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Weather and Water Patterns in Kara Kulja, Osh: A Climate Change Analysis (by Laurie Ashley and Dr Natasha Ershova)
Combining multiple information sources, an Aga Khan Foundation-led climate change analysis revealed that climate change impacts are already having implications for agriculture, water resources, and non-seismic natural disasters.
Fragile identities: Belonging and Self-identification Processes in the context of Majority-Minority Relations (by Dr. Carole Faucher)
Drawing from her 15 years of research in Southeast Asia, Carole Faucher will explore some theoretical inquiries pertaining to the anthropological concept of ‘feeling of belonging’ to a political community.
The Soviet Withdrawal from Afghanistan (by Artemy Kalinovsky, University of Amsterdam)
The conflict in Afghanistan looms large in the collective consciousness of Americans.
Vernacular Architecture and the Historic Houses of Gyumri, Armenia (by Jane Britt Greenwood)
The aim of this talk is to document the historic houses of the Kumayri Historic District in order to identify and develop an Armenian “pattern language.” This architecturally based language can then be used by architects, developers, and builders as a way to preserve Armenian cultural identity in modern Armenian architecture.
Many Homes: How Kyrgyz Migrants Juggle Their Lives in Multiple Settings (by Dr. Susan Thieme, University of Zurich, Switzerland)
Bishkek, the capital of Kyrgyzstan, Russia and Kazakhstan are major destinations for young labour migrants from southern Kyrgyzstan in search of economic and educational opportunities. Children and elderly people often do not migrate and stay behind.
Production Efficiency Influence on Rural Poverty in Remote Areas of the Kyrgyz Republic (by Kanat Tilekeyev, PhD Candidate, University of Giessen, Germany)
Poverty in the Kyrgyz Republic has a persistent and growing problem since independence. In the 1990s, poverty increased across the Republic. However, in the last decade, poverty indicators have decreased significantly.
Transcript - 'Growth' by Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, World Bank Managing Director
On 3 June 2011, World Bank Managing Director Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala addressed 100 delegates, academics and students as part of the University of Central Asia Public Lecture Series. She spoke on growth and the challenges of restoring economic growth after the crises of 2010. Dr Okonjo-Iweala discussed the possible sources of renewed growth, such as agriculture, mining and international trade.
Growth by Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, World Bank Managing Director
This presentation is focused mainly on the challenges of restoring economic growth after the crises of 2010. Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala discusses the possible sources of renewed growth, such as agriculture, mining and international trade. She argues that the Kyrgyz Republic stands at a crossroad of opportunity, with the potential to re-launch economic growth from a platform of transparent institutions and the fight against corruption.
The Drug Situation in Central Asia and Effective Responses: The New Phase of the Central Asia Drug Action Programme (CADAP) of the European Union
Central Asian countries are experiencing increased drug abuse and related problems such as the threat of infectious diseases such as HIV and hepatitis among injecting drug users. The Action Plan on Drugs between the European Union (EU) and the Central Asian states (2009-13) acknowledges the shared commitment to address drug-related concerns, intensify cooperation and provide assistance in drug prevention and treatment.
Hunting with Eagles in Kyrgyzstan: Central Asian Falconry and the Maintenance of Traditional Knowledge
The Kyrgyz tradition of capturing, training, and hunting with golden eagles has survived for centuries through oral transmission, passed down from father to son through dynastic chains of tradition. The breadth of knowledge involved in the craft is astounding - an eagle hunter is required to be an expert in bird taxonomy and physiology, raptor reproduction and migration patterns, and raptor husbandry.