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ROUNDTABLE DISC.- Civic Society and Islam in Tajikistan, Dec. 6, Washington DC

Posted by: Karina Korostelin <ckoroste(a)gmu.edu>
Posted: 30 Nov 2005


ROUNDTABLE DISC.- Civic Society and Islam in Tajikistan, Dec. 6, Washington DC

Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution
George Mason University

You are cordially invited to a round table on:

Civic Society and Islam in Tajikistan

Featuring:

Makhfirat Khidirova
Associate professor, Deputy of Majili Namoyandagon (house of representatives)

Muzaffar Olimov
Professor, Tajikistan National State University; Director of the research 
center "Shark".

Moderator:

Karina Korostelina
Research Professor, Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution

Tuesday, December 6, 2005
3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.

To RSVP, send an email to aaskerov(a)gmu.edu by 12:00
noon on Monday, December 5.

Islamic Spirituality in Contemporary Central Asian Societies
Prof. M. Olimov

In the study of contemporary Central Asia, one cannot ignore the 
revitalization of Islam. While the origins of the religion are clear, the 
reasons surrounding the rebirth are subjected to a number of 
interpretations, including the dichotomous analyses of Islam as a tool for 
terrorism and Islam as a conflict resolution tool. The paper describes the 
historical development of Islam in the region through the contemporary 
period, with a particular focus on Tajikistan. It will be argued that Islam 
has had significant influence on the development and resolution of conflicts 
in Tajikistan as well as other Central Asian countries.

Islam plays a stabilizing role for Central Asian societies by serving as an 
integration tool for populations, which supports the latter interpretation 
of the rebirth of Islam in Central Asian societies. This is particularly 
true in Tajikistan, where the majority of the population accepts, not only a 
lifestyle according to Islam, but uses Islam for a variety of socio-cultural 
regulatory purposes, including a system of moral values and a basis of 
cultural identity. Therefore, when conflicts arise within Tajikistan and the 
region at large, it is the role of the Islamic clergy to employ the Islam's 
normative and legal conflict resolution techniques to achieve an accepted 
and lasting resolution.

Civil Society Building in Tajikistan
Prof. M. Khidirova

Civil Society provides an individual the opportunity to apply their personal 
knowledge, skill and ability towards the advancement of society, and in this 
process, furthering one"s own self-development as well. Civil Society is, 
therefore, an indispensable aspect of any nation-state. As such, it is the 
case that components of civil society and the established state are in a 
contentious and competitive relationship. However, it is clear that civil 
society and the state should be viewed as equal partners in the development 
of the populace of the nation-state instead of competitors for the hearts 
and minds of the population.

This paper will analyze the inter-relations between civil society and the 
Tajikistani State by evaluating four phases:

1. The period that directly followed the achievement of independence and 
   before the inception of the civil war (1991-1992);
2. The period from the inception of the civil war through the creation of 
   the Peace and National Compromise in Tajikistan (199201997);
3. The period directly following the signing of the Common Agreement through 
   the time prior to the First Parliamentary election (1997-2000);
4. The period form 2000 to the present.

By analyzing these four phases, the problems relating to the building of a 
civil society will become evident. And since civil society is an equally 
important aspect of the social life within nation-states, with both 
providing stability for society, these problems have important implications 
for future civil society development efforts. Luckily, these problems have 
the ability to create closer interactions between civil society and the 
state in the future, particularly the creation of shared strategic goals 
towards a holistic betterment of Tajikistani State.

Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution
George Mason University
3330 N. Washington Blvd.
Truland Building, 5th Floor
Arlington, VA 22201
USA
Tel: 703-993-1300
Fax: 703-993-1302

Directions to Arlington Campus by Metro
Take the Orange Line to the Virginia Square/GMU station.  Take the escalator 
to the street level, and turn to face Fairfax Drive.  Across the street and 
to the right, you will see the FDIC building.  The "Truland Building" is the 
black one next to the FDIC facility.

Directions to Arlington Campus from Washington, DC
Cross over the Roosevelt Bridge; follow signs to the George Washington 
Parkway.  Once on the parkway, exit at Spout Run (left exit).  Cross over 
Route 29 (Lee Highway).  Spout Run is now Kirkwood Road.  Cross over 
Washington Boulevard.  The "Truland Building" is the black one next to the 
FDIC facility.

Directions to Arlington Campus from I-66 heading east
Exit I-66 at Glebe Road/Fairfax Drive (exit 71).  The exit ramp turns into 
Fairfax Drive.  After traveling one mile on North Fairfax Drive, you will 
see the FDIC building on the left.  The "Truland Building" is the black one 
next to the FDIC facility.

Directions to Arlington Campus from I-66 heading west
Exit I-66 at Glebe Road (exit 71).  Turn left onto Washington Boulevard.  
Stay on Washington Boulevard until you pass the Giant Supermarket; then turn 
right onto Kirkwood Road.  The "Truland Building" is a black one on the right.

Directions to Arlington Campus from I-395
Exit I-395 at Glebe Road North.  Continue on Glebe Road, passing Ballston 
Common Mall on the right.  Cross over Wilson Boulevard, then turn right onto 
Fairfax Drive.  After one mile you will see the FDIC building on the left.  
The "Truland Building" is the black one next to the FDIC facility.

Directions To Arlington from Fairfax and Points West, via Route 50
Go east on Route 50 (Arlington Blvd.). Exit at Glebe Road, and turn left on 
Glebe. Turn right on Fairfax Drive. The "Truland Building" is the black one, 
next to the FDIC facility.

CONF./CFP- Russian, E. European and Central Asian Studies Northwest Conf., April 2006

Posted by: Reecas <reecas(a)u.washington.edu>
Posted: 30 Nov 2005


CONF./CFP- Russian, E. European & Central Asian Stds. Northwest Conf., Apr 2006

The Twelfth Annual Russian, East European and Central Asian Studies 
Northwest Conference

Saturday, April 29, 2006

University of Washington-Tacoma, Tacoma, Washington

Paper submission deadline: January 13, 2006

We are currently soliciting papers, panels or roundtable presentations for 
this one-day interdisciplinary conference. Proposals from faculty, graduate 
students and members of the general public are all welcome.

Contributions are encouraged on literature, the fine arts, the environment, 
post-Soviet foreign policy, historical research, economics, national 
identity or any other relevant subjects. Papers related to the theme 
"Occupation and Revolution in Eurasia's Borderlands" are especially welcome.

Small travel stipends may be available to graduate students and faculty 
traveling from the Pacific Northwest. Funds are not available for scholars 
outside of the Pacific Northwest or residing outside the United States. 
Carpooling from UW will also be arranged.

If you would like to present at the conference, please reply via e-mail or 
regular mail by Friday, January 13, 2006 with your name and contact 
information, a paper title and brief abstract to:

Allison Dvaladze, Outreach Coordinator
The Herbert J. Ellison Center for Russian, East European and Central Asian 
Studies
The Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies
Box 353650, Thomson Hall, University of Washington
Seattle, Washington 98195-3650
USA
Tel: (206) 221-7951
E-mail: dvaladze(a)u.washington.edu

DEADLINE REMINDER- 13th Annual Central Eurasian Studies Conf. Call for Papers

Posted by: Association of Central Eurasian Students <aces(a)indiana.edu>
Posted: 29 Nov 2005


DEADLINE REMINDER- 13th Annual Central Eurasian Studies Conf. Call for Papers

The Association of Central Eurasian Students (ACES) of Indiana University

Call for Papers

13th Annual Central Eurasian Studies Conference

Saturday April 8, 2006

Deadline for international submissions: December 5, 2005

ACES invites panel and individual paper proposals for the Thirteenth Annual 
Central Eurasian Studies Conference to be held on Saturday April 8, 2006 at 
Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana. Graduate students, professors 
and independent scholars are invited to submit abstracts of papers on 
Central Eurasian issues in all fields. Central Eurasia is defined, for the 
purpose of this conference, as the vast area and peoples of:

 - The Mongolian plateau (Mongolia, Inner Mongolia, southern Siberia, Kalmyks)
 - The Tibetan plateau and the Himalayas (Tibet, Ladakh, Nepal, Bhutan and 
Sikkim)
 - The oases of Central Asia (Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, Uighur)
 - The Steppe Turks (Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tatars, Bashkirs)
 - Afghanistan and Iran
 - Turkey and Azerbaijan
 - The Finno-Ugric peoples (Hungary, Finland, Estonia)

Submissions of pre-organized panels are strongly encouraged. Individual 
papers are also welcome and will be assigned by the conference committee to 
a suitable panel. An honorable distinction of best paper will be awarded.

Submission Instructions

The following information is required for submissions:

1) names of all authors (also note name of the person presenting the paper)
2) institutional affiliation and title/position
3) contact information: e-mail address, postal address, telephone/fax numbers
4) one page Curriculum Vitae
5) title of paper
6) an abstract of the paper, which is no more than 300 words and is in a 
publishable condition for the booklet of conference abstracts
7) specify geographic location and thematic panel preference. Thematic panel 
preferences include but are not limited to: socio-economic issues, 
nationalism and identity, natural resources management, music and culture, 
politics, history, education, archaeology
8) requests for any audio-visual equipment requests (overhead, slide 
projector, PowerPoint, etc.)

Please note that abstracts longer than 300 words may be rejected.

ACES regrets that it cannot provide any funding to participants.

Deadlines:

International submissions: December 5, 2005
Domestic submissions: February 1, 2006

Please note: Citizens of the EU, the UK and Canada who do not require a visa 
for travel to the United States may apply by the deadline for domestic 
submissions.

International presenters will be informed by December 20, 2005.
Domestic presenters will be notified of acceptance by February 20, 2006.

Submit this information:

Via e-mail as an attachment (.doc or .rtf formats preferred) to:
ACES(a)indiana.edu

Or a hard copy sent to:

The Thirteenth Annual Central Eurasian Studies Conference
Goodbody Hall 157
Indiana University
1011 East Third Street
Bloomington, IN 47405-7005
USA
Fax: (812) 855-7500

W.P. CAREY FORUM- Kazakhstan's Presidential Elections, Dec. 5, Washington DC

Posted by: Central Asia-Caucasus Institute <caci2(a)jhuadig.admin.jhu.edu>
Posted: 29 Nov 2005


W.P. CAREY FORUM- Kazakhstan's Presidential Elections, Dec. 5, Washington DC

W.P. Carey Forum

Central Asia-Caucasus Institute and SAIS Russian & Eurasia Studies Program
The Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies
Johns Hopkins University

"Kazakhstan's Presidential Elections: On the Scene Comment"

Audiovisual Connection to Kazakhstan
Moderated by Fred Starr, Chairman, Central Asia Caucasus Institute

Monday, December 5, 12:30-2 p.m.

1619 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Room 200
Washington, D.C.

The December 4 presidential election in Kazakhstan will provide important 
insight on the future direction of this key Central Asian oil producer that 
wants to be chairman of the OSCE in 2009.  Fred Starr will moderate from 
Astana, with participation of American election observers Dan Witt and Sarah 
Carey.  Grant Smith, Senior Fellow at CACI, will moderate from Washington.  
This program is being organized with the assistance of the Embassy of 
Kazakhstan for the audiovisual link, using the International Media Center in 
Astana.

Seating is limited to the first 60 people who respond to this invitation.

Please RSVP with your name and affiliation to caci2(a)mail.jhuwash.jhu.edu or 
call (202) 663-7721.

LECTURE- Laura Adams, Culture and Power in Uzbekistan, Dec. 8, George Mason Univ.

Posted by: Eric McGlinchey <emcglinc(a)gmu.edu>
Posted: 29 Nov 2005


LECTURE- Laura Adams, Culture & Power in Uzbekistan, Dec. 8, George Mason Univ.

George Mason University's Focus on Central Asia Program and Department of 
Public and International Affairs is pleased to host the public lecture:

"The Spectacular State: Culture and Power in Uzbekistan"

Laura Adams

Laura Adams received her Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of 
California, Berkeley, and is currently a lecturer in Sociology at Princeton 
University. Dr. Adams is finishing her book manuscript entitled "The 
Spectacular State: Culture and National Identity in Uzbekistan" and is 
working on a co-edited volume on ethnic and religious tolerance in Central 
Asia.

Thursday, December 8, 4:00-6:00 PM

George Mason University Fairfax Campus
Johnson Center, Assembly Room C
Fairfax, VA

More information about Dr. Adams' talk and other Central Asia events at 
George Mason can be found at the Focus on Central Asia website:

http://mason.gmu.edu/~cenasia/


Eric M. McGlinchey
Assistant Professor of Government and Politics

Department of Public and International Affairs
George Mason University
Robinson A201 - MSN 3F4
4400 University Drive
Fairfax, VA 22030

Tel: 703-993-2960
Fax: 703-993-1399
Web: http://mason.gmu.edu/~emcglinc/ or http://mason.gmu.edu/~cenasia/

LECTURE- Freedom of Speech in Pre- and Post-Revolutionary Kyrgyzstan, Nov. 30, Bishkek

Posted by: Aida Alymbaeva <alymbaeva_ai(a)mail.auca.kg>
Posted: 28 Nov 2005


LECTURE- Freedom of Speech in Pre- & Post-Revolutionary Kyrgyzstan, Nov. 30

AUCA Speaker Series:

Alexander Kim

"Freedom of Speech in Pre- and Post-Revolutionary Kyrgyzstan"

Nov. 30, 2005
16:00 - 17:00 hrs.

American University-Central Asia
Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

The Public Speaker Series of American University-Central Asia (AUCA) will 
discuss issues that are critical to Kyrgyzstan, the region, and the world.  
The lectures are open to the public and will be held in AUCA every Wednesday 
from 16:00 to 17:00.

Forthcoming presenter:

Alexander Kim
Editor-in-Chief, "MSN" newspaper
Kyrgyzstan

"Freedom of Speech in Pre- and Post-Revolutionary Kyrgyzstan"

Date and time:

Wednesday, November 30, 2005, 16:00-17:00

Venue:

Conference Hall#1
Main Building, AUCA
205 Abdumomunova
Bishkek
Kyrgyzstan
E-mail: pss(a)mail.auca.kg

How to register:

Please RSVP to pss(a)mail.auca.kg giving your name and institution.

This series is arranged by the AUCA Social Research Center.

FORUM- The Scythian Complex of Russian Foreign Policy, Nov. 30, Washington DC

Posted by: Central Asia-Caucasus Institute <caci2(a)jhuadig.admin.jhu.edu>
Posted: 28 Nov 2005


FORUM- The Scythian Complex of Russian Foreign Policy, Nov. 30, Washington DC

W.P. Carey Forum
Central Asia-Caucasus Institute and SAIS Russian & Eurasia Studies Program
The Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies
Johns Hopkins University

"The Scythian Complex of Russian Foreign Policy"

Dr. Andrei Piontkovsky, Reagan Facsell Democracy Fellow, National Endowment 
for Democracy

Wednesday, November 30, 5pm-7pm
Rome Auditorium
1619 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C.

Dr. Piontkovsky will discuss Russian foreign and security policy and Russian 
relations with Central Asia and the Caucasus.

Dr. Andrei Piontkovsky is director of the Center for Strategic Research in 
Moscow, a Russian think tank that endeavors to support Russia's political 
development through research and consultation on a wide range of reform 
issues, from the rule of law to economic policy. He has been a columnist for 
a number of Russian publications, including the Moscow Times, Novaya 
Gazetta, Russia Journal, and the online journal Grani.ru, as well as a 
regular political commentator for the BBC World Service and Radio Liberty in 
Moscow. A renowned Russian political analyst and one of Russia's foremost 
political commentators, Dr. Piontkovsky has been a consistent and outspoken 
critic of Putin's model of "managed" democracy in Russia. His articles on 
international affairs and post-Soviet political development have been widely 
published and cited by Russian, European, and U.S. media. He is a member of 
the American Mathematical Society and the International Writers 
Association's PEN Club. During his fellowship in Washington at the National 
Endowment for Democracy, Dr. Piontovsky is exploring US policy towards 
Russia and its implications for democracy promotion in Russia.

Light refreshments will be served at 5PM.

To RSVP, please send an email with your name and affiliation to 
caci2(a)mail.jhuwash.jhu.edu or call (202) 663-7721.

DEADLINE REMINDER- 3rd Annual Graduate Student Conf., University of Pittsburgh

Posted by: Andrew Chapman <ac007j(a)yahoo.com>
Posted: 28 Nov 2005


DEADLINE REMINDER- 3rd Annual Graduate Student Conf., University of Pittsburgh

Abstract Due Soon!

Call for Papers

Third Annual Graduate Student Conference:

Idea Exchange: Mediums and Methods of Communication in Eastern Europe, 
Russia and Central Asia

Graduate Organization for the Study of Europe and Central Asia Center for 
Russian and East European Studies

Visit our website: www.pitt.edu/~sorc/goseca

Contact us: gosecaconference(a)yahoo.com

University of Pittsburgh, February 24-26, 2006

In the histories of Eastern Europe, Russia, and Central Asia, countless 
social and political upheavals have been articulated through, if not 
facilitated by, a variety of communication mediums and methods.  The uses of 
various modes of communication played a critical role in the collapse of 
state socialism and in the later reconstruction of new political and social  
regimes.  In the sixteen years since, the exchange of ideas and the 
dissemination of knowledge through practices of communication continue to be 
of vital importance to political engagement, cultural expression, arts, 
sciences, and the creation of novel social orders.

This conference will explore questions related to the historical and 
contemporary impact of different mediums and methods of communication in 
Eastern Europe, Russia, and Central Asia.  We find it useful to adopt an 
inclusive understanding of mediums and methods that refers equally to venues 
for idea exchange, channels for the transmission of information, means 
through which communication is generated and even arenas for public debates 
and the constitution of civic initiatives.

We invite abstracts that address questions and arguments such as: What is 
the relationship between various mediums of communication and the 
reorganization of power, politics and the state in former socialist 
societies?  How are they impacted by state regulations, economic factors, or 
the international promotion of intellectual property rights?  Have mediums 
of communication been to used stimulate democratic participation and debate 
of ideas?  Do they rather facilitate the exercise of novel forms of 
governance and tactics of power?  What factors limit communication, and what 
elements of communication and media create new opportunities in the region?  
Who controls information, and who can authoritatively spread ideas?

The University of Pittsburgh's Graduate Organization for the Study of Europe 
and Central Asia, in cooperation with the Center for Russian and East 
European Studies, invites fellow graduate students working on related topics 
from all disciplines to submit abstracts for our Third Annual Graduate 
Student Conference.  We encourage a broad range of approaches, from social 
science and humanities to law and public policy, as  well as a diverse set 
of topics to be explored in accordance with the main goal of this 
conference: to stimulate interdisciplinary debates and the exchange of ideas.

Deadline for submission of abstracts:
December 15, 2005

Abstract Requirements:

Paper abstracts of up to 500 words (using Microsoft Word or PDF format, 12 
point font, double spaced) and curriculum vitae must be submitted via email 
to gosecaconference(a)yahoo.com by December 15, 2005.  The body of the 
abstract should contain no identifying information other than its title.  
The cover page must include: title of submission, author's or authors' 
name(s), institutional and departmental affiliation(s), e-mail address(es), 
geographic address(es), and a primary phone number. Although we require all 
of this information, correspondence will occur mainly via e-mail.  We will 
contact the author(s) of accepted abstracts by January 1, 2004.

Paper Requirements:

In order to facilitate presentation time limits, and to ensure time for 
active discussions, paper length will be limited to 8 typed pages, 
double-spaced, with 12 point font.  All participants will be required to 
submit a copy of the final paper one month prior to the conference.

Housing:

The conference organization will be able to offer free housing, but not 
transportation, to all selected participants.

For more information visit www.pitt.edu/~sorc/goseca

CONF./CFP- Eurasian Societies with Regard to Globalization, March 2006, Bishkek

Posted by: Halim Nezihoglu <nezihoglu(a)yahoo.com>
Posted: 23 Nov 2005


CONF./CFP- Eurasian Societies with Regard to Globalization, March 2006, Bishkek

International Conference on "Eurasian Societies With Regard to Globalization"

March 2006

International Ataturk Alatoo University, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

Call For Papers

International Conference on "Eurasian Societies With Regard to Globalization"

Thursday March 30, 2006

International Ataturk Alatoo University invites individual paper proposals 
for the International Conference on "Eurasian Societies With Regard to 
Globalization" to be held on Thursday March 30, 2006 in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. 
Academicians, professors and independent scholars are invited to submit 
their papers in the conference.

The Objective of the Conference:

Eurasia refers to an interconnected and interdependent large region which 
includes some sub-regions such as Black Sea region, Caucasus, and Central 
Asia.  Globalization, in terms of a growing interconnectedness, spread of 
Western forms and norms, travels and migrations, intercultural relations, 
has an impact on Eurasian societies as it has on the other societies in the 
world. The conference will cover a wide scope of issues under this title and 
analyse general trends, realities, phenomena, and problems in Eurasia. An 
international conference and discussion on 'Eurasian Societies With Regard 
to Globalization`, aimed at bringing together academicians from different 
universities on an academic platform, will be specifically meaningful when 
held in such a city as Bishkek which combined nationalities from different 
Eurasian countries.

The Scope of the Conference:

 - The term `Eurasia`
 - Development in Eurasia
 - Eurasia in World Politics
 - Political, social and economic issues, problems, and prospects of 
   Eurasian societies
 - The impact of globalization on Eurasian societies
 - State-building and identity in Eurasia
 - Integration in Eurasia

Absrtact submission deadline: February 1, 2006
Final paper submission deadline: March 1, 2006

Correspondence: alatooconference(a)yahoo.com

Telephone Number: +996 312 63 14 23
Fax Number: +996 312 63 14 32

Submission

 - Submissions should include in word format:
 - Title of the paper, Abstract (not more than 350 words; and should be 
   informative for non-specialists), Key words (up to 5-6 ), Full names and 
   affiliation of all authors, Corresponding author's name, full postal 
   address, telephone number, fax number, email address
 - Submissions are accepted in English, Russian, Kyrgyz, and Turkish languages
 - Notification of acceptance will be emailed to the authors of accepted papers
 - Abstracts and Papers have to be emailed as attachments in word format
 - All the papers presented at the conference will be published in the 
   conference proceedings.

Funding and Accommodation

We regret that we cannot offer any funding for international travel 
expenditures. The University will help the participants for their 
accommodation needs.

Paper format

 - All papers should be 1.5 lines spaced with 12 font size (Times New Roman)
 - Margins should be (4.00) at the top and left, (2.5cm) at the bottom and 
   right

Limits: Approximately 20 pages.

