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