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Designing Institutions in a Post-socialist Transformation Process: Local Institutions in Regularising the Management of Pasture Resources in Kyrgyzstan
After the breakup of the Soviet Union, Kyrgyzstan faced a challenging transition from a state- managed to a market economy. Within the framework of agrarian reforms, agricultural land and livestock were redistributed, but state ownership was retained for forest, pasture and water resources. Rapid reforms created a temporary institutional vacuum, which stimulated the process of refilling by informal and newly created, decentralized, formal institutions.
English-Russian Glossary of Terms and Concepts in Public and Economic Policy, Administration and Trade
This lecture will describe the framework, contents and utility of a unique resource, the English-Russian Glossary of Terms and Concepts in Public and Economic Policy, Administration and Trade, by presenter Oleksandr Kiliievych. The glossary was produced under the Regional Cooperation and Confidence Building in Central Asia and Afghanistan project implemented by the University of Central Asia’s Institute of Public Policy and Administration, with support from the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, Canada.
Soldiers in a foreign land. The experiences of Tajik soldiers of the Soviet-Afghan War (1979-1989)
Over half a million Soviet citizens took part in the Soviet-Afghan War, lasting from 1979 until 1989. Of these more than fifteen thousand came from the Tajik Soviet Socialist Republic. Many of these Tajik soldiers played an outsize role in the war as translators and as soldiers better accustomed to the cultural and climatic realities of Afghanistan than their northern Slavic brethren. Moreover, the Tajik fighters shared considerable cultural and linguistic similarities with many Afghans, giving them a particular position in the conflict. How did Tajik soldiers experience this war that caused death and destruction among people so similar to themselves? Is there truth to the claim often floated in the West during the Cold War that the Afghan War led to a political and even religious awakening among Central Asians?
Findings from Archaeological Site on University of Central Asia’s Naryn Campus Site
In Summer 2012, a group of archeologists from three universities in Kyrgyz Republic conducted archeological research on UCA’s campus site in Naryn, Kyrgyz Republic. The research was supported by the University of Central Asia, which is committed to the protection of the site, as part of its mission to help the peoples of Central Asia preserve and draw upon their rich cultural traditions and heritages as assets for the future. This lecture will describe the findings of the research study and its implications for the future protection of the site.
Crafting Winning Graduate School and Grant Proposals
Dr. Eric McGlinchey will discuss how students and scholars can craft winning graduate school and grant applications through the incorporation of grounded social science methodology in their research proposals. McGlinchey will discuss how to articulate clear and compelling research questions and how to formulate research designs likely to resonate with university admissions and research grant review committees.
How ’Global’ is the Global Transformation of the University? The Importance of Transnational Knowledge Production and Critique
These are turbulent times for higher educators and students around the world. They are characterised, by a new era of capitalist initiatives which include the rapid defunding of formerly public education systems, ascendance of capitalist knowledge regimes and the transformation of professional identities.
Poverty Profile and Regional Welfare Disparities in the Kyrgyz Republic
Every country has places where living standards are lower than the national average. These welfare disparities between and within regions may stem from the concentration of people with better demographic and human capital characteristics (concentration hypothesis) or due to the differences in returns to these characteristics (geography hypothesis). The recent poverty profile of the Kyrgyz Republic demonstrates how poverty varies with geography and how it is affected by different household-level attributes.
UCA Public Lecture: Poverty Profile and Regional Welfare Disparities in the Kyrgyz Republic
On 16 April 2013, 4pm, as part of UCA's Public Lecture Series, Aziz Atamanov will be speaking on "Poverty Profile and Regional Welfare Disparities in the Kyrgyz Republic", at UCA Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic 2nd Floor Conference Room.
AKHP Public Lecture - Theory of Superstring and Quantum Gravitation
As part of the Aga Khan Humanities Project Public Lecture Series, Professor Muminov Khikmat will deliver a lecture entitled ‘Theory of Superstring and Quantum Gravitation’ on 23 March 2013, 11am - 1pm at the Ismaili Centre, Dushanbe.
Social Work Development: Fundamental Trends in Modern Kyrgyzstan
This presentation includes a discussion of fundamental directions and trends in the development of social work.