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Visiting Scholar, Davis Center, Harvard University
2010-present

Visiting Scholar, CIS, MIT

2009-present

Member of Parliament, Leader of Social Democratic Faction, Kyrgyzstan    

2007-2009

Member of the Editorial Advisory Board of “Central Asia and Caucasus” Journal, Sweden
1997-present
Chairman of Public Foundation “Osh Sulaiman Too 3000
1996-present

Vice-President for Academic Affairs/Provost, American University - Central Asia, Kyrgyzstan

2005-2007

Professor of Political Science, American University - Central Asia, Kyrgyzstan

2005-2007

Ambassador to India, Sri-Lanka, Bangladesh and Nepal

2000-2005
Member of Parliament, Kyrgyzstan
1998-2000

Regional Manager, United Nations Ferghana Valley Development Programme, Kyrgyzstan

1998-1999
Member of the International Educational Commission of the Aga Khan Fund
1994-1999

President, Osh State University, Kyrgyzstan

1992-1998
Member of the Editorial Advisory Board of “Himalayan and Central Asian Studies” Journal, India
1996-1998

Professor of History, Osh State University, Kyrgyzstan

1992-1998

National Manager, "LIFE" United Nations Development Programme, Kyrgyzstan

1995-1998

Head, Public Relations Department, Administration of the President of Kyrgyzstan

1991-1992

Head, Department of Social and Political Sciences, Ministry of Education and Science of Kyrgyzstan

1987-1991
Associate Professor, History and Political Science, Kyrgyz State University
1980-1987

Current Research

 

Security studies and competition between big power interests in Central Asia and Afghanistan.

 

Regions: Central Asia, South Asia, Afghanistan, Russia, CIS.

 


Education

PhD, History, Kyrgyz State University  

1983
B.A and M.A., History with Honor, Kyrgyz State University
1972, 1977

 


Studies and Training

Post-doctoral Studies, International School of Political Science, Tallinn, Estonia  

1990
University Management program, Washington, USA
1993
Workshop and Training on Program management, UN Global Advisory Committee, New York, USA
1996
NATO Training Program, Marshall Center, Garmisch, Germany
1999
OSCE Summit on Regional Security and International Cooperation, Vienna, Austria and Astana, Kazakhstan
2008

 

 

 

 

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Bakyt Beshimov

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