The East European, Russian and Eurasian National Resource Center, The
Harriman Institute and Caspian Project of Columbia University's School
of International & Public Affairs Present a Conference:
Aspects of Social Change in Central Asia
Thursday March 24th, Kellogg Center, 15th floor, International Affairs
Building,Columbia University, 420 West 118th St. (off Amsterdam Avenue)
8:45 am Introduction - Peter Sinnott, Conference Organizer
9:00 am Orifjon Rafiyev, Deputy Director, Institute of
Demography Tajik Academy of Sciences"Demographic Aspects of
Social Change in
9:30 am Gulnara Kuzibaeva, Associate Professor, Center for
Social Research Toshkent National University "Demographic
Changes in Uzbekistan: Socioeconomic Implications"
10:00 am Irina Liczek, New School University
"Cultural Parameters of Gender Policy-making in Contemporary
10:30 am Muhiba Mahmadjanova, Department of Philosophy and Law,
Tajik Academy of Sciences "Women's Status in Contemporary
11:00 am Muborak Sharipova, Director, Open Asia, Denmark
"From Soviet "Liberation" to post-Soviet Segregation:Women
in Central Asia and Domestic Violence"
11:30 am Kristen Degan, SIPA/Mailman School of Public Health,
Columbia University "AIDS in Uzbekistan"
12-1:30pm LUNCH BREAK
1:30 pm Pulat Shozimov, Tajik Academy of Sciences and
Visiting Fulbright Scholar Johns Hopkins University,
Washington, DC "Islam and Social Change in Tajikistan"
2:00 pm Shokhrat Kadyrov, Researcher, Norwegian Institute of
International Affairs "Social Change in Post-Soviet
2:30 pm Neema Noori, Sociology Department, Columbia University
"Unravelling the State: The Mahallah Initiative and
Decentralization in Uzbekistan"
3:00 pm Kurbon Giyoev, Head, Department of Social Philosophy
Tajik Academy of Sciences
"Social Philosophy and Social Change in Tajikistan"
3:30 pm TEA/COFEE BREAK
4:00 pm Hilda Eitzen, Independent Scholar, Ph.D. Anthropology,
" Social Risk and the Impact of Foreign Direct Investment in
two Regions of Kazakhstan"
4:30 pm Peter Sinnott, Harriman and Middle East Institutes,SIPA,
"Push" and "Pull" Factors in Tajikistan Migration.
5:00 pm Saulesh Yessenova, Dept. of Anthropology and Sociology,
University of British Columbia.
"Rural to Urban Migration in Kazakhstan"
5:30 pm Erica Marat Iskakova, Graduate School of Social Sciences,
University of Bremen, Germany
"Kyrgyzstan: Ethnic, Labor and Political Migration"