International Ataturk Alatoo University
Microregion Tunguch, Gorky St.
Bishkek 720048
Kyrgyzstan
Tel: 00 996 312 63 14 23
Fax: 00 996 312 63 14 32
E-mail: alatooconference(a)yahoo.com

W.P. CAREY FORUM- Ali Jalali, Afghanistan Beyond Bonn, Dec. 7, Washington DC

Posted by: Central Asia Caucasus Institute <caci2(a)jhuadig.admin.jhu.edu>
Posted: 23 Nov 2005


W.P. CAREY FORUM- Ali Jalali, Afghanistan Beyond Bonn, Dec. 7, Washington DC

W.P. Carey Forum
Central Asia-Caucasus Institute
SAIS, Johns Hopkins University

"Afghanistan Beyond Bonn"

Ali Jalali, Former Minister of Interior of Afghanistan

Wednesday, December 7
5-7PM

1619 Massachusetts Avenue, NW.  The Rome Auditorium
Washington, DC

Army officer, freedom fighter, journalist, and military historian, Ali 
Jalali capped his already-distinguished career by serving as Minister of 
Interior of Afghanistan from January 2003 to September 2005.  In that 
capacity, he built the Afghan National Police to a force of 50,000 and the 
border police to one of 12,000, led countrywide security operations to 
protect two Loya Jirgas and presidential and parliamentary elections, 
rebuilt and reformed provincial and district administration, removed 
warlord-governors and corrupt/ineffective provincial officials and police 
chiefs, and chaired the Executive Steering Committee of the Provincial 
Reconstruction Teams, among other things.  Before returning to Afghanistan 
in 2003, Mr. Jalali served as Director of the Afghanistan National Radio 
Network Initiative and Chief of the Pashto Service of the Voice of America.  
During his 20 years at VOA, he found time to co-author a major analysis of 
the Mujahedin war against Soviet forces in Afghanistan, The Other Side of 
the Mountain, and numerous academic articles focusing on security issues in 
Afghanistan and South and Central Asia.  He was a top advisor at Afghanistan 
Resistance Headquarters in Peshawar 1981-82 and, before the Soviet invasion, 
an officer in the Afghan army.  Ali Jalali holds degrees from Afghan, US, 
Russian and British military educational institutions and has taught at 
Afghan, US and British staff colleges.

In his presentation, Mr. Jalali will discuss the future facing Afghanistan 
now that the 2001 Bonn agreement, which framed the post-Taliban political 
process, has been implemented.

To RSVP, please send an email with your name and affiliation to 
caci2(a)mail.jhuwash.jhu.edu or call 202-663-7721.

SEMINAR SERIES- Numata Buddhist Studies Seminar Series, Fall 2006, Univ. of Toronto

Posted by: Gillian Long <gillian.long(a)utoronto.ca>
Posted: 22 Nov 2005


SEMINAR SERIES- Numata Buddhist Studies Seminar Series, Fall 2006, U of Toronto

Numata Buddhist Studies Seminar Series

Department of Historical Studies-University of Toronto at Mississauga 
(Ontario, Canada) in collaboration with:

Department and Center for the Study of Religion-UTSG
Department of Humanities-UTSC

presents:

Dr. Jason Carbine
Department of Religion, Amherst College

"Care for the Sasana: Textualization and Embodiment in a Burmese Buddhist 
Tradition"
Monday, 28 November 2005, 10 am, Room 200B, NMC - 4 Bancroft Avenue

"Constructing Buddhist Worlds: Disorder and Order in Contemporary Myanmar"
Tuesday, 29 November 2005, 12 noon, 262 North Building, UTM

Jason Carbine holds a 2004 PhD in the History of Religions from the 
University of Chicago Divinity School.  He is currently a Visiting Assistant 
Professor at Amherst College, where he is teaching three courses on 
Buddhism. In 2004-05 he had also served as a Visiting Assistant Professor at 
the College of Holy Cross. Carbine has published several articles and, along 
with Frank Reynolds of the University of Chicago, is the coeditor of The 
Life of Buddhism (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2000). A 
specialist on Burmese Buddhism, Carbine is currently revising his 
dissertation, "An Ethic of Continuity: Shwegyin Monks and the Sasana in 
Contemporary Burma/Myanmar," for publication.

Dr. Shen Weirong
Research Institute for Humanity and Nature, Kyoto, Japan

"Reconstructing the History of Buddhism in Central Eurasia (1100-1400): A 
Multilingual Approach to Khara Khoto Collection"
Thursday, 1 December 2005, 10 am, Room 200B, NMC - 4 Bancroft Avenue

"Lamaism and Heshang-ism: Two cases of Intercultural Misunderstanding 
between Tibet and China"
Friday, 2 December 2005, 12 noon, 262 North Building, UTM

Weirong Shen holds a 1998 PhD in the Language and Cultural Science of 
Central Asia from the University of Bonn. Currently he is a Foreign Research 
Fellow at the Research Institute for Humanity and Nature in Kyoto, Japan. In 
2002-04 he was a Guest Research Associate at the Graduate School of Letters 
at Kyoto University. He has taught at the Humboldt University in Berlin and 
at Macalester College in St. Paul and has been a research scholar at the 
Harvard-Yenching Institute at Harvard University. He is the author of 
numerous articles in Chinese, German, Japanese, and in English.

Dr. Christoph Emmrich
South Asia Institute, Heidelberg University

"The Girl, the Buddha, and the Bilva Fruit, or How Buddhist is Ihi?"
Monday, 5 December 2005, 10 am, Room 200B, NMC - 4 Bancroft Avenue

"Timing Salvation: World, Lifespan, and Moment According to the Suttapitaka"
Tuesday, 6 December 2005, 2:30 pm, 262 North Building, UTM

Christoph Emmerich holds a 2004 PhD in Indology from Heidelberg University, 
where he wrote a dissertation on "The Long, the Short, and the Right Time: 
Temporal Forms of World and Salvation in the Suttapi aka of the 
Theravadins." He is the author of 15 articles in German and English. In 
addition to several encyclopedia entries, he is the coeditor of a 
forthcoming book on Ritual of the Body (Harrassowitz).

For more information, please contact the UTM-Department of Historical 
Studies at:

Department of Historical Studies
University of Toronto at Mississauga
North Building, Room 122
3359 Mississauga Road North
Mississauga, ON L5L 1C6
Canada
Tel: (905) 569-4913
Fax: 905-828-5202
E-mail: historic(a)utm.utoronto.ca
Web: www.utm.utoronto.ca/historicalstudies

CONF./CFP- Narrative Matters, May 2006, Acadia University, Nova Scotia, Canada

Posted by: Pat O'Neill <info(a)narrativematters.com>
Posted: 22 Nov 2005


CONF./CFP- Narrative Matters, May 2006, Acadia University, Nova Scotia, Canada

Call for Proposals
Narrative Matters 2006

An Interdisciplinary Conference on Narrative Research, Perspectives, 
Approaches, and Issues Across the Humanities and Social Sciences

Theme: The Storied Nature of Human Experience: Fact and Fiction

Location: Acadia University, Wolfville, Nova Scotia, Canada

Dates: May. 25-27, 2006

Extended Deadline: Dec. 15, 2005.

The inaugural Narrative Matters conference in 2002 drew over 200 
participants; the second in 2004 increased to 300. Narrative Matters has now 
moved from Fredericton, New Brunswick to Wolfville, Nova Scotia, and we are 
now calling for papers and proposals for the third conference in 2006. Our 
aim is to provide a forum for conversation among theorists, students, 
researchers, and practitioners using narrative perspectives in such diverse 
fields as literature, the social sciences, education, journalism, 
healthcare, psychology, history, and the fine arts.

Keynote speakers:

Dr. Robyn Fivush, Samuel Chandler Dobbs Professor of Psychology, Emory 
University, "Memory and Narrative, Self and Voice"

R. Murray Schafer, Composer, "And Wolf Shall Inherit the Moon: the 
collective creation of a myth."

Bob Barton, Storyteller, "Making Stories Happen

Proposals are invited for papers or presentations on a variety of topics 
from narrative in fiction to narrative modes of understanding human 
experience. Proposals should be sent using our web page form by December 15, 
2005. Proposals, and the presentations themselves, can be in either English 
or French. Les propositions, ainsi que les communications elles-memes, 
peuvent etre en anglais ou en francais.

Web site: http://www.narrativematters.com/info.html

The following information is required from each presenter:

 - Name, institutional affiliation (and department)
 - degrees obtained (beginning with most recent)
 - recent positions & those relevant to the conference (beginning with most 
   recent)
 - recent publications & those relevant to the conference (beginning with 
   most recent)
 - title, 100-150 word abstract.
 - format of presentation.
 - equipment needs (e.g. PowerPoint, overheads, tape recorders, other).
 - contact information: mailing address, e-mail address, phone & fax numbers

Formats for presentations include:

 - single paper (30 minutes total, 20 for the presentation, 10 for 
   discussion) report on ideas, research, work in progress, or other projects.
 - symposium (90 mins) - collection of papers presenting various views on 
   same topic, usually including a discussant
 - multi-media (20-60 mins) - e.g., story-space, dance, video, etc.
 - posters - 1 m x 2 m panel to display information regarding research or 
   project

For More Information:

Pat O'Neill
E-mail: info(a)narrativematters.com

LECTURE- Stephen Young, The Kyrgyz 2005 Revolution, Nov. 30, George Mason Univ.

Posted by: Eric McGlinchey <emcglinc(a)gmu.edu>
Posted: 21 Nov 2005


LECTURE- Stephen Young, The Kyrgyz 2005 Revolution, Nov. 30, George Mason Univ.

George Mason University's Focus on Central Asia Program and Department of 
Public and International Affairs is pleased to host the public lecture:

"Kyrgyzstan's Democratic 'Revolution' and Its Implications for Central Asia"

Stephen Young, U.S. Ambassador to Kyrgyzstan (August 2003-August 2005)

Dr. Young received his Ph.D. (1980) in History from the University of 
Chicago.  In addition to serving as Ambassador to Kyrgyzstan, Dr. Young has 
directed the State Department's Office of Caucasus and Central Asian Affairs 
and has held international posts in Beijing, Moscow and Taipei.

Wednesday, November 30, 4.15-6:00 PM

George Mason University Fairfax Campus
Johnson Center, Assembly Room F
Fairfax, VA

Eric M. McGlinchey
Assistant Professor of Government and Politics
Department of Public and International Affairs
George Mason University
Robinson A201 - MSN 3F4
4400 University Drive
Fairfax, VA 22030

Tel: 703-993-2960, Fax: 703-993-1399
Web: http://mason.gmu.edu/~emcglinc/ or http://mason.gmu.edu/~cenasia/

LECTURE- 16th Annual Nava'i Lecture in Central Asian Studies, Dec. 6, Washington DC

Posted by: Andy Pino <pinoa(a)georgetown.edu>
Posted: 21 Nov 2005


LECTURE- 16th Annual Nava'i Lecture in Central Asian Studies, Dec. 6, Wash. DC

The Center for Eurasian, Russian And East European Studies
Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University

presents

The Sixteenth Annual Nava'i Lecture in Central Asian Studies

The Perils and Possibilities of Strengthening the Rule of Law: Evidence from 
Uzbekistan

by

Dr. Lawrence Markowitz
Post-doctoral Fellow in Central Asian Studies
Center for Eurasian, Russian and East European Studies

Tuesday, December 6, 2005
5:30 pm
Intercultural Center Auditorium
Georgetown University

A reception will follow the lecture.

RSVP to 202.687.6080 or guceres(a)georgetown.edu
Please include name, title, affiliation, and email or fax number with RSVP

CONF./CFP- 38th National AAASS Convention, Nov. 2006, Washington DC

Posted by: Wendy Walker <walker(a)fas.harvard.edu>
Posted: 21 Nov 2005


CONF./CFP- 38th National AAASS Convention, Nov. 2006, Washington DC

The 2006 Call for Papers PDF form is available here:
http://www.fas.harvard.edu/~aaass/

38th National Convention of the AAASS:

November 16-19, 2006
Washington D.C., Omni Shoreham Hotel

Please note that the deadline for individual paper submissions is December 
6th, 2005

The deadline for panel proposals, roundtable proposals, and affiliated group 
meeting room request forms is January 13th, 2006

You may submit panel and roundtable proposals and proposals for single 
papers by going to the Members Only/Registered Users link on our website. If 
you have not previously registered, or cannot remember your password/id, 
please follow the appropriate links.  Please note that you can only have 
access to the on line panel/roundtable/individual paper submission system if 
you are a current member, a scholar from outside the field, or a foreign 
scholar.

All convention related inquiries should be directed to Wendy Walker, AAASS 
Convention Coordinator: walker(a)fas.harvard.edu

CONF./CFP- Annual SOYUZ Symposium, March 2006, Bryant University, Rhode Island

Posted by: William Graves <wgraves(a)bryant.edu>
Posted: 21 Nov 2005


CONF./CFP- Annual SOYUZ Symposium, March 2006, Bryant University, Rhode Island

2006 Annual SOYUZ Symposium
March 3-5, 2006
Bryant University in Smithfield, Rhode Island

Call for Papers

Walls and Bridges: Refiguring "Socialist" and "Postsocialist" Spaces in a 
Deterritorializing World

Submission deadline: December 1, 2005

SOYUZ, the Post-Communist Cultural Studies Interest Group, invites paper 
proposals and, for the first time, poster proposals, for its 2006 meeting, 
to be held March 3-5, 2006, at Bryant University in Smithfield, Rhode 
Island. Bryant University is conveniently located near both Providence, RI, 
and Boston. The Soyuz symposium is an intimate forum where scholars 
(including graduate students, junior faculty, and senior faculty) from 
across the world can exchange ideas and engage in dialogue.

The 2006 Soyuz Symposium will focus on the deterritorialization of 
postsocialism and invites papers and posters that propose new ethnographic, 
theoretical, and methodological models for configuring the spaces and places 
of postsocialist life. Although categories such as "socialism," "late 
socialism," and "postsocialism" continue to be central to studies of state 
socialist societies, particularly in the former Soviet Union and Eastern 
Europe, critics have argued that over-reliance on these categories has 
produced a sense of geographic, ethnographic, and methodological 
isolationism. As a result, boundaries created by uncritical application of 
the concepts of socialism and postsocialism may have prevented analysts from 
hearing the perspectives of scholars and informants who are positioned 
differently within these conceptual geographies.

Taking cues from recent globalization studies of deterritorialization and 
reterritorialization, this Symposium challenges participants to map out new 
conceptual frameworks that contest, query, or reject the traditional binary 
categories of socialism and postsocialism. In particular, we are interested 
in ethnographic work that attends carefully to local discourses of locality, 
translocality, and globality as alternatives to, or critical engagements 
with, traditional notions of socialism and postsocialism. Possible questions 
to consider include: To what extent is it still legitimate to propose a 
geography of socialism/postsocialism? How do the critical lessons from 
globalization studies help socialist/postsocialist scholars rethink the 
categories and boundaries that define and constitute our field sites and our 
scholarly conversations? Where are the borders, centers, and peripheries of 
socialism/postsocialism in a global, deterritorialized world, and who are 
our interlocutors? How do global technologies create, transform, or 
eliminate socialist/postsocialist communities? What do methodologies from 
globalization research (multi-sited fieldwork, global commodity chains, 
virtual ethnography, etc.) contribute to studies of socialism/postsocialism 
and to new research alliances?

Proposed papers and posters should be based on ethnographic research in a 
socialist or postsocialist society (please specify if you are proposing a 
paper, a poster, or you have no preference). Presentations and posters may 
come from any discipline (anthropology, sociology, folklore, political 
science, history, literary studies, etc.), but must combine solid 
ethnographic evidence with theoretical analysis. Suggested length for 
proposals is 200-400 words.

Please send proposals and a brief c.v. to Professor William Graves 
(wgraves(AT)bryant.edu) and Professor Melissa Caldwell (lissa(AT)ucsc.edu) 
by December 1, 2005. Decisions will be made and notification sent out in 
early January 2006.

LECTURE- H.E. D Gotov, Mongolian Ambassador to Canada, Nov. 29, Vancouver, Canada

Posted by: Julian Dierkes <julian.dierkes(a)ubc.ca>
Posted: 18 Nov 2005


LECTURE- H.E. D Gotov, Mongolian Ambassador to Canada, Nov. 29, Vancouver

The Program on Inner Asia of the Institute of Asian Research, University of 
British Columbia is inaugurating its Mongolia Lecture Series with a 
presentation by:

H.E. D Gotov, Mongolian Ambassador to Canada
"Northeast Asia and Mongolia: Infrastructure Issues"

on

Tuesday, November 29, 2005 at 5pm

Conference Room
CK Choi Bldg for the Institute of Asian Research
1855 West Mall
UBC Campus
Vancouver
Canada

Some future speakers invited to present in the Mongolia Lecture Series:

 - Henry Schwarz, Professor Emeritus, Western Washington University; 
   President, The Mongolia Society of the United States; and Vice-President, 
  International Association for Mongol Studies: "Mongolia at 800: State and 
   Nation Since Chinggis Khan", January 11, 2006.
 - Craig Janes, Simon Fraser University: "Assessing Market-Driven Health 
   Reform in Mongolia: A Lesson for other Developing States?", February 2,
2006.
 - Daniel Waugh, History, University of Washington, February 24, 2006.

If you would like to be informed about future events in the Mongolia Lecture 
Series, please contact Julian Dierkes (julian |dot| dierkes |at| ubc |dot| 
ca) to be added to the iar-mongolia listserv.

CONF./CFP- New Perspectives on Contemporary Ukraine, March 2006, Univ. of Toronto

Posted by: Ukrainian Graduate Symposium <ukrainian.gradsymposium(a)utoronto.ca>
Posted: 18 Nov 2005


CONF./CFP- New Perspectives on Contemporary Ukraine, March 2006, U. of Toronto

Call for Papers

An International Graduate Student Symposium
Centre for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies, University of Toronto
March 17-19, 2006

New Perspectives on Contemporary Ukraine: Politics, History, and Culture

The University of Toronto's Centre for European, Russian, and Eurasian 
Studies (CERES) is pleased to announce a call for papers for the 
International Graduate Student Symposium "New Perspectives on Contemporary 
Ukraine: Politics, History, and Culture" to be held in Toronto on March 
17-19, 2006. This interdisciplinary Symposium will bring together aspiring 
young scholars for three days of presentations and intensive discussions 
centered around new perspectives on the study of contemporary Ukraine.

The Orange Revolution took many observers by surprise and captivated the 
world.  In its aftermath, scholars are busy examining both its sources and 
its ramifications. New questions have emerged on the research agenda and new 
methodological tools have become available to explore the dynamics of 
political, socioeconomic, and cultural developments in Ukrainian society. 
Share your research and ideas at our forum!

The Symposium is open to graduate students and recent PhD holders (those who 
have graduated within the past three years) from North America and Europe. 
Proposals involving cross-national comparisons in the wider context of the 
post-communist space are encouraged. Submissions can focus on a variety of 
topics including, but not limited to, the following:

 - Democratization and consolidation
 - State-society relations
 - EU-Ukraine dialogue
 - Ukraine's foreign relations
 - The regional factor in contemporary Ukraine
 - Peaceful revolutions in post-communist societies in comparative perspective
 - Redefining Ukrainian identity in Ukraine and abroad
 - Rethinking Ukrainian literature and culture since Independence
 - Rewriting the past: new approaches to Ukrainian history

To be considered as a candidate, please submit a one-page abstract and 
curriculum vitae by December 15, 2005. The abstract should include a 
statement of objectives, methods, results, and conclusions.  Submissions 
must be made via email to ukrainian.gradsymposium(a)utoronto.ca

Authors whose papers are selected will be notified by December 23, 2005.  
Presenters should seek external funding. Limited grants for travel and 
accommodation may be available for participants who cannot obtain full 
external funding. Further details about the conference may be found online 
at http://www.utoronto.ca/jacyk/gsc2006/

LECTURE- Muratbek Imanaliev, Globalization Challenges for Central Asia, Nov 23, Bishkek

Posted by: Aida Alymbaeva <alymbaeva_ai(a)mail.auca.kg>
Posted: 18 Nov 2005


LECTURE- Muratbek Imanaliev, Globalization Challenges for Central Asia, Nov 23

AUCA Speaker Series:

Muratbek Imanaliev, Challenges of Globalization for Central Asian Countries, 
Nov. 23, 2005, Bishkek.

The Public Speaker Series of American University-Central Asia (AUCA) will 
discuss issues that are critical to Kyrgyzstan, the region, and the world.  
The lectures are open to the public and will be held in AUCA every Wednesday 
from 16:00 to 17:00.

Forthcoming presenter:

Muratbek Imanaliev
Professor, Ambassador of the Kyrgyz Republic
AUCA
Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

"Globalization: Challenges for Central Asian Countries"

Date and time:

Wednesday, November 23, 2005, 16:00-17:00

Venue:

Conference Hall#1
Main Building, AUCA
205 Abdumomunova
Bishkek
Kyrgyzstan
E-mail: pss(a)mail.auca.kg

How to register:

Seating is limited to 60 people, so send your RSVP to pss(a)mail.auca.kg 
giving your name and institution.

This series of public lectures is arranged by the AUCA Social Research Center.

CONF./CFP- Higher Education Management, May 2006, Westminster Int'l Univ. in Tashkent

Posted by: Martin Seviour <mseviour(a)wiut.uz>
Posted: 17 Nov 2005


CONF./CFP- Higher Education Management, May 2006, Westminster Int'l U.-Tashkent

Conference: Call for Papers

Higher Education Management: International Trends & Local Sustainability

Organised by Westminster International University in Tashkent with the 
support of British Council, Uzbekistan and UNDP

4th - 5th May 2006

Westminster International University in Tashkent, invites all interested 
practitioners and scholars to submit paper proposals for a two day 
conference on the issues of governance and reform in higher education. 
Although there is a broad consensus on the need for countries of the former 
Soviet Union and Eastern Europe to move towards the adoption of 
international standards and systems in Higher Education there is an ongoing 
debate about the nature and pace of such reform and what needs to be done to 
develop the capacity to cope with change and to ensure sustainability. The 
goal of the Conference, which is supported by the Ministry of Higher and 
Secondary Special Education, is to provide a forum for the discussion of key 
issues relating to the reform of governance, management and delivery of 
Higher Education in this region the countries of which are at different 
stages of political, social and economic transition and nation building.

Papers can relate to any of the following themes:

1) Governance in higher education
2) Higher Education funding, entrepreneurship and the commercialization of 
   education
3) Teaching, learning and assessment systems and support services (IT and 
   learning resources)
4) Quality assurance in Higher Education
5) The Bologna Process - current state of the debate and its implications 
   for the region
6) Research quality and funding
7) Partnership with business and alumni relations
8) Human resource development

Paper proposals can be submitted in English or Russian. The British Council, 
Uzbekistan, will be providing some support for outstanding paper proposals 
both from the region and internationally.

The deadline for paper proposals is 28th February 2006 and proposals are to 
be submitted online at http://www.wiut.uz/conference.

The conference host, Westminster International University in Tashkent, was 
founded upon the initiative of the President of Uzbekistan on January 16th 
2002 and delivers UK accredited degrees in business, economics, business 
computing and law. All courses are taught in English by a team of 
international and foreign trained lecturers and the University works in 
close partnership with the University of Westminster, London, UK and other 
European Universities. There are currently approximately five hundred and 
fifty students studying for Bachelors degree, with the first graduates 
having graduated in 2005, with Masters level courses planned for 2006. More 
information about the university is available at http://www.wiut.uz.

EVENT- US-Afghan Theater Collaboration, Nov. 17-Dec. 3, New York City

Posted by: Rameen Moshref <rameenm(a)aol.com>
Posted: 17 Nov 2005


EVENT- US-Afghan Theater Collaboration, Nov. 17-Dec. 3, New York City

Exile Theatre, Afghanistan & Bond Street Theatre, New York present:

Beyond the Mirror
US Premiere
November 3 - December 4, 2005

You are invited to a pictorial journey through three decades of war and 
occupation in Afghanistan and a search for identity and renewal. Woven 
through myths and memories, family stories and first-hand accounts, filmed 
montages, traditional dances and live music by rubab master, Quraishi, 
Beyond the Mirror is a tapestry of stories, both desperate and hopeful.

Witness the first US-AFGHAN theatre collaboration in history.

