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CENTRAL ASIA SEMINAR- Edil Baisalov, "Political Instability in Kyrgyzstan: Sources of Hope and Despair"

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CENTRAL ASIA SEMINAR- Edil Baisalov, "Political Instability in Kyrgyzstan," 3/5

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Central Asia and Caucasus Seminar

"Political Instability in Kyrgyzstan: Sources of Hope and Despair, April 5"

Edil Baisalov
President, Coalition for Democracy and Civil Society, Kyrgyzstan

Since 1999, Edil Baisalov has led the Coalition for Democracy and
Civil Society, the largest civic grass-roots network and democracy
watchdog group in Kyrgyzstan. He was among the most prominent figures
in the movement calling for the resignation of former present Askar
Akaev on grounds of corruption, and has in recent years been one of
the main voices that has effectively brought a Kyrgyz perspective to
the Western audience through press interviews. His campaigning
against corruption is considered the reason for an attempt on his life
in April 2006. In 2006, he also received the American Bar
Association's Global Rule of Law Award. He continues to be at the
forefront of opposition politics in Kyrgyzstan. Just this week,
together with Rosa Otunbaeva, Azimbek Beknazarov, and Almaz Atambaev,
he established the "United Kyrgyzstan" Party, in opposition to
President Bakiev, and following this there has been continuing termoil
in Kyrgyzstan.

Thursday, April 5
4:15-6:00 pm

1730 Cambridge Street, CGIS South, Room S-354
Harvard University
Cambridge, Mass.

Open to the public

Sponsored by:

Program on Central Asia and the Caucasus
Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies
1730 Cambridge St., Suite 301, Cambridge, MA 02138

For further information, contact:

Program on Central Asia and the Caucasus
Tel: 617-496-2643
E-mail: centasia@fas.harvard.edu
http://centasia.fas.harvard.edu

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