Rebuilding Inter-Ethnic Relations in Southern Kyrgyzstan: New Perspectives
Many unhelpful and inaccurate descriptions of the June 2010 ethnic clashes in southern Kyrgyzstan can be found in western and Kyrgyzstani political discourse. For example, ‘separatism’, ‘an attempt to destroy the state’ and other such terms widely proliferate and have serious negative consequences for inter-ethnic relations.
This roundtable will explore alternative ways of understanding the June 2010 events, and steps that need to be taken in order to avoid conflict. Professor Abylabek Asankanov and Dr Alisher Khamidov will offer brief opening remarks followed by an hour for discussion.
Attendance at this event is by invitation only.