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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.

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Uzbekistan's Presidential Elections: A Conversation with Andy Bratton

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Tuesday, January 10, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

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.

In the shadow of the New Silk Road: Transnational linkages, local anxieties and the limitations of petty capital in a China-Pakistan border market

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Tuesday, November 1, 2016 - 3:15am
DEPARTMENT OF GEOGRAPHY COLLOQUIUM What: Geography’s Colloquium When: Tuesday, November 1, 2016. Talk starts promptly at 4:00 p.m. Refreshments will be provided at 3:15 p.m. in Student Bldg. 018. Where: Student Bldg. 140 Title: “In the shadow of the New Silk Road: Transnational linkages, local anxieties and the limitations of petty capital in a China-Pakistan border market” Who: Dr. Hasan Karrar, Associate Professor of History, Lahore University of Management Sciences

The Acquisition of "Other" "Different" "Lesson Common" "Distant" Languages: A Critical Need

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On October 7, 2016, Dr. Silvina Montrul gave a lecture entitled "The Acquisition of "Other" "Different"  "Lesson Common"  "Distant" Languages: A Critical Need."  She presented at IU's Second Conference on Central Asian Languages and Linguistics (ConCALL-2). Professor Montrul received her PhD in Linguistics from the Department of Linguistics at McGill University.

IAUNRC Hosts Special Performance at the 23rd Annual ACES Conference

The Association of Central Eurasian Students (ACES) held its annual conference on Saturday, March 12th at Indiana University. This year marked the 23rd anniversary of the conference and brought together over forty scholars across more than a dozen panels, with the Keynote Speech given by Dr. Manduhai Buyandelger. Through generous support from the IAUNRC and efforts by Dr. Nazif Shahrani the 23rd Annual ACES Conference was able to host a featured performance by world-renown dutar virtuoso, Sirrojiddin Juraev.

Uzbek Culture Night

by Dilnoza Kadirova

Central Asian people are famous for their hospitality and friendliness, and Uzbekistan is a very good example for this lovely area’s traditions. The main idea behind organizing Uzbek Culture Night was to share Uzbek culture with people in Bloomington enhance the diversity on Indiana University’s campus.

Outreach at Girls Inc

by Amita Vempati

 

Laden with stickers, scavenger hunt items (which ranged from silk flowers to a teddy bear to an onion), and flashcards so freshly laminated that they were still warm, Uzbek FLTA Dilnoza Kadyrova and I would be ready every Thursday to teach Uzbek to a group of spirited 5-8 year olds. Thanks to the Bridges Program run through IU’s Center for the Study of Global Change and coordinated by Vesna Dimitrieska, four languages were taught across afterschool programs in Bloomington. Uzbek was one of them, and we were assigned to the class at Girls Inc.

International Women's Month Lecture & Exhibit at St. Louis Community College

On March 10th and 11th IAUNRC Affiliate and Professor of Anthropology at IU-PU Fort Wayne, Dr. Noor Borbieva visited two of St. Louis Community College’s campuses, Florissant and Forest Park. Her visit coincided with International Women’s Day and she gave a talk entitled “Women Spiritual Leaders in Central Asia, Past and Present: Fostering Community, Wielding Authority, Inspiring Devotion.”

IAUNRC and Bennett College Collaboration

by Amita Vempati, IAUNRC Outreach Assistant

 

Last November, I, along with IAUNRC Assistant Director Katarzyna Rydel-Johnston and CEUS professor Dr. Paul Losensky, had the privilege of visiting Bennett College in Greensboro, North Carolina to be a part of their Global Studies Series. Bennett is one of two historically black colleges that enroll only women in America. As the IAUNRC began its collaborations with MSI’s (Minority-Serving Institutions), it seemed like a great place to kick-start faculty and, in this case, student visits.

 

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