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PROGRAM INFO.- Women's Human Rights Advocacy Training, Open Society Institute

Posted by: Craig Zelizer <czelizer(a)irex.org>
Posted: 8 May 1998

PROGRAM INFO.- Women's Human Rights Advocacy Training, Open Society Institute
OSI Network Women's Program

Women's Human Rights Step by Step
Application Form
Application Deadline: May 18, 1998

The Women's Human Rights Advocacy Training is designed to enable a core
group of women in each of the participating countries to:
* appreciate the relevance and importance of human rights law and
  mechanisms;
* know how to use the human rights system at the national, regional and
  international levels;
* acquire skills in methods of documenting and reporting violations of
  human rights; and
* design advocacy strategies that can be used to promote women's human
  rights.

The training program, which  starts in July-August 1998, will only be
for the participants from the following countries:
Cluster A:  Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan
Cluster B:  Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Macedonia, Albania

The program consists of three one-week training sessions over a period
of two years.  Participants will plan and implement at least one
organizational strategy to promote or defend women's human rights in
their countries of origin.  Between training sessions, the training
team will offer follow-up advice, feedback and technical assistance as
needed in the implementation of these strategies.

WLD International will provide the training drawing on its staff and
network of international experts in the field of women's human rights.
The curriculum will be based on the Women's Human Rights Step by Step
manual, with the key thematic areas covering:
* the main concepts of human rights law;
* the structure of the human rights system and how to access and use
  selected human rights mechanisms;
* how to develop strategies that promote or defend women's human
  rights; and
* how to investigate and document abuses.

Due to limited space, only 5 participants per country will be able to
participate in the first training.  The attached application form will
help us determine who can meet the qualifications for participation.
We request that you complete the application form in English.
Selected participants will receive funds from the Soros national
foundation in their country for travel costs including airfare/train
fare/bus, local transportation, visa costs where necessary, and a $150
per diem.  Hotel accommodations and meals will be provided by the
Network Women's Program.  A modest stipend for work following the first
training will be jointly provided by the Soros national foundations and
the Network Women's Program.

To receive an application form, contact CCSI at:  ccsi(a)u.washington.edu

PROGRAM INFO.- Summer Central Asian Language Program, Indiana University

Posted by: Talant Mawkanuli <tmawkan(a)indiana.edu>
Posted: 2 May 1998


PROGRAM INFO.- Summer Central Asian Language Program, Indiana University

The Indiana University Summer Workshop in Slavic, East European and Central
Asian Languages announces that it will teach the following courses in the
languages of Central Asia. Fellowship support is available:

KAZAK -- FIRST YEAR

UZBEK -- FIRST AND SECOND YEAR

TURKMEN -- FIRST YEAR

PLEASE NOTE THAT CHECHEN AND GEORGIAN ARE ALSO AVAILABLE (with fellowships).

Courses are equivalent to one year of study and offer 6 graduate and 8
undergraduate hours of credit.  Each course includes twenty contact hours
per week for a period of eight weeks (June 19 to August 14).  Applications
for fellowships will be considered if they arrive by May 7.  Thereafter,
rolling admissions.  Applications are available on our web page:
http://www.indiana.edu/~iuslavic/swseel.html

For further information contact:

Director, SWSEEL
Ballantine Hall 502
Indiana Univ.
Bloomington, IN 47405
phone: (812) 855-2608
fax: (812) 855-2107
e-mail:  SWSEEL(a)indiana.edu

SUMMER PROGRAM- Mongolian Language and Culture, Ulaanbaatar, 6-18 July

Posted by: Central Asian Studies <centasia(a)fas.harvard.edu>
Posted: 28 Apr 1998


SUMMER PROGRAM- Mongolian Language and Culture, Ulaanbaatar, 6-18 July

[NOTE: All inquiries should be directed to the contact address below.]

A two-week Summer Mongolian Language and Cross Culture Program will be
offered in Ulaanbaatar, July 6-18, 1998.  The cost of the program including
Participation Fee and local transportation, meals and accommodations, is
USD 500.  For full information contact:

J. Bat-Ireedui
International School of Mongolian Studies
Room 314, Mongolian Youth Federation Building
P.O. Box 269
Ulaanbaatar 210646
   MONGOLIA
tel.: +976-1-325064, +976-9911-5206, +976-976-1-329745
fax:  +976-1-325064

PROGRAM INFO.- Univ. of Wash. Summer Program Course on Central Asia

Posted by: Talgat Imangaliev <atyrau(a)u.washington.edu>
Posted: 13 Apr 1998


PROGRAM INFO.- Univ. of Wash. Summer Program Course on Central Asia

The Jackson School of International Studied and the Department of Near
Eastern Languages and Civilization announce a NEW COURSE for SUMMER 1998:

"THE TURKIC PEOPLES OF CENTRAL ASIA"

SISRE 490B
NELC 496/596B

Summer Quarter 1998, 5 credits, 1:10-2:2:10 MTWThF (Room TBA).

This interdisciplinary ethnographic survey addresses the history,
languages, cultures and current issues of the Turkic peoples of Central
Asia.  The area covered includes the independent republics of Kazakstan,
Kirghizstan, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan, as well as Azerbaijan, the
Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, and the Autonomous Republics within the
Russian Federation. Weekly films and presentations by native scholars and
area specialists are part of the curriculum.

Instructor: Kagan Arik

For further information, please contact:

kagana(a)u.washington.edu

PROGRAM INFO.- Training for Economic Educators from Former Soviet Union & E.E., National Council on Economic Education

Posted by: Craig Zelizer <czelizer(a)irex.org>
Posted: 26 Mar 1998


The National Council on Economic Education is pleased to offer two new
training opportunities for teachers in the former Soviet Union, Baltic
States, and central Europe.  Although graduates of the NCEE's Train the
Trainers program will receive preference, other qualified individuals may
also apply.

The first activity is a workshop in economic education for the elementary
grades.  It is offered for teams of educators, with each team consisting of
one NCEE Train the Trainers graduate and one classroom teacher who teaches
elementary-age students. The workshop will take place May 24-28 in Sofia,
Bulgaria.  The working languages of the workshop are English and Russian.
The National Council will pay travel and workshop expenses for
participants.  Deadline for submission of applications is April 6, 1998.

The second activity is a workshop and study tour on evaluation in economic
education.  It is offered for individuals who have begun to address the
question of how to evaluate economic education programs by assessing
economic learning.  The program will take place June 21-July 1, 199 in
Bloomington, Indiana and Washington, DC.  The working language is English.
The National Council will pay travel and workshop expenses for
participants.  Applications are due April 15, 1998.

To learn more about either of these programs or to request an application
form, please contact Paul Eaton or Barbara DeVita at the NCEE:

Paul Eaton                              Barbara DeVita
Tel: 212-730-7007, ext. 328             Tel: 212-730-7007, ext.338
Fax: 212-768-7894                       Fax: 212-768-7894
E-mail: peaton(a)eaglobal.org
E-mail: bdevita(a)eaglobal.org

National Council on Economic Education
1140 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY  10036
Tel: 212-730-7007
Fax: 212-768-7894

PROGRAM INFO.- Aga Khan Humanities Project for Central Asia

Posted by: AKEF Dushanbe <rafique(a)akefhum.td.silk.org>
Posted: 24 Mar 1998


PROGRAM INFO.- Aga Khan Humanities Project for Central Asia

AGA KHAN HUMANITIES PROJECT FOR CENTRAL ASIA
PROJECT DESCRIPTION

March 1998

I. INTRODUCTION

As approved by the Ministry of Education of the Government of Tajikistan in
March 1997, The Aga Khan Humanities Project for Central Asia is part of a
broader endeavor of the Aga Khan Development Network to promote social,
cultural and economic development through higher education in Tajikistan.
Two components are the English Language and Economics Programs. The Aga
Khan Humanities Project for Central Asia comprises the third component,
implemented by the Aga Khan Trust for Culture.

II. CONCEPTUAL FOUNDATIONS

The project aims to develop a core, introductory humanities curriculum for
undergraduates in universities in Central Asia based on the cultural
traditions of the region. Cultural revival can help locate the identity of
the citizens of Central Asia in their cultural heritage, but with an
appreciation of the breadth of this heritage. The project therefore employs
a concept of civilization that encompasses societies, religious
communities, status groups or ethnic groups, and sheds light on their
interaction. Central Asia is a product of many civilizations, including
ancient Iranian, Greek, Buddhist, Zoroastrian, Turkic, Islamic and Russian.
The project will employ civilization as an orientating principle rather
than a strictly defined concept. This notion of civilization will not be
essentialist, and will respect the layering of civilizations and the
diversity both within each layer and within each individual. In this model,
Islamic Civilization is an interactive plurality that encompasses the inner
life as exemplified by Sufism, the rational as exemplified by the
philosophers and scientists, the legal, as exemplified by the Shari'ah, and
the artistic and literary, as exemplified by adab, the oral tradition, art
and architecture. This project will therefore not promote any one
perspective nor provide religious instruction. Embodying a comparative
perspective, the curriculum will orient students to cultural pluralism and
the foundations of civil society in traditional culture. It aims to
accomplish this by developing skills in ethical reflection, cultural
interpretation and problem solving, including conflict resolution. This
includes the ability to ask questions that go deeper than information
seeking and to be objective about the weaknesses of the distant and the
recent past. It will assume that one measure of the cultural resilience of
a people is their ability to recognize greatness in other cultures. Such
perspectives should help students address current challenges, predicaments
and opportunities and build bridges across communal boundaries in the
region. The project will also help make Central Asian culture available to
the outside world. This endeavor could help return Central Asians to their
historical role as creative mediators at the crossroads of civilizations,
offering a banner under which national sentiments can be met and mitigated
by a universalism that can inspire many others.

II. A THEMATIC APPROACH

The scope of cultural studies is broad and interdisciplinary, covering, for
example, the art, the languages, the poetry, the rites and customs of
everyday life, the dance, the music, the values and the understanding of
human nature.  Coherence will be sought in well-defined themes and a
pedagogy that focuses on skills:

CLUSTER 1: INDIVIDUAL

THEME 1:        Individual-the object for cognition, human diversity, human
ideals

Human diversity has biological roots and is recognized in varying ways in
all cultures. This understanding consists in the theories and categories
various peoples employ to explain the variety of human beings. Such
conceptions are vital in engendering and rooting an appreciation of
individual diversity in the traditions of Central Asia.  All peoples hold
ideals that transcend individual diversity, including rural peoples often
ignored in textual scholarship. Students will examine these ideals
critically, pluralistically and comparatively, but with empathy.

THEME 2:        Individual and Society

New economic forces will encourage individual initiative, which has
corroded responsibilities to neighborhood, village, community, profession,
common spaces and the environment. Such responsibilities, when grounded in
the culture and defined explicitly and flexibly enough to be applicable,
can help build the foundations of a civil society if respect for the
individual is sustained.

THEME 3:        Art and the Human Condition

Life is complex, human choice is great, and humans are capable of good,
evil, error and can suffer tragic circumstance. In all cultures, great
writers, thinkers and artists have focused on such aspects of the human
condition. All great art is a window to the human soul, and the skills at
producing and interpreting such art is essential to the sustenance of a
civilization.

CLUSTER 2: CULTURE

THEME 4:        Culture, Tradition, Innovation and Practical Reasoning

This theme includes the traditions of healing, creative work, building and
community enterprise. New social and economic programs will have to
understand which achievements of the past are worth preserving, adapting or
discarding, and what problem-solving skills may be vital today. Case
studies of social innovation that employ tradition will form the core of
this theme.

THEME 5: The Relationship between the Oral and the Written Tradition

Unfortunately, cultural research focuses much more on the written text than
the oral tradition, which includes music. This not only biases urban people
over rural people and men over women, but also ignores the community, a key
agency of the transmission of culture. This agency lies in the context of
the recitation, performance and transmission of traditional arts. In
addition, much of recent history previously suppressed or ignored,
especially among rural or among those with low status, must be captured.

THEME 6:        Understanding Cultural Creativity and Decline

Many intellectuals dwell on the great achievements of the past, bemoan the
end of those days, and fail to ask questions that lend insight into this
important phenomenon and thus into conditions for creativity today.

III. A PEDAGOGY OF SKILLS

The entire curriculum will focus upon developing the following skills:

A PERSPECTIVES

1. The ability to appreciate the humanistic dimension in a variety of
traditions.
2. The ability to recognize, respect and explore the coexistence of several
cultural traditions.
3. The ability to interpret the past with empathy, objectivity and critical
insight.
4. Moral breadth, including the willingness to embrace a plurality of
interpretation.


B SKILLS OF INTERPRETATION

1. The ability to analyse a variety of cultural phenomena in the light of
an analytic problem
2. The ability place cultural ideas in their social context.
3. The ability to explore linkages between culture and civil society.
4. The ability to assess current problems and to identify culturally
sensitive solutions.

IV. OUTCOMES

The themes of this curriculum can form the backbone for a requirement for
all undergraduates, lasting up to two years. It can lay the foundation of
skills to enrich the following years of specialization. It will generate
the following outcomes:

1. Curriculum Materials:

 * Conceptual framework: This will link the various themes and identify key
foundational concepts.
 * Curriculum materials: This will consist of thematically oriented texts
and other media, each point within which will involve comparison between at
least three major civilizations. Later, research will be undertaken to
strengthen the local content of the material.
 * Pedagogic guidelines: These will link each theme to the relevant
pedagogic objectives and suggest how the material can be taught in various
settings.
 * Pre-Test Seminar: This is for gifted and motivated students recruited
throughout Dushanbe. A social theorist and an experienced music teacher and
composer will collaborate to pretest material by combining conceptual
development, creative writing and dramatic performances. The Seminar will
also provide partner universities a model for their implementation.
 * Locally produced curriculum material:

A) Creative Material: A competition will elicit new poetry, drama and
fictional narratives in Tajik on people in the tradition who linked
civilizations and who transformed culture. Great figures of a tradition are
too often viewed simply as exemplars, with no reference to how they broke
the mould of the traditions they encountered.
The project will retain entries for possible use in the curriculum. This
will be replicated in other Central Asian countries.

B) Illustrations: Local artists will be commissioned to produce
illustrations of figures that are not static icons to be revered but human
beings who encountered crises and coped with them creatively. Other images
will portray situations where individuals bridged different cultures.

C) Thematic Textbook: after implementation in several settings, the project
will produce a textbook for students as well as pedagogic guidelines and
background material for teachers.

2. Outreach:

 * Local Outreach (1997-98): Project Implementation Workshops. Regular
workshops with teams from up to four universities in Dushanbe will develop
a pilot implementation plan, starting with conceptual foundations,
curriculum assessment techniques, and teaching methods. This will be
integrated with the Pre-Test Seminar.
 * Pilot implementation (1998-99): This will take place in the partner
universities in Dushanbe. It will be closely monitored and documented by
project staff and implementation teams.
 * Regional Outreach (1999-2000): After pilot implementation, several
members of the curriculum development team, seconded from regional
universities and Kyrgyzstan, will return to establish satellite projects.
 * Resource Center: This will contain textual, visual as well as audio
material directly relevant to the project.
 * International Conference (2000): Inviting talent from throughout the
region, it will focus exclusively on innovative pedagogy in the humanities,
and draw upon the lessons offered by the Project.

V       POSSIBLE FUTURE DIRECTIONS

1. The project can test an organizational model for independent,
sustainable curricular enrichment.
2. It can collaborate with universities and projects beyond the region,
including the Western world.
3. The project can take form in new technologies.
4. The curriculum can be adapted for the high-school level.
5. At a later stage, the curriculum can integrate the humanities, basic
science and ecology to form a thematic, two-year core curriculum for all
undergraduates.  This can cluster the skills of cultural interpretation,
ethical reasoning, mathematical reasoning, basic scientific knowledge,
research skills and logical inference to form the basic education of the
modern Central Asian citizen.  It may also help counter the ignorance of
humanities among science students, who have elsewhere uncritically adopted
narrow ideologies.

Rafique Keshavjee
Director
Aga Khan Humanities Project for Central Asia
5, Sechenova Street
Dushanbe, Tajikistan
Tel.: 7-3772-510128 or 245823 or 245297 (EST plus 10 hours)
Satellite Fax: 873-682-284-222
Fax: 7-3772-510-066
e-mail: rafique(a)akefhum.td.silk.org

PROGRAM INFO.- Advanced Degrees at the Centre for Euro-Asian Studies

Posted by: Yelena Kalyuzhnova <y.kaluyzhnova(a)reading.ac.uk>
Posted: 19 Mar 1998


PROGRAM INFO.- Advanced Degrees at the Centre for Euro-Asian Studies, Reading

The Centre for Euro-Asian Studies (Reading, UK) is proud to announce the
MA/MPhil/PhD programmes for next academic year (1998/9).

MA, MPhil, PhD Programmes in:

Euro-Asian Studies
Development Beyond Central Planning
Banking in Transition Economies
Central and East European Studies
Diplomacy (Special Stream for the former
Soviet Union, Central and Eastern Europe)

Contact: Nick Tucker, Administrator
The Centre for Euro-Asian Studies, GSEIS
The University of Reading
PO Box 218
Reading RG6 6AA, UK
email: cpss(a)reading.ac.uk
World Wide Web: http://www.rdg.ac.uk/EIS/GSEIS/ceas.html
Phone: +44 (0) 118 931 6637  Fax: +44 (0)118 975 5442


Dr Yelena Kalyuzhnova
Co-ordinator
The Centre for Euro-Asian Studies
http://www.rdg.ac.uk/EIS/GSEIS/ceas/ceas.html
GSEIS, The University of Reading
Whiteknights, PO Box 218,
Reading, RG6 6AA
UK

PROGRAM INFO.- Summer Kazak Language at the University of Iowa

Posted by: Elizabeth Constantine <econstan(a)blue.weeg.uiowa.edu>
Posted: 18 Mar 1998


PROGRAM INFO.- Summer Kazak Language at the University of Iowa

The University of Iowa Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian and
the Department of Russian announce the 1998 Summer Language Institute.
Czech, Kazak and Russian will be offered.  FLAS fellowships are available
for graduate students.  Pending funding Uzbek will be offered.  The Summer
Language Institute will run from June 9 - July 31, 1998.  For information
and an on-line application visit the University of Iowa General Catalog on
the Web or call the UI Registration Center at 319/335-0244.

web site:  http://www.uiowa.edu/~creees/

Kazak will be taught by Dr. Alma B. Kunanbaeva who is currently a Visiting
Scholar in the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, University
of California at Berkeley. She previously taught Kazak at the University
of Wisconsin and at the University of Washington.


Elizabeth A. Constantine
Outreach Coordinator
CREEES
The University of Iowa
252 International Center
Iowa City, IA  52242

tel:  (319) 335-1442
fax:  (319) 335-0280

PROGRAM INFO.- Armenian Language Summer Institute, U. Mich./Yerevan

Posted by: Diana Sukhman <dianars(a)umich.edu>
Posted: 16 Mar 1998


PROGRAM INFO.- Armenian Language Summer Institute, Univ. of Michigan/Yerevan

1998 Armenian Language Summer Institute in Yerevan

The Armenian Studies Program at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor is
pleased to announce the 1998 Armenian Language Summer Institute to be held
in Yerevan, Armenia from approximately June 26 to August 21, 1998.  The
program is open to all undergraduate, graduate, and professional school
students who wish to learn Modern Eastern or Western  Armenian.  A series
of lectures on Armenian culture and history and an extensive program of
excursions and cultural events will supplement the courses.  Undergraduate
students are required to take the course for credit (8 credit hours);
graduate students may choose to enroll for a non-credit certificate.  The
same academic criteria will apply to credit and non-credit students.  A few
scholarships, based on need, are available to undergraduates taking the
course for credit.

In addition to high quality intensive language instruction the program
offers the opportunity to live and learn in Armenia.  The program is
directed by Dr. Kevork Bardakjian, Marie Manoogian Professor of Armenian
Language and Literature and Director of the Armenian Studies Program at the
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

For more information or for an application packet, please contact:

Diana Sukhman, Coordinator
Armenian Language Summer Institute
Suite 4668, 1080 South University
The University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI  48109-1106

E-mail:  dianars(a)umich.edu
Phone:  734/764-0351
Fax:  734/763-4765

PROGRAM INFO.- Georgian Language Summer Program, Indiana University

Posted by: Stephen H Rapp <Rapppp(a)aol.com>
Posted: 14 Mar 1998


PROGRAM INFO.- Georgian Language Summer Program, Indiana University

I am writing in an unofficial capacity to announce Indiana University's
annual Georgian language summer program.  The modern Georgian language is
one component of IU's renowned Summer Slavic Workshop which is slated to
take place in 1998 from circa 15 June to circa 15 August.

As in past years, the instructor of the Georgian program is Professor
Dodona Kizira of Indiana University, a leading specialist of Georgian
language and literature in the USA.  No previous knowledge of Georgian (or
Russian!) is assumed.  Upon completion of the intensive course, students
will be able to read in modern Georgian with the assistance of a
dictionary.  Prof. Kiziria will emphasize reading and speaking.  So as to
imbue students with a sense of Georgia, the language is embedded in a
larger cultural framework.  Films and cassettes will be employed throughout
the summer.

For the uninitiated: Georgian is a non-Indo-European language.  It is not
directly related (e.g.) to Russian, Armenian, Turkish, or Persian.  In
fact, along with its close relatives, Georgian comprises its own linguistic
family (the so-called Kartvelian group).  The Georgians enjoy a long
history extending back to Achaemenid Persia.  Georgian literature first
emerged in the fifth century AD, and Georgian historiography is extant
already from the turn of the eighth/ninth century.  Students in the summer
program will benefit not only from Prof. Kiziria's wonderful teaching style
but also from the massive collection of Georgian materials (including
manuscripts) at the Indiana University libraries.