New York:

Presented by Theater for the New City at Theater for the New City

Nov. 17- Dec. 3, 2004
Thu-Sat 8pm, Sunday 3pm

$15/12 students & seniors

Box Office: 212-254-1109
Order tickets online at: www.theatermania.com
155 First Avenue between 9th and 10th Streets
Web: www.theaterforthenewcity.net

The two ensembles welcome post-performance discussions between actors and 
audience.

For more information, visit:

www.bondst.org

Directed by Mahmoud Shah Salimi and Joanna Sherman
Devised and Written by the Ensembles
Music composed and performed by Quraishi, with additional music composed by 
Andy Teirstein and Michael McGuigan
Ensemble: Anisa Wahab, Christina Gelsone, Jamil Royesh, Seth Bloom, Mahmoud 
Shah Salimi, Michael McGuigan, and Joanna Sherman
Lighting Design by Jeanne Koenig (The Lion King)

This Production is made possible by The National Endowment for the Arts

Attend our Video-Lecture Series:

Bond Street Theatre and Exile Theatre present a video-lecture that will 
document the two theaters' creative collaboration in refugee camps and areas 
of conflict, with specific focus on Afghanistan.  Speakers from Exile 
Theater will discuss living and working in Afghanistan, the history of the 
conflict, and theater's unique ability to cross cultural barriers.

UnionDocs, Brooklyn
Sunday, Nov. 20, 2005, 8pm

322 Union Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11211

Open to the public, $5 suggested donation

For more info, visit www.uniondocs.org

"Theatre of Hope: Fostering Healing in War Ravaged Lands"
The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center at the Graduate Center, CUNY

Tuesday, November 29, 2005
6.30 pm

365 Fifth Avenue (at 34 Street), NYC

This event is free and open to the public. Seating is limited.

For more info, visit http://web.gc.cuny.edu/mestc/programs/index.htm

This lecture will include live performance elements and a post performance 
reception sponsored by the Graduate Center, CUNY.

The Lecture is sponsored by The Center for Peace Through Culture
Web: www.centerforpeacethroughculture.org

Contact:

Bond Street Theatre
2 Bond Street
New York NY 10012
USA
Tel: (212) 254-4614
Fax: (212)460-9378
E-mail: info(a)bondst.org

LECTURE- Anvarbek Mokeev, Tribalism and Regionalism in Kyrgyzstan, Nov. 28, NY City

Posted by: R. Abazov <polra99(a)yahoo.com>
Posted: 17 Nov 2005


LECTURE- Anvarbek Mokeev, Tribalism & Regionalism in Kyrgyzstan, Nov. 28, NY

The Harriman Institute's Central Asian series presents:

Prof. Anvarbek Mokeev
International Manas University and Fulbright Scholar at University 
Wisconsin-Madison

"The Remnants of Tribalism and Regionalism in Kyrgyzstan and Their Affect on 
the Formation of Modern Kyrgyz Political Elite"

Date and time:

Monday, November 28, 2005, Noon

Prof. Anvarbek Mokeev is one of Kyrgyzstan's leading exerts on modern 
history of Kyrgyz land and author of several books published in Kyrgyz and 
Russian languages

Moderator:

Rafis Abazov, Adjunct lecturer and author of 'Historical Dictionary of 
Kyrgyzstan'.

Place:

Room 1219, Harriman Institute,
SIPA building, Columbia University
420 West, 188th Street
New York, NY 10027
USA

Light refreshment will be served

Open for public

SYMPOSIUM- Persian Painting and the Rashtrapathi Bhavan in British India, Dec. 9, NY City

Posted by: Nader Rastegar <bameq(a)yahoo.com>
Posted: 17 Nov 2005


SYMPOSIUM- Persian Painting & the Rashtrapathi Bhavan in Brit. India, Dec 9, NY

Lecture: A Symposium - Culture and power in British India: Persian painting 
and the Rashtrapathi Bhavan

Presented by the Kevorkian Center, New York University

Date: Friday, December 9, 2005
Time: 11 am - 5 pm

Place:

915 Kimmel Center, NYU
60 Washington Square South
(use front entrance on W. 4th St.)
New York, NY 10012
USA

Contact Information:

Dr Shiva Balaghi <shiva.balaghi(a)nyu.edu>
Bill Carrick <wac1(a)nyu.edu>

Background:

Economic, political and cultural ties with Iran played a critical role in 
the course of India's history culminating in the Mughal Era (1526-1858). 
This symposium offers an inter-disciplinary examination of cultural flows 
between Iran, India and Bri! tain in the 18th and 19th centuries. The 
featured presentation is a micro-study of the painting of the Qajar ruler 
Fath Ali Shah in the Rashtrapathi Bhavan Palace (formerly the Viceroy's 
Palace), New Delhi, which seeks to examine the rationale behind its 
selection as the central decoration in a palace symbolizing British power in 
India, and to discuss the art historical significance of the work and its 
shifting meanings. Taking this study as its point of departure, the 
symposium addresses questions of reception and translation, seeking to 
understand the ways in which cultural meanings circulate and change when 
artworks are displayed in different contexts. The purpose of the panel is to 
extend discussions of Indo-Persian cultural ties, the convergence of 
diplomacy and the arts, and questions of representation in British India.

Featured Speakers:

Keynote Lecture by: Dr. Layla Diba (Visiting Scholar, Kevorkian Center, New 
York University and Visiting Professor, Bard Graduate Center for Studies in 
the Decorative Arts)

Panel Presentations by:

 - Aman Nath (historian, architectural restorer, and author; New Delhi, India)
 - Finbarr Barry Flood (Department of Fine Arts, NYU)
 - Natasha Eaton (Department of History of Art, University College of London)

Discussion led by: Manu Goswami (Department of History, NYU)

This program is made possible in part with the generous support of the Hagop 
Kevorkian Fund. Special thanks to the planning committee, Dr. Layla Diba, 
Prof. Peter Chelkowski, and Dr. Shiva Balaghi.

CONF. PROGRAM- Kazakhstan between East and West, TOSCCA Workshop, Nov 28, Oxford, UK

Posted by: Paul Bergne <PaulBergne(a)compuserve.com>
Posted: 15 Nov 2005


CONF. PROGRAM- Kazakhstan between East & West, TOSCCA Workshop, Nov 28, UK

The Oxford Society for the Caspian and Central Asia (TOSCCA), in 
co-operation with the Centre for Russian and Eurasian Studies of St Antony's 
College, Oxford, will hold a workshop "Kazakhstan between East and West" on 
28 November 2005 in the St Antony's College Lecture Theatre.

Attendance is free. Registration by sending an e-mail to: 
PaulBergne(a)compuserve.com

TOSCCA Workshop "Kazakhstan Between East and West"

28 November 2005

Nissan Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College, Oxford, United Kingdom

Programme.

0900 Registration and coffee in the Buttery, Hilda Besse Building.

0930 Paul Bergne (St Antony's College and TOSCCA),  Introduction.

0945-1030 Session 1. Chair: Thomas Welsford, All Souls College, Oxford..

Cengiz Surucu, Middle East Technical University, Department of International 
Relations. "Western in Form, Eastern in Content: negotiating time and space 
in post-Soviet Kazakhstan".

1030 Coffee

Session 2. Chair: Paul Bergne, St Antony's College.

1100-1130 Professor Theresa Sabonis-Helf, National War College, Washington. 
"Russia/Kazakhstan Energy Issues".

1130 -1200 Dr John Roberts, Platts. "Chinese and Indian Interest in Caspian 
energy resources".

1200-124 Discussion of preceding two presentations.

1245-1345 Lunch

Session 3. Chair: Stina Torjesen, Norwegian Institute of International 
Affairs (NUPI).

1345-1445 Dr Sean Roberts, USAID, Almaty. "Kazakh/Chinese relations: 
evolution of the relationship".

1445-1545 Dr Togzhan Kassenova, Almaty State University. "WMD Proliferation: 
Tackling the Threat in Kazakhstan and Beyond".

1545-1630 Michael Denison, University of Leeds. "The 2005 presidential 
election and beyond: conflict or continuity in domestic politics?".

1630-1700 Tea

1700 Session 4. Dr Alex Pravda, St Antony's College, Oxford.

HE Mr Erlan Idrissov, Ambassador of Kazakhstan to the UK. Kazakhstan's 
Foreign Policy, Main Priorities.

CONF./CFP- The Role of Ideology in Transformed Society, April 2006, Rostov State Univ., Russia

Posted by: Maxim Barbashin <barbm(a)yandex.ru>
Posted: 15 Nov 2005


CONF./CFP- The Role of Ideology in Transformed Society, April 2006, Russia

Conference on: The Role of Ideology in Transformed Society

Center for System and Regional Studies and Prognosis
Rostov State University
Rostov-on-Don, Russia

April 20-21, 2006

Call for Paper Proposals (in Russian)

Center for System and Regional Studies and Prognosis invites individual 
paper proposals for the Annual Regional Studies Conference. We expect some 
leading political figures and researchers from Moscow, S.-Petersburg, and 
the South Federal District to participate in. We expect to publish the 
abstracts and materials of the participants.

The main fields include but not limited:

 - regional idea and national ideology
 - ethnocentrism and nationalism on the Caucasus
 - modernization of polyethnic societies
 - ethnic conflict resolution
 - education on the Caucasus
 - terrorism and Islamic fundamentalism

Please email paper proposals (no more than 500 words) by 15 January 2006 to 
the Conference Coordinator Dr. Maksim Barbashin at:

center(a)ippk.rsu.ru

barbm(a)yandex.ru

The Center for System and Regional Studies and prognosis regrets that it 
will not be able to provide any funding to participants.

PANEL DISCUSSION- Presidential Elections in Kazakhstan, Nov. 17, Washington DC

Posted by: Richard Weitz <weitz(a)hudson.org>
Posted: 14 Nov 2005


PANEL DISCUSSION- Presidential Elections in Kazakhstan, Nov. 17, Washington DC

Center for Future Security Strategies

You are cordially invited to a panel discussion on

Presidential Elections in Kazakhstan: The Political, Economic, and 
Development Agenda

hosted by

S. Enders Wimbush
Director, Hudson Institute Center for Future Security Strategies

featuring

Ariel Cohen
Senior Research Fellow in Russian and Eurasian Studies, The Heritage Foundation

Matthew Bryza
Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Europe and Eurasia

David Merkel
Director for Europe and Eurasia, National Security Council (invited)

Vlad Socor
Senior Fellow, Jamestown Foundation
Columnist, The Wall Street Journal Europe

Thursday, November 17, 2005

10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

9:30 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast

To RSVP, send an email to weitz(a)hudson.org or call 202-974-2400 by 12:00 
noon on Wednesday, November 16.

Economically, Kazakhstan has achieved substantial growth in recent years, 
with corresponding improvements in the average standard of living of its 
citizens. Politically, however, Kazakhstan continues to find itself in a 
challenging neighborhood, characterized by discontented political reformers, 
anti-regime terrorists, radical Islamists, and corrupt bureaucracies. In the 
context of the upcoming presidential election on December 4, panelists will 
discuss such issues as political reform, the state of civil society, 
economic development, and the exploitation of the region's energy resources. 
They will also address Kazakhstan's relations with Russia, China, NATO, the 
EU, the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, and the United States.

Betsy and Walter Stern Conference Center
Hudson Institute
1015 15th Street, NW
Sixth Floor
Washington, DC

CONF./CFP- 3rd Annual LENCA-3 Symposium, June 2006, Tomsk, Russia

Posted by: Andrey Nefedov <nefedov(a)eva.mpg.de>
Posted: 14 Nov 2005


CONF./CFP- 3rd Annual LENCA-3 Symposium, June 2006, Tomsk, Russia

The Grammar and Pragmatics of Complex Sentences in Languages spoken in 
Europe and North and Central Asia (LENCA -3)

2nd Call for Abstracts

The organizing committee of the third international symposium on the 
languages spoken in Europe and North and Central Asia (LENCA) to be held at 
Tomsk State Pedagogical University, Tomsk, Russia, on June 27-30, 2006, 
announces the Second Call For Abstracts for LENCA-3.

The LENCA-1 symposium on the languages belonging to the LENCA-group was held 
at the Udmurt State University, Izhevsk, Udmurtia, Russia in 2001.  The 
topic of the first symposium was "Deixis and quantification in languages 
spoken in Europe and North and Central Asia". The LENCA-2 symposium took 
place at the Kazan State University in 2004, with the theme "Argument 
structure and grammatical relations".

The theme of the LENCA-3 symposium centers on structural and semantic 
features of complex sentences: different strategies of subordination and 
coordination employed by languages, their geographic distribution and 
historical development, discourse-pragmatic features of their usage as a 
means of ensuring inter-clausal coherence, i.e. the semantic-pragmatic 
connectivity of the functional dimension of event integration vis-a-vis the 
syntactic dependency (grammatical bonds) of clause integration.

It is anticipated that a number of presentations will deal with these 
various aspects of complex sentences from a Siberian areal perspective.  
That is, the conference aims to encourage the development of a local 
typological view of complex sentences in languages native to Western and 
Central Siberia (such as Khanty, Selkup, Nenets, Evenki, Ket, Siberian 
Turkic, etc.), as well as the investigation of possible influences from 
areal contacts.

The scale, depth, terminology, and methodology of existing descriptions in 
this area vary considerably, and with this in mind one of the objectives 
envisioned for the symposium is to facilitate a negotiation of theoretical 
frameworks, methodologies, terminologies, and data as a prerequisite for 
further advancing of the topic. To this end, both a general typological and 
a historical perspective as a means to inform this discourse will be welcomed.

Plenary speakers: (Confirmed)

Dr. Peter Austin, SOAS, London, Great Britain
Dr. Balthasar Bickel, University of Leipzig, Germany
Dr. Bernard Comrie, MPI for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig, Germany
Dr. Alexander Kibrik, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russia
Dr. Osahito Miyaoka, Osaka Gakuin University, Japan
Dr. Vladimir Plungian, Institute of Linguistics of the Academy of
Science, Moscow, Russia
Dr. Maria Polinskaya, University of California, San Diego, USA
Dr. Edward Vajda, Western Washington University, USA
Dr. Robert D. Van Valin, University of New York, Buffalo, USA

Important Dates:

Deadline for submitting abstracts: 15-December-2005
Notification of acceptance: 15-February-2006
Time of the symposium: 27-30-June-2006

Abstract Requirements:

Anonymous abstracts in English or Russian are to be submitted to the 
Programme Committee in electronic version by e-mail at <tomsk(a)eva.mpg.de> 
and should not exceed two pages in length, including examples, notes, and 
bibliography (1 page of text and 1 page of examples and references). Please 
adhere to the requirements for formatting of abstracts. The text of the 
abstract is to be submitted as an attachment following these guidelines:

 - format the title: Times New Roman, bold, size 12, all caps, aligned by 
   center
 - format the body of the text and the list of references: Times New Roman, 
   font size 12 regular, paragraph first line indentation 1cm/0.39", line 
   spacing 1,5; margins - all 2,5 cm/0,98"
 - citations in text to be noted in square brackets, as follows [1, p.134], 
   [2, p. 567]
 - bibliography list to be added in the end listed in the order of 
   appearance; the title: References, Times New Roman, font size 12 regular, 
   aligned by center
 - examples: please number and, when possible, use IPA font (SILDoulosIPA) 
   and/or Unicode font (DoulosSIL), font size 12 regular
 - body of the e-mail should contain the title and the information about the 
   author: name & affiliation

An abstract is required to be submitted in two variants:

MS Word .RTF (or .DOC) and .PDF.

Accepted abstracts will be published for the symposium, and an internet 
version of the collection of abstracts will be available at the symposium 
website. Authors are encouraged to design their abstracts with the view that 
most of the papers presented at the symposium could be published later in 
the proceedings or selected papers volume.

Official Languages:

Russian, English, German, French

Contact Information:

E-MAIL of the conference: tomsk(a)eva.mpg.de

Conference Web Site (Eng/Rus): http://www.lenca3.siblang.org

Mirror Site (Eng only): 
http://www.ling.helsinki.fi/uhlcs/LENCA/LENCA-3/lenca-3.html

CONF./CFP- Civilizations and World Orders, May 2006, Istanbul

Posted by: Bek-Myrza Tokotegin <tokotegin(a)yahoo.com>
Posted: 14 Nov 2005


CONF./CFP- Civilizations and World Orders, May 2006, Istanbul

[Note: This announcement was not received by the list moderator until today.]

Call for Papers

International Symposium
Civilizations and World Orders

May 12-14, 2006

Foundation for Sciences and Arts, Istanbul

Web: http://www.cwosymposium.org/

The recent global transformations of, and threats to, the human condition 
reveal the urgent need to revisit the very concept of 'world order'. 
Post-Cold War tensions and anomalies accompanied by the phenomenon of 
cultural/civilizational resurgence deepened the necessity of critically 
reflecting on 'civilizations' and 'world orders'. This symposium aims to 
provide an interdisciplinary platform for new approaches to deliberate on, 
and search for, a just and sustainable global 'world order'.

Center for Global Studies at the Foundation for Sciences and Arts calls for 
papers for an international symposium on 'Civilizations and World Orders' to 
be held on May 12-14, 2006 in Istanbul, Turkey. The Center invites scholars 
from all disciplines to present papers addressing the themes that may 
include, but not limited to, the following:

'Civilization' and 'Order': Philosophical/Conceptual Evaluation:

 - The meaning of civilization and order across cultures and times, etc.

Unit of Analysis in World Order Studies:

 - Individual, class, state, empire, region, civilization, the World, etc.

Historical Comparison of World Orders:

 - Chinese, Indian, Hellenic, Persian, Roman, Mongol, Ottoman, Russian, 
   African, European , American, etc.

Value and Order: Perspectives and Impact of Religions/Ideologies on World 
Order:

 - Confucian, Taoist, Hindu, Buddhist, Jewish, Christian, Islamic, Secular, 
   etc.

Critiques of Contemporary Theories of Systemic Change:

 - Power Transition, Hegemonic Stability, Long Cycle, Relative Power Cycle, 
   World - Systems theories, etc.

The "New World Order" and Globalization:

 - The 'newness' of the New World Order, globalization or globalizations?, 
   alternative globalization(s), the future of global world order, etc.

Transnational Actors, New Social Movements and World Order:

 - TNCs, NGOs, terrorist organizations, NSMs, etc.

International Law and World Order

Islam in the Global World Order

Turkey in the Global World Order

Critical Issues in Global World Order:

 - Financial crises, demographic crises and immigration, poverty, 
   unconventional arms threats, bioethical problems, ecological problems, 
   genetically modified foods, epidemics, etc.


Submission Information

Papers can be submitted through mail, fax or e-mail.

Submission of papers should include:

Cover page (must contain; title, participant's name and institutional 
affiliations, participant's e-mail addresses, telephone and fax numbers if 
available).  Abstract (300 words maximum) Biographical statement of 
participant (a short CV).  Notice to participants: Symposium proceedings 
will be published.

Timetable

November 15, 2005: Deadline for submission of abstracts

December 15, 2005: Confirmation of the accepted abstracts

March 1, 2006: Deadline for submission of papers

March 15, 2006: Deadline for confirmation of participation

Symposium Schedule:

The Symposium will begin on Friday, May 12, 2006 and end on Sunday, May 14, 
2006.

Funding:

A limited amount of funding, particularly for participants from abroad, is 
available for travel and/or accommodation expenses. Please contact the 
Symposium Secretariat for further information.

Activities:

Sightseeing of historical and cultural places of Istanbul such as the 
Topkapi Palace, Saint Sophia and the Blue Mosque, including a Bosphorus 
tour.  Foundation for Sciences and Arts is a non-profit organization focused 
on inter-disciplinary research for the well-being of the global community. 
The Foundation previously held another international symposium entitled 
"Rethinking the Classical" on October 8-10, 2004.

Secretariat:

Muzaffer Senel
E-mail: muzaffersenel(a)bisav.org.tr or amuzaffersenel(a)yahoo.com

Ismail Yaylaci
E-mail: ismailyaylaci(a)bisav.org.tr or ismailyaylaci(a)yahoo.com or 
centerforglobalstudies(a)gmail.com

Bilim ve Sanat Vakfi
Kuresel Arastirmalar Merkezi,
Haci Kadin Mah. Vefa Cad. No: 35, 34134
Vefa Istanbul
Turkey

Tel: +90 212 528 22 22 pbx
Fax: +90 212 513 32 20
E-mail: 

Muzaffer Senel
Marmara University
Department of Political Science and International Relations
Kuyubasi-Goztepe/Istanbul
Turkey
Tel: + 90 216 336 28 09
Fax: + 90 216 338 99 42
E-Posta: msenel(a)marmara.edu.tr
Web: http://iibf.marmara.edu.tr/feas/psir/muzaffers.html

CONF. PROGRAM- Globalization and Turkic Civilization, Nov. 10-11, Bishkek

Posted by: Turkuygar <turkuygar(a)manas.kg>
Posted: 9 Nov 2005


CONF. PROGRAM- Globalization & Turkic Civilization, Nov. 10-11, Bishkek

On the Occasion of the 10th Anniversary of the Establishment of the Kyrgyz - 
Turkish Manas University

International Symposium on Globalization and Turkic Civilization

Center for Turkic Civilization Studies
Kyrgyz - Turkish Manas University
Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

November 10-11, 2005

Chairmen

Professor Karybek Moldobayev (Rector)
Professor Seyfullah Cevik (Deputy Rector)

Organizing Committee

1. Professor Korkut Tuna (Turkiye)
2. Professor Pierre Chuvin (France)
3. Professor Isik Ozkan (Turkiye)
4. Professor Amanjol Koshanov (Kazakstan)
5. Professor Alisher Rasulev (Uzbekistan)
6. Associate Professor Tamara Karasheva (Kyrgyzstan)
7. Assistant Professor Mihaly Dobrovits (Hungary)
8. Dr. Peter Baofu (USA)
9. Ayhan Surek (Turkiye)

Secretary-General
Professor Ilhan Sahin

Vice-Secretary-General
Guljanat Kurmangaliyeva Ercilasun

Programme:

Thursday, November 10

08.45-09.45 Commemoration of Ataturk
Ata Manas Hall, Kyrgyz-Turkish Manas University

10.00-12.30 Opening Session

Chairs:
Professor Karybek Moldobayev
Professor Seyfullah Cevik

Demonstration of the video clip on Turkic Civilization

 - Salutatory Speech of Professor Karybek MOLDOBAYEV, Rector of the 
   Kyrgyz-Turkish Manas University
 - Salutatory Speech of Professor Seyfullah CEVIK, Deputy Rector of the 
   Kyrgyz-Turkish Manas University
 - Speech of Dastan SARYGULOV, State Secretary of the Kyrgyz Republic
 - Speech of the Representative of the Republic of Turkey
 - Speech of Ekrem CEYHUN, Chairmen of the Founding Board of Trustees of the 
   Kyrgyz-Turkish Manas University
 - Korkut TUNA (Professor, Turkiye), Kuresellesme ve Bazi Meseleleri
 - Ellen S. HURWITZ (Professor, USA), Silk Road as a Forerunner of 
   Globalization
 - Peter BAOFU (Dr., USA), Globalization and the Civilizational Debate
 - Esat ARSLAN (Associate Professor, Turkiye), Mustafa Kemal Ataturk'un 
   Ongordugu Turkistan Secenegi
 - Mihaly DOBROVITS (Assistant Professor, Hungary), Kirgiz Adinin Bati 
   Kaynaklarinda Ilk Anilmasi

