GSPP webinar by Professor Edward Lemon on the Patterns of Protest in Central Asia During a Time of COVID-19 on February 22, 2021 at 18:00 (Nur-Sultan time)

Nazarbayev University Graduate School of Public Policy invites all to the 

GSPP webinar by Professor Edward Lemon on the Patterns of Protest in Central Asia During a Time of COVID-19 on February 22, 2021 at 18:00 (Nur-Sultan time). 

Date and time: February 22 (Monday) at 18:00 (Nur-Sultan time).

Language: English 

Speaker: Edward Lemon is Research Assistant Professor at the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University, Washington DC Teaching Site, and President of the Oxus Society for Central Asian Affairs. His research focuses on security in Central Asia. He has previously held positions at the Wilson Center and Columbia University.

Moderator: GSPP Assistant Professor Dina Sharipova. 

Topic: Patterns of Protest in Central Asia During a Time of COVID-19.

Political transition in Kazakhstan, elections in Kyrgyzstan and the strains placed on Central Asia’s economies and governments by the pandemic, have led to an uptick in protests in the region. What kind of issues are protesters mobilizing around? How have governments across the region responded to protests? How successful have protesters been in securing their demands? What sort of policies can different stakeholders adopt to address these issues? Dr. Lemon will unpack some of the findings from the Central Asia Protest Tracker, a new dataset of 1,577 protest events in Central Asia between 2018 and 2020. 

Format: ZOOM webinar. 

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