Information and application materials may be requested from:

Prof. J. Kolodziej
Summer Slavic Workshop
Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures
502 Ballantine Hall
Indiana University
Bloomington, IN 47401

Questions may also be directed to Prof. Kiziria at: kiziria(a)indiana.edu

As a participant in the summer program in 1989, I would also be happy to
entertain questions.

Dr. Stephen H. Rapp, Jr.
E-mail: <rapppp(a)aol.com>

PROGRAM INFO.- Summer Kazak Language Program, Indiana University

Posted by: Talant Mawkanuli <tmawkan(a)indiana.edu>
Posted: 14 Mar 1998


PROGRAM INFO.- Summer Kazak Language Program, Indiana University

Pending funding, the Department of Central Eurasian Studies (CEUS) and
Summer Workshop in Slavic and East European Languages (SWSEEL) at Indiana
University will offer instruction in Kazak language which will take place
from June 19 to August 14, 1998.

     U175 Introductory Kazak I  (4 CR)
     U176 Introductory Kazak II (4 CR)
     U575 Introductory Kazak I  (3 CR)
     U576 Introductory Kazak II (3 CR)

Fellowships will be available pending on Funding.  To receive an
application or for more information, contact:

Dr. Jerzy Kolodziej, SWSEEL Director
Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures
Ballantine Hall 502
Indiana University
Bloomington, IN 47405
Tel: (812) 855-2608
Email: swseel(a)indiana.edu

Information is also available at the SWSEEL home page at
<http://www.indiana.edu/~iuslavic/swseel.html>.


Introductory Kazak I-II
Instructor: Talant Mawkanuli
     Department of Central Eurasian Studies
     Goodbody Hall 157, Indiana University
     Bloomington, IN 47405
     Tel: 812-855-2233
     Fax: 812-855-7500

Description: The aim of this course is to provide students with a general
knowledge of Kazak language, as it is spoken and written today, along with
an introduction to the culture that is directly and naturally expressed
through that language.  Throughout, the course will emphasize the oral
language of educated native speakers, as well as the contemporary literary
language as reflected in newspapers and journals.  This course will also
familiarize students with the sound system and alphabet of Kazak and
provide a systematic presentation of basic grammar.  In addition, it will
stress practice in speaking, listening, reading, and writing.

The instructor will strive to minimize the use of English in the classroom
in order to use Kazak whenever possible.  Throughout the course students
will be exposed to such authentic visual materials as newspapers,
advertisements, pictures, slides and video tapes illustrating Kazak
cultural life.  By the end of the intensive course (equivalent of one full
academic year regular course) the students should be able to read simple
prose texts and newspaper articles with some difficulty, and deal with some
basic everyday living situations.

Teaching Materials:
 * Draft version of "Tilashar: Introductory Kazak" by the instructor.
 * Draft version of "A Comprehensive Kazak Grammar" by the instructor.
 * Selections from other textbooks, newspapers, and journals.

PROGRAM INFO.- New MA in Post-Communist Studies at the Univ. of Leeds

Posted by: Neil Melvin <n.j.melvin(a)leeds.ac.uk>
Posted: 9 Mar 1998


PROGRAM INFO.- New MA in Post-Communist Studies at the University of Leeds

Building upon its success in winning three HEFCE lectureships in Russian
and Central European studies, the Centre for Russian, Eurasian, and Central
European Studies at the University of Leeds has recently established an MA
Programme in Post-Communist Studies.  The MA in Post-Communist Studies is
designed to promote the study of the former Soviet bloc societies in a
manner appropriate to the multifaceted nature of post-communism.  The
central aim of the MA is to offer to students the opportunity to acquire a
strong disciplinary-based training, coupled with a detailed knowledge of a
distinct set of countries.  The MA offers a high degree of flexibility and
a wide range of choice. The degree is designed to meet the needs both of
those wishing to use the MA as a terminal professional qualification and of
those who want to undertake the MA as training for advanced research work.

Each student is provided with an in-depth introduction to the central
issues emerging in Central Europe and Eurasia, and an opportunity to pursue
more specialised study in a particular discipline or geographic area.
Students may select modules offered by the departments of Business Studies,
Politics, Russian and Slavonic Studies, International Studies, East Asian
Studies, Geography and European Studies. Students can also undertake
language training in Russian, Bulgarian, Czech or Mongolian.

For further details, please contact:

Dr. Neil Melvin
Admissions Tutor
MA Post-Communist Studies
Department of Politics
ESS Building
University of Leeds
Leeds LS2 9JT
United Kingdom
Tel: +44-113-233-4401/-6869
Fax: +44-113-233-4400
Email: n.j.melvin(a)leeds.ac.uk
http://www.leeds.ac.uk/lucreces/

PROGRAM INFO.- MA in Post-Communist Studies, University of Leeds

Posted by: Neil J. Melvin <polnjm(a)lucs-01.novell.leeds.ac.uk>
Posted: 6 Feb 1998


PROGRAM INFO.- MA in Post-Communist Studies at the University of Leeds

Building upon its success in winning three HEFCE lectureships
in Russian and Central European studies, the Centre for Russian,
Eurasian, and Central European Studies at the University of Leeds has
recently established an MA programme in Post-Communist Studies.

The MA in Post-Communist Studies is designed to promote the study of
the former Soviet bloc societies in a manner appropriate to the
multifaceted nature of post-communism.  The central aim of the MA is
offer to students the opportunity to acquire a strong
disciplinary-based training, coupled with a detailed knowledge of a
distinct set of countries.  The MA offers a high degree of
flexibility and a wide range of choice.  The degree is designed to
meet the needs both of those wishing to use the MA as a terminal
professional qualification and of those who want to undertake the MA
as training for advanced research work.

Eact student is provided with an in-depth introduction to the central
issues emerging in Central Europe and Eurasia, and an opportunity to
pursue more specialised study in a particular discipline or
geographic area.  Students may select modules offered by the
departments of Business Studies, Politics, Russian and Slavonic
Studies, International Studies, East Asian Studies, Geography and
European Studies.  Students can also undertake language training in
Russian, Bulgarian, Czech or Mongolian.

For further details contact:

Dr. Neil Melvin
Admissions Tutor
MA Post-Communist Studies
Department of Politics
ESS Building
University of Leeds
Leeds LS2 9JT
United Kingdom

Tele: ++44(0)113-233-4401
or
Tele: ++44(0)113-233-6869

Fax: ++44(0)113-233-4400
e-mail: n.j.melvin(a)leeds.ac.uk

or further details of the MA in Post-Communist Studies may be found
at http://www.leeds.ac.uk/lucreces/
Dr. Neil J. Melvin,
Department of Politics,
ESS Building,
University of Leeds,
Leeds, LS2 9JT.
United Kingdom.

Tele: ++44-113-233-4401
Fax:  ++44-113-233-4400

PROGRAM INFO.- ACTR/ACCELS Central Asian Study Programs

Posted by: Erik Blender <blender(a)actr.org>
Posted: 30 Jan 1998


PROGRAM INFO.- ACTR/ACCELS Central Asian Study Programs

Programs for Research and Language Training in Central Asia
and the Islamic and Turkic Languages and Cultures
of the Former Soviet Union

ACTR/ACCELS Programs in Central Asia and other countries of the former
Soviet Union that may be of interest to you and your colleagues.  Amazing
opportunities have opened in the NIS for scholars of Islam and the Turkic,
Iranian, and Muslim languages and cultures of central Asia, Azerbaijan, and
Russia. However, there are still many problems associated with conducting
research and traveling within these countries.

ACTR/ACCELS arranges individual or small-group programs for the study of
the languages and cultures of the countries of the former Soviet Union,
including Islamic and Turkic peoples and languages in the Russian
Federation, Azerbaijan, and the five countries of Central Asia: Kazakhstan,
Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan.  Customized programs
for students or scholars may be arranged for summer, fall or spring
semester, and the academic year.  ACTR/ACCELS also offers support services
for short-term visits and programs for advanced, individual research.

ACTR/ACCELS in-country support and expertise ensures that program
participants acquire the maximum benefit from their experience abroad.
ACTR/ACCELS provides in-country support through its local offices: Baku,
Azerbaijan; Almaty, Akmola, Aktubinsk, Ust-Kamenogorsk, Kazakhstan;
Bishkek, Osh, Kyrgyzstan; Ekaterinburg, Moscow, Nizhny Novgorod,
Novosibirsk, St. Petersburg, Samara, Vladivostok, and Volgograd, Russia;
Dushanbe, Tajikistan; Ashgabad, Turkmenistan; and Tashkent, Bukhara,
Namangan, Nukus, and Samarkand, Uzbekistan. ACTR/ACCELS offices are staffed
by both Americans and nationals, and all staff speak English and the local
language(s).

ACTR/ACCELS has over twenty-five years of experience in the region and is
the best resource for arranging programs and providing local support.
ACTR/ACCELS can help with travel, visa, academic affiliation, insurance and
medical services, in-country support, region-specific information, and
housing.

Please contact us if we can be of help to you or a colleague.

Sincerely yours,
Andrea Littell
Program Manager, Research Programs

e-mail:    littell(a)actr.org
        blender(a)actr.org
        stephens(a)actr.org

PROGRAM INFO.- 1998 Armenian Language Summer Institute in Yerevan

Posted by: Marysia H Ostafin <mostafin(a)umich.edu>
Posted: 27 Jan 1998


PROGRAM INFO.- 1998 Armenian Language Summer Institute in Yerevan

The Armenian Studies Program at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor is
pleased to announce the 1998 Armenian Language Summer Institute to be held
in Yerevan, Armenia from approximately June 26 to August 21, 1998.  The
program is open to all undergraduate, graduate, and professional school
students who wish to learn Modern Eastern or Western Armenian.  A series of
lectures on Armenian culture and history and an extensive program of
excursions and cultural events will supplement the courses.  Undergraduate
students are required to take the course for credit (8 credit hours);
graduate students may choose to enroll for a non-credit certificate.  The
same academic criteria will apply to credit and non-credit students.  A few
scholarships, based on need, are available to undergraduates taking the
course for credit.

In addition to high quality intensive language instruction the program
offers the opportunity to live and learn in Armenia.  The program is
directed by Dr. Kevork Bardakjian, Marie Manoogian Professor of Armenian
Language and Literature and Director of the Armenian Studies Program at the
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

For more information or for an application packet, please contact:

Diana Sukhman, Coordinator
Armenian Language Summer Institute
Suite 4668, 1080 South University
The University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI  48109-1106

E-mail:  dianars(a)umich.edu
Phone:  734/764-0351
Fax:  734/763-4765

PROGRAM INFO.- Religious Leadership/Human Rights Training, Columbia U.

Posted by: Center for the Study of Human Rights <cshr(a)columbia.edu>
Posted: 14 Jan 1998


PROGRAM INFO.- Religion, Human Rights & Religious Freedom
        An International Exchange & Research Project

Columbia University with the support of the Pew Charitable Trusts, has
established a training and research program for religious leaders, human
rights activists, and scholars.  A major goal of the Project is to promote
interaction between religious communities and the international human
rights movement, as well as to enhance concern for religious freedom and
religious tolerance.

The Project will organize annual exchange and research programs at Columbia
University for human rights advocates and religious figures.  During the
first three years, they will come from Eastern and Central Europe and the
former Soviet Union.  Each year, there will be nine funded fellows,
appointed as visiting scholars at Columbia University.  The program begins
each September and continues for 4 to 7 months.

Welcomed as individual applicants are men and women active in human rights
organizations and/or religious groups in Central and Eastern Europe and the
former Soviet Union.  The program is conduced in English and fluency is
required.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: APRIL 4, 1998

There is a Web site which contains more information about this program as
well as an application form that can be downloaded.

    http://www.columbia.edu/cu/humanrights/relbro.html

For more information, contact:

Dr. Elizabeth A. Cole, Program Coordinator
Religion and Human Rights Program
Center for the Study of Human Rights
1108 International Affairs Building
Columbia University, Mail Code: 3365
New York, NY 10027 USA

Tel: (212) 854-2479
Fax: (212) 854-6785 or (212) 316-4578
Email: cshr(a)columbia.edu

PROGRAM INFO.- Robert Bosch Found. Graduate Programme for Int'l Affairs

Posted by: Central Asia Forum <centasia(a)fas.harvard.edu>
Posted: 8 Jan 1998


PROGRAM INFO.- Robert Bosch Foundation Graduate Programme for Int'l Affairs

The Robert Bosch Foundation Graduate Program for International Affairs was
started in 1995 to qualify promising young academics for a future career in
international affairs. The program combines intensive seminars on current
international matters with practical work on individual projects. It is
open to university graduates of all disciplines with a high ranking
academic record, excellent language abilities and strong intercultural
competence. Each applicant has to present an individual project dealing
with a relevant question of international affairs, which he or she wants to
pursue within the programme through suitable internships and research in
Germany and a country in Central or Eastern Europe, Central Asia or the
Middle East.

The programme's focal regions are Central and Eastern Europe as well as the
Middle East, Turkey and Central Asia.

Application forms for the programme year 1998/99 are now available. 20
Stipendia will be granted. The programme year runs from September 1, 1998
until September 1, 1999. Deadline for application is February 15, 1998. To
obtain application forms, send a self-addressed envelope (with 3 DEM
postage) to:

Robert Bosch Foundation
Referat Voelkerverstaendigung
Postfach 10 06 28
D-70005 Stuttgart
Germany
Tel: +49-711-46084-54
Fax: +49-711-462086

PROGRAM INFO.- Focus on Central Asia

Posted by: Angela Parvanta <lskreiser(a)split.uni-bamberg.de>
Posted: 10 Dec 1997


PROGRAM INFO.- Focus on Central Asia

Focus on Central Asia - Languages and Culture
Spring 1998, University of Bamberg, Germany

- Intensive elementary language courses in Tajik, Uyghur and Uzbek -
March 16 to April 9, 1998 - 5 hours of instruction daily (including
grammar, language lab and exercises) - 2 teachers each course (native
speaker and German-speaker) - Proficiency-based teaching materials -
Audio-visual aids - Experienced faculty - 2 hours tutorship daily with
native speakers - Diploma of participation will be issued at the end
of the courses - Free participation for students - 4 one-day seminars
during the weekends - Sponsored by the FORAREA-program of the State
of Bavaria, Germany

For more information and registration, contact:

Dr. Michael Friederich, Lehrstuhl fhr Thrkische Sprache, Geschichte
und Kultur, An der Universit(a)t 11, D-96045 Bamberg, Germany Tel.:
0049-951-863-2182/-2196; Fax: 0049-951-863-5182 e-mail:
michael.friederich(a)split.uni-bamberg.de,
lskreiser(a)split.uni-bamberg.de Visit our home-page at:
http://www.uni-bamberg.de/~ba4ts1/home.html

Angela Parvanta, M.A.
Lehrstuhl fuer Tuerkische Sprache, Geschichte und Kultur
Universitaet Bamberg, D - 96045 Bamberg
Tel: 0951/863-2182  Fax: 0951/863-5182
e-mail: lskreiser(a)split.uni-bamberg.de
http://www.uni-bamberg.de/~ba4ts1/home.html

PROGRAM INFO.- ACTR/ACCELS Programs in Central Asia

Posted by: Erik Blender <BLENDER(a)actr.org>
Posted: 12 Nov 1997


PROGRAM INFO.- ACTR/ACCELS Programs in Central Asia

Programs for Research and Language Training in Central Asia and
the Islamic and Turkic Languages and Cultures of the Former
Soviet Union

This announcement is about ACTR/ACCELS Programs in Central
Asia and other countries of the former Soviet Union that may be of
interest to you and your colleagues. With the collapse of the Soviet
Union, new opportunities for scholars of Islam and the Turkic,
Iranian, and Muslim languages and cultures of central Asia,
Azerbaijan, and Russia have opened. Yet there can still be many
problems associated with conducting research and traveling within
these countries.

ACTR/ACCELS arranges individual or small-group programs for the
study of the languages and cultures of the countries of the former
Soviet Union, including Islamic and Turkic peoples and languages
in the Russian Federation, Azerbaijan, and the five countries of
Central Asia: Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and
Uzbekistan. Customized programs for students or scholars may be
arranged for summer, fall or spring semester, and the academic year.
ACTR/ACCELS also offers support services for short-term visits and
programs for advanced, individual research.

ACTR/ACCELS in-country support and expertise ensures that
program participants acquire the maximum benefit from their
experience abroad. ACTR/ACCELS provides in-country support
through its local offices: Baku, Azerbaijan; Almaty, Akmola,
Aktubinsk, Ust-Kamenogorsk, Kazakhstan; Bishkek, Osh, Kyrgyzstan;
Ekaterinburg, Moscow, Nizhny Novgorod, Novosibirsk, St.
Petersburg, Samara, Vladivostok, and Volgograd, Russia; Dushanbe,
Tajikistan; Ashgabad, Turkmenistan; and Tashkent, Bukhara,
Namangan, Nukus, and Samarkand, Uzbekistan. ACTR/ACCELS
offices are staffed by both Americans and nationals, and all staff
speak English and the local language(s).

ACTR/ACCELS has over twenty-five years of experience in the region
and is the best resource for arranging programs and providing local
support. ACTR/ACCELS can help with travel, visa, academic
affiliation, insurance and medical services, in-country support,
region-specific information, and housing.

Please contact us if we can be of help to you or a colleague.

Sincerely yours,
Andrea Littell
Program Manager, Research Programs
internet: littell(a)actr.org
        stephens(a)actr.org
        blender(a)actr.org

PROGRAM INFO.- ACTR/ACCELS Study Programs in Central Asia Languages

Posted by: Erik Blender <blender(a)actr.org>
Posted: 12 Nov 1997


PROGRAM INFO.- ACTR/ACCELS Study Programs in Russian, Central Asia,
        and Regional NIS Languages

The ACTR/ACCELS 1998-1999 summer, semester, and academic year programs
offer new and remarkable opportunities for serious advanced work in Russian
language, culture, and other languages and disciplines.

Now in their twenty-second year, the ACTR/ACCELS programs offer a set of
credit-bearing study options in Moscow and St. Petersburg as well as in the
regions of Russia and the new independent states.  All academic programs
are based at respected host country universities and in department
faculties with extensive experience in working with American learners.
Students with sufficient Russian language can take courses in Russian in
their area of interest.

During 1996-1997, ACTR/ACCELS arranged and supported group and
individualized programs for U.S. students for in-country study of Azeri,
Buryat, Belarussian, Kazak, Kyrgyz, Russian, Tatar, Ukrainian, Uzbek, and
Yakut.  Group programs are overseen by full-time, experienced American
resident directors, and all programs have round-the-clock support from the
ACTR/ACCELS network of 41 exchange and research support offices throughout
the entire region, which are staffed by 200 full-time employees.
ACTR/ACCELS in-country support and expertise ensures that program
participants derive the maximum benefit from their experience abroad.

The ACTR language and area studies programs include options for
experiential learning as well as formal instruction through homestays,
volunteer service and internships:

 * The homestay program is widely used by students, graduate students, and
many ACTR-supported researchers and exchange faculty.  ACTR employs three
homestay coordinators who carefully screen potential host families and make
appropriate matches based on essays written by the students.

 * Volunteer service opportunities range from work in children's homes and
theaters to fundraising for charitable organizations and teaching English
in schools.

 * At present, 95% of the participants on the ACTR Advanced Russian Language
and Area Studies program are conducting internships at businesses,
publishers, libraries, private voluntary organizations, research centers,
non-governmental organizations, museums, tourism agencies and churches.

 * A language-supported internship program has been inaugurated this year to
provide language and professional experience.  The Business Russian
Language and Internship Program combines a specially designed curriculum
for business Russian with internships in Russian and bi-national
businesses, law offices, non-governmental and international development
organizations, and charitable organizations.  ACTR has prepared a special
textbook, Russian for Business Communication, in conjunction with Moscow
State University.

ACTR/ACCELS programs accept undergraduate and graduate students who have
completed at least two-years (or the equivalent) of Russian-language
training prior to program start.  An individualized program for beginners
is also available.  Students learning languages other than Russian normally
have at least survival-level skills in Russian, Turkish, or other language
related to the region where they expect to work or study.  Financial
assistance is available for ACTR/ACCELS programs through grants to
ACTR/ACCELS from the U.S. Department of State (Title VIII), the U.S.
Department of Education (Fulbright/Hays), and private scholarship funds.
No other U.S. organization has ACTR/ACCELS's on-site capacity for the
support of U.S. students in the NIS, nor its long-term, proven commitment
to the continuing improvement of these academic programs through extensive
investment in program development, testing, local faculty development, and
study abroad-related research.

Please feel free to contact ACTR/ACCELS by phone, e-mail, or through a
visit to our web site (http://www.actr.org) for more information.

ACTR/ACCELS
Russian and Eurasian Programs
1776 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 700
Washington, DC 20036
Tel:  (202) 833-7522
Fax:  (202) 833-7523
E-mail: blender(a)actr.org, stephens(a)actr.org

PROGRAM INFO.- Robert Bosch Found. Graduate Programme for Int'l Affairs

Posted by: Central Asia Forum <centasia(a)fas.harvard.edu>
Posted: 8 Jan 1998


PROGRAM INFO.- Robert Bosch Foundation Graduate Programme for Int'l Affairs

The Robert Bosch Foundation Graduate Program for International Affairs was
started in 1995 to qualify promising young academics for a future career in
international affairs. The program combines intensive seminars on current
international matters with practical work on individual projects. It is
open to university graduates of all disciplines with a high ranking
academic record, excellent language abilities and strong intercultural
competence. Each applicant has to present an individual project dealing
with a relevant question of international affairs, which he or she wants to
pursue within the programme through suitable internships and research in
Germany and a country in Central or Eastern Europe, Central Asia or the
Middle East.

The programme's focal regions are Central and Eastern Europe as well as the
Middle East, Turkey and Central Asia.

Application forms for the programme year 1998/99 are now available. 20
Stipendia will be granted. The programme year runs from September 1, 1998
until September 1, 1999. Deadline for application is February 15, 1998. To
obtain application forms, send a self-addressed envelope (with 3 DEM
postage) to:

Robert Bosch Foundation
Referat Voelkerverstaendigung
Postfach 10 06 28
D-70005 Stuttgart
Germany
Tel: +49-711-46084-54
Fax: +49-711-462086

PROGRAM INFO.- Central Asian Language Study, University of Iowa

Posted by: Talant Mawkanuli <tmawkan(a)indiana.edu>
Posted: 5 Jan 1998


PROGRAM INFO.- Central Asian Language Study, University of Iowa

The University of Iowa, Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian
Studies (CREEES) invites applications for Foreign Language and Area
Studies Fellowships (FLAS) for modern language studies for Summer 1998 and
the Academic Year 1998-99.  The Fellowships will be awarded to graduate
and professional students pursuing international careers in conjunction
with a disciplinary or professional program.

Academic Year Fellowships offer full tuition and fees and a $10,000
stipend.  Fellowships may be used for : a) any level of study of Polish,
Serbo-Croatian, Hungarian, Tatar, Czech, Kazak, and Uzbek at the
University of Iowa; b) advanced Russian at the University of Iowa; or c)
any advanced-level intensive language study abroad including dissertation
research.

Summer Fellowships offer full tuition and fees and a $2,400 stipend.
Summer Fellowships may be used for: a) beginning Czech, Kazak, and Uzbek
at the at the University of Iowa; b) advanced Russian at the University of
Iowa; c) beginning and advanced-level REEES-related language study at
other U.S. institutions, except Russian; or d) intensive language study
abroad, except Russian.

Eligibility is restricted to U.S. citizens and permanent residents
accepted or enrolled in graduate and professional degree programs.
Applications are available at The University of Iowa, CREEES, 226
International Center, Iowa City, IA  52242-1802.  For more information
please contact The Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies
at (319) 335-3584.

PROGRAM INFO.- Focus on Central Asia

Posted by: Angela Parvanta <lskreiser(a)split.uni-bamberg.de>
Posted: 10 Dec 1997


PROGRAM INFO.- Focus on Central Asia

Focus on Central Asia - Languages and Culture
Spring 1998, University of Bamberg, Germany

- Intensive elementary language courses in Tajik, Uyghur and Uzbek -
March 16 to April 9, 1998 - 5 hours of instruction daily (including
grammar, language lab and exercises) - 2 teachers each course (native
speaker and German-speaker) - Proficiency-based teaching materials -
Audio-visual aids - Experienced faculty - 2 hours tutorship daily with
native speakers - Diploma of participation will be issued at the end
of the courses - Free participation for students - 4 one-day seminars
during the weekends - Sponsored by the FORAREA-program of the State
of Bavaria, Germany

For more information and registration, contact:

Dr. Michael Friederich, Lehrstuhl fhr Thrkische Sprache, Geschichte
und Kultur, An der Universit(a)t 11, D-96045 Bamberg, Germany Tel.:
0049-951-863-2182/-2196; Fax: 0049-951-863-5182 e-mail:
michael.friederich(a)split.uni-bamberg.de,
lskreiser(a)split.uni-bamberg.de Visit our home-page at:
http://www.uni-bamberg.de/~ba4ts1/home.html

Angela Parvanta, M.A.
Lehrstuhl fuer Tuerkische Sprache, Geschichte und Kultur
Universitaet Bamberg, D - 96045 Bamberg
Tel: 0951/863-2182  Fax: 0951/863-5182
e-mail: lskreiser(a)split.uni-bamberg.de
http://www.uni-bamberg.de/~ba4ts1/home.html

PROGRAM INFO.- ACTR/ACCELS Programs in Central Asia

Posted by: Erik Blender <BLENDER(a)actr.org>
Posted: 12 Nov 1997


PROGRAM INFO.- ACTR/ACCELS Programs in Central Asia

Programs for Research and Language Training in Central Asia and
the Islamic and Turkic Languages and Cultures of the Former
Soviet Union

This announcement is about ACTR/ACCELS Programs in Central
Asia and other countries of the former Soviet Union that may be of
interest to you and your colleagues. With the collapse of the Soviet
Union, new opportunities for scholars of Islam and the Turkic,
Iranian, and Muslim languages and cultures of central Asia,
Azerbaijan, and Russia have opened. Yet there can still be many
problems associated with conducting research and traveling within
these countries.

ACTR/ACCELS arranges individual or small-group programs for the
study of the languages and cultures of the countries of the former
Soviet Union, including Islamic and Turkic peoples and languages
in the Russian Federation, Azerbaijan, and the five countries of
Central Asia: Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and
Uzbekistan. Customized programs for students or scholars may be
arranged for summer, fall or spring semester, and the academic year.
ACTR/ACCELS also offers support services for short-term visits and
programs for advanced, individual research.

ACTR/ACCELS in-country support and expertise ensures that
program participants acquire the maximum benefit from their
experience abroad. ACTR/ACCELS provides in-country support
through its local offices: Baku, Azerbaijan; Almaty, Akmola,
Aktubinsk, Ust-Kamenogorsk, Kazakhstan; Bishkek, Osh, Kyrgyzstan;
Ekaterinburg, Moscow, Nizhny Novgorod, Novosibirsk, St.
Petersburg, Samara, Vladivostok, and Volgograd, Russia; Dushanbe,
Tajikistan; Ashgabad, Turkmenistan; and Tashkent, Bukhara,
Namangan, Nukus, and Samarkand, Uzbekistan. ACTR/ACCELS
offices are staffed by both Americans and nationals, and all staff
speak English and the local language(s).

ACTR/ACCELS has over twenty-five years of experience in the region
and is the best resource for arranging programs and providing local
support. ACTR/ACCELS can help with travel, visa, academic
affiliation, insurance and medical services, in-country support,
region-specific information, and housing.

Please contact us if we can be of help to you or a colleague.

Sincerely yours,
Andrea Littell
Program Manager, Research Programs
internet:  littell(a)actr.org
        stephens(a)actr.org
        blender(a)actr.org

PROGRAM INFO.- ACTR/ACCELS Study Programs in Central Asia Languages

Posted by: Erik Blender <blender(a)actr.org>
Posted: 12 Nov 1997


PROGRAM INFO.- ACTR/ACCELS Study Programs in Russian, Central Asia,
        and Regional NIS Languages

The ACTR/ACCELS 1998-1999 summer, semester, and academic year programs
offer new and remarkable opportunities for serious advanced work in Russian
language, culture, and other languages and disciplines.

Now in their twenty-second year, the ACTR/ACCELS programs offer a set of
credit-bearing study options in Moscow and St. Petersburg as well as in the
regions of Russia and the new independent states.  All academic programs
are based at respected host country universities and in department
faculties with extensive experience in working with American learners.
Students with sufficient Russian language can take courses in Russian in
their area of interest.

During 1996-1997, ACTR/ACCELS arranged and supported group and
individualized programs for U.S. students for in-country study of Azeri,
Buryat, Belarussian, Kazak, Kyrgyz, Russian, Tatar, Ukrainian, Uzbek, and
Yakut.  Group programs are overseen by full-time, experienced American
resident directors, and all programs have round-the-clock support from the
ACTR/ACCELS network of 41 exchange and research support offices throughout
the entire region, which are staffed by 200 full-time employees.
ACTR/ACCELS in-country support and expertise ensures that program
participants derive the maximum benefit from their experience abroad.

The ACTR language and area studies programs include options for
experiential learning as well as formal instruction through homestays,
volunteer service and internships:

*	The homestay program is widely used by students, graduate students, and
many ACTR-supported researchers and exchange faculty.  ACTR employs three
homestay coordinators who carefully screen potential host families and make
appropriate matches based on essays written by the students.

*	Volunteer service opportunities range from work in children's homes and
theaters to fundraising for charitable organizations and teaching English
in schools.

*	At present, 95% of the participants on the ACTR Advanced Russian Language
and Area Studies program are conducting internships at businesses,
publishers, libraries, private voluntary organizations, research centers,
non-governmental organizations, museums, tourism agencies and churches.

*	A language-supported internship program has been inaugurated this year to
provide language and professional experience.  The Business Russian
Language and Internship Program combines a specially designed curriculum
for business Russian with internships in Russian and bi-national
businesses, law offices, non-governmental and international development
organizations, and charitable organizations.  ACTR has prepared a special
textbook, Russian for Business Communication, in conjunction with Moscow
State University.

ACTR/ACCELS programs accept undergraduate and graduate students who have
completed at least two-years (or the equivalent) of Russian-language
training prior to program start.  An individualized program for beginners
is also available.  Students learning languages other than Russian normally
have at least survival-level skills in Russian, Turkish, or other language
related to the region where they expect to work or study.  Financial
assistance is available for ACTR/ACCELS programs through grants to
ACTR/ACCELS from the U.S. Department of State (Title VIII), the U.S.
Department of Education (Fulbright/Hays), and private scholarship funds.
No other U.S. organization has ACTR/ACCELS's on-site capacity for the
support of U.S. students in the NIS, nor its long-term, proven commitment
to the continuing improvement of these academic programs through extensive
investment in program development, testing, local faculty development, and
study abroad-related research.

Please feel free to contact ACTR/ACCELS by phone, e-mail, or through a
visit to our web site (http://www.actr.org) for more information.

ACTR/ACCELS
Russian and Eurasian Programs
1776 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 700
Washington, DC 20036
Tel:  (202) 833-7522
Fax:  (202) 833-7523
E-mail: blender(a)actr.org, stephens(a)actr.org

PROGRAM INFO.- Aga Khan Humanities Project for Central Asia

Posted by: Rafique Keshavjee <rafique(a)keshavjee.usa.com>
Posted: 20 Oct 1997


PROGRAM INFO.- The Aga Khan Humanities Project for Central Asia

Starting November 1997, the Aga Khan Trust for Culture will implement a
project to strengthen the humanities at the undergraduate level in
universities in Central Asia.  Under the title of the Aga Khan Humanities
Project for Central Asia, this project will be based in Dushanbe.

As approved by the Ministry of Education of the Government of Tajikistan in
March 1997, this project is part of a broader endeavor of the Aga Khan
Development Network to promote and support social, cultural and economic
development through higher education in Tajikistan.  Two components, the
English Language and Economics Programs, are already under implementation.
The Aga Khan Humanities Project for Central Asia comprises the third
component.

Project Outline: The Aga Khan Humanities Project for Central Asia will
develop and pilot test a curriculum in partnership with several
universities in Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan.  The project will be thematic
and multidisciplinary, but anchored tightly to a skill-based pedagogy and
implementation planning, to avoid fragmentation and to ensure a practical
outcome.  The themes are as follows:

* Human Diversity and Human Ideals.
* Individuality and Responsibility to Community, Society and
  Environment.
* Understanding Cultural Creativity and Decline.
* Culture, Innovation and Applied Reason.
* Art and the Human Condition.
* The Relationship between the Oral and the Written Tradition.

Embodying a comparative perspective, the curriculum will orient students to
cultural pluralism and the foundations of civil society in traditional
culture.  It also aims to develop skills in ethical reflection, cultural
interpretation and problem solving, including conflict resolution.

Implementation:

The languages of the curriculum will be Russian, Tajik and English, then
other languages, as the project expands in the region.  The Project
consists of a Director, Project Officer and an academic staff of ten, plus
support staff. The Project will include the following activities:

* Curriculum Development, including a conceptual framework,
  curriculum materials and pedagogic guidelines for the six themes,
  plus a seminar for selected students to pretest material.
  Competitions will encourage creative material on Central Asian
  culture in local languages.
* Outreach to several universities in Tajikistan through workshops
  for faculty teams from each partner university. The workshops will
  focus on conceptual foundations, curriculum assessment and teaching
  methods, but hinge on an implementation plan.
* Pilot implementation in Dushanbe, closely monitored. Later, several
  curriculum developers will set up satellite projects at their
  respective universities in Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan.
* International Conference: drawing talent from throughout the
  region, it will focus exclusively on innovative pedagogy in the
  humanities, and draw upon the lessons offered by the Project.

Outcomes:

The major outcome will be a pre-tested, multidisciplinary core humanities
curriculum required of all undergraduates.  Just as importantly, it will
have generated human resources, and tested a replicable model aimed at
strengthening universities in the developing world.  Finally, it will help
bring light to Central Asian Culture internationally.  Subject to
evaluation, the project could expand regionally, into new technologies, an
integrated curriculum, as well as intervention at the high school level.

For more information, contact:

Dr. Rafique Keshavjee, Director
rafique(a)akefhum.td.silk.org

PROGRAM INFO.- Afghanistan & Tajikistan Programs at Univ. of Nebraska

Posted by: Thomas E Gouttierre <teg(a)cwis.unomaha.edu>
Posted: 14 Oct 1997


PROGRAM INFO.- Afghanistan and Tajikistan Programs at University of Nebraska

The Center for Afghanistan Studies (CAS) at the University of Nebraska at
Omaha (UNO) is 25 years old and has remained active in programming in
Afghanistan-related affairs throughout the turbulent past two decades.  The
center has the largest library on Afghanistan in the Western Hemisphere.
The CAS currently runs basic educational and technical training programs
inside Afghanistan in Mazaari Shareef and Qandahaar and publishes the
_Afghanistan Studies Journal_ and occasional books on Afghanistan
studies-related topics.

Two universities in the Nebraska system maintain programs in Tajikistan.
The campus in Omaha (UNO) has a sibling-institution relationship with the
Technical University of Tajikistan (TUT) in Dushanbeh and has an active
faculty and student exchange programs.  The campus in Lincoln (UNL) has a
relationship with the University in Khujand and the city of Lincoln is a
sister city of Khujand.

Dr. Ismaayil Burhaan (eburhan(a)cwis.unomaha.edu), is Assistant Director of
the CAS and coordinator of Tajikistan programs, and may be contacted for
more information about the CAS.

Thomas E. Gouttierre
Dean, International Studies and Programs
University of NE at Omaha
University NE Medical Center
Omaha, NE 68182-0227
Tel.: 402-554-2376
Fax:  402-554-3681
E-mail: teg(a)unomaha.edu

PROGRAM INFO.- Hoca Ahmet Yesevi University

Posted by: Hoca Ahmet Yesevi Uluslararasi Turk-Kazak Univ <yesevi-e(a)tr-net.net.tr>
Posted: 7 Oct 1997


PROGRAM INFO.- Hoca Ahmet Yesevi University

Hoca Ahmet Yesevi International Turkish-Kazak University is located in the
city of Turkistan, in Kazakstan.  It has 13 faculties, and 4 institutes, as
well as a Social Sciences Institute in Ankara.  We publish a quarterly
journal called Bilig, of approximately 300 pages per issue.  It a
scientific and cultural journal, covering the Turkish World and Central
Asia.  The most recent volume was number 5, and volume 6 will soon appear.
Volume 5 is dedicated to Muhtar Awezov, since 1997 was designated by UNESCO
as Awezov Year, being the 100th anniversary of his birth.  English titles
of some articles follow:

- Muhtar Awezov and the source of his art / Ali Abbas CINAR
- The Muhtar Awezov Court / Dukenbay DOSJAN
- The Ideas in the year of Muhtar Awezov / Mekemtas MIRZAHMET
- The history of writing of Abay Road Epos / Zeki AHMEDOV
- Muhtar Awezov Abay World Academician / Mekemtas MIRZAHMETULI
- A Bibliographic Trial on the translations of Muhtar Omerhanoglu Awezov
  and The Novel of Abay Road / Emel ASA
- Muhtar Awezov in anniversary of his 100th birthday / Cumahan ISKAKOV,
  Jakip BIDAANOV
- The Importance of the memories about Muhtar Awezov / A.MUSAKULOV
- The Political Portrait of Muhtar Awezov / C.A. MARINA
- Muhtar Awezov Educator-Academician / OMIR TANABAYEV
- Kiz Jibek / Muhtar AWEZOV
- Kozi Korpes Bayan Suli / Muhtar AWEZOV
- Kok Serek / Muhtar AWEZOV
- Mustafa Cokayuli / A. KOYGELDIEV
- Two pages of a book / Rahmankul BERDIBAY
- Nation and language miss the forever / Abduali HAYDAROV
- The subject of Latin Alphabeth in Kazakhistan / Ebduali KAYDAROV
- Book Review: On the Crossing of Centuries / Nursultan NAZARBAYEV (Ilker
  Taslacioglu)
- The Ceremony Songs of Kricim Turks / Hayriye SULEYMANOGLU
- Tulip on Turkish Classical Literature /Ahmet KARTAL

The subscription fee for overseas is $80 (airmail) + shipment

Address: Bilig
        Taskent Caddesi,
        10. Sokak  No.30
        Bahcelievler / ANKARA
Tel.:   (0312) 215 22 06
Fax:    (0312) 215 22 09
E-mail: <yesev-e(a)tr-net.net.tr> or <ayse(a)yesevi.edu.tr>

Contact Person : Ayse Oztekin

Other publications in the Bilig series include:

- Goroglu (Turkmen Popular Epos) 8 Volumes in Turkmen and Turkish
  Languages.  This publication has won the International Mahdumkulu
  Prize this year.  It is the first publication of this epos in Turkey
  and the world.
- Altin Arig (Hakas Epos)
- The stories on Muhtar Awezov / (Ed. Zeynes Ismail, Ahmet Gungor)
- Stories / Muhtar Avezov
- Abay Road (2 Volumes) / Muhtar Awezov
- The Folkloric Articles / (Ed. Ali Abbas CINAR)
- The Articles / Muhtar AWEZOV
- On the crossing of centuries / Nursultan NAZARBAYEV

For ordering all publications, please contact the same address and person.

Ayse Oztekin

PROGRAM INFO.- Virtual Memory of Central Asia, UNESCO

Posted by: Dana Ziyasheva <d.ziyasheva(a)unesco.org>
Posted: 28 Aug 1997


PROGRAM INFO.- The Virtual Memory of Central Asia, UNESCO Central Asia Project

"An experimental space creating a crossroad of the virtual memory of
Central Asia. It includes maps, texts, images and sounds presenting the
region and its rich culture.  It allows you to link to other web sites on
Central Asian issues and gives information on UNESCO's Central Asia Project
(CAP)."

Site contents: Some Central Asian countries (Kazakstan, Kyrgyzstan,
Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan); The History of Civilizations of
Central Asia, Virtual Central Asian Artworks.  The project provides a
backdrop for the forthcoming (Almaty, Kazakstan, Sep 97) UNESCO's Round
Table on the Use of the Internet in the Promotion of National Heritage and
Cultural Tourism in Central Asia
(http://www.unesco.org/webworld/telematics/tourism_round_table.htm)

URL http://www.unesco.org/webworld/asicent/capmem.htm

UNESCO, France

Information supplied by: Dana Ziyasheva (d.ziyasheva(a)unesco.org)
via "T.Matthew Ciolek <tmciolek(a)coombs.anu.edu.au> on Central-Asia-Studies-L

PROGRAM INFO.- Delegation of Central Asian NGOs in Washington

Posted by: Joel Levin <jlevin(a)counterpart.org>
Posted: 9 Jul 1997


Counterpart International is currently hosting a delegation of 25 NGO
leaders from Kazakstan and Kyrgyzstan in Washington, D.C. for a month
studying non-profit management skills.  They are very interested in the
work of American non-profit organizations and most are seeking to network
or develop on-going partnerships with interested organizations.

The following is a list of the delegates and their organizations:

1.  Natalya Melekhina - Public Charitable Foundation for Cultural-Legal
    Research and Support for Young Kazakstani and Central Asian Artists
2.  Aizhan Bekkulova - "Most" Association, which promotes Kazakstani
    culture and art
3.  Rimma Nurtaeva - "Shiber Aul", which promotes folk and expressive art
4.  Jyldyz Asanakunova - "Altyn Oimok" (Golden Thimble) Art Center
5.  Gulyaim Umarkhodzhayeva - Committee of Soldiers' and Sailors' Mothers
6.  Rimma Bekturganova - Kustani Branch of the Association of Businesswomen
    of Kazakstan
7.  Lyazzat Ishmukhamedova - Public Association of Almaty's Single Mothers
8.  Elena Utesheva - West Kazakstan Oblast Society for the Support of
    Women's Initiatives
9.  Olga Djanaeva - "Alga", which works with rural women
10. Djyrgalbu Orozalieva - "Archa-Beshik", a society of women constructors
11. Antonina Lee - "Shoola", which works with women
12. Aigerem Bralina - South Kazakstan Oblast Association of Lawyers
13. Yuri Hegai - Association "Attorneys of Kyrgyzstan"
14. Nina Vekua - Association "Attorneys of Kyrgyzstan"
15. Ainura Orozalieva - Fund of Legal Initiatives
16. Gulsara Tlenchieva - "Women and Law"
17. Ainur Prmagambetova - "Diabet", an organization that focuses on
    diabetes and health issues
18. Aibek Erkinovich Dumbaev - "Zhan" Society for Support of Families with
    Disabled Children
19. Victoriya Chernitsa - Auezov District Disabled People Society
20. Zeinep Imazhanova - "Ak-Bota" League for Disabled Persons and Children
    with Psycho-Physical Development Problems
21. Ainura Kulumbaeva - UNESCO Association of Schools and Clubs, which is
    involved with children and education
22. Natalya Artemieva - Cultural-Legal Youth Center, which is interested in
    defending the rights of college and senior high school students
23. Sergei Sova - Dialogue-Express, which trains people to work with
    computers and in English, and assists with job placement
24. Baltabai Abdurashutov - "Abshyr" Ecological Movement

If you are interested in contacting any of these organizations or you would
like to know more about them or to visit with them, please contact Joel
Levin (jlevin(a)counterpart.org) or Sheila Thornton (sthornton(a)counterpart.org).

