrouse (Central Asia Program, GWU)
Turkmenistan-Afghanistan: Political Pragmatism, Security Tensions?

​​3:00-3:15pm Coffee-break

3:15-4:45pm Session IV. Historical and Social Transformations

Chair: Sebastien Peyrouse (Central Asia Program, GWU)

Victoria Clement (Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA)
Intrepid Reformers: Turkmen Jadids

Aynabat Yaylymova (Turkmenistan Health Initiative)
Reproductive Health: How do I say this in Turkmen?

Jahan Taganova (Syracuse University)
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