Monday, April 3, 2017
Since the death of Uzekistan’s President Islam Karimov in September of 2016, the stability that characterized key developments and overall dynamics in Uzbekistan as well as in the Central Asia region as a whole, has been undergoing a noticeable shift. Initiatives of the newly installed President Mirziyoyev in Uzbekistan and proposals regarding reforms by President Nazarbayev of Kazakhstan suggest that something may be stirring in Central Asia. This first joint forum of the Central Asia-Caucasus Institute and the Atlantic Council will present these developments, ask if they represent a real shift, and consider the implications of such changes for the Central Asia region as a whole and for its place in the world.
Ambassador John Herbst
Director, Dinu Patriciu Eurasia Center
Ambassador Richard Hoagland
OSCE Minsk Group
Mr. Daniel Rosenblum
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Central Asia,
Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs
US Department of State
Dr. Martha Olcott
Michigan State University
Dr. S. Frederick Starr
Chairman, Central Asia-Caucasus Institute
American Foreign Policy Council
The Central Asia-Caucasus Institute and
the Embassy of the Republic of Uzbekistan invite you:
Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016, from noon to 1:30 p.m.
Important developments are under way in Uzbekistan. With national elections impending on December 4, and fresh initiatives already taken in areas as diverse as policy reforms, business, and international relations, Uzbekistan has entered a vital new phase.
Senator Safoev served as Ambassador to Washington from 1996 to 2001, where he was warmly received, and subsequently was Minister of Foreign Affairs and Rector of the University of World Economy and Diplomacy in Tashkent. He was elected to the Senate in 2010. Additionally, he worked as the First Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs; as Special Representative of the President of Uzbekistan in Afghanistan; as Ambassador of Uzbekistan to Germany; and as Chief Consultant and Head of the Department of International Economic Relations under the presidential administration.
Moderated by Svante Cornell, Director, Central Asia-Caucasus Institute
Lunch (Uzbek cuisine) will be served.
Registration is REQUIRED for this event:
Fresh Insights on Andijan, 2005
Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2016, from 5 to 7 p.m.
(reception at 5 p.m. with Georgian wine; main program at 5:30)
An armed uprising rallied by an Uzbek Islamic group, and the clash with Uzbekistan's security forces in Andijan on May 13, 2005, has long been a subject of contention. Now Jeffry W. Hartman has published a detailed account of what is known to have occurred, and John C.K. Daly has written a study on how the international press actually covered those events. Both authors will present their findings at this forum, and discussion will follow.
John C.K. Daly, Non-Resident Senior Scholar, Central Asia-Caucasus Institute
Jeffry W. Hartman, Colonel, U.S. Army, and Chief, Army International Affairs
Moderated by S. Frederick Starr, Chairman, Central Asia-Caucasus Institute
Al Jazeera, September 8, 2016
Al Jazeera The Stream spoke to Sarah Kendzior @sarahkendzior, Researcher on Uzbekistan, Navbahor Imamova @Navbahor, Journalist for Voice of America, and Svante Cornell @SvanteCornell, Director of Central Asia-Caucasus Institute, Johns Hopkins University SAIS