CACI Forum with the Rumsfeld Fellows - Impact of Digital Connectivity on Governance and Economies of CAMCA Countries

The Central Asia-Caucasus Institute presented this spring's team of Rumsfeld Fellows, emerging leaders from the Caucasus, Afghanistan, Mongolia, and Central Asia (which the alumni themselves have dubbed the 'CAMCA Region.') At this session, they discussed how new platforms of digital connectivity between CAMCA countries can contribute to diversifying and strenthening of national economies, accelerate emerging regionalism in CAMCA and help to better integrate the region into the world economy.

Moderator:
S. Frederick Starr, Chairman, Central Asia-Caucasus Institute

For a list of the 2018 Spring Central Asia-Caucasus Fellows, a partnership between the Rumsfeld Foundation and American Foreign Policy Council's Central Asia-Caucasus Institute, click HERE.

 For a link to the Rumfeld Fellows' Presentation, click HERE.

Where: The Middle East Institute, 1319 18th St. NW, Washington, DC 20036

When: Wednesday, May 2, 2018 from 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

 

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 Book Launch: The Long Game on the Silk Road

The Central Asia-Caucasus Institute at AFPC held a book launch for their most recent work: The Long Game on the Silk Road, by S. Frederick Starr and Svante E. Cornell.

Drawing on CACI's twenty years of interaction with the region, the book takes stock of both American and European policies toward Central Asia and the Caucasus. It acknowledges the many achievements, but argues that Western policies suffer from serious and unacknowledged conceptual and structural flaws. The authors propose concrete ways to address these issues and render U.S. and European policies more effective.

Speaker:
Fred Starr, Chairman, Central Asia-Caucasus Institute

Svante Cornell, Director, Central Asia-Caucasus Institute

 

Where: The Middle East Institute, 1319 18th St. NW, Washington, DC 20036

When: Tuesday, May 1, 2018 from 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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 Economic Modernization in Uzbekistan under President Mirziyoyev

Since Shavkat Mirziyoyev became Acting President in September 2016, the Government of Uzbekistan has embarked on a series of far-reaching reforms in practically every area from foreign policy to governance and culture. A key element in the reform agenda has been the modernization of Uzbekistan’s economy. This Forum event marked the launch of another Silk Road Paper that analyzes this reform agenda. “Economic Modernization in Uzbekistan under President Mirziyoyev,” which was released on April 10, authored by Mamuka Tserereli.

The Forum event, moderated by CACI Chairman S. Frederick Starr, featured a summary of the published report, and commentary from representatives of the international financial institutions.

Speaker:

Mamuka Tsereteli, Senior Research Fellow, Central Asia-Caucasus Institute 

Albert Jaeger, Mission Chief for Uzbekistan, IMF 

David M Gould, Lead Economist, Europe and Central Asia Region, World Bank

Moderator:  S. Frederick Starr, Chairman, Central Asia-Caucasus Institute

 

Where: The Middle East Institute, 1319 18th Street NW, Washington, DC 20036

When: Tuesday, April 10, 2018 from 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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 Mirziyoyev's Domestic Reforms, Year One: Judiciary, Governance and Civil Society

Since Shavkat Mirziyoyev acceded to power in the fall of 2016, a wave of reforms has affected every sector in Uzbekistan – ranging from the judiciary and governance to electoral matters and civil society. The Western press and even analysts have taken only superficial note of these reforms. But what is their actual breadth and depth? Can they actually be implemented? And what will they mean for Uzbekistan and the region?

CACI addressed these issues in a Silk Road Paper by Anthony C. Bowyer entitled, Political Reform in Mirziyoyev's Uzbekistan: Elections, Political Parties and Civil Society.

This Forum, moderated by CACI Chairman S. Frederick Starr, presented the findings of our authors Mjuša Sever and Anthony Bowyer and focused on reforms in the judiciary, governance, and civil society.

Be sure to watch the full recording of the event below.

Speakers:
Mjuša Sever, Director, Regional Dialogue, Tashkent, Uzbekistan.

Anthony Bowyer, Senior Program Manager, Caucasus and Central Asia, IFES

Moderator: Fred Starr, Chairman, Central Asia-Caucasus Institute

 

Where: The Middle East Institute, 1319 18th Street NW, Washington, DC 20036

When: Tuesday, March 6, 2018 from 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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