12.30-13.45 Lunch at the University

14.00-15.45 Afternoon Session I
Ata Manas Hall, Kyrgyz-Turkish Manas University

Chairs: Professor Marat Kenjeguzin - Assistant Professor Mihaly Dobrovits

 - Bahattin AKSIT (Professor, Kyrgyzstan), Kuresellesme, Kultur ve Uygarlik: 
   Karsilastirmali Sosyolojik Arastirmalar Icin Bir Kuramsal Cerceve Denemesi
 - Kuseyin ISAYEV (Professor, Kyrgyzstan), Globalization of the World and 
   the Fortune of the Turkic Civilization
 - Arnaud RUFFIER (Dr., France), National Identity in Central Asian Societies
 - Amanjol KOSHANOV (Professor, Kazakstan), Union of Central Asian States: 
   Initial Conditions and Problems
 - Kerstin TOMENENDAL (Dr., Austria), The Turkish Face of Vienna. On Turkish 
   Traces in Vienna
 - Remzi ATAOGLU (Professor, Kyrgyzstan), Orta Cagdaki Kuresel 
   Uygulamalardan Gunumuzdeki Kuresellesmeye
 - Shamsiddin KAMOLIDDIN (Professor, Uzbekistan), Ancient Turkic Toponyms of 
   Central Asia
 - Rahat ACHYLOVA (Professor, Kyrgyzstan), Central Asia as an Area of 
   Civilization

15.45-16.00 Discussions

16.00-16.30 Coffee Break

16.30-18.30 Afternoon Session II
Ata Manas Hall, Kyrgyz-Turkish Manas University

Chairs: Professor Amanjol Koshanov - Dr. Peter Baofu

 - Bekir DENIZ (Professor, Turkiye), Kayip Sehir: Cend
 - Kubatbek TABALDIYEV (Associate Professor, Kyrgyzstan), Deer Stones of 
   Kyrgyzstan
 - Nisar AHMAD (Professor, India) The Komuz of 3 M: Manas, Men and Management
 - Muratbek KOCOBEKOV (Associate Professor, Kyrgyzstan), Social and 
   Political Organization of the Kyrgyz in the Kaghanate Period
 - Amran SHAHROUR (Dr., Syria), On Islamic Civilization in Turkestan, the 
   Transoxiana State: Architecture and Art
 - Ayhan PALA (Assistant Professor, Kyrgyzstan), Tarihten Gelecege Turk 
   Kulturunde Degerler
 - Doolotbek SAPARALIYEV (Associate Professor, Kyrgyzstan), Documentary 
   Sources about the State Structure of the Kyrgyz between the 16th and 
   mid-19th centuries
 - Cholpon TURDALIYEVA (Associate Professor, Kyrgyzstan), 19th and Early 
   20th Centuries Americans about Kyrgyz and Kyrgyzstan

18.30-18.45 Discussions

19.00 Cocktails at the University

Friday, November 11

9.00-10.30 Morning Session I
Ata Manas Hall, Kyrgyz-Turkish Manas University

Chairs:
Professor Bekir Deniz
Dr. Amran Shahrour

 - Mammo MUCHIE (Professor, Denmark), Globalisation and African 
   Underdevelopment
 - Muhittin TUS (Associate Professor, Kyrgyzstan), Kuresellesme ve Osmanli 
   Imparatorlugu
 - Aydin IDIL (Kyrgyzstan), The Concept of Contemporary Globalization
 - Aydarbek KOCHKUNOV (Professor, Kyrgyzstan), Ethnic Culture of Central 
   Asian Turkic People as a Factor of the Renaissance of Turkic Civilization
 - Marat KENJEGUZIN (Professor, Kazakstan), National Economic Systems in 
   Conditions of Globalization
 - Mirzohid RAHIMOV (Dr., Uzbekistan), Toward Regional Cooperation in 
   Central Asia
 - Ekaterina BORISOVA (Dr., Russia)

10.30-10.45 Discussions

10.45-11.00  Coffee Break

11.00-12.15 Morning Session II
Ata Manas Hall, Kyrgyz-Turkish Manas University

Chairs: Professor Aydarbek Kochkunov- Professor Bahattin Aksit

 - Alisher RASULEV (Professor, Uzbekistan), Regional Integration: Chances 
   and Perspectives
 - Turar KOYCHUEV (Professor, Kyrgyzstan), Post-Soviet Central Asia in World 
   Economics
 - Konuralp ERCILASUN (Assistant Professor, Kyrgyzstan), Kuresellesmenin 
   Orta Asya'ya Getirdigi Problemler ve Firsatlar: Avrupa Birligi Modeli
 - Belkis OZKARA (Associate Professor, Kyrgyzstan), Kuresellesmenin 
   Uygarliga Etkileri: Evrensel Bir Uygarlik Olabilir mi?
 - Ahmet Ali ARSLAN (Assistant Professor, Kyrgyzstan), Amerikan Kizilderili 
   Kabilelerinin ve Orta Asya Turk Yaratilis ve Tureyis Destanlarinin Ortak 
   Ozellikleri
 - Steffen Mieste HOTOPP-RIECKE (Dr., Germany), Tatar people in the Altmark 
   region. Documents, legends, imagination.

12.15-12.30 Discussions

12.30-13.30 Lunch

13.30-14.15 Afternoon Session
Ata Manas Hall, Kyrgyz-Turkish Manas University

Chairs:
Professor Korkut Tuna
Professor Salican Cigitov

 - Kadirali KONKOBAYEV (Associate Professor, Kyrgyzstan), The Impacts of 
   Globalization on Turkic Languages
 - Shoahmad MUTALOV (Dr., Uzbekistan), Language Component of Revitalization 
   of Turkic Civilization
 - Irfan TOSUNCUOGLU (Dr., Kyrgyzstan), Languages in Central Asia after the 
   Collapse of Soviet Union
 - Omer CELIK (Associate Professor, Kyrgyzstan), Kuresellesme Surecinde Dini 
   Degerler
 - Suleyman DERIN (Assistant Professor, Kyrgyzstan), Globallesme Surecinde 
   Turk Dunyasi'nda Dinin Fonksiyonu

14.15-14.30 Discussions

14.30-15.00 Closing Ceremony

15.00  Coffee Break

17.15 Departure for the Ceremony at the Kyrgyz Opera and Ballet Theatre

18.00-20.00 Ceremony on the Occasion of the 10th Anniversary of the 
            Establishment of the Kyrgyz - Turkish Manas University
            Kyrgyz Opera and Ballet Theatre

Saturday, November 12

08.00-21.0 Excursions

ROUNDTABLE- Social Policy in Central Asia, Updated Program, Nov. 17, London

Posted by: Jane Savory <js64(a)soas.ac.uk>
Posted: 8 Nov 2005


ROUNDTABLE- Social Policy in Central Asia, Updated Program, Nov. 17, London

Social Policy in Central Asia - A Roundtable, chaired by Armine Ishkanian, LSE

Poverty in Kyrgystan: Issues and Policies, Rachel Marcus, SOAS

Social Exclusion and Poverty Reduction Strategies in Tajikistan, Babken 
Babajanian, LSE

Thursday, 17 November 05 (a) 17.30
Room G52, Main Building, SOAS

For further information please contact:

Dr. Bhavna Dave at bd4(a)soas.ac.uk (020 7898 4734)
Jane Savory at js64(a)soas.ac.uk (020 7898 4893)

School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
University of London
Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square
London WC1H OXG
United Kingdom

All Welcome.

CONF./CFP- The Challenge of Democracy in the Muslim World, April 2006, Washington DC

Posted by: Ctr. for the Study of Islam and Democracy <masmoudi(a)islam-democracy.org>
Posted: 7 Nov 2005


CONF./CFP- The Challenge of Democracy in the Muslim World, April 2006, Wash. DC

The Challenge of Democracy in the Muslim World

Center for the Study of Islam and Democracy
7th Annual Conference

April 28-29, 2006
Washington, D.C.

Call for Paper Proposals

Recent trends in democratic developments in the Muslim world indicate the 
continued struggle of Muslim peoples for democracy.  At the heart of the 
desired democratic change are freedoms and good governance resting on 
effective popular participation, accountability, and rule of law.  While 
some Muslim countries have taken serious strides toward democracy, e.g. 
Indonesia and Turkey, most others have lagged behind.  Nowadays only a 
minority of scholars still questions the desirability and feasibility of 
democracy in the Muslim world.  Yet, the record shows that democracy has 
neither taken hold nor been consolidated in the Muslim world. Why?  Earlier 
answers have focused on essentialist cultural explanations.  Such a 
discourse on democracy, or lack thereof, often takes place in a historical 
and contextual vacuum.  More serious works have examined the political, 
economic, and social obstacles, all within the regional and international 
contexts.  How valuable is the theoretical discourse in explaining the 
success or failure of democratization in the Muslim world?  Can there be 
democratic legitimacy without individual liberty?

The struggle for democratic change in the Muslim world is happening in an 
international context in which the major powers are engaged in a global war 
against terrorism.  The paradox in this environment is that the powerful 
actors in the international system, i.e. the US and EU, are calling for 
democratic change in the Muslim world, yet they are enacting laws and 
pursuing policies that restrict freedoms, endorse despotic rulers, and 
marginalize Muslim democrats.  What are the opportunities and challenges in 
this complex environment?

The seventh annual conference of the Center for the Study of Islam and 
Democracy, therefore, will examine the obstacles to democracy, both domestic 
and international, in the Muslim world.  Paper proposals are invited from 
prospective participants on the following seven broad topics.  Possible 
topics are by no means restricted to the ones that follow but proposals must 
demonstrate the relevance of their topic in general to the challenges of 
democracy in Muslim societies.  Both broad theoretical approaches and 
specific case studies are welcome.

 - The state of democracy in the Muslim societies/countries
 - Critical evaluation of the theoretical discourse on democratization
 - Domestic and external challenges to democracy in the Muslim world
 - Prospects for democracy in the Muslim world
 - The challenge of anti-democratic Islamist discourses
 - Gender equality, the rights of minorities, and democratization in the 
   Muslim world
 - Developing new and just interpretations of Islamic principles in the 21st 
   century

The Conference Program Committee Chair is Prof. Najib Ghadbian, University 
of Arkansas.  Please e-mail paper proposals (between 200- 400 words), by 
January 1, 2006, to the Conference Coordinator, Layla Sein, at: 
conference(a)islam-democracy.org.

For updates on the conference, please visit http://csidonline.org/.

For questions or comments about the information in this bulletin, contact 
Zahir Janmohamed at zahir(a)islam-democracy.org.

CSID
2121 K Street NW,
Suite 700
Washington DC 20037
USA
Phone: (202) 942-2183
Fax: (202) 628-8189

EVENT SERIES- Central Asian Studies Group, Autumn 2005, Univ. of Washington

Posted by: I. Cirtautas <icirt(a)u.washington.edu>
Posted: 7 Nov 2005


EVENT SERIES- Central Asian Studies Group, Autumn 2005, Univ. of Washington

University of Washington
Department of Near Eastern Languages & Civilization

Central Asian Studies Group

Subgroups: Kazakh & Kirghiz Studies, Uzbek Circle
Founded in 1987

Program for Autumn Quarter 2005

November 10
Thursday

"Some Aspects of Women's Issues in Uzbekistan"
Eleonora Faizullaeva, Fulbright Scholar from Tashkent
Denny Hall 215, 12:30-1:30 pm

November 17
Thursday

"The History and Cultures of the Orkhon River Region in Mongolia"
Daniel Waugh, Department of History
Thomson Hall 317, 12:30-1:30 pm

November 18
Friday

"Petroglyphs and Standing Stones in the Mongolian Altai"
Daniel Waugh, Department of History
Thomson Hall 317, 12:30-1:30 pm

December 1
Thursday

"Recent Publications on Islam in Central Asia: German Scholarship on Islam 
in Central Asia"
Florian Schwarz, Department of History
Denny Hall 215, 12:30-1:30 pm

December 2
Friday

"Review of Recent Publications on/in Kazakhstan: Publications on the Revival 
of Kazakh Customs and Traditions"
Ilse D. Cirtautas, Near Eastern Languages & Civilization
Denny Hall 215, 12:30-1:30 pm

December 8
Thursday

"Review of Recent Publications on/in Kyrgyzstan: Publications on Kyrgyz 
Customs and Traditions"
Elmira Kochumkulkizi, Interdisciplinary Ph.D. Program in Near & Middle 
Eastern Studies
Denny Hall 215, 12:30-1:30 pm

December 9
Friday

"Review of Recent Publications on/in Uzbekistan: Publications on Uzbek 
Customs and Traditions"
Odina Salikhbayeva and Hurshid Karimov, Exchange Students from Uzbekistan

CONF./CFP- 13th ACES Central Eurasian Studies Conf., April 2006, Indiana Univ.

Posted by: Association of Central Eurasian Students <aces(a)indiana.edu>
Posted: 4 Nov 2005


CONF./CFP- 13th ACES Central Eurasian Studies Conf., April 2006, Indiana Univ.

The Association of Central Eurasian Students (ACES) of Indiana University

Call For Papers

13th Annual Central Eurasian Studies Conference

Saturday April 8, 2006

ACES invites panel and individual paper proposals for the Thirteenth Annual 
Central Eurasian Studies Conference to be held on Saturday April 8, 2006 at 
Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana. Graduate students, professors 
and independent scholars are invited to submit abstracts of papers on 
Central Eurasian issues in all fields. Central Eurasia is defined, for the 
purpose of this conference, as the vast area and peoples of:

 - The Mongolian plateau (Mongolia, Inner Mongolia, southern Siberia, Kalmyks)
 - The Tibetan plateau and the Himalayas (Tibet, Ladakh, Nepal, Bhutan and 
   Sikkim)
 - The oases of Central Asia (Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, Uighur)
 - The Steppe Turks (Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tatars, Bashkirs)
 - Afghanistan and Iran
 - Turkey and Azerbaijan
 - The Finno-Ugric peoples (Hungary, Finland, Estonia)

Submissions of pre-organized panels are strongly encouraged. Individual 
papers are also welcome and will be assigned by the conference committee to 
a suitable panel. An honorable distinction of best paper will be awarded.

Submission Instructions

The following information is required for submissions:

1) names of all authors (also note name of the person presenting the paper)
2) institutional affiliation and title/position
3) contact information: e-mail address, postal address, telephone/fax numbers
4) one page Curriculum Vitae
5) title of paper
6) an abstract of the paper, which is no more than 300 words and is in a 
   publishable condition for the booklet of conference abstracts
7) specify geographic location and thematic panel preference. Thematic panel 
   preferences include but are not limited to: socio-economic issues, 
   nationalism and identity, natural resources management, music and culture, 
   politics, history, education, archaeology
8) requests for any audio-visual equipment requests (overhead, slide 
   projector, PowerPoint, etc.)

Please note that abstracts longer than 300 words may be rejected.

ACES regrets that it cannot provide any funding to participants.

Deadlines:

International submissions: December 5, 2005
Domestic submissions: February 1, 2006

International presenters will be informed by December 20, 2005.
Domestic presenters will be notified of acceptance by February 20, 2006.

Submit this information:

via e-mail as an attachment (.doc or .rtf formats preferred) to:
ACES(a)indiana.edu

Or a hard copy sent to:

The Thirteenth Annual Central Eurasian Studies Conference
Goodbody Hall 157
Indiana University
1011 East Third Street
Bloomington, IN 47405-7005
USA
Fax: (812) 855-7500

LECTURE- Did the Silk Roads Trade End After the Mongols?, Nov. 11, Asia Society, NY City

Posted by: Adela C. Y. Lee <acylee(a)silkroadfoundation.org>
Posted: 4 Nov 2005


LECTURE- Did the Silk Roads Trade End After the Mongols?, Nov. 11, NY City

The Silk Road Lecture Series:

Columbia University
The Silk Road Foundation
present

"Did the Silk Roads Trade End After the Mongols?"

Dr. Ralph Kauz
Institut fur Iranistik, Vienna

Friday November 11, 10 AM
Asia Society, 725 Park Avenue
New York, New York

An exploration of the oft-stated view that the Silk Roads trade dissipated 
and collapsed after the collapse of the Mongol Empire.  The lecturer focuses 
on the Ming dynasty (1368-1644) and shows that contact between China, 
Central Asia, and Iran persisted even after the Yuan dynasty and the 
Ilkhanids ended.

The slide-illustrated lecture is free and open to the public

For more information or campus map, please visit www.silkroadfoundation.org.

Please email info(a)silkroadfoundation.org.

DEADLINE REMINDER- Mazars in Ferghana and Xinjiang Conf., Nov. 26-27, Tokyo

Posted by: Jun Sugawara <sugawara(a)uighur.jp>
Posted: 4 Nov 2005


DEADLINE REMINDER- Mazars in Ferghana & Xinjiang Conf., Nov. 26-27, Tokyo

Date: Nov.26-27, 2005

Venue: Conference room, 4th floor OGURA Building, Suidobashi, Tokyo

Address: 1-11-14 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo

Web: http://c-faculty.chuo-u.ac.jp/~shinmen/mazar2005/

Deadline for advance registration: Nov. 10, 2005

Organized by:

Minoru SAWADA (Toyama University), Yasushi SHINMEN (Chuo University)
Jun SUGAWARA (ILCAA), Yayoi KAWAHARA (JSPS)

Supported by:

 - "Study on Islamic Sacred Places in Central Asia" project, sponsored by 
   The Nara International Foundation -Commemorating the Silk Road Exposition.
 - "Investigative Study regarding Transformations in Uighur Communities and 
   Ethnic Identities in Central Asia" project, sponsored by a JSPS
Grant-in-Aid 
   for Scientific Research (research category "A")
 - Preservation, Compilation, and Annotation of Mazar Documents in Ferghana 
   and Xinjiang> project, sponsored by the Toyota Foundation. 
 - "Online Resources for Inner Asian Studies (ORIAS)" project, subproject of 
   GICAS (Grammatological Informatics based on Corpora of Asian Scripts), 
   Research Institute for Languages and Cultures of Asia and Africa, TUFS

Please note:

The conference is open to all interested; however, as capacity at the 
meeting space is limited, organizers may not be able to accept all requests 
to participate. So ADVANCE REGISTERATION IS REQUIRED TO ATTEND.

Please send the following information to sawada(a)hmt.toyama-u.ac.jp

 - Name (given name/surname):
 - E-mail:
 - Institution:
 - Country:

And Conference organizers are not able to cover travel, accommodation and 
other expenses of participants, those willing to take part in this event are 
kindly requested to find their own sources for funding their participation.

Registration fee: JPY 1,000 (Student, JPY 500)

Questions? Feel free to contact Minoru SAWADA at: sawada(a)hmt.toyama-u.ac.jp

Conference Programme:

1st Day (26th of Nov)

13:00-18:00

Session 1 (Chair: Yasushi TONAGA, Kyoto University, Japan)

Minoru SAWADA (Toyama University, JAPAN)
Towards Classification of Mazars in Ferghana Valley

Ashirbek MUMINOV (Institute of Oriental Studies, Ministry of Education and 
Science, Kazakhstan)
Historical and Theological Interpretations of Sacred Places in Ferghana Valley

Tea break

Nadirbek ABDULAHATOV (Ferghana Regional Museum, Uzbekistan)
Farg'ona vodiysida Hazrat Ali ('Ali ibn Abi Talib) kul'ti (in Uzbek
language)
(Cult of 'Ali ibn Abi Talib in Fergana Valley)

Rahile DAWUT (Xinjiang University, China)
Mazar Worship among the Uyghur Women

*Reception 18:30 - 20:30
Italian Restaurant "Favore"

2nd Day (27th of Nov)

9:30-12:30

Session 2 (Chair: Hisao KOMATSU, Tokyo University, Japan)

Edmund WAITE (London University, UK)
>From Holy Man to National Villain: Popular Historical Narratives about
Apaq Khoja in Kashgar, Xinjiang Province China

Alexandre PAPAS (EHESS, france)
Promoting Saints and Mazars: The religious policy of Afaq Khwaja in
17th-Century Tarim Basin

Tea break

Sergei ABASHIN (Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia)
Mazary Boboi-ob i Suleiman-tog: sravnitelnyi analiz (in Russian)
(Mazars of Bobo-ob and Suleiman-tog: Comparative Analysis)

Thierry Zarcone (CNRS, France)
Atypical Mausoleum: the case of the Solomon Throne (Kirghizistan): 
itinerary- pilgrimage, qadamgah and demons-cult

Lunch break

13:30-18:00

Session 3 (Chair: Hiroshi UMEMURA, Chuo University, Japan)

Jianxin WANG (Zhongshan University, China)
Cultural Connotation of Saint Mausoleums in the Turpan Basin: An 
Anthropological Approach to Uyghur Islam and Folk Beliefs

Jun SUGAWARA (Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, Japan)
Mausoleums and the Historical Sources in East Xinjiang

Tea break

Yayoi KAWAHARA (JSPS Research Fellow, Japan)
Tazkira of Qutayba ibn Muslim and his Mazar in Ferghana Valley

Yasushi SHINMEN (Chuo University, Japan)
Buzurg Khan Tora and his Mazar at Katta Kenagas Village in Ferghana Valley

Tea break

General Discussion (Chair: Masami HAMADA, Kyoto University, Japan)

Discussants:

 - Hodong KIM (Seoul National University, South Korea)
 - Tetsuya OTOSHI (Kyushu University, Japan)
 - Setsuko YOSHIDA (Shikokugakuin University, Japan)

ROUNDTABLE/FILM- Karabakh: What Price Sovereignty?, SOAS, Univ. of London, Nov. 30, UK

Posted by: Jane Savory <js64(a)soas.ac.uk>
Posted: 3 Nov 2005


ROUNDTABLE/FILM- Karabakh: What Price Sovereignty?, SOAS, U. of London, Nov. 30

Centre of Contemporary Central Asia and the Caucasus, SOAS and Conciliation 
Resources

Karabakh: What Price Sovereignty?

A film presentation and roundtable discussion with the directors, Mamuka 
Kuparadze (Studio Re, Georgia) and Svetlana Korsaia (Abkhazian State 
Television, Abkhazia), chaired by Laurence Broers, issue editor of 
Conciliation Resources' forthcoming Accord publication on the Karabakh 
conflict.

Conciliation Resources is an international non-governmental organization 
working to prevent violence, promote justice and transform conflict into 
opportunities for development.

Wednesday, 30 November 2005 (a) 19.00-21.00

Khalili Lecture Theatre
SOAS, University of London
London, United Kingdom

For further information please contact:

Dr. Bhavna Dave at bd4(a)soas.ac.uk (020 7898 4734)

Jane Savory at js64(a)soas.ac.uk (020 7898 4893)

School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
University of London
Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square
London WC1H OXG
United Kingdom

All Welcome.

ROUNDTABLE- Social Policy in Central Asia, SOAS, Univ. of London, Nov. 17, UK

Posted by: Jane Savory <js64(a)soas.ac.uk>
Posted: 3 Nov 2005


ROUNDTABLE- Social Policy in Central Asia, SOAS, Univ. of London, Nov. 17, UK

Centre of Contemporary Central Asia & the Caucasus, SOAS

Social Policy in Central Asia - a roundtable, Chaired by Armine Ishakian, LSE

Poverty in Kyrgyzstan: Issues and Policies, Babken Babajanan, LSE
Social Exclusion and Poverty Reduction Strategies in Tajikistan, Rachel 
Marcus, SOAS

Thursday, 17 November 05 (a) 17.30

Room G52, Main Building, SOAS
University of London
London, United Kingdom

For further information please contact:

Dr. Bhavna Dave at bd4(a)soas.ac.uk (020 7898 4734)

Jane Savory at js64(a)soas.ac.uk (020 7898 4893)

School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
University of London
Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square
London WC1H OXG
United Kingdom

All Welcome.

