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Uzbekistan's Presidential Elections: A Conversation with Andy Bratton

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Uzbekistan’s Presidential Elections: A Conversation with Andy Bratton
GISB 2067, 12:00pm-1:30pm

Abstract: With the passing of Islam Karimov, Uzbekistan’s first and only president, in early September 2016, concerns over the future of Central Asia’s most populous country were extensive and many waited anxiously for the presidential elections in December. Shavkat Mirziyoyev, Uzbekistan’s prime minister since 2003, won the elections with 88.6% of the vote. How did the elections unfold? Join us for a visit behind the scenes with Andy Bratton.

Andy Bratton is an IU undergraduate alumnus. He spent 30 years as a practicing attorney in Manhattan. In addition to being a Rule of Law and Judicial Reform consultant for USAID in Albania and Bosnia-Herzegovina, Andy has been a long-term/short-term election monitor for OSCE (Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe) in 19 elections throughout the Balkans and the former Soviet Union, including 3 times in Kyrgyzstan and now Uzbekistan. During his assignments, Andy has used his knowledge of Russian, Albanian, Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian, and Macedonian. His current hobbies include auditing courses in CEUS.

Sponsor: Islamic Studies Program

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Andy Bratton
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Tuesday, January 10, 2017
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