Director, counter terrorism professional.
Dr. Farkhod Aminjonov
Associate, Energy Security.
Previously, he worked as a Senior Research Fellow at the Eurasian Research Institute of Akhmet Yassawi International Kazakh–Turkish University, where he contributed to Institute’s work on energy, finance, and security. Dr. Aminjonov is currently engaged in a number of collaborative projects with the Canadian, German, Norwegian, U.S. and Turkish research institutions as well as international organizations, such as International Organization for Migration. He also has an experience conducting research at the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs in Oslo, Norway. Farkhod Aminjonov holds a Ph.D. in global governance from Wilfrid Laurier University/ Balsillie School of International Affairs (Canada), an M.A. in international area studies from the University of Tsukuba (Japan), an M.A. in political science from the OSCE Academy in Bishkek (Kyrgyzstan) and a B.A. (Hon.) in international law from the University of World Economy and Diplomacy (Uzbekistan). Dr. Aminjonov has a track record of publications (journal articles, reports, policy papers, etc.) and teaching experience in the department of Political Science at Wilfrid Laurier University, Canada. Energy security and security of the Central Asian energy systems, energy governance innovations, pipeline politics, trans-boundary water management and hydropower sector development as well as foreign and domestic energy policies lie in the hub of his research interests.
Previously, she worked as Programme Manager of the MA Programme in Politics and Security and earlier as Research and Training Coordinator at the OSCE Academy in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. Svetlana holds MA in Political Science focused on Central Asian politics and security from the OSCE Academy in Bishkek and BA (Hon.) in Organizational and Industrial Psychology from the American University of Central Asia. She has written on broad specter of intersecting and regionally focused topics of peace and security, resources, cooperation and international involvement in Central Asia and Afghanistan. She contributed to a number of regional research projects working with the Centre for OSCE Research (CORE) in Hamburg, Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI) and Norwegian Helsinki Committee (NHC). Her recent project with the OSCE Academy in Bishkek and Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen (IFA) aimed at changing the perception of bride kidnapping by informing and involving young people of Kyrgyzstan. Currently, Svetlana is interested in topics of migration and mobility, variety of gender issues, including economic inclusion and sustainable human development.
Mrs. Larionova is in charge of CAISS development, strategic planning and project management. With the background of International relations, she has vast experience in working for international corporations with the focus on Central Asia and Caucasus from the business and marketing perspective. Her research interests include the concept of soft power and international security.