CONF./CFP- BRISMES Conf. on Faith, Politics and Society, July 2006, United Kingdom

Posted by: Carol Bebawi <C.A.BEBAWI(a)bham.ac.uk>
Posted: 3 Nov 2005


CONF./CFP- BRISMES Conf. on Faith, Politics & Society, July 2006, UK

BRISMES Annual Conference
Faith, Politics and Society

23 - 26 July 2006

University of Birmingham
Birmingham, United Kingdom

Call For Papers

The 2006 BRISMES Annual Conference will be held in Birmingham from Sunday 23 
to Wednesday 26 July 2006.

Residential accommodation will be available in Shackleton Hall at the 
University of Birmingham.

The main theme of the conference will be: Faith, Politics and Society

Papers relating to aspects of this theme are especially welcome, though 
papers on themes relating to the Middle East from the rise of Islam, 
including particular geographical areas, history and thought and are also 
invited. Contributions from postgraduate students are particularly 
encouraged. The conference will include book exhibitions, and fringe 
cultural events.

Proposals for papers, either individually or (preferably) as part of a 
pre-organised panel, should be submitted by 1 February 2006 to Dr David 
Thomas, Department of Theology and Religion, University of Birmingham, 
Elmfield House, Selly Oak, Birmingham, B29 6LG (d.r.thomas.1(a)bham.ac.uk).

Please include the paper title, an abstract (maximum 300 words, including 
three to six suitable references for suggested reading), and brief 
biographical details, including academic affiliation and contact e-mail 
address (maximum 150 words).

Watch the website for registration forms soon: 
http://www.theology.bham.ac.uk/news/events.htm

W.P. CAREY FORUM- Azerbaijan's Election and Implications, Nov. 7, Washington DC

Posted by: Central Asia-Caucasus Institute <caci2(a)jhuadig.admin.jhu.edu>
Posted: 2 Nov 2005


W.P. CAREY FORUM- Azerbaijan's Election & Implications, Nov. 7, Washington DC

W.P. Carey Forum
Central Asia-Caucasus Institute
SAIS, Johns Hopkins University

"Azerbaijan's Election and Implications"

with Svante Cornell, Amb. Grant Smith - moderator.

November 7, 2005, 12.30pm-2.30pm

1619 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Room 200
Washington, DC

Azerbaijan's crucial parliamentary election will be held Sunday, November 6. 
Many improvements in the registration of candidates, the President's 
statements and decrees regarding free election, and media access for 
candidates have coexisted with continuing problems with freedom of assembly, 
pressure on candidates from mainly local official bodies, and violent 
confrontations between police and opposition demonstrators. This election 
will determine whether Azerbaijan will be able to stay true to its word of 
evolutionary democratic development, in contrast to the revolutionary trend 
that has engulfed the region with Georgia's Rose revolution and Ukraine's 
orange revolution."

This W. P. Carey Forum provides a Washington audience with an early local 
assessment of the election, with Amb. Smith moderating in Washington and 
Svante Cornell live from Baku.

Seating is limited to the first 60 people who respond to this invitation.

Please RSVP with your name and affiliation to caci2(a)mail.jhuwash.jhu.edu or 
call (202) 663-7721.

LECTURE- Edil Baisalov, The Kyrgyz 2005 Revolution, Nov. 7, George Mason Univ.

Posted by: Eric McGlinchey <emcglinc(a)gmu.edu>
Posted: 1 Nov 2005


LECTURE- Edil Baisalov, The Kyrgyz 2005 Revolution, Nov. 7, George Mason Univ.

George Mason University's Focus on Central Asia Program and Department of 
Public and International Affairs is pleased to host the public lecture:

"The March 2005 Uprising in Kyrgyzstan: Causes and Consequences"

Edil Baisalov

Monday, November 7, 4-6 PM

George Mason University Fairfax Campus
Johnson Center, Assembly Room C
Fairfax, VA

Mr. Baisalov is the chair of the Coalition for Democracy and Civil Society.  
The Coalition works to promote human rights and political reform in Central 
Asia.

In May, 2005, Mr. Baisalov appeared before the US House of Representatives 
Committee on International Relations to provide testimonial on the March 
2005 Kyrgyz uprising.  His testimony can be found at the following web address:

http://wwwa.house.gov/international_relations/109/bai050505.pdf

Eric M. McGlinchey
Assistant Professor of Government and Politics

Department of Public and International Affairs
George Mason University
Robinson A201 - MSN 3F4
4400 University Drive
Fairfax, VA 22030
USA

Tel: 703-993-2960
Fax: 703-993-1399

http://mason.gmu.edu/~emcglinc/
http://mason.gmu.edu/~cenasia/

CONF.- Gift in Turkic Culture, Nov. 16-17, Marmara University, Istanbul

Posted by: Aylin Koc <aykoc(a)turk.net>
Posted: 27 Oct 2005


CONF.- Gift in Turkic Culture, Nov. 16-17, Marmara University, Istanbul

Symposium on: Gift in Turkic Culture

16 - 17 November 2005, 10.00

Center for Turkic Studies
Marmara University, Goztepe Campus
Ziverbey, Istanbul
Turkey.
Marmara University

All interested are cordially welcome.

Prof. Dr. Emine Gursoy-Naskali
Director of the Center for Turkic Studies
eminenaskali(a)gmail.com
Work: (0216) 348 22 27
Fax: (0216) 347 87 83

Dr. Aylin Koc
Secretary to the Symposium
aykoc(a)turk.net
Work: (0216) 347 96 41/1166

Participants:

Prof. Dr. Hamza Zulfikar (Ankara) Fetihlerde Verilen Hediyelerden Bir Ornek
Prof. Dr. Mucteba Ilgurel (Istanbul) Vakanuvis Ahmed Vasif Efendinin Ispanya
Elciligi ve Goturdugu Hediyeler
Prof. Dr. H. Orcun Barista (Ankara) Osmanli Imparatorlugu Doneminden Ani
Niteligi Tasiyan Turk Islemeleri
Prof. Dr. Necdet Ozturk (Istanbul) Osmanli Kroniklerindeki Hediye Kayitlari
(1299-1500)
Prof. Dr. Zekeriya Kursun (Istanbul) Celenkten Madalyaya Askeri ve
Diplomatik Hediyeler: Osmanlida Madalya Geleneginin Baslamasi Uzerine Bazi
Gozlemler
Prof. Dr. Huseyin Salman (Istanbul) Gokturkler ve Uygurlar Caginda Cin
Imparatorlugu ile Hediyelesmeler
Prof. Dr. Mihai Maxim (Romanya) XVI. Yuzyil Osmanli-Romen Iliskilerinde
Resmi Hediyeler (Peskesler ve Inamlar)
Prof. Dr. Aydin Ugurlu (Istanbul) - Servet Senem Ugurlu (Canakkale)
Geleneksel El Sanatlari Perspektifinde Hediyelik Esya Kavrami ve Ornekleri
Prof. Dr. Elfine Sibgatullina (Rusya Federasyonu/Tataristan) Kazan Tatar
Halk Turkulerinde Hediye
Prof. Dr. Ismail Ozturk (Izmir) Turkiyede Evlenme Surecinde Yer Alan Bazi
Hediyeler ve Islevleri
Prof. Dr. Ali Duymaz (Balikesir) Turk Kulturunde Mitolojik Bir Hediye: Ok
Prof. Dr. Danuta Chmielowska (Polonya) 18. Yuzyil Polonyali Asilzadeler
Tarafindan Osmanli Padisahlarina Gonderilen Hediyeler
Prof. Dr. Taylan Akkayan (Istanbul) Insanin Sik Icadi Armagan
Prof. Dr. Ahmet Mermer - Neslihan Ilknur Koc (Ankara) Divan Siirinde Hediye
ve Hediye Verme Gelenegi
Prof. Dr. Nihat Falay (Istanbul) Turk Hiciv Siirinde Hediye ve Rusvet
Prof. Dr. Sermet Koc (Istanbul) Saglik Alaninda Promosyon: Hediye mi, Rusvet
mi?
Prof. Dr. Emine Yeniterzi (Konya) Divan Siirinde Yasal Olmayan Bir Hediye
Sekli: Rusvet
Prof. Dr. Ali Akpinar (Sivas) Hediyenin Dini Temelleri
Doc. Dr. Hikmet Oksuz (Trabzon) Ataturk Donemi Turk Dis Politikasinda
Diplomasi Araci Olarak Hediye (1923-1938)
Doc. Dr. Nebi Ozdemir (Ankara) Turk Hediye Gelenegi ve Medya Iliskisi
Doc. Dr. I. Cetin Derdiyok (Adana) Eski Kulturumuzde Hediye Gonderildiginde
ve Alindiginda Yazilan Mektuplar: Irsal-nameler ve Sukr-nameler
Doc. Dr. Nuran Tezcan (Ankara) Seyahatnameden Bir Hediye: Kaya Sultan
Yagligi
Doc. Dr. Mesut Sen (Istanbul) Eski ve Orta Turkcede Hediye ile Ilgili
Kelimeler Uzerine
Doc. Dr. Erol Altinsapan (Eskisehir) Eskisehir Ahi Edebali Turbesindeki Adak
Kultu
Doc. Dr. Samira Kortantamer (Izmir) Memluk Toplum Hayatinda Hediye
Doc. Dr. Hikmet Akdemir (Sanliurfa) Dini Kaynaklarda Hediye Rusvet Ayrimi
Doc. Dr. Feza Tansug (Istanbul) Veren El Alan Elden Ustundur: Antropolojik
Acidan Armagan Alis Verisi
Doc. Dr. Yucel Ogurlu (Erzincan) 657 Sayili Devlet Memurlari Kanunu
Uygulamasinda Memurun Hediye Alma Yasagi
Doc. Dr. H. Dilek Batislam (Adana) 16. Yuzyil Divan Sairi Cinani nin Hediye
Konulu Iki Siiri
Doc. Dr. Mehmet Aca (Balikesir) Tiva ve Kazak Halk Anlatilarinda
Hediye/Hediyelesme
Doc. Dr. Hurriyet Konyar (Kocaeli) Hediye Adabi
Doc. Dr. Sebahat Deniz (Istanbul) Divan Siirinde Hediye
Doc. Dr. Biret Tavman (Istanbul) Turk Kulturunde Ormenin Hediye Olarak
Kullanimi
Doc. Dr. Mehdi Erguzel (Sakarya) Mani ve Bilmecelerimizde Hediye ve Muadili
Kavramlarin Kullanimlari ve Turkce Bakimindan Degerlendirilmesi
Doc. Dr. Yuksel Kirimli (Istanbul) Evlilik Sureci ve Hediye
Doc. Dr. Irini Dimitriyadis (Istanbul) Eski Yunandan Gunumuze Adaklar
Doc. Dr. Juliboy Eltazarov (Ozbekistan) Amir Timur un Avrupa Krallarina
Gonderdigi ve Onlardan Aldigi Hediyeler
Doc. Dr. Ahmet Cihan (Diyarbakir) Geleneksel Sistemin Modernize Edilme
Surecinde Osmanli Devleti ile Dis Dunya Arasinda Gerceklestirilen
Hediyelesme
Doc. Dr. Isa Yuceer (Van) Hz. Suleymanin Belkisa Mektubu ve Hediye Motifi
Doc. Dr. Guliz Uluc - Mehmet Yilmaz (Izmir) Turk Siyasal Kulturunde Netameli
Bir Iletisim Biciminin Analizi: Hediye mi Rusvet mi
Doc. Dr. Funda Savas Gun - Dr. Cuneyt Akalin (Istanbul) 1950 Sonrasi Turk
Hediye Kulturunde Gozlenen Donusumler ve Reklamlardaki Yansimalari
Doc. Dr. Levent Ozturk (Sakarya) Onuncu Yuzyila Kadar Islam Toplumunda
Hediyelesme Adabi
Doc. Dr. Mustafa Demirel (Istanbul) Turklerde Hediye Gelenegi
Dr. Baris Doster (Istanbul) Turk Diplomasisinde Hediyelesme
Dr. Recep Cigdem (Sanliurfa) Osmanlida Faiz Yasagini Delme Baglaminda Hediye
Dr. Zuhal Cetin Ozkan (Izmir) Turk Toplumunda Adak Kulturu ve Bunun
Sinemamiza Yansimalari
Dr. Birsel Matara (Izmir) Turk Toplumunda Hediye Kulturu Olarak Fotograf
Dr. Ahmet Atilla Dogan (Eskisehir) Cikolata ile Gelip, Nazar Boncugu ile
Donenler/Almanyadaki Gocmen Turklerin Hediye Kulturu
Dr. Mehmet Yildiz (Adiyaman) Fransa Imparatoricesi Ojeni nin Istanbul
Seyahati ve Verilen Hediyeler
Dr. Canan Ileri (Eskisehir) Eskisehir Ili Sivrihisar Ilcesi Ortaklar Koyunde
Horoz Telleme
Dr. Murat Akgunduz (Sanliurfa) Osmanli Devletinde Seyhulislam ile Padisah
Arasindaki Hediyelesmeler
Dr. Aylin Akpinar (Istanbul) Bahsis
Dr. Riza Ogras (Burdur) Divan Siirinde Hediye ve Kazandigi Anlamlar
Dr. Ismail Turkoglu (Istanbul) Gaspiraliya Hediyeler
Dr. Murat Uluskan (Istanbul) XVII. Yuzyilin Ikinci Yarisinda Avusturya
Imparatoruna Gonderilen Hediyeler ve Bunlarin Temini
Dr. Ilhami Yurdakul (Sanliurfa) II. Abdulhamid ve Habesistan Krali II. 
Menelik in Dostluk ve Hediyelesmesi
Dr. Elif Eda Balkas (Kocaeli) Postmodern Tuketim Toplumunda Etkili Bir
Tuketim Bicimi: Alisveris ve Hediye
Dr. Fehmi Yilmaz (Istanbul) 18. Yuzyil Ortalarinda Yeni Bir Sadrazama
Verilen Hediyeler
Dr. Funda Toprak (Konya) Anadoludaki Dugunlerde Hediyelesme Gelenegi ve
Hediyelesme Karsiligi Kullanilan Kelimeler
Dr. Mustafa Aksoy (Istanbul) Dogu ve Guneydogu Anadoluda Baslik (Kalin)
Kavrami
Dr. Feristah Soykal Alanyali (Eskisehir) Eski Anadolu Toplumlarinda (Yunan
ve Roma Kulturlerinde) Adak, Kurban ve Sunu
Dr. Okan Yesilot (Istanbul) Bakuden Irana Garip Bir Hediye: General
Sisianovun Kellesi
Dr. Hikmet Atik (Sanliurfa) Nabinin Surnamesinde Padisaha ve Sehzadelere
Sunulan Hediyeler
Dr. Hurriyet Gokdayi (Mersin) Dilencilere Verilen Sadaka ve Buna Yakin
Kelimelerin Incelenmesi
Dr. Ertan Orgen (Balikesir) Cumhuriyet Donemi Turk Edebiyatinda Ithaf
Siirler
Dr. Suheyla Saritas (Balikesir) Maddi Kultur Urunu Olarak Ceyiz ve Turk
Kulturundeki Yeri
Dr. Selhan Yalcin Usal (Istanbul) Turk Ceyiz Geleneginde Sandik
Dr. Osman Yorulmaz (Istanbul) Kazaklarda Baslik ve Ceyiz Gelenegi
Dr. Mehmet Tezcan (Trabzon) Eski Turk/Hun-Cin Iliskileri Doneminde
Hediyelesme ve Cinde Harac Sistemi
Dr. Cengiz Cetin (Ankara) Antik Cag Evlilik Torenlerinde Ceyiz ve Hediye
Dr. Mahmut Sarikaya (Kirsehir) +CALIK Eki ve Bu Ek Yardimiyla Adlandirilmis
Hediyeler Uzerine
Dr. Hamdi Gulec (Canakkale) Canakkale Yoresi Dugunlerinde Yuz Gorumlugu ve
Hediye Gelenegi
Dr. Zeki Tastan (Van) Turk Tarih Tezinin Etkisiyle Yazilan Romanlarda
Kurban, Adak, Hediye Kulturu
Dr. Culpan Cetin (Mugla) Tatar Halk Destanlarinda Hediye Cesitleri
Dr. Guler Yarci (Istanbul) Osmanli-Lehistan (Polonya) Diplomatik Hattinda
Sefirler ve Saraylara Sunduklari Hediyeler
Dr. Hulya Koklu (Ankara) Osmanli Imparatorlugu Doneminde Hediye Kulturunde
Islemeler
Dr. Fatma Yetim (Ankara) Turk Kulturunde Islemeli Hediyeler
Dr. Gursoy Sahin (Afyonkarahisar) Avrupali Gezginlerin Osmanli Ulkesindeki
Hediyelesme Adetleri ile Ilgili Izlenimleri Uzerine Bir Degerlendirme
Dr. Filiz Nurhan Olmez (Isparta) Ispartada El Dokumasi Hediyelik Hali
Uretimi
Dr. Sevim Yilmaz Onder (Istanbul) Tevarih-i Ali Selcukta Hediye
Dr. Ali Karaca (Istanbul) Osmanli Imparatorlugunun Komsu Devletler ile
Munasebetlerinde Hediye Silahlar
Dr. Muhittin Eliacik (Kirikkale) Nasihat Kitaplarinda Hediye Gelenegi
Dr. Baki Asilturk (Istanbul) Modern Siirimizde Birkac Hediye Siiri
Dr. Goknur Bostanci Ege (Izmir) Degisen Toplum ve Degisen Aliskanliklar:
Hediye Verme-Kabul Etme
Dr. Gonul Demez (Istanbul) Cicekler ve Cicekcilik
Dr. Gulgun Yilmaz (Edirne) Batililasma Doneminde Osmanli Yasaminda Hediye ve
Ceyiz Olarak Avrupa Kokenli Esyalar
Dr. Nedime Sanli-Dr. Sadan Tokyurek-Dr. Husne Demirel (Ankara) Genclerin
Ceyiz Hazirlama Hakkindaki Gorusleri
Dr. Ulku Eliuz (Elazig) Halk Turkulerinde Hediye
Dr. Aylin Koc (Istanbul) Dis Kirasi
Dr. Altan Kar (Istanbul) Armaganin Sosyo-Kulturel Iliskiler Icindeki Yeri ve
Islevleri
Dr. Gulhan Atnur (Erzurum) Erzurumda Sozden Dugune Hediyelesmeler
Dr. Kemal Erol (Van) Turk Halk Kulturunde Geleneksel Hediye Motifi
Dr. Lutfiye Goktas Kaya (Karabuk) Safranbolu ve Cevresindeki Turbelerde
Yasayan Inanclar
Dr. Erdal Sahin (Istanbul) Odul Kelimesi
Dr. Ali Efdal Ozkul (KKTC) 18. Yuzyilin Ilk Yarisinda Kibrista Mehir
Dr. Kemal Ucuncu (Trabzon) Iletisimde Yuklendikleri Gorev Acisindan Eski
Turk Kultur Gelenegi Icerisinde Armaganlar
Dr. Erdogan Erbay (Erzurum) Turk Edebiyatinda Ithaf Gelenegi ve Tevfik
Fikretin Ithaflari
Dr. Erol Ozturk (Bolu) Tokat Hatiplide Evlilik Geleneginde Hediyelesme
Dr. Zubeyde Cihan Ozsayiner (Istanbul) Turk Kulturunde Cicegin Hediye
Edilmesi
Dr. Abdullah Emin Cimen (Van) Belkisin Hz. Suleymana Gonderdigi Siyasi
Amacli Hediyeler
Dr. Ozlem Alp - Dr. Melda Ozdemir (Ankara) Turklerin Yurtdisina Giderken
Sectikleri Hediyelerin Profili ve Geleneksel Kulturle Iliskileri
Dr. Melda Ozdemir - Dr. Ozlem Alp (Ankara) Anadoluda Dogum Cercevesinde
Gelisen Altin Takma Gelenegi
Dr. Zehra Gore (Konya) Gelibolulu Alinin Cami'ul-Buhur Der Mecalis-i Sur
Adli Eserinin Hediyeler Bolumu
Dr. Nigar Posteki (Kocaeli) Hediye Sunumu Olarak Olen Kisinin Ardindan
Yapilan Uygulamalar ve Turk Sinemasi Ornekleri
Dr. Ayse Buyukyildirim (Balikesir) Klasik Turk Sairlerinin Topluma Hediyesi:
Pend-nameler ve Guvahi Ornegi
Dr. Kemal Polat (Erzurum) Kirgiz Turklerinde Hediyelesme ile Ilgili Inanis
ve Uygulamalar
Dr. Mehmet Okur (Trabzon) Ataturk Tarafindan Yabanci Devlet Baskanlarina
Sunulan Hediyeler
Dr. Birsel Oruc Aslan (Balikesir) Hediyeden Rusvete: 16. Yuzyilda Istinsah
Edilen Bir Kisasu'l-Enbiya Tercumesine Gore
Dr. Zeynep Kaban Kadioglu (Istanbul) Turk Basininda Bir Hediye Turu:
Promosyonlar
Dr. Muharrem Ocalan (Sakarya) Unutulmaya Yuz Tutan Geleneklerimizden
Tohumkavutun Islevi, Anlami ve Kokeni Hakkinda
Dr. Asiye Mevhibe Cosar (Trabzon) Turk Toplumunda Hediyenin Algilanisi
Dr. Selma Bas (Van) Turhan Tanin Tarihi Turk Romanlarinda Dugun Merasimleri
Dr. Mustafa Sentop (Istanbul) Osmanli Devletinde Ozellikle Goreve Atanmada
Rusvet ve Hediye
Dr. Ayse Duvarci (Ankara) Dede Korkut Hikayelerinde Hediye Kavrami
Dr. Fatma Sibel Bayraktar (Edirne) Edirnede Verilen Bir Hediye: Ahret Cicegi
Dr. Refiye Okusluk Senesen (Adana) Turk Halk Kulturunde Bir Hediye Cesidi:
Mendil
Dr. Bedri Aydogan (Adana) Edebiyatcilarin Arkasi Siirli Armagan Fotograflari
Dr. Dilek Ciftci Yesiltuna (Izmir) Modern Hediye Kulturunde Toplumsal
Cinsiyet Insasi
Dr. Yuksel Kastan- Cahide Ekiz (Karabuk) Hac Ziyareti Hediyelesmeleri
Dr. M. Erdal Eren (Istanbul) 19. Yuzyil Osmanli Sultanlarina Gelen Hediyeler
ve Degerlendirilmesi
Dr. Sirin Yilmaz Ozkarsli (Van) Turk Kulturunde Hediye Yoluyla Verilen
Mesajlar
Dr. Ramazan Muslu (Sakarya) Seyhler ve Hediye
Dr. Mehmet Celal Varisoglu (Gaziantep) Patrimonyal Devlet Anlayisinin Bir
Ornegi ve III. Selimin Hediyesine Karsilik Olarak Sunulan Bir Kaside
Dr. Mehmet Ali Yargi (Istanbul) Gunumuzde Mehir Uygulamalari ve Islam Hukuku
Acisindan Degerlendirilmesi
Dr. Mustafa Sever (Kirsehir) Kirsehir ve Cevresi Kulturunde Gecis
Donemlerinde Hediye
Dr. Zekiye Cagimlar (Adana) Gecmisten Gunumuze Adana Dugunlerinde Hediye
Kavrami: Ceyiz, Bohca, Okuntu
Dr. Ebru Ozgen - Dr. Emel Karayel Bilbil (Istanbul) PR Calisani-Gazeteci
Iliskisinde Bir Ikna Yontemi Olarak Hediye Kullanimina Iliskin Etik
Degerlendirme
Dr. Ramil Aliyev (Azerbaycan) Kurban ve Onun Arhetipi Hakkinda Struktur ve
Semantik Analiz
H. Harika Durgun (Izmir) Ahmet Mithat Efendinin Esrar-i Cinayat Adli
Romaninda Hediye
Ahmet Hamdi Furat (Istanbul) Tanzimat Donemi Ceza Hukukunda Rusvet
Mirac Tosun (Trabzon) Hediyenin Hukuki Yuzu: Trabzon Kadi Sicillerinde Hibe
Kayitlari (1735-1741)
Yusuf Ayonu (Izmir) Bizans Imparatorlarinin Selcuklu Sultanlarina Gonderdigi
Armaganlar (Bizans Kaynaklarina Gore)
R. Ebrar Akinci (Istanbul) Kuzeybati Mogolistan Tsengel Tuvalarinda Sagaa
(Yeni Yil/Bahar Baslangici) Kutlamalarinda Ikram ve Sunaklar
Servet Senem Ugurlu (Canakkale) Turk Kulturunde Hediye Mendiller
Ecevit Kilic (Istanbul) Mafyada Hediyelesme
Ilgen Kayrak (Istanbul) Promosyonlar
Ahmet Taskin (Ankara) Ceza Infaz Kurumu ve Tutukevlerinde Hediye
Gulda Cetindag (Elazig) Kazak Turklerinde Evlenme Gelenegine Bagli Olarak
Gerceklestirilen Hediye Alisverisi Uzerine Bir Inceleme
Swetlana Czerwonnaja (Rusya Federasyonu) The Tatar Shamail The Traditional
Gift And As The Family Value
Alexei Korobeinikov (Rusya Federasyonu/Udmurt) Turkic Prototypes in Udmurt
Culture: The Motif of Gift Gender Relationships
Ulku Kara Duzgun (Ankara) Baskurt Destanlarinda Hediye
Hedda Reindl-Kiel (Almanya) Patterns of Gift Exchange in Elite Circles of
the Ottoman Empire (16th-18th Centuries)
Abdurrahim Ozmen (Ankara) Geleneksel Yardimlasmadan Siyasal Rekabete
Yardimlasma ve Dayanisma
Mujdat Kayayerli (Afyonkarahisar) Son 15 Yilda Mecliste Rusvet ve
Yolsuzlukla Ilgili Kanun, Tasari, Soru ve Onergeler
Zeliha Kumbasar (Istanbul) Turk Kulturunde Hediye Olarak Mimari Eserler
Yasar Kop - Bihter Gurisik (Istanbul) Ilkogretim 6. Sinif Ogrencilerinin
Hediye Kavrami ile Ilgili Gorusleri
Ersin Terez (Istanbul) Karahanli Turkcesinde Hediye ile Ilgili Sozcukler
Uzerine
Ayfer Aytac (Canakkale) Hediye Anlami Tasiyan Kisi Adlari Uzerine
Dimitriy Vasilyev (Rusya Federasyonu) Turk Kaganlarinin Saraylarindaki
Torenlerde Sunulan Armaganlar ve Hediye Olarak Odenen Arac
Israfil Babacan (Ankara) 13.-16. Yuzyil Osmanli Sahasi Klasik Turk
Sairlerinin Divanlarinda Armagan Kelimesi ve Ona Yuklenen Anlamlar
Talip Mert (Istanbul) Bir Hediye Turu Olarak Ihsan-i Sahane
Mustafa Aca (Balikesir) Balikesir Yoresi Dogum Sonrasi Uygulamalarinda
Hediyelesme Gelenegi
Aleksander D. Vasilyev (Rusya Federasyonu) Osmanli Padisahlarinin Rus
Denizci ve Subaylarina Verdikleri Nisan ve Hediyeler ve Yanit Olarak Rus
Imparatorunun Osmanli Subaylara Sundugu Odul ve Armaganlar
Sevda Onal (Erzurum) Osmanli Kulturunde Sairlere Sunulan Hediyeler: Timar
Ozlem Demirel (Istanbul) Asik Pasazade Tarihinde Hediye ve Hediyelesme
Gonca Arkon (Kocaeli) Refik Halit Karayin Hikayelerinde Hediye ve Rusvet
Selim Hilmi Ozkan (Isparta) XVII. Yuzyilda Osmanli Toplumunda Rusvet
Halil Ibrahim Sahin (Balikesir) Bahsilik Geleneginde Hediyelerin
Fonksiyonlari ve Sembolik Anlamlari Uzerine Bir Degerlendirme
Alev Ozbil (Tekirdag) Nahildan Simsire Tekirdagda Dugun Adeti
Makbule Sarikaya (Erzurum) Cumhuriyetin Ilk Yillarinda Bagisin Kurumsal Bir
Ornegi: Turkiye Himaye-i Etfal Cemiyeti
Zeki Kavanoz - Rifat Gunalan (Istanbul) Basbakanlik Osmanli Arsivindeki
Maliyeden Mudevver Defter Serisindeki Hediye Kayitlari
Ozgur Velioglu (Kocaeli) Turk Kulturunde Bir Adak Bicimi Olan Agaclara Bez
Baglayarak Dilek Dilenmesi ve Turk Sinemasi Koy Filmlerine Yansimasi
Levent Bilgi (Istanbul) Emanet Ceyiz Romaninda Bir Yunan Ailesinden Bir Turk
Ailesine Hediye
Banu Ozturk Bayramoglu (Istanbul) Huseyin Kazimin Seyahatnamelerinde
Protokol Hediyeleri
Sema Demir (Ankara) Turk Halk Hikayeleri Baglaminda Armagan-Ceza,
Armagan-Mutsuzluk, Armagan-Aldatma Iliskisi
Harid Fedai (KKTC) Divan Edebiyatinda Hediye ile Ilgili Beyitler
Mujgan Ucer (Sivas) Yoklatma
Zehra Kardes (Istanbul) Hastahane Ziyaretinde Hastalara Goturulen Hediyeler
Evrim Olcer Ozunel (Ankara) Turk Masallarinda Hediyelesme Motifi ve
Erginleme Baglamindaki Donusturuculugu
Elmas Sahin (Erzurum) Postmodern Bir Dugun
Sabiha Tansug (Istanbul) Turklerde Nisan Hediyeleri
Muberra Bagci (Izmir) Kemal Bilbasarin Hikayelerinde Rusvet
Sezer Ozyasamis Sakar (Istanbul) Turk Dilinde ve Kulturunde Kalin Kelimesi
Neslihan Oksuz (Rize) Atasozlerinde Hediyelesme
Omer Cakir (Ankara) Turk Kulturunde Manevi Bir Hediye Olarak Ithaf ve Ithaf
Mektubu
Fulya Soyata (Aydin) Kina Gecesi Turkulerinde Hediye

