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LECTURE- Models of Social Democratic Development of Kyrgyzstan, Social Research Center, AUCA, Oct. 29

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LECTURE- Models of Social Democratic Development of Kyrgyzstan, SRC-AUCA, 10/29

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The Social Research Center (SRC) at the American University of Central
Asia ( introduces the first in its new series of
public presentations "Development of Kyrgyzstan: Political Parties' Visions"

Presentation: Models of Social Democratic Development of Kyrgyzstan

Prof. Bakyt Beshimov, Member of the Parliament (Jogorku Kenesh)
Dr. Asylbek Bolotbaev, head of the Faction Secretariat of the Social
Democratic Party

Time: 5 p.m., October 29, 2008
Venue: Room 315
Language: Russian (Interpretation into English will be provided ONLY if
requested in advance)


Recent amendments to the Constitution and the Election Code of the Kyrgyz
Republic have strengthened the role of political parties. Parties are now
considered the main political institution for the development, promotion and
realization of ideas for the political and socioeconomic development of the
country. So the Social Research Center of the American University of Central
Asia is launching a series of public presentations to familiarize the
general public with the programs/platforms of the key political parties of

This particular presentation will review the development problems of
Kyrgyzstan and reflect on the experiences of social democracy in western
countries. The presentation will discuss in detail a set of proposed
measures for the social democratic development of Kyrgyzstan. These are the
major proposals of the Social Democratic Party, dealing with securing civil
rights and democratic processes, fighting corruption, promoting economic
development, creating new jobs and social protections, financial and tax
policies, education and healthcare, administrative and territorial reforms,
and regional policy.


Professor Bakyt Beshimov holds a Candidate of Historical Science degree from
the History Department of Kyrgyz National University. He has served as
Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of the Kyrgyz Republic to
India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Nepal. From 2005 until 2008, he was Vice
President for Academic Affairs of the American University of Central Asia.
In December 2007, he was elected as a Deputy of the Kyrgyz Parliament
(Jogorku Kenesh).

Dr. Asylbek Bolotbaev holds a Candidate of Philosophy Degree. He headed the
Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Service under the President
and served as deputy director of the Agency on Public Service. He holds the
official rank of State Adviser of the Kyrgyz Republic. He has written a
number of books, including a manual on administrative ethics for state

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