AFGHANISTAN AND CENTRAL ASIA: RISKS AND OPPORTUNITIES

WEDNESDAY, 27 MAY
15:00–16:00 / HALL#237 VALIKHANOV BLD. KIMEP UNIVERSITY

By Armands Pupols
UN Regional Centre for Preventive Diplomacy for Central Asia (UNRCCA)

Armands Pupols has been working for international organizations for the last fifteen years. He started with the OSCE field offices in Bosnia and Herzegovina back in the late 90s. Afterwards he worked in the OSCE Centre in Almaty, Kazakhstan, as an Economic and Environmental Officer and Chief Administrator. He joined the Conflict Prevention Centre in the OSCE Secretariat in Vienna in 2004. Since the end of 2008 he is working as a Political Adviser in the UN Regional Centre for Preventive Diplomacy for Central Asia (UNRCCA), particularly covering issues related to the interaction between Central Asian states and Afghanistan. Regarding academic background Armands Pupols studied international relations and economy in the Latvian University, Budapest University of Economic Science and Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne, Australia.

ISLAMIC PACIFISM: GLOBAL MUSLIMS IN THE POST- OSAMA ERA

ISLAMIC PACIFISM: GLOBAL MUSLIMS IN THE POST- OSAMA ERA

BY ARSALAN IFTIKHAR

FRIDAY, 28 FEBRUARY
10:00–11.30 / HALL #237
VALIKHANOV BLD. / KIMEP

Arsalan Iftikhar is  an American international human rights lawyer, global media commentator, and author of the book Islamic Pacifism: Global Muslims in the Post-Osama Era (2011). Arsalan is the founder of www.TheMuslimGuy.com and  is a regular commentator for the National Public Radio (NPR) broadcast “Tell Me More” with Michel Martin. In addition to publishing columns and articles worldwide, he is also a regular contributor to CNN.com and Esquire magazine’s Middle East edition.

In May 2011, Arsalan’s account was named one of the Top 12 Muslim Twitter accounts in the world by The Huffington Post. He was also featured in the  December 2012 ABC News documentary, “Back to the Beginning” by Emmy-award winning journalist Christiane Amanpour on the shared origins of the major world religions today.

THE WAR IN AFGHANISTAN AND ITS IMPACT ON CENTRAL ASIA

THE WAR IN AFGHANISTAN AND ITS IMPACT ON CENTRAL ASIA

MONDAY, 4 APRIL
16:00–17.00 / HALL#2
NEW BUILDING

BY ESADULLAH OGUZ
NEWSWEEK TURKEY
Central Asia and Afghanistan Correspondent