Director at the Central Asia Institute for Strategic Studies.
Dr. Farkhod Aminjonov
Expert in Energy Security at the Central Asia Institute for Strategic Studies.
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.
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.