April 8, 2010

Can We Explain the Bloody Protests in Kyrgyzstan?

Bakhtiyar Igamberdiev, Assistant Professor from Kyrgyzstan's Issyk-Kul State University, will present his research at George Mason University's Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution (ICAR). Professor Igamberdiev, ICAR Visiting Scholar, is working on his dissertation thesis about the contemporary political economy of Kyrgyzstan. He will speak about current political events in Kyrgyzstan. A topic of his guest lecture, Five Years Since the Tulip Revolution: Economic and Social Policy, Bringing a Bloodier Revolt, is extremely important and timely in a light of the current events in Kyrgyzstan. Professor Igamberdiev will explain the causes of the bloody protests in the former Soviet state. He will show how public policy implemented after the Tulip Revolution lead to a significant deterioration of the socio-economic conditions and public unrest. Professor Igamberdiev will address the most important question: Is there a constructive escape from recent conflict?

I would like to express my deep condolences to the people of Kyrgyzstan. I wish that a conflict will be mitigated very soon without a loss of human lives on both sides of the conflict.


From UkraineWatch


  1. So he's speaking next week, right? Is it a general attendance or I need to be from Mason?

  2. When is he coming? Is there an exact date and building already set up?

    ~D. Pruitte