Central Asia Security
´╗┐Workshop 2019

10:30 am - 12:00 pm Panel I: China's Silk Road Challenged

Chair: Marlene Laruelle , The George Washington University

Alexander Cooley, Columbia University
End of the Silk Road? How Growing US-China Strategic Competition Might Impact US Central Asian Policy

Sean Roberts , The George Washington University
Bumps on the Belt and Road: How Mass Internment of Local Ethnic Groups in Xinjian Complicate China-Central Asia Relations

Timur Dadabaev , University of Tsukuba
Desecuritizing "Silk Road"" Uzbekistan's Cooperation Agenda with Russia, China, Japan, and South Korea in a Post-Karimov Era

12:00 - 1:00 pm Lunch

1:00 -3:00 pm Panel II: Governance and Societies in Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan

Chair: Alexander Cooley, Columbia University

Navbahor Imamova , Voice of America, Uzbek Service
Uzbekistan Today: How Uzbek Interlocutors In-Country and Abroad View Change

Mirakmal Niyazmatov, Co-founder and President, Tashabbus Inc.
Assessment of Legal Reforms in Uzbekistan: What is Missing?

Nargis Kassenova, Harvard University
Can Kazakhstan's Pursuit of Good Governance Provide for its National Security?

Marlene Laruelle , The George Washington University
Kazakhstan's Youth, National Identity Transformations and their Political Consequences
3:00-3:30 pm Coffee Break

3:30-5:30 pm Panel III: Radicalization and Securitization

Chair: Nargis Kassenova, Harvard University

Edward Lemon , Daniel Morgan Graduate School
Countering Violent Extremism in Central Asia After the Caliphate

Emil Nasritdinov , The George Washington University
Vulnerability and Resilience of Young People in Kyrgyzstan to Radicalization, Violence, and Extremism: Analysis Across Five Domains

Maria Omelicheva , National Defense University; Lawrence Markowitz , Rowan University
Between "Bandits" and Local Insurgencies: The Complex Nature of Political Violence In Central Asia

Alexander Maier , Columbia University
The Securitization of Central Asian Migrants' Religious Practices

This event is on the record and open to the media
Monday, March 18, 2019
10:30 am- 5:30 pm
Lindner Family Commons (6th Floor)
1957 E St NW Washington DC 20052
The Central Asia Program (CAP) promotes academic and policy research on contemporary Central Asia, and serves as an interface for the policy, academic, diplomatic, and business communities. 

The Central Asia Program
Institute for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies (IERES)
Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University
1957 E Street, NW | Suite 412 | Washington, DC | 20052
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