ConnexUs Thursday Talk: Promoting Awareness of the Legal Framework of Religious Freedom

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10:00 am TO 10:45 AM
(GMT -5:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada), Bogota, Lima
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Lessons learned from community activities in Kyrgyzstan

Join us on 28 September at 10:00 ET // 15:00 WAT for a webinar sharing key learnings and recommendations from a report on promising practices in raising awareness of legal protections for religious freedom in local communities. In this Thursday Talk, the author will present the outcomes of the report and engage participants in a discussion around practical approaches to promoting and protecting religious freedom.


Shairbek Dzhuraev is co-founder and president of Crossroads Central Asia research institute and a visiting lecturer at the OSCE Academy in Bishkek. Previously, he served as the deputy director at the OSCE Academy in Bishkek, dean of academic development and chair of the International and Comparative Politics department at the American University of Central Asia. Shairbek is a member of PONARS Eurasia and serves in advisory groups for the EU-Central Asia Monitoring and the European Neighbourhood Council. He offers regular research consultancy on topics in politics, development and peacebuilding in Kyrgyzstan. Shairbek holds a PhD in International Relations from the University of St Andrews and an MSc in International Relations from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).