BBC report: Prospects of United States, Russia and Central Asia relations after the Crimea incident.
Crimea is sparking interest not only among governments and prominent politicians but non-profits as well.
Operating in the United States a non-profit organization - Awareness Projects International, recently has dedicated its conference to this topic and the students of the Tufts University in Boston were eager to participate. This conference was able to attract such speakers as Thomas Simons – Professor at Harvard University, Sanjar Umarov – founder of the major opposition party in Uzbekistan Sunshine Coalition and Sarah Kendzior - a widely read and respected writer for Al Jazeera.
We are very pleased to announce that Dr. J. Timothy Cloyd, former president of Hendrix College, will be joining our board of directors.
Dr. J. Timothy Cloyd became the 10th president of Hendrix College, a Tier 1 national liberal arts college, in 2001. Under his leadership the institution’s enrollment has grown by over 50% and the faculty by 35%. His strategic vision has made Hendrix the national leader in engaged liberal arts and has enhanced the institution’s visibility and prestige. During this time he raised over $160 million for the endowment and to fund numerous academic and capital projects, including 17 new buildings. The initiatives undertaken by Hendrix under Dr. Cloyd’s leadership have raised the quality indicators of the student body, increased diversity and driven internationalization. His strategy to differentiate the College increased net student revenue from 2004-2010 by more than 52%.
The innovations undertaken by Hendrix during Dr. Cloyd’s eleven years of leadership have been featured in The New York Times, Money Magazine, Atlantic Monthly, The New York Review of Books, and Time. His leadership has been featured in a book titled Leading Change, How Boards and Presidents Build Exceptional Academic Institutions. Dr. Cloyd is an active consultant in higher education, organizational culture, management, and development.
The API Team.
The API Team.
API's second annual conference will be held on April 5th at The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University on the topic of "The Future of Strategic Partnership: Prospects for the
U.S. Relationship with Russia and Central Asia"
Information on panels and speakers will be released in the next few weeks. If you are interested in presenting at our conference or would like to suggest a presenter, please contact us by e.mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The API Team
Founder of Awareness Projects, Dmitriy Nurullayev, to appear as a guest on a BBC talk show which will be aired on Saturday, April 13th . We invite you to send questions to Dmitriy about our organization and its initiatives. You can direcltly call BBC Uzbek or email your questions to email@example.com.
"Seattle University Hosts a Conference on Regime Change in Uzbekistan: Interview with Sarah Kendzior" by BBC
Sarah Kendzior: Certainly, the society has no other choice but to serve the regime. It is common in authoritarian countries.
The conference was organized by Awarenessprojects.org – a nonprofit organization that once operated in Uzbekistan. The founders of AwarenessProjects.org stated that their organization was created in order to raise awareness in Uzbekistan on such issues as HIV/AIDS, Human Rights and Environmental problems in Uzbekistan. This organization has been operating for five years but was informed that their activities are not welcomed in Uzbekistan. Activists of AwarenessProjects.org state that since their activities are not welcome in Uzbekistan, now they are shifting their focus on continuing their work from U.S. The conference that was held this year was dedicated to the regime change in Uzbekistan. One of the conference speakers - Sarah Kendzior, is an American based analyst that concentrates on Central Asia. BBC has asked Sarah Kendzior the following question since a lot of discussion has taken place on this topic in the media: “What is your prediction for the near future in Uzbekistan?”
Sarah Kendzior: I believe that we are waiting for a change and it is more likely than ever because Mr. Karimov is 75 years old and his health might be at risk. I believe that he is preparing a successor for his position. However, it is difficult the successor due to the fact that the authorities are not willing to disclose such information.
Founder of AwarenessProjects.org interviewed by Voice of America in Washington, D.C. Nurullayev spoke about the new vision for API's work and the upcoming conference on Regime Change in Uzbekistan.