PROGRAM INFORMATION- Int'l Federation of Red Cross & Red Crescent Societies

Posted by: Thorir Gudmundsson <ifrckz(a)ifrckz.almaty.kz>
Posted: 27 Jun 1997
        Regional Delegation for Central Asia
Crescent

PROGRAM INFORMATION- Int'l Federation of Red Cross & Red Crescent Societies
        Regional Delegation for Central Asia
The Regional Delegation

The Regional Delegation for Central Asia is the regional representative of
the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies,
consisting of 169 National Societies with 128 million members and 270,000
employees worldwide. The International Federation has over 30 Delegates and
100 staff in Central Asia operating from offices in Almaty, Bishkek,
Dushanbe, Tashkent,  Khodjent, Osh and Khorog.

Challenges of the Red Cross and Red Crescent in Central Asia
The 50 million inhabitants of the region still face immense disruptions
caused by the collapse of the Soviet Union.  The hardships have plunged
millions of people into a state of poverty.  Old people without family
support, large families, the infirm, the handicapped and other vulnerable
population groups find it increasingly difficult to survive.  The National
Societies of the Red Cross and Red Crescent in Central Asia find themselves
in a situation where their funding base has collapsed while the needs are
greater than ever before.

Development Work
As a result of increased needs throughout Central Asia, a critical goal of
the Regional Delegation is to assist the five National Societies in helping
the most vulnerable parts of their populations. Federation assistance
focuses on disaster preparedness, fund-raising and training.

The National Societies
The Red Cross and Red Crescent network reaches regions and towns throughout
Central Asia. Together, they employ more than 800 staff, over 1,000
Visiting Nurses and have well over two million members.  Apart from varied
relief efforts, the National Societies disseminate International
Humanitarian Law, assist refugees and prepare for natural disasters.
Relief Activities
In 1996, the Federation distributed relief goods to 1.5 million
beneficiaries in Central Asia, in an operation covering all the countries
of the region but focused on Tajikistan.  The main part consisted of coal
to schools and hospitals in Gorno-Badakhshan and supplementary food to the
elderly in Dushanbe and surrounding areas.  In February, 1997, the
Federation began large operations in response to an outbreak of typhoid in
Tajikistan.

For 1997, the Federation has asked donors to come up with funding for
relief operations in Kazakstan and Turkmenistan, benefiting children in
areas of great hardships.

PROGRAM INFO.- Central Asian Foundation for Management Development

Posted by: Dennis McConnell- Maine Business School <mac(a)maine.maine.edu>
Posted: 27 Jun 1997


PROGRAM INFO.- Central Asian Foundation for Management Development

The Central Asian Foundation for Management Development (CAMAN) was founded
in April 1994 by the participants of the Conference "International
Cooperation in Business Education: World Experience and Central Asian
Challenge". CAMAN has united 37 members from 11 countries.

The Goal of CAMAN

To develop relationships and cooperation with business education,
industrial and entrepreneurial institutions, with the purpose of preparing
highly-qualified personnel for the developing market economies of Central
Asia.

CAMAN Objectives

* improve the quality of management development in Central Asia;
* create a Central Asian management development network to facilitate
  cooperation in all fields of business education and management;
* integration of the system of management development in Central Asia into
  the network;
* represent Central Asian universities, institutes and business schools in
  activities with third-party organizations (Government, International
  Associations, Foundations, etc.)

To achieve its objectives, CAMAN:

* cooperates and exchanges information with highly-regarded,
  well-established international management development organisations such
  as: International Management Development Network (INTERMAN); European
  Foundation for Management Development (EFMD); Central and Eastern European
  Management Development Association (CEEMAN); American Association of
  College Schools of Business (AACSB) and others;
* organises conferences, symposiums, workshops, meetings and other
  activities in order to develop and extend mutually-beneficial contacts;
* assists in accreditation of the CAMAN members at international
  organisations;
* participates in training and skills-upgrading courses for instructors in
  all fields of business education;
* publishes the quarterly journal "CAMAN News"

Contact Information:
        Assylbeck Kozhakhmetov - President
        Zaituna Sarsembayeva - Executive Director
        58, Dzandosov Street, 9th floor
        Almaty,480057
        Kazakstan

        Tel: (7-3272) 440-500
        Fax: (7-3272) 455-959
        E-mail: postmaster(a)asm.almaty.kz

PROGRAM INFO.- Central Asian Uyghur Information & Project Center

Posted by: Nurmuhammed Kenji <nurkenji(a)cauipc.freenet.bishkek.su>
Posted: 25 Jun 1997


PROGRAM INFO.- Central Asian Uyghur Information & Project Center
        Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic

The Central Asian Uyghur information & Project Center is an independent
nongovernment organization created to support development of the Uyghur
nation, which is the most ancient and the most numerous in Central Asia.

Nowadays, by virtue of historical circumstances, the Uyghur people does not
sovereignty and have to solve problems of self-identification,
self-determination and national development in conditions of coexistence
with the other peoples of Central Asia and China, and within frameworks of
their state formations.

The Central Asian Uyghur Information & Project Center provides information
to the Uyghurs living in the countries of the region, and information about
Uyghurs to the world community.  The Center also conducts analytical and
design works in order to create programs and projects that can ensure
steady national development and solve existing problems. The Center's
priority areas are:

  * Creation of a social economic system and economic bases of the Uyghur
    national development;

  * Creation of the national information exchange system;

  * Creation of the national system of education and personnel training;

  * Reviving of the Uyghur culture.

We would be grateful for support and cooperation with your organization in
various forms (information exchange, methodical, consulting, personnel
training etc.).

The Central Asian Uyghur Information & Project Center has an opportunity to
assist and to carry out joint activities on obtaining general information
and analytical research materials on Central Asia, researchers training,
language training and consultation, implementation of various research
works in the region, and other.  Upon request, we can send a catalogue of
informational and analytical services that can be carried out by the Center.

Nurmuhammed Kenji
Director
Central Asian Uyghur Information & Project Center

        22, Microraion #11, apt. 66
        720060 Bishkek,
        Kyrgyz Republic
        Tel.: (3312) 460-909
        Fax:  (3312) 235-735
        E-mail: nurkenji(a)cauipc.freenet.bishkek.su

PROGRAM INFO.- Information-Consulting Center (Samarkand)

Posted by: Ravshan Sabirov <ravshan(a)sam.silk.org>
Posted: 18 Jun 1997


PROGRAM INFO.- Information-Consulting Center (Samarkand)

If you are planning to do business with Uzbekistan or you are already
operating in this country - and you may have found out: it is not always
easy to find the kind of help and the infrastructure you are accustomed to
back home. We understand your needs, we have experience with international
clients (BAT, TACIS, US-AID, UN, LAING ALARKO etc.)  We can help you Our
services feature:

INFORMATION SERVICES:  Local and International Companies operating in
Uzbekistan Statistics on local Manufacturing/Sales Volumes

GENERAL SERVICES:  Recruitment of Office Staff Interpreters Housing and
Office Rentals Car/Bus Rentals, Legal Advice from Local Experts Business
Plan Development Marketing Research

WORD PROCESSING/DOCUMENT PREPARATION:  (IBM: Windows 95 Word /HP Laser
Printer); Business/Visit Cards; Business Letterhead and Company Logo

TRANSLATIONS: English to Russian; Russian to English

COMMUNICATION SERVICES:  Facsimile; Long Distance via Cellular
Communication; Electronic Mail

HOTEL FACILITIES:  Conference Center for 300 people; Banquet Hall - capacity
60; Banquet Hall - capacity 25; Heated Outdoor Swimming Pool Two Bars/One
Nightclub Restaurant; Massage/Jacuzzi Center

Personnel Recruitment - Head Hunting - Personnel Training

It is well known that the capacity of an enterprise to generate profit
depends to a considerable extent on its personnel.  The qualities of each
employee are a determining factor in every business strategy. Employing
people for your company here in Uzbekistan you are faced with an additional
challenge:

  to overcome cultural differences
  to select personnel with good skills
  to raise the effectiveness of their activity by means of training
  to teach young people with good prospects to be your employees.

We offer:

1. Universally acknowledged standard psychological tests to evaluate
professional, personal and intellectual qualities of a potential candidate
and his aptitude for good team player. The sincerity of the answers are
taken into account by the character and combination of the tests. Based on
the evaluation of the test results, we will make an in depth assessment of
the candidates compatibility with your needs and requirements. You will thus
be able to hire the right person for the right job, the prime condition for
efficient staff.

2. Training for employees: "Office Management" and "Ethics of Business
Dialogue and Bases of Management ". The training programs are designed to
enhance awareness of your ethical standards and work regulations and to
demonstrate how these can be applied to the employees everyday duties.
Special emphasis is attributed to communication skills both internally and
with the international community. goes to is put on strengthening recognized
internationally. These training programs can be adapted to your companies
specific needs and interests.

3. Personnel training for efficient personal computer and e-mail use.  Using
the programs: WINDOWS-95 (WORD, EXCEL) and UUPC (the Uzbek e-mail program).

4. English language business course:  A new, comprised set of lessons on
Business English (duration 100 hours) with the subjects: "Communication
Skills", "Official Meetings and Office Work", "Overseas Business Trips",
"Business Correspondence" and "Business Documents".

5. E-mail Services:  We can connect your computer to the server of the
Information-Consulting Center.

Do not hesitate to contact me for more information or an informal first
contact.

Ravshan L. Sabirov, Director of ICC

Address: Information Consulting Center
        Samarkand State University
        University boulevard, 15
        Samarkand 703004  Uzbekistan
Tel.:    (3662) 35-16-02,  35-14-98, 31-13-41,
E-mail:  ravshan(a)sam.silk.org

PROGRAM INFO.- Human Rights in Central Asia

Posted by: Arne Haugen <arne.haugen(a)hi.uib.no>
Posted: 17 Jun 1997


PROGRAM INFORMATION- Human Rights in Central Asia

Political refugees from Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Tadzhikistan, now
living in different countries, are presently preparing to establish an
organisation in support of victims of political repression and human rights
violations in the former Soviet republics of Central-Asia.  The organisation
will co-operate with Amnesty International as well as Human Rights Watch -
Helsinki.  If you would like more information about the organisation, please
contact Shokhrat Kadyrov at the following post address:
        Shokhrat Kadyrov
        Richard Nordraaksgt. 4
        5018 Bergen
        NORWAY

S. Kadyrov


This posting was made by Arne Haugen (University of Bergen, Norway) on
behalf of the Turkmen historian, Shokhrat Kadyrov, who is living in Norway.

PROGRAM INFO.- Swedish Research on West & Central Asia

Posted by: (by way of John Schoeberlein <schoeber(a)fas.harvard.edu>)
Posted: 13 Jun 1997


PROGRAM INFORMATION- Swedish Research Program on West & Central Asia

The Swedish Council for Research in the Humanities and Social Sciences has
initiated a new research programme on cultures and societies in West and
Central Asia.  The programme will run from 1997 to 2001.  Swedish research on
this region has been weakly developed but there is a great potential which
the Council for Research in the Humanities and Social Sciences hopes to
support and develop.

West and Central Asia, defined as a region stretching from the
Mediterranean to China, and from the Himalayas to Siberia, is an area
undergoing great change.  Its regional history can be characterised as
dynamic.  The area has extended a rich cultural heritage to Europe and has
at the same time contributed to shaping the identity of Europe by
constituting a significant "other".  Research on the region will obviously
fall within the programme, and so does research concerning the
relationships between the region and neighbouring regions.  The programme
will cover both contemporary and historical periods.

The programme is multi-disciplinary and one of its aims is to support and
develop contacts between researchers within different fields and
disciplines.  The programme has a budget of approximately SEK 25 million
Swedish crowns for the five year period, most of which will be used for
multi-disciplinary projects spanning at least three years.  Funding will
also be available for other activities, in order to initiate and promote
contacts between researchers both within and outside Sweden.

The general theme of the programme is "multiplexities in co-operation and
conflict".  The linguistic, religious, ethnic, political, and economic
complexities of the region give excellent opportunities to analyse how
coexistence and conflict is or has been expressed among groups in this
area.  It is of considerable interest for the programme that issues of
cultural homogeneity and heterogeneity are problematised.  It is possible to
analyse the circumstances under which religious or linguistic belonging
functions as social markers of inclusion or exclusion and under what
circumstances these markers are of less importance.  Another issue of
interest to the programme is to study how - or if- ideas of multiplexity
and heterogeneity in religious movements is variously interpreted in time
and space.  The development of languages and literature in complex
conditions is also relevant for the programme.  It can furthermore be of
interest to study if ideas of one group concerning, for example, economic
co-operation or integration, from the perspective of another group can be
interpreted as economic conflict or economic colonisation.

Applications for research projects within the new programme undergo the
usual scrutiny extended to all projects sponsored by the Swedish Council
for Research in Humanities and Social Sciences.  The overall activities,
however, are handled by a programme committee We welcome contact with
researchers outside Sweden.

Further information can be given by the chairman of the programme committee
	Professor Bo Utas, Department of African and Asian Languages,
Box 513, Uppsala University, S751 20 Uppsala, <Bo.Utas(a)afro.uu.se>

or the co-ordinator of the programme committee
	Ass.Prof. Annika Rabo, Department of Social Anthropology, Linkoping
University, S-581 83 Linkoping, <annra(a)tema.liu.se>

or the other members of the programme group;
	Professor Jan Johanson, Department of Business Studies, Uppsala
University, <Jan.Johanson(a)fek.uu.se>
	Professor Tryggve Kronholm, Department of African and Asian
Languages, Uppsala University, <Tryggve.Kronholm(a)afro.uu.se>
	Professor Tord Olsson, Department of History of Religion, Lund
University, <Tord.Olsson(a)teol.lu.se>
	Professor Staffan Rosen, Department of Oriental Languages,
Stockholm University, <Staffan.Rosen(a)orient.su.se>
	Professor Peter Wallensteen, Department of Peace and Conflict
Research, Uppsala University, <Peter.Wallensteen(a)pcr.uu.se>


Source:  Knut Vikor <knut.vikor(a)smi.uib.no>, University of Bergen
        (NMB, no. 33, april-juni 1997)

PROGRAM INFO.- Summer Language Program, Univ. of Washington

Posted by: I. Cirtautas <icirt(a)u.washington.edu> (via <atyrau(a)u.washington.edu>)
Posted: 11 Jun 1997


PROGRAM INFO.- Central Asian Languages & Culture Summer Program
        University of Washington
        Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilization
        June 23-August 22, 1997

Intensive language instruction will be offered in elementary and
intermediate Uzbek; intermediate Kazakh; elementary Kirghiz and Tajik.  All
languages will be taught with the assistance of native speakers from Central
Asia.  An extensive cultural program of lectures,  films, videotapes and
other cultural presentations will also be offered.

Limited number of fellowships will be available.  For fellowship information
contact:
        Ilse D. Cirtautas, Director
        Central Asian Languages and Culture Summer Program
        Dept. of Near Eastern Languages and Civilization
        229 Denny Hall, Box 353120
        University of Washington
        Seattle, WA  98195-3120
        (206) 543-6033 or (206) 685-3800

For admission information contact:
        Summer Quarter
        5001 25th Avenue NE, GH-24
        University of Washington
        Seattle, WA  98195
        (206) 543-2300 or 1-800-543-2300

Source:
Talgat Imangaliev
President
Kazakh & Kirghiz Studies Group
Dept.of Near Eastern Lang.& Civilization
University of Washington
http://weber.u.washington.edu/~talgat/group
e-mail: talgat(a)u.washington.edu

PROGRAM INFO.- Turkic Lang. Summer Courses, Indiana Univ.

Posted by: Inner Asian and Uralic National Resource Center <iaunrc(a)indiana.edu>
Posted: 6 Jun 1997


PROGRAM INFORMATION- Turkic Language Courses at Indiana University
        Summer 1997

The Indiana University Summer Workshop in Slavic, East European and Central
Asian Languages (SWSEEL) announces summer courses for the study of KAZAK
(first year), TURKMEN (first year) and UZBEK (first and second year).
(NOTE: These courses are scheduled and WILL be held.)

The summer workshop will be held at Indiana University (Bloomington) on June
20-August 15, 1997.  Tuition for each course is $840.00 for both in-state
and out-of-state students.  Each eight-week, six-credit course entails
approximately twenty-five hours of classroom and lab instruction each week.
In addition, students can take advantage of many educational and cultural
activities related to the language they are studying.


There is still time to apply.  For applications and additional information,
write to:
        Director, SWSEEL
        Ballantine Hall 502
        Indiana University
        Bloomington, IN 47405
        phone: (812) 855-2608
        fax: (812) 855-2107
        e-mail: SWSEEL(a)indiana.edu
        URL: http://copper.ucs.indiana.edu/~iuslavic/swseel.html


Inner Asian and Uralic National Resource Center
Goodbody Hall 157
Indiana University
Bloomington, Indiana 47405-2401
phone: 812.855.2233 fax: 812.855.7500
e-mail: iaunrc(a)indiana.edu

PROGRAM INFO.- Institute of Business, Management and Tourism, Bishkek

Posted by: Azamat Tynybekov <azamat(a)ecology.freenet.bishkek.su>
Posted: 5 Jun 1997


PROGRAM INFO.- Institute of Business, Management, and Tourism
        Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

From: Azamat Tynybekov, Vice-Rector, Inst. of Business, Management and Tourism

The Institute of Business, Management and tourism is a structural
subdivision, which was established on September 15, 1992 by judgment of the
Government of Kyrgyz Republic and on August 24, 1994 by solicitation of
Kyrgyz Republic's State Committee.  The Institute is a State Educational
Institution on national economy realizing educational and professional
programs of high education training and retraining of entrepreneurs and
specialists in the field of small and medium-sized businesses.

AIMS AND TASKS

The main tasks of the Institute are: to satisfy needs of citizens in taking
of high education in field of management, bank activity, hotel-tourism
business, retraining and raising the level of specialists and entrepreneurs
skills, retraining and adaptation of unemployed, carry out the methodical
and research works.  The main attention is given to small and middle
business, as the most perspective and preferable direction for the Republic;
that is s why it determines the peculiarity of the Institute. One of the
main aims of the Institute is to publicize and to support the prestige of
entrepreneurs.

ACTIVITIES

A basic educational and methodical program in all subjects has been
organized. In elaboration of curricula and syllabi, especially the subjects
which convey the essence and mechanisms of marketing, was studied and
applied, based on the experience of teaching these subjects in a number of
educational institutions in the USA, Denmark, Sweden, Austria; and also
tailored to meet the needs of Kyrgyztan's economic development.

The curricula and syllabi were improved during a period of intensive
training, and underwent an examination and received a high mark at
educational councils of Ordjenikidze State Academy's administration, the
Ministry of Science, High Education and Technical policy of Russian
Federation and Institute of Improvement of Skills of Ministry of Labor and
Social Problems of Russian Federation.

Using any forms and methods of teaching management and business, as accepted
in international practice, and acting in close cooperation with private and
public organizations, the Institute has the capability of assisting
Vocational Training Schools, Enterprises, Associations, Ministries and
Departments, and local/state Administrations in the training and improving
business skills of entrepreneurs in problems of economy, management
finances, legal relations in the field of business, and to develop
consulting opportunities. A special kind of activity carried out at the
Institute is the further training and social adaptation of unemployed people.

In 1994 an agreement was reached with the EU-NET organization (Denmark) for
elaboration and realization of a project entitled "Development course of
management and business undertaking" (in 1994-95). Within the bounds of
completed Danish project at the Institute, short-term courses are being
organized to train entrepreneurs for small and medium-sized businesses.

It's necessary that the Institute cooperate closely with partner educational
institutions of developed countries of the World for the successful
realization of the basic problem of specialists entrepreneurs' training.
Organization of an exchange of students and instructors would promote and
enhance the training of highly skilled specialists.

I hope this information will be of interest to internet colleagues who would
like to consider academic partnerships in Bishkek. We are looking forward to
responding to inquiries.

Sincerely,

Azamat Tynybekov, Vice-Rector

        Institute of Business, Management and Tourism
        Manas St. 22A
        Bishkek, Kyrgyztan
        Tel: (7-3312) 21-34-42
        Fax: (7-3312) 21-34-26
        E-mail: azamat(a)ecology.freenet.bishkek.su


Source: Dennis McConnell, Maine Business School <mac(a)maine.maine.edu>

PROGRAM INFO.- Al-Farabi Academy, Shymkent, Kazakstan

Posted by: Igor Savin <savin(a)chimkent.almaty.kz>
Posted: 26 May 1997


PROGRAM INFO.- Al-Farabi Academy, Shymkent, Kazakstan
        International Scientific Public Fund

On the establishment of the Al-Farabi Academy, Shymkent, Kazakstan:

Abunasyr Al-Farabi (870-950), an outstanding scientist and thinker of the
East, was born in Otrar, situated on the territory now called the
South-Kazakstan region.  He has left for his descendants more than 100
volumes, the most popular of which are the treatises "Of the opinions of the
virtuous town inhabitants", "The comments to Aristotle's "Metaphysics", "The
treatise on the constructive geometry", "The great book of music", etc.  For
comments to Aristotle's writings he has got the honorable nickname of "the
Second teacher".  He is one of the creates of systematized trigonometry,
physical and mathematical theory of music, mathematical foundations for
geodesy and architecture.  Various aspects of philosophy, logic, psychology,
ethics, politics and sociology are covered in Farabi's treatises. Farabi has
influenced greatly the famous thinkers - Ibn-Sina, Ibn-Badja, Ibn-Tufail and
Ibn-Rushdi, as well as the philosophy and science of the medieval Western
Europe.

