Askar Mambetaliev

Hailing from Kyrgyzstan, Askar just finished his most recent research with the Canadian Center of Pluralism on the peaceful co-existence of people with different ethnic and religious backgrounds. Prior to that, he led a research project within a UNESCO Global Initiative on the problems of exclusion in schools. Earlier, Askar was a visiting scholar of the Open Society Institute at New York University, where he focused on developing programs in the social and political sciences. During his three year scholarship, he shared his ideas on pressing problems and perspectives around international cooperation in various communities and education centers of the USA, including the University of California, Berkeley, New York University, the University of Houston, Moody Institute, the North American Kyrgyzstan Partnership Organization and the Adult Education Center in Boston.


Askar writes: I am grateful for the opportunity to be a member of the wonderful and diverse community at the Center for International Education at UMass Amherst. Since my graduation in 2004, all my efforts have been devoted to international education and minority rights in pluralistic societies. Thanks in part to what I learned at CIE, I have been involved in many valuable international programs in Kyrgyzstan and USA. I also want to thank the Open Society Institute and U.S. Department of State, which supported me in developing international and civic education programs in Kyrgyzstan."


Currently, Askar is working on his PhD dissertation in international education philosophy and is helping to develop international projects at [1-17]




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