8 May Seminar: Central Asia at a Crossroad: Meeting Regional Challenges in the 21st Century, Joensuu

INVITATION to the seminar

Central Asia at a Crossroad: Meeting Regional Challenges in the 21st Century

Time: Thursday 8 May, 2014
Venue: University of Eastern Finland (UEF), Joensuu campus, Agora building, room AG100,
address: Yliopistokatu 2, Joensuu

A series of talks and presentations will be given on current topics in the Central Asia region concerning education, research and governance of natural resources, impacts of climate change and border and migration issues as well as integration in world economy and globalization.

Seminar programme

12:00 – 12:05 Opening of the seminar, Professor Jeremy Smith

12:05 – 12:10 Welcome Speech, Academic Rector Jukka Mönkkönen

12:10 – 12:15 Greetings from Central Asia
Karli, Parhad and Sofiia: Song "Dudar-ai" interpreted by Karli Storm

12:15 – 12:45 Key note, Karlygash Izbaskanova, Counsellor, Embassy of Kazakhstan in Helsinki

12:45 – 13:05 Central Asia Responses to the Crimea Crisis, Professor Jeremy Smith

13:05 – 13:25 Current migration and border challenges in the southern Ferghana Valley: Perspectives from Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan, Dr. Paul Fryer and Dr. Joni Virkkunen

13:25 – 13:45 Does the mining industry provides a source for local and national wealth in Central Asia?
Dr. Juha Kotilainen and Professor Rauno Sairinen

13:45 – 14:00 Coffee Break

14:00 – 14:15 UEF, Rector Perttu Vartiainen

14:15 – 14:30 Linking science and education to community based research to address food security in Central Asia, Roseanna Avento

14:30-14:45 Water security in Kyrgyzstan, Sofiia Nishaeva

14:45-15:00 The Land of Fire across the Caspian: A Brief Glimpse into the Language, Culture, and Politics of Azerbaijan, Karli Storm

15.00-15:15 Cross border shopping at the Sino-Kazakhstan border, Parhad Keyim

15:15-15:45 Discussion and Closing of the Seminar
Professor Rauno Sairinen
Central Asia Cultural Programme and Networking

This event is open to all interested parties and is free of charge.

Please register your attendance via the following link by 2 May 2014: Registration form


Professor Rauno Sairinen, UEF
Professor Jeremy Smith, UEF



Publishing year: 2014

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