The scientists from the South of Kazakstan, among which there are 117
doctors and more than 1400 candidates of science, deeply respecting the
invaluable heritage of Abunasyr Al-Farabi, have decided to create the
International Scientific Public Fund "Al-Farabi Academy" in Shymkent.

We'd like that this Academy would embody in it the spirit of the best
oriental traditions - erudition, wisdom and foresight - and would become a
big centre for attracting the scientific ideas in the Euro Asian area, so
that the rank of its member was really honourable.

We call upon the scientists of Europe and Asia to support the idea of
creating the fund "Al-Farabi Academy", becoming its co-founders.
Consolidation of outstanding scientists of the present as its members will
help to realize the motto "Science - without borders" and will promote the
scientific and technical-economic progress on a world scale.

Please inform the Organization Committee about your wish to become the
co-founder of the Fund and the candidacies into the members of "Al-Farabi
Academy", the Committee's address being as follows:
        South-Kazakstan Division of the Ministry of Science Academy of Science,
        2a, Tauke-khan, Shymkent, 486018, Republic of Kazakstan
        Tel./Fax: (325-22) 31661
        E-mail: serik(a)serik.ksisti.alma-ata.su or savin(a)chimkent.almaty.kz

PROGRAM INFO.- Center for Conflict Management, Almaty

Posted by: Center for Conflict Management <ccm(a)online.ru>
Posted: 20 May 1997


PROGRAM INFORMATION- Center for Conflict Management
        Almaty, Kazakhstan

The Center for Conflict Management is a non-profit, non-governmental
organization. Its main goal is to make a contribution towards preventing
social and ethnic conflicts in Kazakhstan, towards peace-making and creating
an atmosphere of stability and predictability as the transition to a free
market economy and democratic civil society continues.

The CCM was registered as a local public association in July, 1995. This is
the first organization of its kind in Kazakhstan and in Central Asia in general.

The Center unites the scholars, professors of the universities, students,
specialists in different fields of studies and other people, interested in
conflict issues.

The philosophy of the Center is based on the idea that while the world
community spends much money for conflict resolving and peacekeeping, we
believe in PREVENTION OF CONFLICTS, saving millions of dollars and, more
importantly, saving human lives. Kazakhstan is an "ideal candidate" for such
programme of early warning of conflicts. Our country is in a very difficult
socioeconomic and ethnopolitical situation, but it has all opportunities to
overcome the crisis and to prevent conflicts.

TO ACHIEVE THESE GOALS WE PROPOSE TO:
        -Conduct theoretical research in the Conflict Resolution field;
        -Speak in Mass Media promoting the ideas of Conflict Management
        and Prevention;
        -Deliver lectures on Conflict Studies at the universities
        and other higher educational institutions,
        introduce Conflict Resolution and Human Rights courses at schools;
        -Organize and participate in conferences and symposia on Conflict
        Management and Peacebuilding;
        -Organize and participate in workshops and training Programes for
        training specialists in the Conflict Resolution field, etc.

THE CCM ACTIVITIES AND INITIATIVES FOR 1995-97 years:
-Joint Kazakhstani-American Peacebuilding Workshop on Tolerance and Methods
of Conflict Resolution for the school teachers and university professors -
Alma-Ata, Sept. 1995 (in cooperation with the Center for International
Development and Conflict Management of the University of Maryland at College
Park, USA).

-Educational Programme:
-delivering lectures on Conflict Resolution Theory at the Kazakh State
University and the Institute for Advanced Humanitarian Studies
- Alma-Ata, 1995/96 and 1996/97 academic years,
-delivering lectures on Human Rights - Alma-Ata, 1995-96 academic year,
-preparing study manuals on Conflict Resolution for students and teachers of
institutes and universities - 1995 and 1997.

-Democracy, Tolerance and Conflict Management Education Workshop for school
teachers and directors in Ust-Kamenogorsk, East Region of Kazakhstan -
January 1997 (in cooperation with UNICEF).

-Participation in the Project "Monitoring Programme for Early Prevention of
Conflicts in CIS", initiated by the Centre for Documentation and Research of
the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (Geneva, Switzerland) - 1996-97;

-Participation in the Project "Establishment of the Network on Tolerance and
Non-violence in Asia-Pacific Region", (UNESCO Tolerance Unit, France, Paris;
Korean National Commission of UNESCO, Republic of Korea, Seoul) - 1996-98;

-Implementation the theoretical studies of the contemporary socioeconomic
and ethnopolitical situation in the republic, prognosis of potential
conflicts, publication of the collection of articles - 1997;

-Working out an Early Warning of Conflicts Program - 1997-98;

-Organization of training the specialists in Conflict Management and Civic
and Human Rights Education - 1995-1997;

-Publication and distribution of informational materials on Conflict Studies
and Civic and Human Rights Education - 1995-97,

-Organization of the workshop on "Observation of Human Rights as a Factor of
Social and Political Stability and Prevention of Conflicts" in cooperation
with the International Bureau of Human Rights Protection and Rule of Law and
"Debate" Program of the Soros Foundation in Kazakhstan for the students of
Kazakh State University - March 1997;

-Organization of "Debates" training in cooperation with the Soros Foundation
in Kazakhstan for the students of Kazakh State University - April 1997;

-Publication of the "Your Rights" book for young pupils in the Kazakh
language. The book contains all the articles of the Universal Declaration of
Human Rights supplied with pictures taken from world children's literature,
Alma-Ata - Moscow, August 1997;

-Organization of the workshop on the Freedom of Expression in cooperation
with the Center for International Development and Conflict Management of the
University of Maryland at College Park, USA, - Alma-Ata, September 1997;

-Publication of the Collection of translated articles of foreign scholars on
the Conflict Management and Prevention - Alma-Ata - Moscow, 1997.

Moreover, the Center for Conflict Management in coordination with the
colleagues from Russia (Moscow School of Human Rights) and Great Britain
(the Center of Human Rights of the University of Essex) initiated the
Project "Human Rights Education in Kazakhstan and Russian Federation" -
1997-1998.


FUTURE PERSPECTIVES:
        -Consulting services;
        -Creation of informational data-base;
        -Establishment and development of international ties;
        -Participation in international network of Conflict Resolution
        Centers, etc.

The Center for Conflict Management in Kazakhstan is willing to co-operate
with organizations interested in related issues and is seeking financial
support from different Funds and Endowments.

For additional information call:
Tel.:     (3272) 43-74-17
Tel/fax.: (3272) 47-94-49
E-mail/Internet address: <ccm(a)online.ru>
Mailing address:
        App.23, 57"V", Timiryazev str., Alma-Ata, 480070
        Republic of Kazakhstan
President - Dr. ELENA SADOVSKAYA.

PROGRAM INFO.- Summer Prog.- Turkic Languages, Indiana Univ.

Posted by: Inner Asian and Uralic National Resource Center <iaunrc(a)indiana.edu>
Posted: 7 May 1997


PROGRAM INFORMATION- Turkic Language Courses at Indiana University
        Summer 1997

Pending funding, the Indiana University Summer Workshop in Slavic, East
European and Central Asian Languages (SWSEEL) announces summer courses for
the study of KAZAK (first year), TURKMEN (first year) and UZBEK (first and
second year).

The summer workshop will be held at Indiana University (Bloomington) on June
20-August 15, 1997.  Tuition for each course is $840.00 for both in-state
and out-of-state students.  FELLOWSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE (pending funding)
which cover the costs of tuition, room and board, university fees, and
materials.  (Fellowships are available only to U.S. citizens and permanent
resident aliens.)  The deadline for fellowship applications is MAY 16.

Each eight-week, six-credit course entails approximately twenty-five hours
of classroom and lab instruction each week.  In addition, students can take
advantage of many educational and cultural activities related to the
language they are studying.

For applications and additional information, write to:
        Director, SWSEEL
        BH 502
        Indiana University
        Bloomington, IN 47405
        phone: (812) 855-2608
        fax: (812) 855-2107
        e-mail: SWSEEL(a)indiana.edu
        URL: http://copper.ucs.indiana.edu/~iuslavic/swseel.html

Inner Asian and Uralic National Resource Center
Goodbody Hall 157
Indiana University
Bloomington, Indiana 47405-2401
phone: 812.855.2233
fax: 812.855.7500
e-mail: iaunrc(a)indiana.edu

PROGRAM INFO.- Summer Prog.- Caucasus Languages, Indiana Univ.

Posted by: Inner Asian and Uralic National Resource Center <iaunrc(a)indiana.edu>
Posted: 7 May 1997


PROGRAM INFORMATION- Study of Languages of the Caucasus at Indiana Univ.
        Summer 1997

Pending funding, the Indiana University Summer Workshop in Slavic, East
European and Central Asian Languages (SWSEEL) announces summer courses for
the study of CHECHEN (first year) and GEORGIAN (first year).

The summer workshop will be held at Indiana University (Bloomington) on June
20-August 15, 1997.  Tuition for each course is $840.00 for both in-state
and out-of-state students.  FELLOWSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE (pending
funding) which cover the costs of tuition, room and board, university fees,
and materials.  (Fellowships are available only to U.S. citizens and
permanent resident aliens.)  The deadline for fellowship applications
is MAY 16.

Each eight-week, six-credit course entails approximately twenty-five hours
of classroom and lab instruction each week.  In addition, students can take
advantage of many educational and cultural activities related to
the language they are studying.

For applications and additional information, write to:
        Director, SWSEEL
        BH 502
        Indiana University
        Bloomington, IN 47405
        phone: (812) 855-2608
        fax: (812) 855-2107
        e-mail: SWSEEL(a)indiana.edu
        URL: http://copper.ucs.indiana.edu/~iuslavic/swseel.html

Inner Asian and Uralic National Resource Center
Goodbody Hall 157
Indiana University
Bloomington, Indiana 47405-2401
phone: 812.855.2233
fax: 812.855.7500
e-mail: iaunrc(a)indiana.edu

PROGRAM INFO.- European Society for Central Asian Studies

Posted by: Turaj Atabaki <turaj.atabaki(a)let.ruu.nl>
Posted: 5 May 1997


PROGRAM INFORMATION- European Society for Central Asian Studies

The European Society for Central Asian Studies (ESCAS) has newly launched
its homepage.  Information now available about members, future conferences,
workshops, publications and other interesting topics.  The address of the
ESCAS homepage is as follow:
        http://www.let.ruu.nl/~escas/


Turaj Atabaki
Associate Professor of History
Department of Oriental Studies
University of  Utrecht
Drift 15, 3512 BR Utrecht
The Netherlands
Tel. +31 30 253 61 32
Fax  +31 30 253 61 38
E-Mail : Atabaki(a)let.ruu.nl

PROGRAM INFO.- Central Asian Studies in Turkey

Posted by: John Schoeberlein <schoeber(a)fas.harvard.edu>
Posted: 4 May 1997


PROGRAM INFORMATION- Central Asian Studies in Turkey

The following information is the result of a query on the Turkish Studies
Association list (TSA-L), and I am indebted in part to Moshe Gammer, Cigdem
Balim-Harding, Nurten Kilic, Sinan Kuneralp, and Ayse Ayata for information
contributed.  Listed below are key research centers, and a few publications.
If anyone can provide additional or corrected information, it would be
greatly appreciated.  Also, submissions of surveys of Central Asian studies
in other countries are welcome.

John Schoeberlein <schoeber(a)fas.harvard.edu>


TURKISH INSTITUTIONS COMMITTED TO CENTRAL ASIAN STUDIES

Bilkent University (Ankara)

Center for Central Asian Studies
Dept. of International Relations
Bilkent University
Main Campus FEASS Bldg., Rm. 302
Ankara,  Turkey

Affiliated scholars:
  Prof. Kemal Karpat
  Dr. Hakan Kirimli
  Prof. Nur Bilge Criss (Asst. Chairman of Dept. of International Relations)
  Meryem Kirimli


Bogazici University (Istanbul)

PK 2 Bebek \ Istanbul

Affiliated scholars:
  Dr. Gareth Winrow


Marmara University (Istanbul)

TUrkiyat AraStIrmalarI EnstitUsU
Marmara Universitesi
GOztepe KampUsU
Fikirtepe
81040 Istanbul,  Turkey

Prof. Nadir Devlet, Director


Middle East Technical University (Ankara)

Middle East Technical University
Ankara 06531,  Turkey
Karadeniz ve Orta Asya AraStIrmalarI Merkezi [KORA - Black Sea and Central
Asia Studies Center]

Prof. Ayse Ayata, Director


A FEW PERIODICALS COVERING CENTRAL ASIA PUBLISHED IN TURKEY

TIKA (Turk Iktisadi Kalkinma Ajansi - under the Ministery of Foreign Affairs
= TICA, Turkish International Cooperation Agency) publishes newsletter:
Eurasian File, and journal:  Eurasian Studies.

Newsletter on Central Asia:  Observatoire de l'Asie Centrale, affiliated
with the Institut Francais d'Etudes Anatoliennes d'Istanbul; the person in
charge is Valerie Le Galcher-Baron (Tel 90 212 244 17 17 Fax 252 80 91)

The Ankara branch of the Turco-Kazakh Ahmed Yesevi University publishes a
journal in Turkish, Bilig.

The Turk Dil Kurumu and TOMER also publish periodicals on Turkic literatures
and languages

Here are a few more Central Asia-related periodicals (thanks to Mark
Coumounduros):

Anayurttan Atayurda TUrk DUnyasI
Avrasya EtUdleri
AtatUrk Universitesi TUrkiyat AraStIrmalarI EnstitUsU Dergisi
DoGu CoGrafya Dergisi
TUrk DUnyasI AraStIrmalarI
TUrk DUnyasI AraStIrmalarI Dergisi
TUrkistan
TUrkiyat AraStIrmalarI Dergisi

PROGRAM INFO.- Tatar Language Courses, Arizona State Univ.

Posted by: Agnes Kefeli <agnes.kefeli(a)asu.edu>
Posted: 3 May 1997


PROGRAM INFORMATION- Tatar Language- Tuition-Free Courses at Arizona
        State University

Pending funding, Arizona State University will be offering intensive
first-year Tatar instruction this summer from 9 June to 1 August.  This
offering will be tuition-free, and will provide eight semester-hours of
fully transferable undergraduate language credit.

This eight-week course is designed to give the students the opportunity to
learn the language and become familiar with the culture of the Tatars, a
Turkic people living in Tatarstan, Siberia and Central Asia.  Tatars played
an important role in the national awakening of the Islamic peoples in Russia
both before and after the 1917 revolutions; today Tatarstan enjoys a unique
position in the Russian Federation as the only internal republic officially
recognized as "sovereign."

Tatar is also linguistically close to other Turkic languages.  A solid
knowledge of Tatar will provide a good foundation for the study of other
Turkic languages of the former USSR, such as Uzbek, Kyrgyz, and Kazak.

The Tatar course will entail twenty five hours of classroom and laboratory
instruction each week.  The primary teacher will be Agnes Kefeli, a former
student of Alexandre Bennigsen, the noted expert on Soviet Islam.

In addition to formal classroom hours, the course includes an
extracurricular program to expose students to Tatar culture, including Tatar
cinema and animation, Tatar music, and Tatar food.  If there is sufficient
interest on the part of the students, we will produce a short play.

For information and applications, please contact

        Pat Nay, Russian and East European Studies Consortium
        Arizona State University
        Tempe, AZ 85287-2601
        Telephone: (602) 965-4188; Fax: (602) 965-0310
        E-mail: IBUPGN(a)ASUVM.INRE.ASU.EDU


Agnes Kefeli <agnes.kefeli(a)asu.edu>
Home page: http://www.public.asu.edu/~akefeli


Source: Uli Schamiloglu

PROGRAM INFO.- Int'l Educational Centre, Bishkek Humanities Univ.

Posted by: Dennis McConnell- Maine Business School <mac(a)maine.maine.edu>
Posted: 3 May 1997


PROGRAM INFORMATION- International Educational Centre
        Bishkek Humanities University

The International Educational Centre at Bishkek Humanities University has
study programs in Economics and World Economy, and currently has about 200
students in the program.

Contact information:

Prof. I. S. Boldjurova, Rector
Bishkek Humanities University
E-mail: rectorat(a)bgupub.freenet.bishkek.su
Tel/Fax: (7-3312) 48-40-35

Contacts at the International Educational Centre:

Dr. R. Dj. Abdrakhmanova, Director
Tel/Fax: (7-3312) 48-40-46 or 44-51-09

Yury W. Minin, Vice-Director
Tel/Fax: (7-3312) 48-40-46
E-mail: Minin(a)bgupub.freenet.bishkek.su  OR  ex0a(a)amsat.org

Victor E. Savin, Vice-Director
Tel/Fax: (7-3312) 48-40-46
E-mail: Savin(a)bgupub.freenet.bishkek.su


Source:  Prof. Yury Minin of the International Educational Centre at the
Bishkek Humanities University

PROGRAM INFORMATION- Mongolian American Friendship Project

Posted by: Douglas McCarroll <douglas(a)brightworks.com>
Posted: 28 Apr 1997 8:38:23 -0500


PROGRAM INFORMATION- Mongolian American Friendship Project

The Mongolian-American Friendship Project (MAFP), a newly chartered
organization in Vermont, USA, strives to build friendship, peace, and
understanding between Mongolians and Americans.  The main goal is to bring
the people of the two countries together through medicine and culture.

Web Site (under construction):
        http://www.brightworks.com/mongolamerican

Source: Douglas McCarroll <douglas(a)brightworks.com>

PROGRAM INFORMATION- Society for the Study of Caucasia

Posted by: Central Asian Studies <centasia(a)fas.harvard.edu>
Posted: 21 Apr 1997


PROGRAM INFORMATION- Society for the Study of Caucasia

The Society for the Study of Caucasia welcomes new members.  To join,
contact:
        Dr. Kazbek K. Sultanov
        Institute of World Literature
        Povarskaya Street, 25a
        121069 Moscow  RUSSIA

The Society publishes a Newsletter three times annually, as well as a
annual which includes book reviews.  The editor, who welcomes submissions
of books to review, is:
        Prof. Howard I. Aronson
        Center for Balkan and Slavic Studies
        The University of Chicago
        1010 East 59th Street
        Chicago, IL 60637  USA

The Society will soon have a web site.  Meanwhile, the acting President of
the Society, Dr. R. H. Hewsen, may be reached via e-mail (or mail):
        Dr. R. H. Hewsen
        email: <hewsen(a)sagelink.com>
        or:
        Rowan College of New Jersey
        201 Mullica Hill Road
        Glassboro, NJ 08028-1701

Prof. Aronson also moderates a e-mail discussion list concerning the
Caucasus, called "CaucNet (Caucasus Discussion Network)."  To subscribe,
contact: Prof. Aronson <hia5(a)midway.uchicago.edu>.  The list features
linguistic and philological discussion on peoples and cultures of the
Caucasus: no discussion of politics is allowed.

PROGRAM INFORMATION- MA in Inner Asian Studies, Taiwan

Posted by: religion(a)ibm43p.nhmc.edu.tw
Posted: 11 Apr 1997


PROGRAM INFORMATION- MA Program in Inner Asian Studies in Taiwan

Fokuang Univesity is offering advanced training in Turkology, Buddhism,
Manichaeism and other fields, leading to the degree of MA in Inner Asian
Studies.

Tuition is free. For application form write:
        Fokuang University
        Religions and Cultures Research Center
        Nanhua Management College
        32.  Chung-Keng Li, Da-lin, Chia-Yi
        Taiwan, ROC

Tel: (05) 272-0573
Fax: (05) 272-0583
Email: Religion(a)mail.nhmc.edu.tw

PROGRAM INFO- Inner Asia/Silkroad Study Group (IASSG)

Posted by: Adela Lee <alee(a)best.com>
Posted: 25 Feb 1997


PROGRAM INFORMATION- Inner Asia/Silkroad Study Group (IASSG)

The Inner Asia/Silkroad Study Group was established in 1996 to promote the
study and preservation of cultures and arts on the Inner Asia and
Silkroad. Its main goal is to establish and maintain the vital links to
the Silkroad communities here and abroad in order to keep informed
regarding the latest research and discoveries on the Inner Asia and
Silkroad.  We hope it will facilitate the exchange of information and
enhance educational opportunities for the community at large.

A series of lectures and events are planned for 1997.  If you would like
to receive our announcements please fill out the form.  For more
information, please call 415-336-1798 or email: info(a)silk-road.com.

