On 3 November the OSCE Academy in Bishkek hosted the “OSCE in Central Asia: National Perceptions” workshop. This workshop is part of a Project “The OSCE in Central Asia: National Narratives” coordinated by Dr. Irina Chernyh from the Kazakhstan Institute for Strategic Studies and run by the OSCE Network of Think Tanks and Academic Institutions.
On 2 November, following the Academy MA students’ excursion to the EU Delegation, Ambassador Eduard Auer, Head of the EU Delegation to Kyrgyzstan, and Mr. Raimonds Vingris, Head of the Political, Press and Information Section of the EU Delegation, visited the OSCE Academy.
On 30 October the OSCE Academy welcomed the Ambassador of South Korea to Kyrgyzstan Mr Ha Tae-youk for an introductory visit.
On 25 October students of the MA Programme in Politics and Security met the Head of the EU Delegation to Kyrgyzstan Ambassador Eduard Auer at the Delegation’s office in Bishkek.
On 21 October the policy paper ‘Central Asia without the West’ was published, a result of a brainstorming workshop and simulation exercise that took place at the OSCE Academy in Bishkek in late August. This three-day workshop, titled “New Security Challenges in Central Asia”, was organized by the Near East South Asia Center for Strategic Studies (NESA) and the OSCE Academy within the framework of their long-time partnership and as a part of NESA’s annual Central Asia Working Group meeting.
On 13 October the OSCE Academy had the honor of welcoming Dr. Moheb Spinghar, Director of the Institute of Diplomacy, MFA of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, who came to Bishkek to sign the Agreement between the OSCE Academy and the Institute of Diplomacy.
11-13 October the OSCE Academy has hosted its Annual Regional Security/Alumni Conference “Central Asian Security: Factors of Fragility, Sources of Resilience”. More than thirty-five experts and researchers, including alumni of the Academy, from Central Asia, Afghanistan, Europe, USA and India, got to discussed themes like Central Asian Regional Integration...
On 5 October the OSCE Academy hosted a number of high-level visits, welcoming on its premises representatives of the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) from Warsaw as well as members of the Bundestag, the German Parliament, accompanied by the German Ambassador to Kyrgyzstan.
On 26 September the OSCE Academy received a delegation from Switzerland for an introductory visit. Mr. Claudio Tognola, Head of Eurasia Division, Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), Mr. Richard Chenevard, Program Manager for Central Asia, SDC, Mrs. Tessa Nerini, Deputy Regional Coordinator for Eastern Europe/Central Asia/OSCE of the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs, and Swiss Ambassador to the Kyrgyz Republic Veronique Hulmann, accompanied by Ambassador Dr. Pierre von Arx, head of the OSCE Programme Office in Bishkek, first had a tour around the Academy's premises, followed by a meeting with current MA students.
On 18 September the OSCE Academy staff members started attending English language courses for different levels. Those courses are organized within the framework of the Academy’s efforts to raise the qualification of its staff member.