Exeter Central Asian Studies Network Postgraduate Workshop, Mar. 21-22

Exeter Central Asian Studies Network Postgraduate Workshop

University of Exeter, 21-22 March 2011

Monday, 21 March

2.00-3.00 pm: Roundtable on Kyrgyzstan’s political crisis,  Amory building, Room 316

Chair: John Heathershaw

Speakers: Madeleine Reeves, Steffi Ortmann, Asel Doolotkeldieva, plus others

3.15-4.45 pm, Panel 1: The Family and gender relations, Room 402

Chair: Madeleine Reeves

Medina Aitieva (University of Manchester), “An Approach to the Study of the Transnational Family in Kyrgyzstan”

Zulfiya Bakhtibekova (University of Exeter), “Early female marriages in Tajikistan: understanding the reasons”

5.15-6.45 pm, Seminar: Queens Building, Margaret Room 1

Chair: John Heathershaw

Madeleine Reeves (University of Manchester), “Mourning, violence and political community in Kyrgyzstan: ‘April Events’ of 2010”

Tuesday, 22 March

9.15-10.45 am: Panel 2: Politics and political change in Kyrgyzstan, Room 239C

Chair: Steffi Ortmann

Zamira Dildorbekova (University of Exeter), “Why civil war over peaceful democratic transition: A prehistory to contemporary analysis of authoritarianism and democracy in Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan”

Asel Doolotkeldieva (University of Exeter), “Conditions for democratization within the Kyrgyz society”

Elima Karalaeva (University of Exeter), “Tax reform and fiscal consolidation in the Kyrgyz Republic”

11.15-12.45 pm: Panel 3: Political economy and the state, Amory 229

Chair: John Heathershaw

Gulzat Botoeva (University of Essex), “Drug economy in the post-Soviet Kyrgyzstan”

Timor Sharan (University of Exeter), “Network politics and the state  in Afghanistan”

>From 1 pm: lunch/depart

For further information please contact:

Dr. John Heathershaw
Lecturer in International Relations
Department of Politics
University of Exeter
Email: j.d.heathershaw@exeter.ac.uk \