Committee, Dr. Al Dien, Roger Olsen and Adela Lee

Silkroad Foundation
P.O. Box 2275
Saratoga, CA 95070
Te: 408-867-1364, Fax: 408-867-8669 Email: info(a)silk-road.com


IASSG LECTURE SERIES- MARCH

        CENTER FOR RUSSIAN AND EAST EUROPEAN STUDIES, STANFORD UNIVERSITY
        CENTER FOR EAST ASIAN STUDIES, STANFORD UNIVERSITY
        INNER ASIA/SILKROAD STUDY GROUP (IASSG)
        present

"Genetic Origins of Central Asian Peoples"

Dr. Luigi Luca Cavalli-Sforza
        Professor Emeritus, Department of Genetics
        Stanford University School of Medicine

Wednesday March 5, 1997 6:00 p.m.
        Building 260 (Language Corner), Room 113, Stanford University

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

For more information, call 408-867-1364 or e-mail info(a)silk-road.com


NOTE: ALL THE LECTURE INFORMATION IS AVAILABLE AT OUR WEBSITE:

http://www.silk-road.com

ANNOUNCEMENTS ON THIS LECTURE SERIES ARE AVAILABLE FROM THE
        IASSG LIST SERVER:

To subscribe to the mailing list, send e-mail to:
        iassg-request(a)lists.best.com
    with the following message in the content body:
        subscribe <your email address>

To post to the mailing list, the address is:
        iassg(a)lists.best.com

PROGRAM INFORMATION- Summer Language Training in Georgia

Posted by: Howard I. Aronson <hia5(a)midway.uchicago.edu>
Posted: 12 Feb 1997


PROGRAM INFORMATION- Summer Language Training in Georgia

[NOTE: This message is from Prof. Elguja Khintibidze, via Prof. Howard
Aronson]

We are happy to announce the Summer School in Kartvelian Studies for non-
Georgians to be held from 12 July to 17 August 1997.

The Summer School in Kartvelian Studies is organised by the Centre for
Kartvelian Studies and sponsored by the Committee for the Salvation of
Georgian Culture, and by the Tbilisi State University.

The School will offer intensive instruction in Modern Georgian, taking
account of the participants' knowledge level of the language. They may
also attend lectures on Georgian history, literature, language and art and
become acquainted with Georgia's cultural and historical past as well as
with her present achievements.

This year the costs of instruction and of room and board for those
students who cannot pay the whole cost will be met by the Centre for
Kartvelian Studies. Attendants will be housed at the student dormitory or
at private homes. They may also arrange with the Centre for room and board
at a hotel, at the participants' own expense. Attendants are expected to
pay their own round trip air fare to Tbilisi.

The Centre for Kartvelian Studies is financed by a charity fund.
Therefore, foreign Kartvelologists, scholars and teachers who would like
to participate in the Summer School may make contributions to the charity
fund at their own discretion.

In all cases, however, the attendants of the Summer School, students
included, are expected to contribute $390 to the charity fund of the
Centre.

Those who wish to attend the Summer School should communicate with the
Centre for Kartvelian Studies by 1 April, 1997.

Address:
Centre for Kartvelian Studies
Chavchavadze Ave. 1, TSU 380028 Tbilisi, Republic of Georgia

Tel: (00 995 32) 290833 Fax: (00 995 32) 221103

The account of our charity fund:
Deutsche Bank, Frankfurt, United Georgian Bank, Tbilisi, Georgia Account
no: 9498270 (USD) c/o The Centre for Kartvelian Studies, account No:
178070966 (USD)

Prof. Elguja Khintibidze
Director of the Centre for Kartvelian Studies

Source:
        Howard I. Aronson
        Dept of Slavic Langs & Lits
        University of Chicago
        1130 East 59th St
        Chicago, IL 60637  USA
        hia5(a)midway.uchicago.edu

PROGRAM INFORMATION- Archaeological Field School in the former Soviet Union

Posted by: Karen S. Rubinson <karensr(a)pipeline.com>
Posted: 11 Feb 1997


PROGRAM INFORMATION- Archaeological Field School in the former Soviet Union

[Note: I am posting this information for a colleague who does not have e-
mail. Please use the fax numbers or snail mail address provided for
further information.  --Karen Rubinson]

The World Archaeological Congress Foundation in Saint Petersburg, Russia
announces programs for volunteer excavators in various areas of the former
Soviet Union during the summer and fall of 1997.  Participants will
receive instruction in all phases of archaeological research, including
artifact preparation, analysis and interpretation, as well as intensive
training in archaeological field techniques and strategies.  Students will
receive credits from Saint Petersburg University, The Institute for Study
of Material Culture History of the Academy of Sciences of Russia, and the
European University, St. Petersburg.  Areas include Eastern European,
Caucasian, and Central Asian archaeology.

The programs will start in St. Petersburg, allowing participants to
examine archaeological and ethnological materials on exhibit and in
storage in the museums of that city: the Hermitage, the Museum of
Anthropology and Ethnography, and the Russian Ethnographic Museum.   The
field schools will be run at several sites of various periods.  The costs
vary, depending on the location and duration of each program.

For details, a list of expeditions, and an application form please
contact:
        Dr. Viktor Trifonov, Chairman
        WAC Foundation
        Institute for Study of Material Culture History
        Dvortsovaya nab, 18
        St. Petersburg, RUSSIA

        Fax: +7 (812) 143-73-38
        +7 (812) 311-62-71

Source: Karen S. Rubinson
        karensr(a)pipeline.com or
        krubinson(a)barnard.columbia.edu

PROGRAM INFORMATION- Armenian Language Institute Maud Strum Mandel

Posted by: Maud Strum Mandel <mamandel(a)umich.edu>
Posted: 30 Jan 1997


PROGRAM INFORMATION- 1997 Armenian Language Summer Institute in Yerevan

The Armenian Studies Program at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor is
pleased to announce the 1997 Armenian Language Summer Institute to be held in
Yerevan, Armenia from June 27 to August 23, 1997.  The program is open to all
undergraduate, graduate, and professional school students, practicing
professionals, and high school seniors who wish to learn Modern Eastern or
Western Armenian.  Supplementing the language classes will be a series of
lectures on Armenian culture and history by distinguished scholars and experts,
as well as an extensive program of excursions and cultural events.  Upon
successful completion of the course, each participant will receive eight
credit hours from the University of Michigan.

This unique program offers high quality intensive language instruction and the
unusual experience of living and learning in Armenia and is directed by Dr.
Kevork Bardakjian, Marie Manoogian Professor of Armenian Language and
Literature and Director of the Armenian Studies Program at the University of
Michigan, Ann Arbor.

For more information or for an application packet, please fill out the form
below or contact:

Maud S. Mandel, Coordinator
The Armenian Studies Program/Summer Institute
204 Lane Hall, 204 South State Street
The University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI  48109-1290


E-mail:  mamandel(a)umich.edu
Phone:  313/764-0351
Fax:  313/763-4765

PROGRAM INFORMATION- Photo Exhibit, Turks of Central Asia

Posted by: grmack(a)mail.utexas.edu (Glenn R. Mack)
Posted: 21 Jan 1997


PROGRAM INFORMATION- Photo Exhibit, Turks of Central Asia


"Between Empires" Exhibit at Texas Memorial Museum, UT Campus

February 16 through March 29,1996

Contact: Lynn Denton, 512 471-1604

The traveling photographic exhibit, "Between Empires: Turks of Central Asia
1850-1925," opens on February 16, 1996 at the Texas Memorial Museum.  Seventy-
five archival photographs interspersed with contemporary photographs from the
region will be featured.

Central Asia, stretching from the Mongolian steppes to the Caspian Sea, is the
ancestral homeland of many Turkic tribes. The area was conquered by the
Russians in the second half of the 19th century and incorporated into their
empire.  This military push southward threatened British India. The ensuing
race for authority in the region is referred to as the "Great Game."  In the
meantime adventurers, archeologists, and soldiers captured brilliant images on
film in the Tsar's new lands.

"Between Empires"  is a rare collection of scenes from rural and urban life,
architectural monuments, and individual portraits, uniquely illustrating the
rich cultural heritage of Central Asia. The photos take you along the Silk
Road to visit the fabled cities of Samarkand, Bukhara, and Khiva.  Witness the
fascinating and bizarre sport of Buzkazhi, or goat-pulling, and explore the
felt tents of Turkic nomads of Southern Siberia. This exhibit has been on
public display in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, Almaty, Kazakstan and Istanbul, Turkey.
The University of Texas at Austin is the only scheduled venue for the
exhibition in the United States.

Ergun Cagatay designed the exhibit and authored the accompanying photo catalog
"Once Upon a Time in Central Asia."  Both are part of a larger project
"Turkish Speaking Peoples," an overview of the cultures of the peoples of
Turkic origins and the transition from nomadic to sedentary way of life.  The
U.S. photo exhibit was funded jointly by the Texas Memorial Museum, Center for
Post-Soviet and East European Studies (CPSEES), and the Center for Middle
Eastern Studies at The University of Texas at Austin.  Copies of the photo
catalog will be available in the Museum Store.

A round table discussion of the exhibit will be moderated by Michael R.
Katz, CPSEES Director, with Ergun Cagatay, curator of the exhibit and
photojournalist, Uli Schamiloglu, Associate Professor of Central Asian Studies
at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and commentators Rob Arndt, Editor,
Aramco World and  Professor Andree Sjoberg, Center for Asian Studies,
University of Texas at Austin.  This colloquium will be held at the Texas
Union Governors Room on The University of Texas campus from 3:30-5:00 pm on
Wednesday, February 19th.

Texas Memorial Museum is located at 2400 Trinity Street on the University of
Texas campus. The Museum is open 9 am - 5 pm Monday through Friday,
10 am - 5 pm Saturdays and 1 am-5 pm Sunday. Admission is free.

PROGRAM INFORMATION- Summer Language Study at Indiana

Posted by: Inner Asian and Uralic National Resource Center <iaunrc(a)indiana.edu>
Posted: 15 Jan 1997


FUNDING FOR SUMMER LANGUAGE STUDY AT INDIANA UNIVERSITY

Students enrolled in programs at CIC institutions (the schools of the Big Ten,
plus the Universities of Chicago and Wisconsin-Milwaukee) are eligible to
receive funding through the Foreign Language Enhancement Program (FLEP) to
study at Indiana University's summer language institute (20 June-15 August,
1997).

This summer IU hopes to offer first- and second-year Uzbek, first-year Kazak,
and first-year Turkmen.  (We also hope to offer Chechen.)  Except for first-
year Uzbek, these courses are conditional upon outside funding.

Although applications for IU's summer institute are not due until 1 May, the
application deadline for the FLEP is 15 February.  For more information, call
the CIC office at (217) 333-8475 or visit <http://www.cic.net/cic>.

Further information on IU's summer language program is available via e-mail
        <swseel(a)indiana.edu>, phone (812-855-2608) or WWW
        <http://copper.ucs.indiana.edu/~iuslavic/swseel.html>


Inner Asian and Uralic National Resource Center
Goodbody Hall 157
Indiana University
Bloomington, Indiana 47405-2401
phone: 812.855.2233
fax: 812.855.7500
e-mail: iaunrc(a)indiana.edu

PROGRAM INFO- Central Asian Language Programs, Summer 1997

Posted by: John Schoeberlein <schoeber(a)fas.harvard.edu>
Posted: 15 Jan 1997


PROGRAM INFORMATION- Central Asian Language Programs, Summer 1997

Below is the most up-to-date information on summer programs for Central Asian
languages that I have been able to obtain.  I would be grateful for any
corrections or additions.  The first several programs are at U.S. universities,
while the last three are based in Central Asian countries.  Many thanks to
those who have provided information.

John Schoeberlein

++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY - 1997 Summer Critical Languages Institute

Tatar - intensive first and second year

Pending funding, Arizona State University will offer intensive Tatar language
instruction at the 1997 summer Critical Languages Institute to be held on
campus in Tempe, Arizona.  Students may be eligible for tuition waivers and
further fellowship support.

For information, contact
        Pat Nay
        Russian and East European Studies Consortium
        Arizona State University
        Tempe, AZ 85287-2601
        tel.: (602) 965-4188; fax: (602) 965-0310
        e-mail: ibupgn(a)asuvm.inre.asu.edu

Source:  Agnes Kefeli <agnes.kefeli(a)asu.edu>
        Home page: http://www.public.asu.edu/~akefeli


++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
INDIANA UNIVERSITY, BLOOMINGTON - Summer Workshop in Slavic and East
        European Languages (SWSEEL)

Pending funding, SWSEEL will offer instruction in the following Central Asian
languages:
  +     Kazak - first year
  +     Turkmen - first year
  +     Uzbek - first and second year

To receive an application or further information, send e-mail to:
        <swseel(a)indiana.edu>
Or ordinary mail to:
        Dr. Jerzy Kolodziej, SWSEEL Director
        Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures
        Ballantine Hall 502
        Indiana University
        Bloomington, IN 47405

Applications are currently available.

Information is also available at the SWSEEL home page:
        <http://copper.ucs.indiana.edu/~iuslavic/swseel.html>


Source: Scott Feickert, Assistant Director
        Inner Asian and Uralic National Resource Center
        Indiana University9
        Goodbody Hall 305
        Bloomington, Indiana 47405-2401
        tel.: (812) 855-731; fax: (812)855-7500
        e-mail: sfeicker(a)indiana.edu


++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, LOS ANGELES

John D. Soper Central Asian Language Institute

[Note: This is information from last year.  Prof. Bodrogligeti declined to
provide current information for this year, and so anyone interested in this
program should contact him, or UCLA for confirmation.]

Intensive programs offered every summer
  +     Uzbek
  +     Azeri

To register, contact:
        Dr. Andras J. E. Bodrogligeti, Director
        John D. Soper Central Asian Language Institute
        E-Mail: bodrogli(a)humnet.ucla.edu

Source:  Andras Bodrogligeti


++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON

Central Asian Languages & Culture Summer Program
        June 23-August 22, 1997

Intensive language instruction:
  +     Uzbek - elementary and intermediate
  +     Kazakh - intermediate
  +     Kirghiz - elementary
  +     Tajik - elementary

All languages will be taught with the assistance of native speakers from
Central Asia.  An extensive cultural program of lectures, films, videotapes
and other cultural presentations will also be offered.  Pending funding
fellowships will be available.

For fellowship information, contact:
        Ilse D. Cirtautas, Director
        Central Asian Languages and Culture Summer Program
        Dept. of Near Eastern Languages and Civilization
        229 Denny Hall, Box 353120
        University of Washington
        Seattle, WA  98195-3120
        (206) 543-6033 or (206) 685-3800

For admission information, contact:
        Summer Quarter
        5001 25th Avenue NE, GH-24
        University of Washington
        Seattle, WA  98195
        tel.: (206) 543-2300 or 1-800-543-2300

Source: Talgat Askhat Imangaliev <talgat(a)u.washington.edu>


++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN, MADISON

[No current information, though interested persons might contact Uli
Schamiloglu <uschamil(a)macc.wisc.edu> for the latest information.]


++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
LANGUAGE PROGRAMS IN CENTRAL ASIA
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++


++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
ANDIJAN STATE PEDAGOGICAL INSTITUTE OF LANGUAGES

[Note: This is information on last year's program.]

The Institute, located in Andijan (in the Fergana Valley, Uzbekistan), offers
Uzbek language training for foreigners.  The cost of one-year training $2,000
and includes place at a hostel, registration fees, and private instruction.

For more information, contact:
        Mr. Bakhrom Primkulov
        ul. Lakhuti 16-A
        Tashkent, Uzbekistan


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CENTRAL ASIAN FREE EXCHANGE (CAFE)

CAFE runs a five week Uzbek language summer course for foreigners in Tashkent.
They have developed their own materials, including audio cassettes and textbook.

To find out more about CAFE, look up their Web pages:
        <http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/cafepage>
For information about the summer language program, send e-mail to:
        cafeuzbek(a)aol.com


++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
ACTR/ACCELS

The ACTR/ACCELS CIS Regional-Language Program provides opportunities for
language study in each of the Central Asian countries, and in the other
countries of the CIS as well (including Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia,
Kazakstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkenistan, Ukraine, and
Uzbekistan).  These programs are offered for the summer, semester, or academic
year.

All levels of the regional language are offered.  The program requires that
applicants have an intermediate level of language in one of the following:
Russian, the target language, or a language related to the target language.

The program is offered in many cities throughout the countries listed.  The
applicants are asked to specify which language and area studies courses they
would like to study, and they are placed in an appropriate host institution.

Approximate summer dates are June 9 - August 5.  Credit for successful
completion of the program is issued through Bryn Mawr College.

The cost of the summer program is currently $3,400, although prices are
subject to change.  Program costs include room and board (housing is either
a dormitory or with a host family), pre-departure orientation, tuition, either
a dormitory or with a host family), pre-departure orientation, tuition,
insurance, visa fees, and study materials.  Some scholarship funding is
available with assistance from private and federal grants.

The application deadline for the summer program is March 1.

For applications, contact
        Margaret Stephenson
        Program Officer
        Russian and Eurasian Programs
        1776 Massachusetts Ave., NW, Suite 700
        Washington, DC 20036
        ACTR/ACCELS
        tel.: (202) 833-7522; fax: (202) 833-7523
        e-mail: stephens(a)actr.org


[Thanks to Dominika Baran and Munevver Olgun for contributions to this
information.]

PROGRAM INFORMATION- U. Washington Summer Language Program

Posted by: Talgat Askhat Imangaliev <atyrau(a)u.washington.edu>
Posted: 13 Jan 1997


PROGRAM INFORMATION- University of Washington Summer Language & Culture Program
        University of Washington
        Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilization
        Central Asian Languages & Culture Summer Program
        June 23-August 22, 1997

Intensive language instruction will be offered in elementary and intermediate
Uzbek; intermediate Kazakh; elementary Kirghiz and Tajik.  All languages will
be taught with the assistance of native speakers from Central Asia.  An
extensive cultural program of lectures,  films, videotapes and other cultural
presentations will also be offered.

PENDING FUNDING FELLOWSHIPS WILL BE AVAILABLE

For fellowship information contact:

        Ilse D. Cirtautas, Director
        Central Asian Languages and Culture Summer Program
        Dept. of Near Eastern Languages and Civilization
        229 Denny Hall, Box 353120
        University of Washington
        Seattle, WA  98195-3120
        (206) 543-6033 or (206) 685-3800

For admission information contact:

        Summer Quarter
        5001 25th Avenue NE, GH-24
        University of Washington
        Seattle, WA  98195
        (206) 543-2300 or 1-800-543-2300

Posted by:
        Talgat Imangaliev
        President
        Kazakh & Kirghiz Studies Group
        Dept.of Near Eastern Lang.& Civilization
        University of Washington
        talgat(a)u.washington.edu
        http://weber.u.washington.edu/~talgat/group

PROGRAM INFORMATION- Kyrgyz Technical University

Posted by: Dennis McConnell <mac(a)maine.maine.edu>
Posted: 7 Dec 1996


PROGRAM INFORMATION- Business & Management Faculty
        Kyrgyz Technical University

The Business and Management Faculty of Kyrgyz Technical University was founded
in 1994.  The program offers a bachelor's degree with specialization in
business management, information systems in economics, and economic/business
journalism.  The program also provides retraining for students who have prior
degrees in economics.

The Faculty also offers short-term certification courses in accounting and
microcomputer applications, and offers seminars and team training in business
and management at the request of Kyrgyz companies, agencies and individuals.
The Business and Management Faculty operates in accordance with the
educational norms and licenses from the Ministry of Science and Education of
the Kyrgyz Republic.

For information, please feel free to contact:

Dr. R. N. Usubamotov, Rector
Dr. K. O. Orozbev, Dean of the Faculty of Business and Management Dr. E. A.
Jalbiev, Director of the Business School

E-mail: root(a)ktu.bishkek.su

Source:  Dennis McConnell - Maine Business School <mac(a)maine.maine.edu>

Please direct inquiries to the Kyrgyz Technical University representatives
above.  In the SUBJECT of your e-mail message, please put the name of the
person to whom the message is directed.

PROGRAM INFORMATION- Bishkek, Kyrgzstan

Posted by: Dennis McConnell - Maine Business School <mac(a)maine.maine.edu>
Posted: 15 Nov 1996


Opportunity for Academic Cooperation - Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

Dr. Misir Ashyrkulov - Rector of Bishkek International School of Business and
Management (BISBM)- will be visiting the U.S.A. from November 18-29, 1996.
The purpose of his visit is to arrange faculty and student exchange programs
with U.S. business schools.

Dr. Ashyrkulov will be staying in Hershey, Pennsylvania as a guest of Dr.
Erdener Kaynak. He is interested in visiting schools in Pennsylvania,
Maryland, Washington D.C., New York, New Jersey, and Delaware areas.

The Bishkek International School of Management and Business (BISMB) was
founded in October of 1992 by the Decree of the President of the Kyrgyz
Republic. The goal was to develop an institution to provide rigorous, high
quality and relevant managerial education and act as intellectual base for
The country and the region. The mission of the school is to contribute to the
international competitiveness of managers and organizations. In order to
achieve its mission, the School is committed to offering superior educational
programs for potential and practicing managers at various stages of their
careers, and to conduct at the highest level basic and applied research that
will contribute to a better understanding of the management function.

Interested individuals and/or representatives of institutions may contact
Dr. Erdener Kaynak to arrange a meeting with Dr. Ashyrkulov.

Tel: (717) 566-3054
E-mail: K9X(a)PSUVM.PSU.EDU

PROGRAM INFORMATION- Central Asia Strategic Business Institute

Posted by: Kent Moors <moors(a)duq2.cc.duq.edu>
Posted: 20 Oct 1996


PROGRAM INFORMATION- Central Asia Strategic Business Institute (CASBI)
        IMDA Worldwide Consultants

Following deliberations during the IMDA Fifth World Business Congress in
Hamilton, Bermuda last July, a group of academicians, policy makers,
consultants and practitioners are in the process of formally establishing a
strategic business institute with the help of Central Asian and neighboring
area governments, as well as a number of academic institutions, organizations
and companies.

International Management Development Association (IMDA) is also proposing the
establishment of a consulting agency to apply the international skills of its
membership to both public and private clients in emerging markets.  "IMDA
Worldwide Consultants" is not for on-the-job training, although ancillary
positions and traineeships/internships could certainly be provided.  The
agency would complement IMDA-designed educational programs, and would provide
a remarkable opportunity for the members to apply their specialized skills to
real market situations.

