Advisory Board

1st Advisory Board meeting at the SEnECA Networking Conference in Riga (from left to right: Dr. Sultan Akimbekov, Mr. Dainis Garančs, Mr. Bruce Pannier, Mrs. Katrin Böttger, Mrs. Nargis Kassenova, Prof. Dr. Michael Kaeding, Mr. Pierre Borgoltz and Prof. Dr. Mirzokhid Rakhimov)

Dr. Sultan Akimbekov
Director Institute of Asian studies, Almaty

Pierre Borgoltz
Former Cooperation Coordinator, Central Asia Division, European External Action Service (EEAS), Brussels

Dainis Garančs
Director, First Bilateral Relations Department, Latvian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Rīga

Dr. Nargis Kassenova
Associate Professor/Director, Central Asian Studies Center at KIMEP University, Almaty

Dr. Tamás Meszerics
MEP, Group of the Greens/European Free Alliance, Brussels
and Assistant Professor, Political Science Department, Central European University, Budapest

Bruce Pannier
Senior Correspondent, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, Prague

Prof. Dr. Mirzokhid Rakhimov
Head, Contemporary History and International Relations Department, Institute of History, National University of Uzbekistan, Tashkent

Dr. Aijan Sharshenova
Political Analyst, International Peace Institute, Bahrain

Prof. Dr. S. Frederick Starr
Professor, Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University, Washington, D.C.

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Wessels
Jean Monnet Chair ad personam, Centre for Turkey and European Union Studies, University of Cologne

Dr. Laura Yerekesheva
Deputy Director of the Institute of Oriental Studies of R.Suleymenova, Almaty