Registan 2012 Conference
Registan is pleased to announce its 2012 conference, Social Trends and Stability in Central Asia, a two-day gathering examining developments in Central Asian societies and how they are shaping the outlook for the region’s stability. The conference offers participants an opportunity to hear from and interact with scholars and analysts with extensive field research experience in Central Asia.
Space for this event is very limited, and participants are encouraged to register early using our online registration form below. Additional details are below.
Date & Location
Our 2012 conference will take place near Ballston Common on Thursday 4 – Friday 5 October in Arlington, Virginia.
Agenda & Format
Confirmed speakers include:
- Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Robert O. Blake
- Sarah Kendzior: Monitoring and Control of Uzbekistan’s Online Opposition
- Joshua Foust: Economics and Ethnic Violence
- Katy Pearce: Polling in Central Asia
- Brent Hierman: Obstacles to Land Reform in Tajikistan
- Christian Bleuer: Patterns of Violent Conflict in Tajikistan 1990-Present
- David Merrell: What Shari’a Means in Central Asia
- Noah Tucker: Osh & Nationalism in Kyrgyzstan
- Myles G. Smith: Governance in Berdimuhamedov’s Turkmenistan
An additional ten speakers with extensive professional, academic, and policy experience in Central Asia will also be presenting on governance in Berdimuhamedov’s Turkmenistan; how political power is exercised in rural Tajikistan; the limits of social media analysis, and several more experts on human rights in Uzbekistan. The conference will run according to the Chatham House Rule.
Our schedule offers numerous opportunities, including a no-host social hour on Thursday, for attendees to interact with one another and our panelists.
Registan’s 2012 conference is primarily targeted at representatives of government agencies, international organizations, corporations, think tanks, NGOs, media, and academia.
Registration & Deadlines
All conference participants must register using our online registration form below. Due to host venue requirements, registration must close on Wednesday, 19 September for foreign nationals and on Tuesday, 2 October for US nationals. Upon receipt of our registration, our conference partners will contact you with details concerning payment.
Because of the deadlines and limited availability of space, we strongly encourage interested parties to register for this event as soon as possible.
The conference fee for general participants is $249 per attendee with a reduced $99 per attendee rate available to representatives of academic, aid, and charitable organizations. This fee includes coffee breaks, lunch, and opportunities to engage with scholars who are producing insightful research on Central Asia based on recent field work. We understand that budgets are tight. If you need help crafting a justification to attend for your organization, please contact us and we will be happy to provide you with bullet-points and more information on the agenda!
For more information regarding Registan’s 2012 conference, Social Trends and Stability in Central Asia, please contact us using the form on this page.