Celal Bayar Vakfi katkilariyla

CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS- Social Policy in Central Asia and the Caucasus

Posted by: Armine Ishkanian <A.Ishkanian(a)lse.ac.uk>
Posted: 27 Oct 2005


CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS- Social Policy in Central Asia & the Caucasus

Call for Papers

Social Policy in Central Asia and the Caucasus

Nearly fifteen years after independence, the majority of the fifteen former 
Soviet republics have experienced a serious decline in living standards and 
poverty, social exclusion, and social polarization have become commonplace.  
Poverty in the former Soviet states has unusual features that distinguish it 
from poverty in other regions including the rapid impoverishment following 
independence, near universally literate and educated populations, and 
existing (albeit non-functioning) modern industries and social welfare 
systems.  Furthermore, citizens in many of the former Soviet states still 
expect governments to provide social services, employment, and to prevent 
the emergence of huge economic inequalities. These particularities have 
implications on the design and implementation of social policies.

While there is a great deal of information in the scholarly and NGO 
literature on development and poverty reduction on countries in Asia, 
Africa, and Latin America, there is relatively little written about social 
policy and development issues in the countries of the former Soviet Union - 
particularly those in Central Asia and the Caucasus. Even within the 
post-socialist literature, studies of social policies of the transition are 
some of the less researched and understood areas.   We hope to begin 
addressing this gap in the literature through a dedicated issue of the 
Central Asian Survey which will examine the topic of Social Policy in 
Central Asia and the Caucasus.

Papers addressing the different aspects of social policy, including 
community development, education, health, pensions, poverty, social 
assistance, and the provision of services to 'vulnerable' groups (e.g., 
women, children, the elderly, refugees) are welcome.  The papers should 
strive to engage with some of the following questions:

1) What structural changes were implemented and what types of policies were 
   introduced to transform the Soviet welfare state? And, what impact have 
   these changes and policies had on social policy provision in Central Asia 
   and the Caucasus?
2) What impact have Soviet era policies, institutions, and structures had on 
   the design and implementation of post-Soviet social policies?
3) How have these policies been influenced by Western models and donor 
   policies and programmes? And, what have been the implications of donor 
   policies and programmes on the development of policy locally?
4) What are the commonalties and major differences between the various 
   countries in Central Asia and the Caucasus with regard to the design and 
   implementation of social policies?
5) How do scholars see social policy developing in coming decades in these 
   countries?

The selected papers will be published in a forthcoming issue of the Central 
Asian Survey.

Final submission of papers is 31 July 2006.

Prospective authors should send a 250 word abstract and a CV to Dr Armine 
Ishkanian, A.Ishkanian(a)lse.ac.uk by 15 December 2005.

BRIEFING- InterMedia's Election Survey Results in Azerbaijan, Nov. 3, Washington DC

Posted by: Alexander Wooley <wooleya(a)intermedia.org>
Posted: 27 Oct 2005


BRIEFING- InterMedia's Election Survey Results in Azerbaijan, Nov. 3, Wash DC

InterMedia Breakfast Briefing - Invitation

Azerbaijan: new survey shows ruling party on track to win easily in 
elections next week; Azeris show mix of optimism and concern about future

What:

InterMedia's Caucasus and CIS regional research manager Nino Japaridze will 
present results and insight from a survey of nearly 1,100 Azeris conducted 
in the leadup to the November 6 parliamentary elections. Japaridze will 
discuss Azeri public opinion on the candidates, democracy, views on the 
United States, the future, and the most pressing issues facing average 
citizens, as well as media use patterns.

S. Enders Wimbush, Director, Center for Future Security Strategies and 
Senior Fellow at the Hudson Institute, will serve as panelist and comment on 
the findings.

When:

Thursday November 3, 2005, 8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m.

Where:

Offices of InterMedia
1401 New York Ave., NW (entrance on 14th Ave.)
10th floor
Washington, D.C.

RSVP: Alex Wooley, director of communications
wooleya(a)intermedia.org
202-434-9332

Please RSVP by Noon on Wednesday, November 2. This event is free, but open 
to invitees only; seating is limited

Based in Washington, D.C., and London, U.K., InterMedia is a global leader 
in media, audience and public attitude research, consulting services and 
communications solutions. Active in more than 120 countries worldwide and 
specializing in the developing world, InterMedia fuses regional expertise 
and a vast network of local contacts with high-quality research methodologies.

Alexander Wooley
Director of Communications and Development
InterMedia -- "Global research, evaluation and consulting"
202-434-9332
1401 New York Ave., NW
Washington, D.C., 20005
E-mail: wooleya(a)intermedia.org
Web: www.intermedia.org

FORUM- Georgia's Engagement Policy for Conflict, Nov. 3, SAIS, Washington DC

Posted by: Central Asia-Caucasus Institute <caci2(a)jhuadig.admin.jhu.edu>
Posted: 27 Oct 2005


FORUM- Georgia's Engagement Policy for Conflict, Nov. 3, SAIS, Washington DC

W.P. Carey Forum

Central Asia-Caucasus Institute
SAIS, Johns Hopkins University

"Georgia's Engagement Policy for Conflict Resolution in Abkhazia"

Irakli Alasania
Special Representative of the President of Georgia for Abkhazia

Thursday, November 3
5PM-7PM

1619 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Room 806
Washington, DC

Mr. Alasania was appointed President's Special Representative for Abkhazia 
on February 15, 2005, after serving in a series of high-level posts in the 
Government of Georgia.  Immediately prior to his current assignment Mr. 
Alasania held the position of the Deputy Secretary of the Georgian NSC, with 
responsibility for oversight and coordination of the activities of law 
enforcement agencies. Before that Mr. Alasania was First Deputy Minister of 
Defense, and, earlier First Deputy Minister of State Security.  From October 
2001 to January 2002, Mr. Alasania served at the National Security Council 
as the Head of the Directorate for Security Issues.  From 1998 through 
September 2001 he worked as a diplomat at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs 
Russian Directorate.  Mr. Alasania also served at the Georgian Embassy to 
the USA, Canada and Mexico.  He has a diplomatic rank of Extraordinary and 
Plenipotentiary Envoy.  Mr. Alasania received his International Law Degree 
from the Tbilisi State University in 1995. He was born in Batumi, Georgia on 
December 21, 1973, and is married, with two children.

Light refreshments will be available at 5 PM.  Georgian wine will be served, 
courtesy of the Georgian House of Greater Washington 
(Georgianwinehouse.com), whose wines are now available in selected stores in 
the DC area.

Please note that this session is in conference Room 806 of the Rome Building 
and seating is limited.

RSVP with your name and affiliation to caci2(a)mail.jhuwash.jhu.edu or to 
(202) 663-7721.

CONF.- Kazakhstan - Progress Through Women?, Oct. 28-29, Berlin, Germany

Posted by: Galina Nurtasinowa <info(a)DeKasGes.de>
Posted: 26 Oct 2005


CONF.- Kazakhstan - Progress Through Women?, Oct. 28-29, Berlin, Germany

Invitation to the International Conference of the German-Kazakh Society, Berlin

Kazakhstan - Progress Trough Women?

The growing role of women in policy, economy and media, and their influence 
onto the social changes in Kazakhstan and Central Asia

The German-Kazakh Society invites all interested persons to participate in 
its conference to be held October 28 - 29, 2005, in Berlin, 
Max-Liebermann-Haus, Pariser Platz 7, 10117 Berlin-Mitte, Germany.

The conference seeks to promote the Kazakh - German dialogue about the 
transformation process in the Kazakh society and the position and the role 
of the modern Kazakh women in it.

Aim & Topics:

The International Conference aims to bring practitioners and academics 
together to discuss the various issues concerning the role of the Kazakh 
women in contemporary Kazakhstan as well as to show the opportunities of 
German-Kazakh cooperations between women organisations und centres of gender 
studies.

This event will bring together over 80 political figures, academics, gender 
experts and business women from Kazakhstan and Germany for two days of 
professional dialogue, fruitful contacts and interaction.

The First German-Kazakh Contact Exchange of Business Women will take place 
at the end of the conference.

The following main topics are determined to serve as a guideline to 
participants:

1. Central Asian Attitudes to the Role of Women in the Society
2. Gender Policy and the Position of Women in the Kazakh Society
3. Kazakh Women between Tradition and Modern Age
4. Women und Islam in Kazakhstan
5. Women in the Kazakh Media
6. Women as Decision Maker: How the Kazakh Women Can Influence the Kazakh 
   Policy?
7. Gender Equality in the Kazakh Law
8. Kazakh Women NGOs and their Influence on the Kazakh Policy
9. The Dialogue between German and Kazakh Women NGOs
10. Kazakh "Power Women": Market Economy and New Chances and
    Challenges for Women
11. Concrete Experiences of German and Kazakh Business Women
12. Support Programs for Existence Founders in Germany

Conference languages are German and Russian (simultaneous translation).

For further information please feel free to contact:

Mrs. Galina Nurtasinowa
Managing Director
Deutsch-Kasachische Gesellschaft e.V.
Colditzstrasse 34-36
D - 12099 Berlin
Germany
Tel.: +4930 / 70 02 34 78
Fax: +4930 / 70 02 48 80
Mobile: +49177 - 572 33 00
E-mail: info(a)DeKasGes.de
Web: http://www.dekasges.de/

LECTURE- Ruslan Khasbulatov, Russian Capitalism and the North Caucasus, Oct. 28

Posted by: Almut Rochowanski <almut(a)chechnyaadvocacy.org>
Posted: 26 Oct 2005


LECTURE- Ruslan Khasbulatov, Russian Capitalism & the North Caucasus, Oct. 28

Harriman Institute Chechnya Speaker Series

"Russian Capitalism and the Situation in the North Caucasus"
Ruslan Khasbulatov

2:00 pm, October 28, 2005

Columbia University/ International Affairs Building
Lindsay Rogers Room, 7th floor
420 West 118th Street
New York, NY
USA

Ruslan Imranovich Khasbulatov is one of Russia's most high-profile 
politicians. He is best known for his actions as Chairman of Russia's 
Supreme Soviet, when he led the resistance against President Boris Yeltsin's 
unconstitutional dissolution of the parliament in 1993. In the mid-1990s he 
fought against the separatist Dudaev regime in Chechnya, and has since led a 
number of peace initiatives, including the proposal of a peace plan that he 
co-authored (the so-called Liechtenstein Plan). An economist by education, 
Ruslan Khasbulatov is a member of the Russian Academy of Sciences and 
currently teaches at the Plekhanov Institute of National Economy in Moscow. 
He has published numerous articles and books, including a five-volume series 
entitled "The Kremlin and the Russian-Chechen War" and several textbooks on 
the global economy for Russian students.

Since seating is limited, we request that you RSVP to can(a)chechnyaadvocacy.org.

For more information, please go to: http://www.chechnyaadvocacy.org

DEADLINE REMINDER- 2006 ASN Convention Call for Papers, Deadline Nov. 2

Posted by: Dominique Arel <darel(a)uottawa.ca>
Posted: 26 Oct 2005


DEADLINE REMINDER- 2006 ASN Convention Call for Papers, Deadline Nov. 2

Deadline Reminder: 2 November 2005*

Please send your proposals to Dominique Arel at darel(a)uottawa.ca
(backup address: darel(a)brown.edu)

Call for Papers
"Nationalism in an Age of Globalization"

11th Annual World Convention of the
Association for the Study of Nationalities (ASN)

International Affairs Building,
Columbia University, NY
Sponsored by the Harriman Institute
23-25 March 2006

100 panels on the Balkans, the Baltics, Central Europe, Russia, Ukraine, 
Belarus, Moldova, the Caucasus, Central Asia, Turkey, Greece, Afghanistan, 
Pakistan, Kurdistan, China, and Mongolia

**Including a Special Section on Theoretical Approaches to Nationalism**

Thematic panels on
Islamic Movements, Genocide and Ethnic Violence, Anthropology of Identity, 
Citizenship and Nationality, Conflict Resolution, Gender, and EU Expansion

Awards for Best Graduate Student Papers

And the screening and discussion of new Films/Documentaries

The ASN Convention, the most attended international and inter-disciplinary 
scholarly gathering of its kind, welcomes proposals on a wide range of 
topics related to national identity, nationalism, ethnic conflict, 
state-building and the study of empires in Central/Eastern Europe, the 
former Soviet Union, Eurasia, and adjacent areas. Disciplines represented 
include political science, history, anthropology, sociology, economics, 
geography, socio-linguistics, psychology, and related fields.

For a third consecutive year, the 2006 Convention will feature a section 
devoted to theoretical approaches to nationalism, from any of the 
disciplines listed above. The papers in this section do not necessarily have 
to be grounded in an area of the former Communist bloc usually covered by 
ASN, provided that the issues examined are relevant to a truly comparative 
understanding of nationalism-related issues. In this vein, we are welcoming 
theory-focused and comparative proposals, rather than specific case studies 
from outside Central/Eastern Europe and Eurasia.

Since 2005, the ASN Convention is acknowledging excellence in graduate 
studies research in offering Awards for Best Graduate Student Papers in five 
sections: Russia/Ukraine/Caucasus, Central Asia/Eurasia, Central Europe, 
Balkans, and Nationalism Studies. The winners at the 2005 Convention were 
Lisa Koriouchkina (Brown U, Anthropology, Russia/Ukraine/Caucasus), 
Evangelos Liaras (MIT, Political Science, Central Asia/Eurasia), Shannon 
Woodcock (U of Tirana, Anthropology, Central Europe), Jessica Greenberg (U 
of Chicago, Anthropology, Balkans), and Bijita Majumdar (Rutgers U, 
Sociology, Nationalism Studies). Graduate student applicants whose proposals 
will be accepted for the 2006 Convention, and whose paper is delivered by 
the deadline, will automatically be considered for the awards.

The 2006 Convention is also inviting submissions for documentaries or 
feature films made within the past year and available in VHS or DVD format. 
Most videos selected for the convention will be screened during regular 
panel slots and will be followed by a discussion moderated by an academic 
expert.

The 2006 Convention invites proposals for INDIVIDUAL PAPERS or PANELS. A 
panel includes a chair, three presentations based on written papers, and a 
discussant. Proposals using an INNOVATIVE format are also particularly 
encouraged. Examples of new formats include a roundtable on a new book, 
where the author is being engaged by three discussants; a debate between two 
panelists over a critical research or policy question, following rules of 
public debating; or special presentations based on original papers where the 
number of discussants is equal or greater than the number of presenters.

The 2006 Convention is also welcoming offers to serve as DISCUSSANT on a 
panel to be created by the program committee from individual paper 
proposals. The application to be considered as discussant can be 
self-standing, or accompanied by an individual paper proposal.

There is NO APPLICATION FORM to fill out in order to send proposals to the 
convention. All proposals must be sent by email to Dominique Arel at 
darel(a)uottawa.ca (backup address: darel(a)brown.edu).

INDIVIDUAL PAPER PROPOSALS must include the name and affiliation of the 
author, a postal address for hard mail, the title of the paper, a 500 word 
abstract and a 100 word biographical statement that includes full 
bibliographic references of your last or forthcoming publication, if 
applicable (graduate students can indicate the title of their dissertation 
and year of projected defense)

PANEL PROPOSALS must include the title of the panel; a chair, three 
paper-givers, and a discussant; and the name, affiliation, postal address 
and 100 word biographical statement of each participant (same specifications 
as above).

PROPOSALS FOR FILMS OR VIDEOS must include the name and affiliation of the 
author, a postal address for hard mail, the title and 500 word abstract of 
the film/video and a 100 word biographical statement.

PROPOSALS USING AN INNOVATIVE FORMAT must include the title of the panel; 
the names, affiliations, postal addresses and a 100 word biographical 
statements of each participant (same specifications as above) and a 
discussion on the proposed format.

INDIVIDUAL PROPOSALS TO SERVE AS DISCUSSANT must include the name, 
affiliation, postal address, and areas of expertise of the applicant and a 
100 word biographical statement (same specifications as above).

All proposals must be included IN THE BODY OF A SINGLE EMAIL. Attachments 
will be accepted only if they repeat the content of an email 
message/proposal, and if all the information is contained IN A SINGLE 
ATTACHMENT.

Participants are responsible for covering all travel and accommodation 
costs. ASN has no funding available for panelists.

An international Program Committee will be entrusted with the selection of 
proposals. Applicants will be notified in December 2005 or early January 
2006. Information regarding registration costs and other logistical 
questions will be communicated afterwards.

