Contemporary Kyrgyzstan

Contemporary Kyrgyzstan

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Prof. Eugene Huskey 

Stetson University in DeLand, Florida

 June 16, 2014

Center for Urban History, Lviv

After studying Kyrgyzstan for 25 years, and publishing numerous articles on a range of subjects, including the failures of opposition cooperation, electoral politics, and the politics of language, Eugene Huskey is beginning research for a book on Kyrgyzstani political development from the Soviet period to the present. The central theme of the work will be the North-South cleavage as a driver of attitudes and behavior at the elite and mass levels. In the talk Eugene Huskey concentrated on the role of the North-South divide in the "revolutions" of 2005 and 2010 in Kyrgyzstan and draw tentative comparisons with the Ukrainian upheavals in 2004 and 2013-14.

Professor Eugene Huskey 

holds the William R. Kenan, Jr. Chair in Political Science at Stetson University in DeLand, Florida and received a Ph.D. in Politics from the London School of Economics and Political Science in 1983. His published work includes four books (two as editor) and over 50 academic articles on politics or legal affairs of the Soviet Union and the post-communist states of Russia and Kyrgyzstan. Eugene Huskey also occasionally writes more popular pieces that have appeared in publications such as Foreign Policy, Salon, the Wall Street Journal, and the Christian Science Monitor.


Сover Image: Hotel Osh-Nuru (Intourist) Osh, Kyrgyzstan. Built in the 70s, architect V. Kurbatov, A. Nejurin / (c) BACU