AKHP Public Lecture, Bishkek: The Geography of Central Asia: Exploring Changes and Rational Management

Date: 26 November 2019
Other languages: Русский язык |
November 26th 2019, 3:00pm
Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

The University of Central Asia’s (UCA) Aga Khan Humanities Project (AKHP) is pleased to announce its public lecture series in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, organised in partnership with the I. Arabaev Kyrgyz State University. This series is designed under the theme of “Cross-Disciplinary Discourse in the Context of Arts and Sciences” and seeks to facilitate professional development of faculty of universities in Kyrgyzstan. It is designed to create an open platform to discuss pressing issues of the modern world, promote new ideas and expend dialogue between scientists, intellectuals, faculty and students.
 
Temirbek Seiitkazievich Bobushev
Professor, Department of Tourism, Hospitality and Entrepreneurship
Kyrgyz Economic University

Abstract 
Over the 90 years since the establishment of the Kara-Kyrgyz Autonomous Republic, there have been significant transformations of the territory of Kyrgyzstan and Central Asia. These changes have been reflected in new maps of the Geographical Administrative Divisions (GAD) of the region. In relation to these transformations, various studies argue that the term "Central Asia" is overly politicised. This lecture will discuss how the problems and prospects for the development of the region can indicate a rational management theory, and promote cooperation between the countries of Central Asia.
    
Biography
Temirbek Seiitkazievich Bobushev graduated with honors from the Kyrgyz State University in Geographical Sciences in 1976. He defended his candidate's dissertation at Moscow State University in Geomorphology in 1980. In 2005, he defended his doctorate thesis at the Kyrgyz Mining University in economics, political and social geography. He has published over 120 articles in peer-reviewed magazines, as well as five textbooks, 14 monographies and 15 study and research guides.

Bobushev has vast international experience including the initiation of the Research Program on the Dynamics of Exogenous Processes in Mountain Areas (Russia, 1976-1979); management of the Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) program (USA, Kansas, 1996); initiation of the Center for Studies of Central Asia in the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (Nebraska, 1998); initiation of a research in the University of Indiana in Bloomington, Fulbright Scholar (2002-2003); and the initiation of a research project as Research Professor at Michigan State University (East Lansing, 2011-2012). He was also a member of Doctoral Committee at Al-Farabi Kazakh National University (Kazakhstan, 2007-2011).

Moderator
Dr. Khadicha Shambetalieva,
Doctoral candidate, J. Balasagyn Kyrgyz National University
Regional Trainer, Aga Khan Humanities Project, University of Central Asia

Language
The presentation will be conducted in Russian.

Venue
I. Arabaev Kyrgyz State University 
51А, Razzakov Street  
Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan 
Large Conference Hall 

Registration
Please confirm your participation with your name and affiliation by sending an e-mail to: khadichamamatbek@gmail.com.

Ideas presented in this lecture reflect the personal opinion of the speaker and do not necessarily represent the views of the University of Central Asia and/or its employees. 

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