The full list of panels from last year's convention, for the geographical 
and thematic sections, and the section on Theories of Nationalism, can be 
accessed at http://www.nationalities.org/ASN_2005_Final_Program.pdf. The 
film/video lineup can be accessed at 
http://www.nationalities.org/asn_2005_final_film_lineup.pdf. The programs 
from past conventions, going back to 2001, are also online.

Several dozen publishers and companies have had exhibits and/or advertised 
in the Convention Program in past years. Due to considerations of space, 
advertisers and exhibitors are encouraged to place their order early. For 
information, please contact Convention Executive Director Gordon N. Bardos 
(gnb12(a)columbia.edu).

People are invited to join ASN by logging in to:

http://www.nationalities.org/member_Info.asp

A yearly membership to ASN is $65 ($35 for students). Members receive the 
journal Nationalities Papers quarterly, a registration discount at the ASN 
Annual World Convention, and other perks.

We look forward to seeing you at the convention!

The Convention organizing committee:
Dominique Arel, ASN President
Gordon N. Bardos, Executive Director
David Crowe, ASN Chair of Advisory Board
Sherrill Stroschein, Program Chair

Deadline for proposals: 2 November 2005 (darel(a)uottawa.ca, backup address: 
darel(a)brown.edu)

The ASN convention's headquarters are located at the:

Harriman Institute
Columbia University
1216 IAB
420 W. 118th St. 
New York, NY 10027
USA
Tel: 212 854 8487
Fax: 212 666 3481

CONF./CFP- Comparative Institutional Transformations, May 2006, Yerevan

Posted by: Alexander Markarov <amarkarov(a)ysu.am>
Posted: 19 Oct 2005


CONF./CFP- Comparative Institutional Transformations, May 2006, Yerevan

Call for Papers
International Conference
Comparative Institutional Transformations and Institutional Design in the 
Post-Soviet Region
11 - 13 May 2006
Yerevan, Armenia

Within the framework of the INTAS Network project 'Eurasian Political 
Studies Network: Developing comparative studies of regime transformations in 
multicultural societies and state-nation-building process in post-soviet 
region', the Eurasian Political Studies Network** in cooperation with 
Yerevan State University announces a Call for Papers for the International 
Conference 'Comparative Institutional Transformations and Institutional 
Design in the Post-Soviet Region', to be held in Yerevan, Armenia, on 11-13 
May 2006.

**The Eurasian Political Studies Network (EPSN) was founded in 2002 to 
co-ordinate and develop political science research and education in 
post-communist countries. The network was build with the aid and 
participation of West European (University of Kent), US (University of 
New-Mexico, Southern Illinois University) and Japanese (Slavic Research 
Center of Hokkaido University) institutions, and with co-sponsorship from 
the Civic Education Project.

Political development in recent decades can be presented in terms of 
transitions, institutional redesign associated with system transformation, 
and the development of various regimes 'with adjectives',  with democratic 
consolidation being achieved only in some cases. This transitional process 
has brought to the fore questions of constitution building, the formation of 
new political institutions, the creation of market economies, and in some 
cases the need for the resolution of ethno-national conflicts. This 
conference seeks to provide analysis of political institution formation and 
development in the post-Soviet countries from a comparative and historical 
perspective, combining both case studies and broad comparative analysis.

Among the issues to be studied particular emphasis will be on:

 - The genesis of macropolitical institutions, including the development of 
presidential institution and legislatures in the region, their role, formal 
and informal authority, functions, interrelations, and their development 
over time and comparative country perspectives;
 - Elections and the development of electoral systems;
 - Parties and party politics;
 - Constitutional (re)design problems for new democracies.

The conference will in addition address these issues within the methodology 
of comparative transitional studies and examine the problems of developing 
theoretical models and comparative frameworks in the analysis of recent 
transitional processes and democratic development.  Such comparison should 
help answer the following questions:

 - Does the term 'post-communism' or 'post-Soviet societies' still matter?
 - Is there an identifiable 'post-Soviet political reality'; or are the 
   relevant polities definitely diverging?
 - Can we reasonably talk about different modes of political development or 
   just about different stages?
 - Are external or internal factors critical for such a divergence or 
   convergence?
 - Are these factors essentially political or societal?
 - For each country, is the weight of the same factor(s) or the 
   configuration of different factors (even their presence or absence) crucial 
   for the chosen way of state-building and nation-building?
 - Can we reasonably consider each polity's political regime as mostly 
   democratic, authoritarian, or neo-patrimonial, or just as 'transitional'?

The preliminary list for conference panels includes:

Comparative constitutional design and development
Comparative democratisation
Comparative institutional reform and development
Elections and electoral processes
Formal and informal institutions
Lobbying
Models of regime change
Parliaments and their development
The development of presidentialism
Regime formation and development

The methodology section will address following issues:

1. Process of transition
2. Quality of regime
3. Political culture
4. Constitutional design
5. Party system
6. Identity formation
7. Elites and their structures

Please submit the abstracts (no more than 2 pages (750 words)) and brief CV 
by 10 February 2006 via email to: amarkarov(a)ysu.am, addressed to Dr. 
Alexander Markarov, Associate Professor of Political Science, Deputy Head, 
YSU International Relations Office.

The full text of papers will be due by 5 May 2006.

Papers to be between 4,000 and 9,000 words submitted as Word files.  Please, 
append them with your brief scholarly biography of 150 words with your 
institutional affiliation, and email or regular address.

Contributions in Russian or English are welcome.

Participation of junior scholars from the region is particularly encouraged.

It is expected that the conference papers will be published as an edited 
volume. The possible publication date of the volume: Spring 2007.

We will appreciate circulating this call for papers among your colleagues.

For additional information please contact:

Dr. Alexander Markarov,
Associate Professor of Political Science,
Deputy Head, YSU International Relations Office
Tel: (+374-10) 555 - 244
Fax (+374-10) 55 - 46 - 41
E-mail: amarkarov(a)ysu.am

CONF./CFP- Central Asia, Past, Present and Future, Feb. 2006, Tehran

Posted by: Ctr. for Research on Russia Central Asia and Caucasus <mail(a)iras.ir>
Posted: 17 Oct 2005


CONF./CFP- Symposium on Central Asia, Past, Present & Future, Feb. 2006, Tehran

The Institute for Research and Development in Humanities, Center for 
Research on Russia, Central Asia and Caucasus (IRAS), and Central Eurasia 
Program of Center for Graduate International Studies of the University of 
Tehran are pleased to invite you to the symposium on "Central Asia, Past, 
Present and Future" in February 2006, in Tehran.

For further information please click on:
http://www.iras.ir/_Eng/Banner/Hamayesh.htm

IRAS
(Center for Research on Russia, Central Asia and Caucasus)
No 18, Bldg No.1266, Vali asr St., South of Vanaq Sq.
P.O. Box: 14665/1745
Tehran
Iran
Phone/Fax: +(9821) 88889155
Website: http://www.iras.ir

CONF./CFP- 2nd World Congress for Middle Eastern Studies, June 2006, Amman, Jordan

Posted by: Rana Hadeed <rana.hadeed(a)riifs.org>
Posted: 17 Oct 2005


CONF./CFP- 2nd World Congress for Middle Eastern Studies, June 2006, Jordan

We would like to bring to your attention to replace the existing Second 
World Congress for Middle Eastern Studies (WOCMES-2)  text with the 
following text:

Call for Papers

Second World Congress for Middle Eastern Studies
Amman, Jordan, 11-16 June 2006

Pre-Registration Deadline: October 31, 2005

Scholars, experts and students involved in the study of the Middle East, 
North Africa and the Muslim states of Central Asia, in addition to those 
areas of the world directly or indirectly affected by developments in these 
regions, are invited to submit proposals for panels, papers and roundtables 
for the Second World Congress for Middle Eastern Studies (WOCMES-2), which 
will take place in Amman, Jordan on 11-16 June 2006

About Pre-Registration

In May 2005, the WOCMES-2 website will go online and those wishing to attend 
or participate in any of the academic activities associated with the 
Congress -panels, roundtables, exhibitions- will be able to pre-register. 
Participants will be strongly urged to do so online and to pay the Congress 
fee by credit/charge card; however, pre-registration by fax will also be an 
option, as will payment by bank transfer (or deferred payment in special 
cases).

In order to ensure that WOCMES-2 is a truly global event, permitting 
scholars and others from around the world to interact and learn from one 
another and from their regional counterparts, Congress fees have been 
reduced for those based in developing countries (broadly defined) and for 
all students. Further reductions are offered to those who sign on early. The 
fees are as follows:

The Second World Congress for Middle Eastern Studies (WOCMES-2) announces 
that discounts on early registration fees will now be available until 31 
October 2005. Individuals registering before that date can expect to pay the 
following to register for WOCMES-2: Regular fee US$95; Student fee US$65; 
Developing world fee US$75. After 31 October, the amounts will be: Regular 
fee US$130; Student fee US$95; Developing world fee US$105.

Individuals who had trouble registering because their countries of residence 
were omitted from the drop-down menus on the forms will be pleased to learn 
that the problem has been corrected. Although the extension applies to all 
registrants, it is meant to give such individuals the opportunity to benefit 
from the reduced fees.

If you haven't registered to take part in WOCMES-2 yet, please take this 
opportunity to visit our website at www.wocmes2.org.

Once they have pre-registered to attend, participants will be able to 
propose panels, individual papers, or roundtables to the WOCMES-2 academic 
committee. Rather exceptionally, the WOCMES-2 website will accommodate the 
online submission of forms and abstracts/outlines; submissions will also be 
accepted by fax. In order to reduce the number of no-shows and maintain the 
integrity of the academic program, the website will also permit panel or 
roundtable organizers to notify us of a withdrawal and to nominate a 
substitute participant, who will have to pre-register to submit an 
abstract/outline.

The WOCMES-2 Secretariat is committed to keeping down costs for participants 
in the Congress. Negotiations are presently in progress with a number of 
international carriers to ensure preferential airfares for registered 
participants and their companions. Special room rates are also being 
negotiated with a range of Amman hotels with two or more stars. Once it goes 
online or shortly after, the WOCMES-2 website will provide complete details 
on these reductions as well as assistance to participants looking for 
roommates. Information will also be available for those wishing to register 
for exhibitions or the international book fair.

HRH Prince El Hassan bin Talal, President of WOCMES-2 HE Ambassador Hasan 
Abu Nimeh, Director of RIIFS Baker al-Hiyari, General-Secretary of WOCMES-2

Baker al-Hiyari,
General-Secretary of WOCMES-2
WOCMES-2 Secretariat
Royal Institute for Inter-Faith Studies (RIIFS)
P.O. Box 830 562, Amman 11183
Jordan
Tel.: 962 6 4618051
Fax: 962 6 4618053
E-mail: wocmes2(a)riifs.org
Email: wocmes2(a)riifs.org

Visit the website at http://www.riifs.org

Best regards,

WOCMES-2
Web: www.wocmes2.org

CONF.- Mazars in Ferghana and Xinjiang, Nov. 26-27, 2005, Tokyo

Posted by: Minoru Sawada <sawada(a)hmt.toyama-u.ac.jp>
Posted: 14 Oct 2005


CONF.- Mazars in Ferghana and Xinjiang, Nov. 26-27, 2005, Tokyo

Venue: Conference room, 4th floor OGURA Building, Suidobashi, Tokyo, Japan
Address: 1-11-14 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo

Organized by:

Minoru Sawada
Yasushi Shinmen
Jun Sugawara
Yayoi Kawahara

Supported by:

Study on Islamic Sacred Places in Central Asia project, sponsored by The 
Nara International Foundation -Commemorating the Silk Road Exposition.

Investigative Study regarding Transformations in Uighur Communities and 
Ethnic Identities in Central Asia project, sponsored by a JSPS Grant-in-Aid 
for Scientific Research (research category "A")

Preservation, Compilation, and Annotation of Mazar Documents in Ferghana and 
Xinjiang project, sponsored by the Toyota Foundation.

Online Resources for Inner Asian Studies (ORIAS) project, subproject of 
GICAS (Grammatological Informatics based on Corpora of Asian Scripts), 
Research Institute for Languages and Cultures of Asia and Africa, TUFS

Please note:

The conference is open to all interested; however, as capacity at the 
meeting space is limited, organizers may not be able to accept all requests 
to participate.

So please note that *advance registration is required to attend.* Please 
send the following to:
sawada(a)hmt.toyama-u.ac.jp

Name (given name/surname):
E-mail:
Institution:
Country:

And Conference organizers are not able to cover travel, accommodation and 
other expenses of participants, those willing to take part in this event are 
kindly requested to find their own sources for funding their participation.

Registration fee: JPY 1,000 (Student, JPY 500)

Questions? Feel free to contact Minoru Sawada at:
sawada(a)hmt.toyama-u.ac.jp

Conference Program:

1st Day (26th of November)

PM 13:00-18:00

Session 1 (Chair: Yasushi Tonaga, Kyoto University, Japan)

Minoru Sawada (Toyama University, Japan)
Towards Classification of Mazars in Ferghana Valley

Ashirbek Muminov (Institute of Oriental Studies, Minstry of Education and 
Science, Kazakhstan)
Historical and Theological Interpretations of Sacred Places in Ferghana Valley

Tea break

Nadirbek Abdulahatov (Ferghana Regional Museum, Uzbekistan)
Farg'ona vodiysida Hazrat Ali ('Ali ibn Abi Talib) kul'ti (in Uzbek language)
(Cult of 'Ali ibn Abi Talib in Fergana Valley)

Rahile Dawut (Xinjiang University, China)
Mazar Worship among the Uyghur Women

Reception 18:30 - 20:30 at Italian Restaurant "Favore"

2nd Day (27th of November)

AM 9:30-12:30

Session 2 (Hisao Komatsu, Tokyo University, Japan)

Edmund Waite (London University, UK)
>From Holy Man to National Villain: Popular Historical Narratives about Apaq 
Khoja in Kashgar, Xinjiang Province China

Alexandre Papas (EHESS, France)
Promoting Saints and Mazars: The religious policy of Afaq Khwaja in 
17th-Century Tarim Basin

Tea break

Sergei Abashin (Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia)
Mazary Boboi-ob i Suleiman-tog: sravnitelnyi analiz (in Russian)
(Mazars of Bobo-ob and Suleiman-tog: Comparative Analysis)

Thierry Zarcone (CNRS, France)
Atypical Mausoleum: the case of the Solomon Throne (Kirghizistan): 
itinerary- pilgrimage, qadamgah and demons-cult

Lunch break

PM 13:30-18:00

Session 3: (Chair: Hiroshi Umemura, Chuo University, Japan)

Jianxin Wang (Zhongshan University, China)
Cultural Connotation of Saint Mausoleums in the Turpan Basin: An 
Anthropological Approach to Uyghur Islam and Folk Beliefs

Jun Sugawara (Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, Japan)
Mausoleums and the Historical Sources in East Xinjiang

Tea break

Yayoi Kawahara (JSPS Research Fellow, Japan)
Tazkira of Qutayba ibn Muslim and his Mazar in Ferghana Valley

Yasushi Shinmen (Chuo University, Japan)
Buzurg Khan Tora and his Mazar at Katta Kenagas Village in Ferghana Valley

Tea break

General Discussion (Chair: Masami Hamada, Kyoto University, Japan)

Discussants:

Hodong Kim (Seoul National University, South Korea)
Tetsuya Otoshi (Kyushu University, Japan)
Setsuko Yoshida (Shikokugakuin University, Japan)

CONF.- Afghan Women Leaders Speak, Nov. 17-19, The Ohio State University

Posted by: Margaret Mills <mills.186(a)osu.edu>
Posted: 14 Oct 2005


CONF.- Afghan Women Leaders Speak, Nov. 17-19, The Ohio State University

Conference Announcement

Afghan Women Leaders Speak: Conflict Mitigation and Social Reconstruction
November 17-19, 2005

The Ohio State University
Mershon Center, 1501 Neil Avenue,
Columbus, OH 43201
USA

In November 2005, the Mershon Center at Ohio State University, Columbus, 
Ohio, will host the first research-oriented conference in the United States 
on Afghan women's role in their country's social reconstruction. The 
conference, entitled "Afghan Women Leaders Speak: Conflict Mitigation and 
Social Reconstruction," brings together a substantial representation of 
Afghan women leaders with U.S.-based scholars and students who share 
expertise and interests relevant to the experiences of women working for 
social change in Afghanistan. From November 17-19, eleven Afghan women 
currently performing key roles in government, education, and NGO projects 
will express their views and share their strategies for Afghanistan's 
Future.  Conference sessions are free and open to university faculty and 
students, the Columbus community, and ALL other interested parties, though 
registration is firmly requested.

Speakers include Dr. Massouda Jalal, Minister for Women's Affairs and former 
candidate for President of Afghanistan, and Dr. Habiba Sarabi, Afghanistan's 
first woman provincial governor. Panel discussions will address such topics 
as: conditions for Afghan Women since the fall of the Taliban; current 
government and NGO projects working to benefit Afghan women; on-going needs 
for women of different ethnicities, economic status, and geographic 
locations within Afghanistan; prospects and plans for women's future 
empowerment; gender issues raised by the new Afghan Constitution; and 
women's leadership and religion.

For additional information on the conference including registration 
information and forms and travel directions, please visit our website at 
http://www.mershon.ohio-state.edu/Events/05-06events/afghanwomen/ 
afghanhome.htm

For queries beyond the information at the website, please contact the 
organizers:

Melanie Maltry (maltry.3(a)osu.edu)
Sally Kitch (kitch.1(a)osu.edu)
Margaret Mills ( mills.186(a)osu.edu)

Mershon Center for International Security Studies
The Ohio State University
1501 Neil Avenue
Columbus, OH 43201

Afghan Women Leaders Speak:
Conflict Mitigation and Social Reconstruction
November 17-19, 2005

Wednesday, November 16

4:30-6:30 p.m.
Opening Reception
Remarks from OSU President Karen Holbrook, Provost Barbara Snyder, and 
Representative Deborah Pryce, U.S. Congress (schedule permitting)

Thursday, November 17

9:00 a.m.
Conference Opening
Conference Coordinators-Professors Sally Kitch and Margaret Mills

9:30-11:30 a.m.
Panel One: The Current State of Affairs for Afghan Women
Panelists discuss current categories of need for Afghan women and speak to 
the varied successes and failures of international efforts to respond.

11:30-12:00 Noon
Discussant Response to panel and open discussion

12:00-12:30 p.m.
Conference adjourns to allow participants time to reconvene at Faculty Club 
for luncheon (requires pre-payment; see registration form)

12:30-2:00 p.m.
Keynote Luncheon: Dr. Masuda Jalal, Minister of Women's Affairs, Afghanistan
Presented in conjunction with The Columbus Council on World Affairs
Introduction by Kay Maxwell, President, National League of Women Voters

2:00-2:30 p.m. Conference participants return to the Mershon Center

2:30-3:45 p.m.
Panel Two: Current Projects
Panelists discuss the specifics of their development work for women

3:45-4:00 p.m.
Break

4:00-5:00
Panel Two: Current Projects, continued

5:00-5:30 p.m.
Lead respondent Professor Ara Wilson responds to the day's events

Friday, November 18

9:00-9:30 a.m.
Keynote: Habiba Sorabi, Governor of Bamiyan Province, former Minister of 
Women's Affairs, Afghanistan

9:30-10:00 a.m.
Question and answer session

10:00-10:15 a.m.
Break

10:15-11:30 a.m.
Panel Three: Women as Agents of Conflict Resolution
Panelists discuss the role of women in resolving social conflicts within 
Afghanistan within and between families as well as at the larger local, 
regional, and national levels

11:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Discussant Response to panel and open discussion

12:00-1:00 p.m.
Lunch (requires pre-payment; see registration form)

1:00-2:30 p.m.
Panel Four: Women as Agents of Social Reconstruction and Democratization
Panelists discuss immediate and long-term goals for social reconstruction at 
different social locations and levels (local, regional, national).

2:30-3:30 p.m.
Panel Five: American Experience with Afghan Projects
Professor Ann Brodsky and Rachel Lehr
(Afghan participants will be meeting in small groups to share strategies and 
action plans for implementing goals discussed in Panel Four)

3:30-3:45 p.m.
Break

3:45-5:00 p.m.
Reports from Afghan participant break-out sessions-Strategies and Action Plans

5:00-5:30 p.m.
Lead respondent Professor Ara Wilson responds to the day's events

Saturday, November 19
9:30-11:30 a.m.

Panel Six: Women's Leadership and Religion
Panelists consider the use of religious and customary strategies to promote 
women's empowerment and political mobilization.

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Discussant comments on panel, general discussion.
Conference wrap-up by Prof. Wilson

12:30-2:00 p.m.
Lunch with Ohio State University Students (free to pre-registered students)
Sponsored by the Multi-Cultural Center at OSU

2:30-3:30 p.m.
Future Focus.
Small group discussions, Afghan participants and OSU students

3:30-5:00 p.m.
Students report about small group findings and open discussion

Conclusion of conference public sessions

W.P. CAREY FORUM- Georgia and Post Communist Capitalism, Nov. 2, 2005

Posted by: Central Asia-Caucasus Institute <caci2(a)jhuadig.admin.jhu.edu> 
Posted: 14 Oct 2005


W.P. CAREY FORUM- Georgia & Post Communist Capitalism, Nov. 2, 2005

W.P. Carey Forum


Central-Asia Caucasus Institute
SAIS, JHU


"Georgia and Post Communist Capitalism"


Vladimer Papava, Fulbright Scholar at the Central Asia Caucasus Institute 
and former Minister of Economy of Georgia


Wednesday, November 2
5PM-7PM


1619 Massachusetts Avenue NW.  The Rome Auditorium
Washington, DC


This presentation marks the publication of Vladimer Papava's latest book, 
"Necroeconomics: The Political Economy of Post-Communist Capitalism," which 
covers not only the theory of the post-Soviet economic transition but also 
the policy successes and mistakes of the transition in Georgia.  Copies of 
"Necroeconomics" will be available for sale at the event.  In addition to 
being a Visiting Scholar at the Central Asia-Caucasus Institute, Dr. Papava 
is a Senior Fellow of the Georgian Foundation for Strategic and 
International Studies (GFSIS) and a member of Georgia's parliament (Deputy 
Chairman of the Committee for Finance and Budget). He is the author of 
nearly 200 publications, including many influential works on the theoretical 
and applied studies post-Communist economies and economic development of the 
South Caucasus countries.


His research efforts are underpinned by practical experience gained during 
his work for the Georgian Government: from 1994 to 2000, as Minister of 
Economy he was actively involved in currency reform, liberalization of 
economy, including liberalization of foreign trade, institutional 
transformations and other ambitious governmental programs.  "Necroeconomics" 
is his third book, which is published in the US. First two are: Splendours 
and Miseries of the IMF in Post-Communist Georgia (Laredo TX, 2003) and 
Financial Globalization and Post-Communist Georgia (New York, 2003).


Light refreshments will be served at 5PM. Georgian Wine will be served, 
courtesy of the Georgian House of Greater Washington 
(Georgianwinehouse.com), whose wines are now available in quality stores in 
the DC area.


Please RSVP with your name and affiliation to caci2(a)mail.jhuwash.jhu.edu or 
call (202) 663-7721.

