Neoliberalism: Its Economic and Social Impacts on Central Asian States in Comparative Context
Prof. Bakhtiyor ISLAMOV
(Dr., Professor, Tashkent Branch of Russian University of Economics named after G. V. Plekhanov, Uzbekistan;
Visiting Professor, Slavic Research Center, Hokkaido University)
Time: January 10th (Fri.), 2014 15:00-17:00
Venue: Room 213, Inamori Foundation Memorial Building, Kyoto University
Prof. B. Islamov is a prominent scholar in economics and former diplomat and politician from Uzbekistan. He was appointed Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Uzbekistan to the Russian Federation in 2003 and additionally to the Republic of Belarus with residence in Moscow in 2004. He was appointed in December 2008 as Uzbekistan’s Deputy Foreign Minister, and in March 2010 also became National Coordinator of the CIS and the EU Strategy for Central Asia, liaising on technical assistance programs of the European Commission in Uzbekistan. In 2012 he was appointed as Professor at Tashkent Branch of Russian University of Economics named after G.V. Plekhanov (Uzbekistan).
Main publications include: The Central Asian States Ten Years After: How to Overcome Traps of Development Transformation and Globalization, Tokyo: Maruzen, 2001 (in English); “State and Competitiveness: Lessons from East Asia,” in IFMR and UNDP, Strategy of Further Promotion of National Economy Competitiveness,” (with co-author ), Тashkent: Bactria Press, 2012 (in English).