An initial plenary session on these projects, to which all IMDA members are
invited, will take place during the IMDA Annual National Conference in New
Orleans, November 6 to 8.  At this session, Dr. Misir Ashyrkulov, Rector of
Bishkek International School of Management and Business (BISMB), Kyrgystan--
whose school will house the proposed Institute in Central Asia--will be present.
The session will be chaired by Dr. Kent Moors of Duquesne University.  Dr.
Moors is also President/CEO of the ASIDA Group, an international consortium
specializing in Russian/NIS market development.

For more information, contact:
        Dr. Kent Moors <moors(a)duq2.cc.duq.ed>
        Dr. Erdener Kaynak <k9x(a)psuvm.psu.ed>
        Dr. Dennis McConnell <mac(a)maine.maine.ed>

PROGRAM INFORMATION- Central Asian Photo Exhibit

Posted: 2 Aug 1996


The University of Texas at Austin intends to host an exhibit of Central
Asian photographs as part of the "Turkish Speaking Peoples" Project,
organized by Ergun Cagatay of Istanbul, Turkey.  He will showcase over one
hundred 19th century archival photographs and several new prints from
Central Asia. The photos include scenes of rural and urban life,
architectural monuments, and individual portraits, uniquely illustrating
the rich cultural heritage of Turkestan.  This exhibit has already been on
public display in Tashkent, Almaty, and Istanbul.

The Center for Post-Soviet and East European Studies, in conjunction with
the Center for Middle Eastern Studies and the Texas Memorial Museum hopes
to host the exhibit for a six week period in March and April of 1997.  We
would like to invite Mr. Cagatay and other Central Asian scholars for an
opening ceremony and a round-table discussion.  To discuss the possibility
of bringing the exhibit to another location in the US while Mr. Cagatay is
in the country, please contact him directly at:

Tetragon
Ergun Cagatay
Inonu Caddesi Meric
Apt #75, Daire 4
80090 Gummussuyu-Istanbul
tel 90-212-249-98 91
fax. 90-212-293-12 80

For more information about the exhibit in Texas, please contact me at the
address below.  regards, glenn

Glenn Mack, Outreach Coordinator
Center for Post-Soviet and East European Studies
The University of Texas at Austin
Geography 106
Austin, Texas 78712
(512) 471-7782, Fax:  (512) 471-3368
grmack(a)mail.utexas.edu
http://reenic.utexas.edu/reenic/CPSEES/online.html

PROGRAM INFORMATION- Central Asian Archaeology

Posted: 25 Jun 1996


PROGRAM INFORMATION- Central Asian Archaeology at University of Sydney

CENTRAL ASIAN FIELDWORK

The Near Eastern Archaeology department at the University of Sydney has
formed a programme which aims to introduce Central Asian archaeology and
history to the teaching and research curriculum.  In 1995 the
Karakalpak-Australian Archaeological Expedition to Chorasmia was
inaugurated and a first season of excavations was conducted at
Kazakl'i-yatkan (5th century BC - 1st century AD) east of the Oxus River
under V.N. Yagodin (Nukus) and S.W. Helms (Sydney). A longterm excavation
programme is planned. The second season will start in August 1996. A
subsidiary research project is being conducted on aspects of the
archaeology of Central Asian nomads by A.V.G. Betts (Sydney).

For further details contact Dr Alison Betts, University of Sydney Central
Asian Programme (USCAP), Archaeology A14, University of Sydney, NSW 2006,
Australia

Tel: 02 351 2090
Fax: 02 351 4889
Email: alison.betts(a)antiquity.su.edu.au

PROGRAM INFORMATION- Central Asian Language/Culture

Posted: 21 Jun 1996


PROGRAM INFORMATION- University of Washington
        Central Asian Languages and Culture Program
        Summer 1996

For more information, contact:
        Professor Ilse Cirtautus <icirt(a)u.washington.edu

Calendar of Extracurricular Programs & Events*

June 17
Monday:  Reception for students and faculty of the Eighth Summer Program in
Central Asian Languages and Culture at the University of Washington.
Denny Hall 215A, 1:20 - 3:30 PM.

June 18
Tuesday: Tajik Studies Group:  News from Tajikistan
Habibulla  Mirzoyev, Dushanbe, Tajikistan
Denny Hall 215A, 1:20 - 2:30 PM.

June 19
Wednesday: Kazakh Studies Group:
News from Kazakhstan
Dr. Alma Kunanbayeva, University of Wisconsin.
Hall 215A, 1:20 - 2:30 PM.

June 20
Thursday: Kirghiz Studies Group:  Film: Descent of the
Snow Leopard, based on the Kirghiz epic song.
Denny Hall 123, 1:20 - 2:30 PM.

June 21
Friday: Uzbek Studies Group:  News from Uzbekistan Muhammad Ali (Axmedov),
Distinguished Writer of Uzbekistan, Tashkent, and Ilse D. Cirtautas, Near
Eastern Languages & Civilization, UW Denny Hall 215A, 1:20- 2:30 PM.

Viewing of videotapes, Denny 123, 2:30 - 3:30

June 24
Monday: Meetings of Individual Language Groups with their instructors.
Denny Hall 215 and 215A, 1:20-2:30 PM

June 25
Tuesday: Tajik Studies Group: Tajik Customs and Rituals (with videotape).
Habibulla Mirzoyev, Dushanbe, Tajikistan Denny Hall 215A, 1:20 - 2:30 PM.

June 26
Wednesday: Kazakh Studies Group: "The Kazakh Epic Songs and Their
Performers" Dr. Alma Kunanbayeva, University of Wisconsin Denny Hall 215A,
1:20 - 2:30 PM.

June 27
Thursday: "Tajiks in Afghanistan" Fevziya Barlas, Graduate Student, Near
Eastern Languages and Civilization. Denny Hall 215A, 1:20 - 2:30 PM.

July 3
Wednesday: No special program planned.

July 4
Thursday: Holiday

July 5
Friday: Uzbek Studies Group: "Uzbek Poetry" Recited by Muhammad Ali
(Axmedov), introduced and translated by Ilse D. Cirtautas, UW Denny Hall
215A, 1:20 - 2:30 PM.

Video viewing, Denny Hall 123, 2:30 - 3:3 PM.

July 8
Monday: All Language Groups: Meeting of individual language groups with
their instructors for conversation practices, translation workshop, social
hours, etc. Denny Hall 215 and 215A, 1:20 - 2:30 PM. (If necessary,
additional rooms will be assigned)

July 9
Tuesday: Tajik Studies Group: "Social and Political Situation in
Tajikistan" Habibulla Mirzoyev, Dushanbe, Tajikistan Denny Hall 215A, 1:20
- 2:30 PM.

July 10
Wednesday: Kazakh Studies Group: "Revival of Kazakh Customs" (with
videotape) Kagan Arik, Ph.D.C., Interdisciplinary Ph.D. Program in Near
and Middle Eastern Studies, UW Denny Hall 215A, 1:20 - 2:30 PM.

July 11
Thursday: Kirghiz Studies Group: "The Kirghiz Uprising of 1916 in Kirghiz
Poetry" Elmira Kochumkulova, Graduate student, Near Eastern
Languages and Civilization.
Denny Hall 215A, 1:20 - 2:30 PM.

July 12
Friday: Uzbek Studies Group: "Uzbek Intellectuals Under Stalin"  (I)
Muhammad Ali (Axmedov) and Ilse Cirtautas, Near Eastern Languages &
Civiulization, UW Denny Hall 215A, 1:20 - 2:30 PM.

Viewing of videotapes.
Denny Hall 123, 2:30 - 3:30 PM.

July 15
Monday: All Language Groups: Meeting of individual language groups with
their instructors for conversation practices, translation workshop, social
hours, etc. Denny Hall 215 and 215A, 1:20 - 2:30 PM. (If necessary,
additional rooms will be assigned)

July 16
Tuesday: Tajik Studies Group: "Profiles of Tajik Political and
Intellectual
Leaders" Speaker to be announced. Denny Hall 215A, 1:20 - 2:30 PM.

July 17
Wednesday: Kazakh Studies Group: "Profiles of Kazakh Political and
Intellectual Leaders" Reports by students of the Kazakh Studies Group.
Denny Hall 215A, 1:20 - 2:30 PM.

July 18
Thursday: Kirghiz Studies Group: "Profiles of Kirghiz Political and
Intellectual Leaders" Speaker to be announced. Denny Hall 215A, 1:20 -
2:30 PM.

July 19
Friday: Uzbek Studies Group: "Uzbek Intellectuals Under Stalin"  (II)
Muhammad Ali Axmedov and Ilse Cirtautas. Denny Hall 215A, 1:20 - 2:30 PM.

Viewing of videotapes.
Denny Hall 123, 2:30 - 3:30 PM.

July 22
Monday: All Language Groups: Meeting of individual language groups with
their instructors for conversation practices, translation workshop, social
hours, etc. Denny Hall 215 and 215A, 1:20 - 2:30 PM. (If necessary,
additional rooms will be assigned)

July 23
Tuesday: Tajik Studies Group: "Tajik" Traditions of Nowruz Fevziye Barlas,
Graduate Student, NELC Denny Hall 215A, 1:20 - 2:30 PM.

July 24
Wednesday: Kazakh Studies Group: "Research on Kazakh Oral Literature: Past
and Present" Dr. Alma Kunanbayeva, Visiting Professor, Near Eastern
Languages and Civilization. Denny Hall 215A, 1:20 - 2:30 PM.

July 25
Thursday: Kirghiz Studies Group: "Chingiz Aitmatov".  A Personal Portrayal
by His Sister" Rozetta Aitmatova, Bishkek, Kirghizstan Denny Hall 215A,
1:20 - 2:30 PM.

July 26
Friday: Uzbek Studies Group: "Chingiz Aitmatov and the Contemporary Uzbek
Literature". Muhammad Ali (Axmedov), Distinguished Writer of Uzbekistan,
Visiting Lecturer, Near Eastern Languages & Civilization, UW Denny Hall
215A, 1:20 - 2:30 PM.

Viewing of videotapes.
Denny Hall 123, 2:30 - 3:30 PM.

July 29
Monday: All Language Groups: Meeting of individual language groups with
their instructors for conversation practices, translation workshop, social
hours, etc. Denny Hall 215 and 215A, 1:20 - 2:30 PM. (If necessary,
additional rooms will be assigned)

July 30
Tuesday: Tajik Studies Group: "Introducing the Tajik Poets Bozor Sobir and
Gulrohsar Safiyeva" (with videotape) Habibulla Mirzoyev, Dushanbe,
Tajikistan Denny Hall 123, 1:20 - 2:30 PM.

July 31
Wednesday: Kazakh Studies Group: "Update on Environmental and Other Issues
in Kazakhstan. Reports by Students of the Kazakh Studies Group. Denny Hall
215A, 1:20 - 2:30 PM.

August 1
Thursday: Kirghiz Studies Group: "Kirghiz Women's Organizations" Rozetta
Aitmatova, Bishkek, Kirghizstan Denny Hall 215A, 1:20 - 2:30 PM.

August 2
Friday: Uzbek Studies Group: "Uzbek Code of Conduct: Greetings, Polite
Expressions, and Hospitality Sketches performed by Instructor Muhammad Ali
(Axmedov) and Hamit Zakir. Denny Hall 215A, 1:20 - 2:30 PM.

August 5
Monday: All Language Groups: Meeting of individual language groups with
their instructors for conversation practices, translation workshop, social
hours, etc. Denny Hall 215 and 215A, 1:20 - 2:30 PM. (If necessary,
additional rooms will be assigned)

August 6
Tuesday: Tajik Studies Group: "A Survey of the Tajik Economy" Fevziye
Barlas, Graduate Student, NELC

August 7
Wednesday: Joint Meeting of Kazakh and Kirghiz Studies Group: "Kirghiz and
Kazakh Codes of Conduct: Greetings, Polite Expressions, and Hospitality"
Kazakh and Kirghiz Teaching Staff Denny Hall 215A, 1:20 - 2:30 PM.

August 9
Friday:  Uzbek Studies Group:

August 11
Sunday:  Summer School Party.

August 12 - 16
No special program planned:
Preparation for finals.

Posted by:
        Ken Petersen
        Dept. of Near Eastern Languages and Civilization
        University of Washington  Seattle, WA
        email: kpeter(a)u.washington.edu  phone: (206) 527-7249

PROGRAM INFORMATION- Alma-Ata School of Management

Posted: 14 Jun 1996


PROGRAM INFORMATION- Alma-Ata School of Management
        Almaty, Kazakstan

The Alma-Ata School of Management (ASM) was established in December 1988
with the aim of providing management at all levels with skills for
operating in the rapidly changing economic situation, and promoting the
population's economic literacy.  It is Kazakstan's first private business
school.

After establishing links with several foreign business centers, ASM
started training its staff abroad and in the best management centers in
Russia and the Baltic countries. By now, nearly all of the professors have
been trained abroad and four staff members are enrolled in MBA programs.

ASM has developed courses for joint-stock and holding companies,
international hotels, and banks. ASM offers various programs in General
Management and Marketing, Finance, International Business and Language
Training. Another of ASM's strengths is the enthusiasm and creativity of
the professors and the General Director, Mr. Assylbeck Kozhakhmetov.

By now over 4500 students from all over the country have gained knowledge
in economics and acquired management skills at ASM. The foreign language
programs - taught locally at the Oxford Center School of English and other
British institutions, and in several American universities - are in steady
demand.

The School participates in and organizes local and international
conferences on management problems and is involved in several
international projects helping Kazakstan to implement a market economy. At
present, ASM is developing an MBA Program.

For more information about the program, and opportunities to cooperate on
projects of mutual interest, please feel free to contact:

Mr. Assylbeck Kozhakhmetov, General Director
The Alma-Ata Management School
Dzhandosov 58, 8th Floor
480100 Almaty
Kazakstan
Tel: (7-3272) 443-736 or 440-101 or 446-787
Fax: (7-3272) 455-959

PROGRAM INFORMATION- Uzbek Language Study, Andijan

Posted: 11 Jun 1996


PROGRAM INFORMATION- Uzbek Language Study, Andijan

Andijan State Teachers Training (Pedagogical) Institute of Languages
invites foreign citizens to study the Uzbek Language.

The Institute is located in Andijan, the Fergana Valley, Uzbekistan.

The cost of one-year training $2,000 and includes place at a hostel,
registration fees, and private instruction.

For more information, contact:

TILL SEPTEMBER 1996
Mr. Bakhrom Primkulov
ul. Lakhuti 16-A
Tashkent, Uzbekistan

CALL FOR COLLABORATION- Archaeology in Uzbekistan

Posted: 10 Jun 96


CALL FOR COLLABORATION- Archaeology in Uzbekistan

Des chercheurs uzbeques de l'Institut d'archeologie de Samarcande
recherchent des renseignements au sujet de bourses post-doctorales ou
autres types d'aide pour publication en russe.  Les travaux pourraient
etre traduits dans la langue de l organisme donateur et donner lieu a
une double publication.  Il s agirait de petites aides ponctuelles
<500$-1000> assurant aux ouvrages produits une qualite minimum.

Les travaux en cours portent sur tous les domaines de recherche de
l'archeologie en Asie centrale.

Pour toute reponse ou renseignement, contacter: hernand(a)monza.u-strasbg.fr

CENTRAL ASIAN STUDIES- Degree Programs at Australian Nat'l Univ.

Posted: 7 Jun 1996


CENTRAL ASIAN STUDIES- Degree Programs at Australian National University

The Centre for Middle Eastern and Central Asian Studies (CMECAS) at the
Australian National University is a teaching and research Centre focusing
on the study of Middle Eastern and Central Asian politics, history,
culture and economics.

The Centre offers a Master of Arts and Graduate Diploma in Middle Eastern
and Central Asian Studies.  The Graduate Diploma consists of six semester
units, while the Master's degree has an additional sub-thesis of
15,000-20,000 words.  The courses can be completed within a year.  The
Centre also offers MA and PhD by thesis.

The choice of units offered in the Centre's MA and Graduate Diploma
program for 1997 include:

 - Oil, Religion, Politics and Conflict in the Middle East;
 - Superpower Interventionism in Central Asia and the Middle East;
 - Islamic Radicalism and the West;
 - Central Asia in Regional and Global Perspectives;
 - State and Society in the Arab World;
 - Issues of Development in the Middle East;
 - Muslim Law and the Modern Nation-State in the Middle East;
 - and Special Topic in Middle Eastern and Central Asian Studies.

Units in Arabic, Russian and Chinese languages can also be taken as part
of the program.

The courses are available to qualified applicants from both Australia and
overseas.

For further information, contact the Centre for Middle Eastern & Central
Asian Studies, Faculty of Arts, The Australian National University,
Canberra, ACT 0200.  Tel: (06) 249 4982 Fax:  (06) 249 5410 e-mail
Amin.Saikal(a)anu.edu.au

PROGRAMS- Gemstones, Garden Series

Posted: 6 Jun 1996


PROGRAMS AT THE MIDDLE EAST INSTITUTE
        Washington, DC

****Programs held at 1761 N Street, NW*****
Call (202)785-2710 for more information.


**Gemstones of Afghanistan

Wednesday, June 12, 5:30 pm

        After 23 years of work to improve the plight of Afghan miners,
Gary Bowersox, gemologist, and Bonita Chamberlin, paleontologist, have
produced a lavishly illustrated hardcover book on the legend, lore, and
economic potential of Afghanistan's largely untapped gem and mineral
deposits.  The authors will present a slide show and sign copies of
GEMSTONES OF AFGHANISTAN, recently issued by Geoscience Press.  ADMISSION
FREE.

**At the Gates of China

Wednesdays, July 10, 17, and 24, 6 pm

        MEI's ninth annual garden series will feature the peoples of
eastern central Asia through a performance of Uyghur music, a recitation
of excerpts from the Kyrgyz epic MANAS, a lecture on Tuvinian and Kazakh
shamanism, and a showing of Central Asian dance costumes.  The series will
end with a reception featuring Turkish cuisine.  ADMISSION $7 PER PROGRAM
PAYABLE AT THE DOOR.

PROGRAM INFORMATION- Central Asian Dance Camp

Posted: May 13, 1996


The Uzbek Dance and Culture Society presents:

        The 1996 Central Asian Dance Camp
August 15-18th at Synergia Ranch, Santa Fe, New Mexico

An intensive four-day seminar designed for complete immersion into
Central Asian dance and culture

$395 fee includes room and board from Wednesday night to Monday morning,
four days of instruction, detailed handouts and music for
choreographies.  Taught by Laurel Victoria Gray and Travis Jarrell.

 - Learn three choreographies: Ferghana Uzbek, Tadjik, and Persian.

 - Study free-style elements of folkloric Bukharan dance.

 - View rare "on-location" videos of native dancers.

 - Enjoy special classes on costuming and culture.

A $100 deposit by May 15th will hold your place; balance due on June 30th.
Space is limited.

For information, contact:

Travis Jarrell (505) 438-2785
22 Synergia Road, Santa Fe NM 87505

PROGRAM INFORMATION- Tatar at Arizona State University

Posted: 8 May 1996


SUMMER LANGUAGE PROGRAM- Tatar at Arizona State University

Arizona State University has launched an intensive summer language program
in Tatar.  According to the brochure, "tuition costs will be waived &
applicants will be eligible for fellowship support."

(Incidentally, ASU also offers instruction in Albanian, Serbo-Croatian, &
Macedonian, with supplementary study in Macedonia itself for the
Macedonian program)

For more information, contact: Pat Nay
        Russian & East European Studies Consortium
        Arizona State University
        Tempe AZ  85287-2601

        Phone: 602-965-4188
        Fax: 602-965-0310
        email: ibupgn(a)asuvm.inre.asu.edu

PROGRAM INFORMATION- Research Centre for Turkestan and Azerbaijan

Posted: 23 April 1996


PROGRAM INFORMATION- Research Centre for Turkestan and Azerbaijan (SOTA)

SOTA is the Dutch abbreviation of the "Research Centre for Turkestan,
Azerbaijan, Crimea, Caucasus and Siberia" (in short we call it Research
Centre for Turkestan and Azerbaijan).  It is based in the city of Haarlem
in the Netherlands.  This Centre was founded in in 1991 to meet the
increasing information lack in Western Europe about many Turkic nations
living in the former Soviet Union.

GOALS

The aim of our research centre is to inform the peoples in Western World
(Europe, United States, Southern Asia and further) about the culture,
history and languagess of the peoples of former soviet Union. We hope that
this centre will function as a bridge between the Turk(ic) peoples in
former Soviet Union and the Western Hemisphere.

ACTIVITIES

The foundation publishes a journal called BITIG, which has came out 10
times until now.  The next will come out in May of this year.  The
foundation gives information on request in the form of reports or
seminars, and it gives further support to delegations from the region who
are visiting Holland.  We recently organized (on March 14), in cooperation
with Greenpeace, an international conference about nuclear tests in
Eastern Turkestan.  We also cover the human rights issues in the region,
and support the human rights and democratization movements in the region.

REPRESENTATIVES

Foundation has representatives in Alma Ata, Ankara, Baku, Izmir, Kazan,
Lefkose, Mahachkale, Nalchik, and Tashkent.

BITIG: (Journal of Turkic World, Turk dunyasi dergisi)

This Journal is published in three languages (Turkish, Dutch and English).
For more information or to get a complimentary issue of the BITIG (Journal
of Turkish World, Turk dunyasi dergisi) please let us know your address.

HOME PAGE in the World Wide Web

We have also a WWW page where you can find some articles from BITIG and
other information, articles and links from the Turkic World (see below).

