Happy new year to all my blog readers – all 1,000+ of you! I hope 2018 has started well for you, wherever you are in the world and whatever your plans are for this year.
I am looking forward to continuing to share news and reflections on the wonderful world of education, society and politics in Central Asia, and start as I mean to go on by inviting you to join a forthcoming webinar on
higher education transformations in Eurasia.
It’s completely free to attend (virtually) and will be held on Wednesday January 31st.
The time depends on where you are in the world! It will be: 09.30 New York/Toronto time, which is 14.30 London time, which is 21.30 Astana time, and so on.
You can access the webinar at https://join.freeconferencecall.com/eurasiasig. Once you reach this webpage, enter your name and email address and click the Join button. And you’re in!
Presentations/talks will be given by:
Aliya Kuzhabekova, Nazarbayev University, Kazakhstan
Dariya Platonova, Higher School of Economics National Research University, Russia
and me! I’ll be talking about my new research on how academics are responding to European higher education reforms in Tajikistan.
Our moderator is the extremely experienced Martha Merrill of Kent State University in the US.
The webinar has been organized by the Eurasia Special Interest Group of the Comparative & International Education Society.
It is the first in a new planned series of scholarly talks aiming primarily to engage members around the year but also to share our work and research with a broader community of interested Eurasia watchers.
We hope that you will join us on January 31st!