News Archive 2019

Inaugural Workshop of The Irish Association for the Study of Central Asia: Development and Governance in Central Asia

7 Jan 2019
UCC Centre for Global Development

Department of Government and Politics is delighted to present an Inaugural Workshop of The Irish Association for the Study of Central Asia entitled: "Development and Governance in Central Asia".

The workshop will take place on Saturday, 26th January 2019, between 9.00 a.m. and 5.30 p.m. in the CACSSS Seminar Room, O'Rahilly Building, Ground Floor (G27).

All welcome

Tea and coffee will be available afterwards


09:00 – 09:45
Registration Session
09:45 – 10:00
Welcome Speech
Neil Collins
10:00 – 10:50
Panel I: Central Asia and the World
Sardar Aziz (Kurdistan Parliament/Iraq), and Niall Duggan (University College Cork) “Can One Road, One Belt Diversify China’s Energy Sources?”
Neil Collins (Nazarbayev University) “Delivering Cultural Diplomacy in Central Asia”
Ronald Moore
10:50 – 11:10
Coffee Break
11:10 – 12:25
Panel II: Central Asia and Identity
Arzuu Sheranova (Corvinus University of Budapest) “Central Asia at a Crossroads: One Region, Many Identities”; Ronald Moore (Nazarbayev University) “Prescience and Ignorance: Borat, Identity, and the Threshold”; Timothy Reagan (University of Maine) “Multilingualism and Language Policy in Kazakhstan: The role of Russian as a Continuing Lingua Franca” Karl O’Connor.
12:25 – 13:30
13:30 – 15:10
Panel III: Central Asia and Good Governance Agenda
Franklyn Lisk (University of Warwick) “Promoting Good Governance in Resource-rich Economies: The Case of Kazakhstan - Towards a Framework for Accountability and Responsibility”
Gian Marco Moisé (Dublin City University) “Amoral Investments: The Case of FDI in Kazakhstan”
Aytan Gahramanova (Dublin City University) “Democracy Promotion and the Role of Epistemic Communities in Post-Communist Hybrid Regimes: The Case of Azerbaijan”
Karl O’Connor (Ulster University), Saltanat Janenova (Nazarbayev Univesity), and Colin Knox (Nazarbayev Univesity) “Multiple Streams in authoritarian regimes:  half-open government in Central Asia” Timothy Reagan.
15:10 – 15:30
Coffee Break
15:30 – 17:10
Panel IV: Central Asia and Domestic Issues
Philip Crosbie (University College Cork) “Explorations in Cultural and Creative Industry Development Strategies in Central Asia”
Davlatbegim Mamadshoeva (Bielefeld University) Title to be confirmed
Ainur Kagarmanova (Republican Centre for Health Development of Kazakhstan) “The Prevalence of Depression among Nazarbayev University Students and the Use of Psychological Counselling on Campus”
Nurbek Amisha (University of Leeds) Title to be confirmed
Franklyn Lisk
17:10 – 17:30
Concluding Remarks
Neil Collins

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