CONF./CFP- Anthropology of Global Productions, Stanford Univ., April 2006, Stanford, CA

Posted by: Natalia Roudakova <roudakov(a)stanford.edu>
Posted: 13 Oct 2005


CONF./CFP- Anthropology of Global Productions, Stanford Univ., April 2006

Call for Papers:

Second Annual Stanford Graduate Student Conference in Cultural and Social 
Anthropology

The Anthropology of Global Productions
Friday, April 7, and Saturday, April 8, 2006
Stanford University
Stanford, California
USA

Deadline for abstracts: 100-150 words abstracts, no later than 5:00 p.m., 
January 1, 2006

Webpage: http://www.stanford.edu/dept/anthroCASA/globalproductions/

The Second Annual Graduate Student Conference in Cultural and Social 
Anthropology aims to bring together students and professors from the San 
Francisco Bay Area and beyond in the interests of interdisciplinary 
research, with particular regard to anthropology, geography, and cultural 
studies.

Rhetorics and regimes of 'the globe' claim a logic and coherence that are at 
once evaluative and prescriptive of a universal reality.  From invocations 
of the 'end of history' to incantations of post-socialism, democratization 
and neoliberalism, the language of 'the global' imagines the world as a 
seamless whole.  Implied in this coherent universe are integrated political 
economic regimes in which individuated, rational subjects make up harmonized 
national and transnational populations.  In examining these claims, social 
scientists often reify their coherence and reach; our criticisms of global 
projects make counter-claims that can reinforce the very orderliness we 
attempt to contest.  Within the discourses of world-making projects and the 
knowledge production they inspire are disorderly and contested relations of 
power, subjectivity, violence, affect, civil society, governmentality, and 
beauty.

The Anthropology of Global Productions will explore such discourses of 
world-ordering.  If anthropology often seeks to disaggregate and disable 
these discourses, we aim to understand both the content and the effects of 
these disaggregations.  We wish to raise theoretical and methodological 
questions about our own contributions as knowledge producers.  How do we 
investigate the patchwork quilt of lived realities in a way that engages 
those making global generalizations?  How do we strengthen the knowledge of 
grounded practices in a way that speaks effectively to and in debates about 
the globe?  What claims and interventions can we make through ethnographic 
research?

We are seeking the most compelling papers from a variety of disciplines that 
engage a broad range of topics.  Relevant topics include (but are not 
limited to) political economy, neoliberalism, governmentality, race, class, 
gender, diaspora studies, nationalism, religion, violence, human rights, 
NGOs, environmentalism, labor and commodity production, science and 
technology studies, popular culture, mass media, performance, literature, 
art, affect, identity and the formation of subjectivities.

Panel presentations will be 15 minutes long and papers should be no more 
than 7 pages in length.  During the conference proceedings, panels will give 
way to a range of workshops, which provide an intimate environment for 
graduate students and faculty discussants to exchange ideas on conference 
themes.  The conference will also include two keynote addresses, delivered 
by James Ferguson and Anna Tsing.

Guidelines for Submissions:

Paper proposals should incorporate one or more of the themes of the 
conference, listed above.  A proposal for a paper should consist of a 
100-150 word abstract.  Paper proposals must also include the paper title, 
the name of the presenter, daytime and evening phone numbers, email address, 
mailing address and institutional affiliation of the presenter.

Electronic Submissions:

Please send submissions and inquiries by email to:

graduate-conference(a)stanford.edu
Please include your abstract either in the body of the text or as an email 
attachment (in Word DOC or RTF format).

Non-Electronic Submissions:

If you are unable to email your proposal, you may send a hard copy or 
PC-compatible floppy disk containing the document to:

Submissions, Graduate Student Conference
The Anthropology of Global Productions
Department of Cultural and Social Anthropology
Stanford University
Building 110, Main Quad
Stanford, CA 94305

Presenters will be notified of the conference committee's decision via email 
by February 5, 2006.  There will be no conference registration fee.

CALL FOR PARTICIPATION- Comparing Political Institutions and Executives Regional Seminar, Nov. 2005, Almaty

Posted by: Galina Bityukova <gbityukova(a)bilim.kz>
Posted: 13 Oct 2005


CALL FOR PARTICIPATION- Comparing Political Institutions & Executives Seminar

Corporate Educational Foundation "Bilim-Central Asia"

Central Asian Resource Center

With the Support of Higher Education Support Program and Special and 
Extension Projects Office of the Central European University

Invites Scholars with a Research Interest in Post-Communist Central Asia to 
Take Part in Its Regional Seminar

Political Institutions and Executives in Comparative Perspectives
November 25-29, 2005
Almaty, Kazakhstan

Application deadline: November 7, 2005

This seminar is aimed to examine political institutions in Central Asian 
states in theoretical, historical and comparative perspectives.

It is widely accepted that political reforms and transition from 
totalitarian rules are influenced by the preferences of multiplicity of 
domestic actors and much depend on political institutions and their 
capability to meet interests of diverse social groups.

Primarily, the seminar will be focused on the analysis of political 
institutions  and " a new set of rules", which allows  political actors to 
interact in a democratic way on political, economic and social spheres.

What are the characteristics of the main political institutions in Central 
Asian states? How political institutions in CA states are capable of meeting 
the interests of different social groups? What kind of "new rules" was 
accepted at the time of independency and how it has helped to overcome 
totalitarian regime?

How the executives and the legislatives differ from state to state in 
Central Asian region? Do political institutions change over the time? Are 
they flexible to the contemporary challenges at the domestic and 
international arenas? Where is the prospect for further improvement?

Since such questions are still a concern of research, we would like to pay 
special attention to research methods in political science and implementing 
research into teaching academic disciplines.

The target group of this seminar is young teachers and researchers currently 
engaged in teaching political science and /or research on Central Asian 
politics.

Travel costs, board and lodging will be covered for participants from 
Central Asian states.

To apply, please send a CV and a letter of interest to the e-mail or postal 
address below.  All applications should arrive no later than November 7, 2005.

For inquiries, or application forms, please contact:

Galina Bityukova
Academic Leader in Political Science
Central Asian Resource Centre
Abylai-khan 65, of. 12, 050004
Almaty, Kazakhstan
Tel/fax: +7-3272-597618
E-mail: gbityukova(a)bilim.kz

CONF./CFP- 16th Annual ASEN Conference, March 2006, London School of Economics

Posted by: L.N. Leustean <L.N.Leustean(a)lse.ac.uk>
Posted: 13 Oct 2005


CONF./CFP- 16th Annual ASEN Conference, March 2006, London School of Economics

16th Annual ASEN Conference

"Nations and their Pasts : Representing the Past, Building the Future"

28-29 March 2006, London School of Economics, United Kingdom

Call for Papers

Send Your Proposal Online Here

Paper Submission Deadline: November 1, 2005

The Association for the Study of Ethnicity and Nationalism (ASEN) is holding 
its 16th Annual Conference, entitled "Nations and their Pasts: Representing 
the Past, Building the Future", on Tuesday and Wednesday, March 28-29, 2006, 
at the London School of Economics.

The first day of the conference is dedicated to a general discussion of the 
topic by leading scholars in the field, while the second day offers 
opportunities for scholars to examine the significance of nations' pasts in 
the context of the study of nationalism in a series of panel sessions. 
Suggested themes include:

 - Constructing and Changing National Pasts
 - Myths and Memories of the Nation
 - New Nations and their Pasts
 - National Pasts and War Memories
 - Nations as National Heritage
 - Present Representations of the National Past - Music, Art, Literature and 
   Monuments

The 2006 Conference Committee is now calling for papers to be presented on 
Wednesday, March 29, 2006. Please see the conference website 
www.lse.ac.uk/collections/ASEN/conference2006.htm for more information and 
to submit your proposal.

The application is open to any researcher who is interested in the study of 
nationalism and/or ethnicity, and PhD students and young scholars are 
particularly encouraged to apply. The abstracts of the proposed papers, that 
should not exceed 500 words, are expected by November 1, 2005 and the 
Committee will notify applicants by November 30, 2005.

Suggestions for panels and additional themes are also welcome. Papers 
submitted to the conference will be considered for publication in a special 
issue of Studies in Ethnicity and Nationalism (SEN).

Please note that ASEN cannot cover travel and accommodation costs. 
Presenters are expected to register for the conference. Further enquiries 
are welcome at asen(a)lse.ac.uk.

ASEN
Department of Government
London School of Economics
Houghton Street
London WC2A 2AE
United Kingdom

ROUNDTABLE- Andijon and After, Oct. 24, 2005, New Delhi, India

Posted by: Ramakant Dwivedi <ramakant(a)icafindia.org>
Posted: 11 Oct 2005


ROUNDTABLE- Andijon and After, Oct. 24, 2005, New Delhi, India

Round Table on "Andijon and After"

The political environment in Central Asia has undergone a significant change 
after May 13, 2005 unrest in Andijon City in Ferghana Valley in Uzbekistan. 
I am happy to inform you that The India-Central Asia Foundation (ICAF) is 
organising a Round table on "Andijon and After" on Monday October 24, 2005 
at 1600 h at the India International Centre (IIC), New Delhi. The focus of 
the Round table would be to understand the factors responsible for recent 
developments in Uzbekistan and its implications for the regional geo-politics.

Programme

1600 h Welcome Remarks, K Santhanam, President, ICAF

Perspectives

1) Amb K Raghunath, Former Foreign Secretary of India
2) Amb M.K. Bhadrakumar, Former Indian ambassador to Uzbekistan,
3) Prof Saydakmal S Saydaminov, Charge d'Affaires a.i. of the Republic of 
   Uzbekistan in India
4) Dr Ramakant Dwivedi, Associate Fellow , Institute for Defence Studies and 
   Analyses, New Delhi

Screening of a film on the Andijon Events & Discussion

1900 h Vote of Thanks, J N Roy, Member ICAF Governing Body

For more information, contact:

Dr. Ramakant Dwivedi
The India Central Asia Foundation (ICAF)
# C 9/9872, Vasant Kunj,
New Delhi-110070
India
Tel: +91-11-55646657
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FORUM- The Electricity Sector in the Southern-Tier Near Abroad, Oct. 19, Wash. DC

Posted by: Central Asia-Caucasus Institute <caci2(a)jhuadig.admin.jhu.edu>
Posted: 7 Oct 2005


FORUM- The Electricity Sector in the Southern-Tier Near Abroad, Oct 19, Wash DC

W. P. Carey Forum

Central Asia-Caucasus Institute
Paul H. Nitze School for Advanced International Studies
Johns Hopkins University

"Power to the People: The Electricity Sector in the Southern-Tier Near Abroad"

Theresa Sabonis-Helf, Professor of National Security Strategy at the 
National War College

Wednesday, October 19
5PM-7PM

1619 Massachusetts Ave. NW.  The Rome Auditorium
Washington, DC

Dr. Theresa Sabonis-Helf will focus on the key issue of the increasing 
involvement of Russian companies in production, distribution and export of 
electricity from Central Asia and the Caucasus.  She is a co-editor of "In 
the Tracks of Tamerlane: Central Asia's Path to the 21st Century," published 
last year by the National Defense University, and contributed the volume's 
chapter on Energy Exports and Domestic Governance in Turkmenistan and 
Kazakhstan. Before becoming Professor at the National War College, Dr. 
Sabonis-Helf was Energy and Environment Policy Advisor for a Harvard 
Institute for International Development project, based in Central Asia.  She 
received her PhD in Political Science from Emory University, her MPA in 
International Relations from Princeton University, and her BA in Literature 
from Emory University.  She has worked as a policy analyst, and as a 
visiting fellow at the US Agency for International Development.  Dr. 
Sabonis-Helf is a specialist in Environment Policy; Energy Policy and Energy 
Security; Climate Change Policy; and International Political Economy.  She 
has lived and worked in seven countries of the former USSR and has published 
articles on post-Soviet energy and environmental issues, as well as on 
post-Soviet culture and contemporary history.

Light refreshments will be served at 5PM. Georgian Wine will be served, 
courtesy of the Georgian House of Greater Washington 
(Georgianwinehouse.com), whose wines are now available in quality stores in 
the DC area.

Please RSVP with your name and affiliation to caci2(a)mail.jhuwash.jhu.edu or 
call (202) 663-7721.

LECTURES- Upcoming Talks on Chechnya at Columbia University, Oct. 12 and Oct. 17

Posted by: Almut Rochowanski <almut(a)chechnyaadvocacy.org>
Posted: 7 Oct 2005


LECTURES- Upcoming Talks on Chechnya at Columbia University, Oct. 12 & Oct. 17

October 12, 2005:

Journalism, freedom of speech and media development in today's Chechnya - a 
veteran Chechen reporter's view

Presentation by Tamara Chagaeva, journalist and children's advocate

Harriman Institute Chechnya Speaker Series

Harriman Institute/Columbia University, Room 1219
420 West 118th Street
New York
12pm

Tamara Chagaeva graduated from Leningrad State University (when it still 
went by that name) and has been a journalist for 25 years, writing for 
popular Chechnya-based newspapers such as Groznenskii Rabochii and more 
recently the award-winning Chechenskoe Obshchestvo. She is also a peace 
activist and dedicated advocate for children affected by war, organizing 
help for children who have lost limbs and displaced children as well as 
translating international children's literature into the Chechen language.

For information, contact CAN at can(a)chechnyaadvocacy.org.

October 17, 2005:

A lawyer in a lawless land: Musa Khasanov speaks about his experiences with 
courts, corruption and human rights violations in Grozny, Chechnya

Harriman Institute Chechnya Speaker Series
Co-hosted by the Public Interest Law Initiative at Columbia University Law 
School

Harriman Institute/Columbia University, Room 1219
420 West 118th Street
New York
12pm

Musa Khasanov is a 2005-2007 Public Interest Law Initiative (PILI) fellow at 
Columbia University Law School (more about the PILI fellowship program at 
www.pili.org/fellows/fb/). He received his degree in law from Chechen State 
University in Grozny in 1997. He also holds a degree in economics from the 
same university, and has extensive training in conflict resolution. Mr. 
Khasanov is a member of the Chechen Bar Association in Grozny, where he 
works as a lawyer specializing in criminal and civil cases. Representinghis 
clients, he is regularly confronted with instances of judicial corruption, 
intimidation and human rights violations.

Mr. Khasanov is also Coordinator of the North Caucasus Peacebuilding Network 
in Chechnya with the British-based Centre for Peacemaking and Community 
Development. In this role he organizes a variety of activities for youth, 
such as seminars on conflict resolution, festivals, exchange programs, and 
other community strengthening events.

Lunch will be provided courtesy of PILI. For information, contact CAN at 
can(a)chechnyaadvocacy.org.

OSI FORUM- Sex Workers Health and Rights: What Can Be Done?, Oct. 13, NY City

Posted by: CEP Open Forum <cepopenforum(a)sorosny.org>
Posted: 7 Oct 2005


OSI FORUM- Sex Workers Health and Rights: What Can Be Done?, Oct. 13, NY City

The Sexual Health and Rights Program Presents:

"Sex Workers Health and Rights: What Can Be Done?"

Raminta Stuikyte, Director, of the Central and Eastern Europe Harm Reduction 
Network

Galina Karmanova, Chief of Party, Drug Demand Reduction Program in 
Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan

Thursday, October 13th, 2005
9:15 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. 
Breakfast Served

Open Society Institute
400 West 59th Street, 3rd Floor (between 9th and 10th Ave.)
Conference room 3B
New York, NY

The Network Public Health Program's Sexual Health and Rights Program (SHARP) 
invites you to a presentation given by Raminta Stuikyte and Galina Karmanova 
with discussion to follow.

Raminta Stuikyte will be presenting the "Sex Work, HIV/AIDS, and Human 
Rights in Central and Eastern Europe and Central Asia" report and related 
advocacy efforts.  Ms. Stuikyte co-authored the report and will focus her 
presentation on the recommendation for policymakers, health authorities, law 
enforcement, service providers, and advocates.

Galina Karmanova will be discussing the correlation between sex work and 
drug use.  She will focus on the vulnerabilities and needs of female sex 
workers that differ from the general drug using population.  Ms. Karmanova 
will also be presenting how the Drug Demand and Reduction Program (DDRP) in 
Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, and Tajikistan is addressing these issues and 
supporting the needs of sex workers.

Please RSVP to Danielle Elleman at 212-548-0600 extension 1436, 
delleman(a)sorosny.org

The Open Forum speaker series aims to enhance policy debate on key issues 
facing Central Asia, the South Caucasus, and the Middle East, and to raise 
public awareness of important developments in these regions. Monthly Open 
Forum events are held in New York and Washington, DC, and are attended by 
leading policymakers, scholars, NGO staff, and journalists. All events are 
free of charge.

The Open Society Institute (OSI), a private operating and grantmaking 
foundation, aims to shape public policy to promote democratic governance, 
human rights, and economic, legal, and social reform. On a local level, OSI 
implements a range of initiatives to support the rule of law, education, 
public health, and independent media. At the same time, OSI works to build 
alliances across borders and continents on issues such as combating 
corruption and rights abuses. For more information about OSI go to 
www.soros.org.

SEMINAR SERIES- Fall 2005, Ctr. for Euro-Asian Studies, Univ. of Reading, UK

Posted by: Yelena Kalyuzhnova <y.kaluyzhnova(a)reading.ac.uk>
Posted: 6 Oct 2005


SEMINAR SERIES- Fall 2005, Ctr. for Euro-Asian Studies, Univ. of Reading, UK

Euro-Asian Studies Weekly Seminars

Every Wednesday from 5.00 to 6.00 pm in Room 125, HUMSS
University of Reading
United Kingdom

October 12th, 2005
Dr. Yelena Kalyuzhnova, The Centre for Euro-Asian Studies. "Hydrocarbon 
Wealth and Development: Caspian Experience".

October 19th, 2005
Dr Jeff Hass, The Centre for Euro-Asian Studies and Sociology Department, 
"Euro-Asian Region: are strong states or democracy enough?"

October 26th, 2005
Mr. Max Watson, Economic Adviser, DG ECFIN, European Commission, Visiting 
Fellow, The Centre for Euro-Asian Studies. "Growth or Stability - Managing 
Fiscal Policy in Emerging Economies".

November 2rd, 2005
Mr Andrew Miller, Team leader, Energy Security, Foreign and Commonwealth 
Office "The Foreign Policy Dynamic and Energy Security"

November 9th, 2005
Professor Christoph Bluth, Visiting Professor, The Centre for Euro-Asian 
Studies; University of Leeds "North Korea and future of the North East Asia".

November 16th, 2005
Professor Michael Spagat, Royal Holloway College, University of London "From 
Old wars to New Wars and Global Terrorism".

November 23th, 2005
Dr Deborah Sandres, Kings College, London "Ukraine after the Orange 
Revolution".

November 30th, 2005
Mr Atul Gupta, Chief Operating Officer, Burren Energy "Knowing Your Niche: 
Burren Energy in the World Oil and Gas Market".

For more information, contact:

Dr Yelena Kalyuzhnova
Director

The Centre for Euro-Asian Studies
The University of Reading
Whiteknights, PO Box 218,
Reading, RG6 6AA
United Kingdom

Tel: 44 118 3786637
Fax: 44 118 3786274
Web: http://www.rdg.ac.uk/IEAS

CONF./CFP- 3rd Annual GOSECA Graduate Conference, Feb. 2006, Univ. of Pittsburgh

Posted by: GOSECA University of Pittsburgh <ahc12+(a)pitt.edu>
Posted: 6 Oct 2005


CONF./CFP- 3rd Annual GOSECA Graduate Conference, Feb. 2006, U. of Pittsburgh

Call for Papers

Third Annual Graduate Student Conference:

Idea Exchange: Mediums and Methods of Communication in Eastern Europe, 
Russia and Central Asia

Graduate Organization for the Study of Europe and Central Asia
Center for Russian and East European Studies

February 24-26, 2006

University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Submission Deadline: December 15, 2005

In the histories of Eastern Europe, Russia, and Central Asia, countless 
social and political upheavals have been articulated through, if not 
facilitated by, a variety of communication mediums and methods.  The uses of 
various modes of communication played a critical role in the collapse of 
state socialism and in the later reconstruction of new political and social 
regimes.  In the sixteen years since, the exchange of ideas and the 
dissemination of knowledge through practices of communication continue to be 
of vital importance to political engagement, cultural expression, arts, 
sciences, and the creation of novel social orders.

This conference will explore questions related to the historical and 
contemporary impact of different mediums and methods of communication in 
Eastern Europe, Russia, and Central Asia.  We find it useful to adopt an 
inclusive understanding of mediums and methods that refers equally to venues 
for idea exchange, channels for the transmission of information, means 
through which communication is generated and even arenas for public debates 
and the constitution of civic initiatives.

We invite abstracts that address questions and arguments such as:  What is 
the relationship between various mediums of communication and the 
reorganization of power, politics and the state in former socialist 
societies?  How are they impacted by state regulations, economic factors, or 
the international promotion of intellectual property rights?  Have mediums 
of communication been used to stimulate democratic participation and debate 
of ideas?  Do they rather facilitate the exercise of novel forms of 
governance and tactics of power?  What factors limit communication, and what 
elements of communication and media create new opportunities in the region?  
Who controls information, and who can authoritatively spread ideas?

The University of Pittsburgh's Graduate Organization for the Study of Europe 
and Central Asia, in cooperation with the Center for Russian and East 
European Studies, invites fellow graduate students working on related topics 
from all disciplines to submit abstracts for our Third Annual Graduate 
Student Conference.  We encourage a broad range of approaches, from social 
science and humanities to law and public policy, as well as a diverse set of 
topics to be explored in accordance with the main goal of this conference:  
to stimulate interdisciplinary debates and the exchange of ideas.

Deadline for submission of abstracts:
December 15, 2005

Abstract Requirements:

Paper abstracts of up to 500 words (using Microsoft Word or PDF format, 12 
point font, double spaced) and curriculum vitae must be submitted via email 
to gosecaconference(a)yahoo.com by December 15, 2005.  The body of the 
abstract should contain no identifying information other than its title.  
The cover page must include: title of submission, author's or authors' 
name(s), institutional and departmental affiliation(s), e-mail address(es), 
geographic address(es), and a primary phone number. Although we require all 
of this information, correspondence will occur mainly via e-mail.

We will contact the author(s) of accepted abstracts by January 1, 2004.

Paper Requirements:

In order to facilitate presentation time limits, and to ensure time for 
active discussions, paper length will be limited to 8 typed pages, 
double-spaced, with 12 point font.  All participants will be required to 
submit a copy of the final paper one month prior to the conference.

Housing:

The conference organization will be able to offer free housing, but not 
transportation, to all selected participants.

CONF.- Searching for Peace in Chechnya, Swisspeace, Nov. 8, Bern, Switzerland

Posted by: Reto Weyermann <reto.weyermann(a)swisspeace.ch>
Posted: 6 Oct 2005


CONF.- Searching for Peace in Chechnya, Swisspeace, Nov. 8, Bern, Switzerland

Searching for Peace in Chechnya - Swiss Initiatives and Experiences

The violent conflict in Chechnya has lasted for more than a decade now. 
While the political solution to the crisis must be found by the parties 
directly involved on both sides, the question remains what the outside world 
can do. How for example can Switzerland contribute to peace in the region. 
And what role do Russian and Chechen parties expect of external actors? 
Russian, Chechen, international experts, and Swiss governmental 
representatives will explore these and other questions at the swisspeace 
annual conference.

Further information and registration:

http://www.swisspeace.org/news/default.htm or via e-mail: info(a)swisspeace.ch

Please note that swisspeace can not provide any contributions to travel and 
accommodation expenses.

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