For more information, visit our WWW page, or contact:

Mehmet Tutuncu (Chairman of SOTA Research Centre)
S.O.T.A.- Research Centre for Turkestan, Azerbaijan,
Crimea, Caucasus and Siberia
P.O. Box 9642
2003 LP Haarlem
The Netherlands
email: <sota(a)euronet.n>
WWW Home Page:  http://www.euronet.nl/users/sota

PROGRAM INFORMATION- MA in Development Beyond Central Planning

Posted: 9 April 1996


GRADUATE STUDIES- MA in Development Beyond Central Planning

The Centre for Post-Soviet Studies introduces a new interdisciplinary MA
programme.

Are you interested in the economic and political issues of transition?

The MA degree in Studies in Development Beyond Central Planning degree at
the Graduate School of European and International Studies at the
University of Reading will be exactly what you want.

The economic and political transformation of Eastern Europe is a
contemporary issue of major importance and all students with academic or
professional interests in this subject will benefit from this course.
This course is also suitable for students interested in management and
business studies.

All students take the core course "Studies in Development beyond Central
Planning" which provides a theoretical and practical framework of the
transitional period beyond Central Planning. After completing the
course,students will be expected to understand the principal theoretical
approaches to Development beyond Central Planning, Comparative
International Management, The transition to a Market Economy in Central,
Eastern Europe and Former Soviet Union, New National Economies.

For an application forms and further information about the MA in
Development beyond Central Planning, please contact:
        Centre for Post-Soviet Studies
        The Graduate School of European and International Studies
        The University of Reading
        PO Box 218
        Reading RG6 6AA
        United Kingdom

        Tel: 44 (0) 1734 318378
        Fax: 44 (0) 1734 755442

        e-mail: c.bluth(a)reading.ac.uk
        World-wide web: http://www.rdg.ac.uk/EIS

PROGRAM INFORMATION- Consortium on Central Asian Studies

Posted: 28 March 1996


CALL FOR PARTICIPATION- Consortium on Central Asian Studies

Dear Colleagues:

Following the agreement of teachers of Central Asian languages during the
Workshop on the Proficiency-based Teaching of Central Asian Languages held
in Madison in May 1995, I am writing with a call to U.S. colleagues for
letters of support for a national Consortium to promote exchanges with
Central Asian institutions.  Such a Consortium will in all likelihood also
help support (directly or indirectly) summer institutes and academic year
programs.  Following John Schoeberlein's helpful suggestion, I have
decided to change the name to the "Consortium for Central Asian Studies".
(Please let me know if there are any objections to adopting JSE's
suggestion, since there are also valid arguments for keeping the title
more focused.)

I am currently preparing an NSEP institutional grant proposal (due: April
19, 1996) through the UW-Madison, co-sponsored by AATT, and hopefully by
other institutions as well.  The goal of this grant proposal is to support
the development of an infrastructure for STUDY-ABROAD programs in Central
Asia and related areas (the Caucasus, Volga region, etc.).  This program
must be collaborative between multiple institutions to be considered, and
it should also increase courses with international education content.

I propose opening our new exchange with Farabi Kazakh National University
to a national audience; asking other universities with their own formal
programs to collaborate in reciprocal relationships through the Consortium
(or else to develop new formal programs to be included in the Consortium).
Participating institutions would have access to each other's programs, and
presumably this would be opened up nationally to all interested students
as well.  I have a particular interest in building up programs in Almaty,
Tashkent, Bishkek, Dushanbe (perhaps in the future only?), Ashgabat, Baku,
Kazan, and Ufa, with future sites to follow (inshallah!).  I understand
that there are programs at other institutions that already exist, but it
is not clear to what extent they are formal enough that they will be
acceptable collaborative partners for our Office of International Studies
and Programs.  I have in mind fully-institutionalized, credit-granting
study-abroad programs.  (Colleagues should be aware that NSEP funds MAY
NOT be used to support EXCHANGES or NON-US CITIZENS.)

For the purposes of collaboration, I propose adding pre-program language
and area orientations through existing summer institutes (since the
UW-Madison does not have a summer institute at present or for the
foreseeable future, this would benefit exclusively institutions other than
the UW-Madison).  Depending upon the number of participants, I do expect
to offer some form of program support (probably salary support for release
time/hire for a new course on Central Asia) here and at one or more other
institutions collaborating in the Consortium.  I will try to build in
administrative support to launch the Consortium from the UW-Madison, but
any permanent Consortium presumes future rotation.

At this time I would like to request letters of support from chairs of
departments and/or centers interest in being founding members of this
Consortium, and if possible a description of the formal study-abroad
programs they would like to include in this Consortium (naturally, maximum
documentation would be appreciated).  We will be able to formalize this at
the deans' level later on, whether NSEP agrees to fund this proposal or
not. It is important that multiple institutions participate in this.  I am
particularly eager to see letters of support from the other traditional
centers for the study of Central Asian Turkic languages:  U.
Washington-Seattle, UCLA, Indiana U., as well as from other universities
with occasional or emerging programs such as the U. Pennsylvania, Harvard
U., U. Michigan, U. Kentucky, U. Texas-Austin, etc.

I am prepared to build this consortium on the basis of our Farabi exchange
with support from just one or two other institutions, but I would prefer
to have broader support (with a smaller slice of the pie for the
UW-Madison).  I am sorry for the late date, but those of you who know me
well know how many different things I am trying to do for the good of the
field with very little support!

I believe that if the interest and goodwill are there, we can put together
a team of interested institutions.  I look forward to letters of support
in the coming week.  I would appreciate any tentative positive responses
AS SOON AS POSSIBLE!

With kindest regards (and thanks in advance for your collaboration),

Uli Schamiloglu
Associate Professor of Central Asian Studies
Dept. of Slavic Languages, 1432 Van Hise Hall
University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI  53706 USA
email:  uschamil(a)macc.wisc.edu
608/262-3498 dept, 262-6222 office, 265-2814 fax
residence:  608/243-8300,  fax *51
1513 Steensland Drive #6, Madison, WI  53704  USA

PROGRAM INFORMATION- Documentation of Central Asian Antiquities

Posted: 19 March 1996


PROJECT ANNOUNCEMENT- Documentation of Central Asian Antiquities

Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts (IGNCA), New Delhi, has
approached UNESCO with an ambitious project to document Central Asian
Antiquities.  It involves participation by all countries which hold
Central Asian Antiquities in their museums and other such institutions.
UNESCO has approved the project through a Resolution of the General
Conference in October 1995.  IGNCA will organise a feasibility conference
in Delhi some time in 1997 to work out how it is to be done.  The whole
project will be carried out through the International Institute of Central
Asian Studies (IICAS) set up with UNESCO help at Samarkand.  The
Conference Resolution is reproduced.

The General Conference

Noting with satisfaction the establishment of the International
Institute for Central Asian Studies in Samarkand in August 1995;

Recognizing that Central Asian Republics, viz. Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan,
Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan are a coherent unit for its study
with important common civilization features;

Recognizing further that the study of this area has occupied a central
place in UNESCO's programme of 'Integral Study of the Silk Roads - Roads
of Dialogue';

Realizing that it offers considerable scope for further documentation for
comparative research as a collaborative international effort;

Realizing the need to make its heritage more accessible to scholarship
worldwide;

Noting that its heritage lies scattered in numerous institutions, in
various countries around the world;

Noting further that single items of this heritage are often fragmented and
distributed in museums and other institutions in these countries;

Realizing the need to make copies of these fragments and to reassemble the
originals in electronic and print formats;

Realizing further the need to map the locations where these items were
found;

Noting that the Intergovernmental Committees of the World Decade for
Cultural Development adopted a recommendation at its second extraordinary
session in April 1995 on this subject;

Invites Member States to collaborate with the International Institute for
Central Asian Studies (IICAS) in the documentation of this heritage, the
reconstruction of originals from fragments, and the identification of the
locations of their creation and the routes of their dissemination, all in
print and electronic formats;

Recommends that participating Member States should designate institutions
for assuming the responsibility and networking in this collaborative
venture;

Requests the Director-General to formulate in close co-operation with

IICAS and its branches a regional programme covering Central Asia which
will:
      1)    document the location of Central Asian antiquities and
        items of its heritage now scattered in various
        institutions worldwide;
      2)    publish the information in catalogues in print and
        electronic formats;
      3)    reconstitute the originals in print and electronic
        formats; and
      4)    identify and map the sites where these items were
        originally found.

Invites him further to assist in whatever way possible without immediate
budgetary implications, a feasbility study for this regional programme for
the documentation of Central Asian Antiquities, a heritage now dispersed
through the world.

For information contact:
        Madhavan K. Palat
        E-mail: palat(a)ignca.ernet.in

PROGRAM INFORMATION- Persian & Turkish at Ohio State

Posted: 9 March 1996


SUMMER LANGUAGE PROGRAM- Eastern Summer Consortium in Persian & Turkish
        at The Ohio State University June 17 to August 9, 1996

Intensive (one-year equivalent) instruction in both first-and second-year
Persian and Turkish.  Each course will provide 15 quarter hours of graded
undergraduate credit.  Tuition and fees:  $1,091.00 (Ohio resident)
$3,271.00 (non-resident).  FLAS Fellowship funds may be applied to tuition
and fees.  This summer program is a cooperative arrangement of the Middle
East Centers of Columbia, Harvard, New York, Ohio State, and Princeton
Universities and the Universities of Michigan and Pennsylvania.
Application deadline:  April 1, 1996.

For further information, contact:
        Stafford Noble
        Coordinator, Department of NJH
        The Ohio State University
        203 Botany and Zoology Bldg.
        1735 Neil Ave.
        Columbus, Ohio 43210-1293
        Tel. (614) 292-9255
        Fax. (614) 292-1262
        email: noble.3(a)osu.edu

PROGRAM INFORMATION- Central Asian Languages in the U.S.

Posted: 13 February 1996


SUMMER LANGUAGE PROGRAMS for Central Asian Languages in the U.S.

Because I received many requests for information on summer programs for
the study of Central Asian languages, I have tried to assemble the
information on such programs in the U.S.  Unfortunately, the information
is not complete, partly because some (or perhaps all) of these programs
depend on funding that has not yet been confirmed.  Also, I had some
difficult getting some institutions to respond to my inquiries.  I would
be grateful if anyone with more complete or more accurate information
could pass it on to me (or tell me who can give it to me).  If there are
substantial additions, I will post the more complete information as far
ahead of program application deadlines as possible.

John Schoeberlein

++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY

  +     Tatar

Source: Erika H Gilson <ehgilson%pucc.bitnet(a)brownvm.brown.ed>

INDIANA UNIVERSITY, BLOOMINGTON

Summer Workshop for Slavic and East European Languages

Contingent on SSRC funding, the following will be offered:
  +     Uzbek - first-year (Hayrulla Ismatulla) and second-year (David
        Tyson & Uzbek assistant)
  +     Kazak - first-year (Talant Mawkhan)
  +     Turkmen - first-year (Ejegyz Saparova)

Confirmation of funding is expect in late March or April.

Source: Larry V Clark <lvclark(a)indiana.ed>


UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, LOS ANGELES

John D. Soper Central Asian Language Institute

Intensive programs offered every summer
  +     Uzbek
  +     Azeri

Applications now being accepted for this summer.  Scholarships (24) are
available.

To register, contact:
        Dr. Andras J. E. Bodrogligeti, Director
        John D. Soper Central Asian Language Institute
        E-Mail: bodrogli(a)humnet.ucla.edu

Source:  Andras Bodrogligeti <bodrogli(a)humnet.ucla.ed>


UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON

Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilization

Central Asian Languages & Culture Summer Program
June 19-August 18, 1996

Intensive language instruction:
  +     Uzbek - elementary and intermediate
  +     Kazakh - elementary and intermediate
  +     Kirghiz - elementary
  +     Tajik - elementary

All languages will be taught with the assistance of native speakers from
Central Asia.  An extensive cultural program of lectures, music, dance,
art and films will also be offered.  Fellowships are available.

For fellowship information contact:
        Ilse D. Cirtautas, Director
        Central Asian Languages and Culture Summer Program
        Dept. of Near Eastern Languages and Civilization
        229 Denny Hall, Box 353120
        University of Washington
        Seattle, WA  98195-3120
        (206) 543-6033 or (206) 685-3800

For admissions information contact:
        Summer Quarter
        5001 25th Avenue NE, GH-24
        University of Washington
        Seattle, WA  98195
        (206) 543-2300 or 1-800-543-2300

Source: Talgat Askhat Imangaliev <atyrau(a)u.washington.ed>


UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN, MADISON

No definite plans for the coming summer at present, although there may be
some offering (so it is worth checking later).

Source: Uli Schamiloglu <uschamil(a)macc.wisc.ed>

PROGRAM INFORMATION & ADVICE REQUESTED- Dagestan Project

Posted: 12 February 1996


LAND TENURE CENTER, University of Wisconsin- Dagestan Project

People here at the Land Tenure Center have been asked to put together
information on the status of agricultural institutions, legislation, and
policy in Dagestan. We have some Russian-language competence here, but
would be delighted if any of you could give us hints about where to find
such information in English or other Western languages. Thanks.

The Land Tenure Center is a multidisciplinary research institution within
the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences of the University of
Wisconsin-Madison. Founded more than 30 years ago to monitor economic and
social progress of land reform in Latin America, LTC has broadened its
geographical and methodological scope, first to Africa and natural
resources management, respectively, and more recently to Eastern Europe/
FSU and geographical information systems, respectively. Currently we are
the prime institution on a new USAID cooperative agreement to provide
"Impartial Oversight and Strategic Guidance for Privatization and Market
Reform" in Kazakstan and Kyrgyzstan [analogous to HIID's Russia project],
and have recently completed a comprehensive study of the Kyrgyz Republic's
land and agrarian reform program.

For information, please contact:
        Peter C.  Bloch         <pcbloch(a)facstaff.wisc.ed>
        CEE/FSU Coordinator
        or William C. Thiesenhusen  <wthiesen(a)facstaff.wisc.ed>
        Director
        Land Tenure Center
        U. of Wisconsin-Madison
        1357 University Ave
        Madison, WI 53715
        main phone +1 608 262-3657
        fax       +1  608 262-2141

PROGRAM INFORMATION & NEWSLETTER- International Dunhuang Project

Posted: 6 February 1996



PROGRAM INFORMATION AND NEWSLETTER- International Dunhuang Project (IDP)

The IDP was established in 1994 following an international meeting in
October 1993 of conservators and curators of manuscripts from Central
Asian sites, with the aim of promoting the study and preservation of the
'Dunhuang' legacy through international co-operation.  'Dunhuang' is used
as a shorthand for Silk Road sites in Chinese Central Asia.

IDP has the following objectives:
   -  to establish the full extent of the documentary legacy from
Dunhuang and other Central Asian sites and to share that information
through the development of an international database.
   -  to develop new techniques for the preservation of the original
documents through close collaboration with research chemists and paper
technologists.
   -  to promote common standards of preservation methods and documentation.
   -  to catalogue the material according to common or compatible standards.
   -  to store the documents in the best possible environment and
reduce handling to a minimum.
   -  to stimulate research on the material and increase access through
the production of surrogate forms, facsimile publication, microfilm, and
computer stored images.

IDP consists of a small steering group and an active membership of all
curators and conservators concerned with Dunhuang and similar materials.
It produces an occasional free newsletter ('IDP News') and holds a
bi-annual conference (1993: Sussex, UK; 1996, Paris, France; 1997,
London, UK).

To subscribe to the Newsletter, or for more information contact:
        Dr. Susan Whitfield
        IDP
        The British Library
        Oriental and India Office Collections
        197 Blackfriars Road
        London SE1 8NG
        United Kingdom

        tel: +44 171 412 7647/7650; fax: +44 171 412 7641/7858
        email: susan.whitfield(a)bl.uk
        Internet: http://portico.bl.uk/oioc/dunhuang.html

PROGRAM INFORMATION- Center for the Study of Eurasian Nomads

Posted: 6 February 1996


PROGRAM INFORMATION- Center for the Study of Eurasian Nomads

The Center for the Study of Eurasian Nomads would like to announce that
for those interested in contemporary nomadic peoples (culture and customs
of western Mongolians and Kazakhs from Kazakhstan and Xinjiang, China as
well as Sauro-Sarmatians archaeology in the southern Urals, Web pages
illustrating some of this material are now available at:
        http://garnet.berkeley.edu/~jkimball

For more information on the Center for the Study of Eurasian Nomads,
contact:
        Jeannine Davis-Kimball, Ph.D.
        Executive Director
        Center for the Study of Eurasian Nomads
        Kazakh/American Research Project, Inc.
        1607 Walnut Street, Berkeley, CA 94709

        Tel: 510-549-3708, Fax: 849-3137,
        e-mail: jkimball(a)garnet.berkeley.edu or jkimball(a)concentric.net

PROGRAM INFORMATION- Center for Black Sea and Central Asia

Posted: 23 January 1996


PROGRAM INFORMATION- Research Center for Black Sea and Central Asia (KORA)

Middle East Technical University has founded in 1992 a new research center
named as Center for Black Sea and Central Asia (KORA).  The main goal of
this center is to collect reliable and systematic information on the
region and to cooperate with the countries of the region in education and
research-oriented activities especially in relation to the process of
socio-economic transformation these countries have been undergoing.  METU
has a well grounded organization in Turkey.  It is made up of various
faculties and departments, covering a variety of relevant disciplines
ranging from technological fields to social science, and international
relations under its roof.  Its location in Ankara, the political and
cultural center of Turkey also provides an obvious advantage.

Please contact with us for further information:
        METU KORA
        Inonu Bulvari
        06590 Ankara
        Turkey

Source: Ayse Ayata, KORA METU
        E-Mail: kora(a)rorqual.cc.metu.edu.tr

PROGRAM INFORMATION- Tibet House in Barcelona, Spain

Posted: 22 January 96


TIBET HOUSE, Barcelona, Spain - Activities
        From January to April, 1996

Tibetan Language Course

by Thubten Wangchen and Tensin Wangdak
        Objective : Learn to write and read of Tibetan, and take basics of the
        coloquial Tibetan language.
        Tuesdays : 1rst. level, from : 20 to 21,40 hours..
        Fridays : 2nd. level , from 20 to 21,40 hours.

Meditation and Spirituality in Buddhism, by Basili Llorca
        Thursdays, from 20 to 21,30 hours.

Forum
        Talk all about Tibet
        All first Mondays of a month

Tibet and all the villages of the Himalay : The country and the people
        Videotapes about Tibet and the villages of tibetan culture.
        First Wednesday of the month at 20 hours.

Services of Tibet House :
        Biblioteque : with hundred's of Tibet Books, and Videotapes.
        Bookstore :  buy books about Tibet.
        Art Store : Thanka, Buda statue, Bell, Dorje...
        Travel Information to Tibet and all Himalayas country's by
        specialists and travelers.
        These services are available from Monday to Friday, from 11 to
        13h. and from 18h. to 21h. Saturday from 11 to 14h.

For more information contact with :
        TIBET HOUSE
        Passeo San Juan, 104, 2º, 2ª
        08037 Barcelona, SPAIN.

        Telephone / FAX : (34 3) 207 59 66

Or contact Oriol Borras Ferre at e-mail : oborras(a)nexus.rednsi.com
        Oriol Borràs Ferré
        C/Urgell nº20
        Cabrera de mar 08349
        oborras(a)nexus.rednsi.com
        FAX : (34 3) 759 06 22; Tel. (34 3) 59 06 22

PROGRAM INFORMATION- Kazakh & Kirghiz Studies Group

Posted: 12 January 1996


STUDY GROUP:  Kazakh & Kirghiz Studies Group

Near Eastern Language & Civilization, University of Washington

Meetings for the Winter Quarter:

Jan.11, Thursday, Denny Hall, Room#215, 11:30-12:20p.m.
"Observations and Impressions of a Recent Stay in Kirghizstan", Prof.
I. Cirtautas,  NELC

Jan.18, Thursday, Denny Hall 215, 11:30-12:20p.m.
"New books and Publications on the Epic Manas", I. Cirtautas and
E. Kochumkulova, NELC

Jan.25, Thursday, Denny Hall 123, 11:30-12:20p.m.
"Revival of Kirghiz Culture : 1000th Anniversary Celebration of the Epic
Manas", Kagan Arik, Ph.D. student, NELC.

Denny Hall, 123 11:30-12:20p.m.
Feb.1, Thursday, "TV programs from Bishkek, Kirghizstan and Almaty,
Kazakstan", Elmira Kochumkulova and T.Imangaliev, NELC

Feb. 8, Thursday, Denny HAll, 215, 11:30-12:20p.m.
"The Region of Osh, Kirghizstan", Ali Nigmen, Ph.D student, Dept. of
History.

February 15, Thursday, Denny Hall, 215, 11:30-12:20p.m.
"Review of Publications on and by the Kazakhs of Xinjiang", K.Arik and
Ken Keyes, prospective graduate student NELC.

Feb.22, Thursday, Denny Hall, 215, 11:30-12:20p.m.
"Tha Kazakhs of Mongolia" Cindy Kim, Graduate student, NELC.

Feb.29, Thursday, Denny Hall, 215, 11:30-12:20 p.m.
"Universities and Education in Kirghizstan", Dr.Baktybek Urmanbetov,
Visiting Scholar from Bishkek, Kirghizstan

March 7th, Thursday, TBA

Source:  Talgat Askhat Imangaliev, President of Kazakh & Kirghiz Studies
Group <atyrau(a)U.WASHINGTON.ED> or <Talgat_Imangaliev(a)LLC.washington.ed>

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