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The Importance of Central Asia in World Affairs

Wednesday, June 16, 2021 from 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm


Societal Change is Afoot in Central Asia.

Hear from these experts about the many changes underway.

The nations of Central Asia have emerged since the breakup of the Soviet Union as a center of competition between East and West. Core issues of population increases, the impact of the Chinese Silk Road, the growth of nationalism, migration, governance, and social activism will be discussed.


  • Dr. Nargis Kassenova – Senior Fellow at Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Affairs, Harvard University; Associate Professor, KIMEP University, Almaty, Kazakhstan
  • Dr. Kathleen Collins – Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Minnesota
  • Dr. Olexsandr Kamarenko – Associate Professor of History, Taras Shevchenko National University, Kyiv, Ukraine
  • Dr. David Schultz – Distinguished University Professor of Political Science and Legal Studies, Hamline University; Professor of Law, University of Minnesota. Dr. Schultz will moderate this discussion.

This program will be presented via Zoom Webinar. |  FREE  |  Please register in advance.

Wednesday, June 16  |  1:00 – 2:00 PM CDT


Presented by the Russian-American Business & Culture Council, in partnership with The Museum of Russian Art.


Wednesday, June 16, 2021
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm