New Eurasia: Policy Challenges 20 Years Later

Join us for our 1st annual conference!

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

FedEx Global Education Center, Room 4003

March 25-26, 2011

In the 20 years following the independence of the former Soviet Central Asian and Caucasus states, social, political and economic changes during this period of state-building have created a new space for academic research, international development and various other efforts to understand this incredibly dynamic region.

Join us Friday, March 25 and Saturday, March 26 for a two-day conference to engage in enriching and critical conversations about a new and changing Central Asia and Caucasus region. Over the course of the conference, academic and professional experts will share their fieldwork and research experiences in three panels: Ethnicity and Politics, Energy and Environment and Gender and Human Rights. Ten presentations ranging from analysis of the recent conflict in Kyrgyzstan, to environmental activism in Kazakhstan, to female self-immolation in Uzbekistan will be followed by discussion sessions allowing panelists and participants to share reflections and opinions.

The final session of the conference will be a roundtable discussion entitled New Central Asia: Policy Challenges 20 Years Later.This will be an opportunity to connect the diverse spectrum of thematic elements the conference comprises within a broader conversation of the region and its evolving character.

The goal of this conference is to recognize our local capacity here in the Triangle to take a multifaceted and inclusive approach when examining Central Asia and the Caucasus states today. We cordially invite anyone with an interest in this region or with a desire to learn more about this region to attend.

For a more detailed conference schedule, please click here. To register, click here. Thank you!

Sponsors for this event include the UNC Center for Slavic, Eurasian, and East European Studies, the Carolina Center for the Study of the Middle East and Muslim Civilizations, Duke’s program in the study of sexualities, Carolina Women’s Center, Department of Women’s Studies, UNC Department of Political Science, UNC Curriculum on Peace, War and Defense, and Carolina Seminars

*Conference transportation is provided by Carolina Taxi & Shuttle*

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