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About the conference


  1. Roy Allison, Director, Russia and Eurasia Studies Centre, St. Antony’s College, Oxford University and Professor of Russian and Eurasian International Relations, Oxford University

  2. Brian Carlson, Head, Global Security Team of the Think Tank at the Center for Security Studies (CSS), ETH Zurich

  3. Christine Bichsel, Professor, Human Geography, Université de Fribourg

  4. Nada Boškovska, Director of the CEES Advisory Board/ Chair of Eastern European History, University of Zurich

  5. Svante E. Cornell, Director, Institute for Security & Development Policy, Stockholm, Washington, DC

  6. Andrei Dörre, researcher, Institute of Geographical Sciences, Freie Universität Berlin 

  7. Peter Finke, Professor, Department of Social Anthropology and Cultural Studies, University of Zurich

  8. Michiel Foulon, Senior Researcher, Center for Security Studies, ETH Zurich

  9. Anna-Lena Hönig, Researcher and Lecturer, Chair of Political Science, International Relations, University of Mannheim

  10. Fabio Indeo, Researcher/Analyst, Center for Energy Governance and Security (EGS), Hanyang University, Seoul/Central Asia Security at Nato Defense College Foundation, Rome

  11. Zulfiya Imyarova, Associate Professor/Researcher, Faculty of Social Sciences, Narxoz University, Almaty

  12. Agnieszka Joniak-Lüthi, SNSF-Professor, Head of the “Roadwork”-project, Department of Social Anthropology and Cultural Studies, University of Zurich

  13. Nargis Kassenova, Senior Fellow, Program on Central Asia, Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies, Harvard University/Associate Professor, KIMEP University

  14. Marcin Kaczmarski, Lecturer in Security Studies (Central & East European Studies), University of Glasgow

  15. Emilian Kavalski, Li Dak Sum Chair Professor in China-Eurasia Relations and International Studies, School of International Studies, University of Nottingham/China

  16. Aigul Kazhenova, Research Fellow, Center for Comparative and International Studies, ETH Zurich

  17. Zilola Khalilova, PhD, Research Fellow, Institute of History, Academy of Science of Uzbekistan, Tashkent

  18. Alexander Libman, Professor, Societies in Eastern Europe, LMU Munich

  19. Illiias Mamadiiarov, PhD student, National Institute of Oriental Languages and Civilizations (INALCO), Paris/research associate, French Institute for Central Asian Studies (IFEAC), Embassy of France in Kyrgyzstan, Bishkek

  20. Lin Minwang, Professor, Institute of International Studies, Fudan University (China)

  21. Shoirakhon Nurdinova, PhD, Anadolu University, Eskişehir (Turkey)

  22. Robert W. Orttung, Research Professor, Institute of European, Russian and Eurasian Studies and Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University

  23. Jeronim Perović, Director, Center for Eastern European Studies, University of Zurich/Adjunct Professor at the Department of History of the University of Zurich

  24. C.M. Ramu, PhD Candidate, Department of Geopolitics and International Relations, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal, Karnataka (India)

  25. Meltem Sancak, PhD, Department of Social Anthropology and Cultural Studies, University of Zurich

  26. Gwendolyn Sasse, Director, Centre for East European and International Studies, ZOIS, Berlin

  27. Philipp Schröder, scientific collaborator, Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg

  28. Maria Shagina, CEES Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for Eastern European Studies (CEES), University of Zurich

  29. Charles J. Sullivan, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Political Science and International Relations, Nazarbayev University (Nur-Sultan, KZ)

  30. Shirin Tumenbaeva, Assistant Professor, Sociology Department, American University of Central Asia, Bishkek

  31. Zarina Urmanbetova, PhD student, “Roadwork”-project, Department of Social Anthropology and Cultural Studies, University of Zurich

  32. Vitaly Yermakov, Senior Research Fellow, The Oxford Institute for Energy Studies (OIES)

  33. Kateřina Zäch, PhD student, Human Geography, University of Fribourg

  34. Jinghan Zeng, Professor, Confucius Institute & Department of Politics, Philosophy and Religion, Lancaster University

  35. Xin Zhang, Associate Professor, School of Advanced International and Area Studies; Deputy Director, Center for Russian Studies, East China Normal University, Shanghai

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