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Medet Tiulegenov

Chair, Assistant Professor

International and Comparative Politics

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Phone: +996 312 915 000

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Room: 210

Assistant Professor


Courses Taught (in 2014-2015 ac y)

Politics of Human Rights, Public Policy Analysis


Research Interest

Civil society in transition countries, governance and public policy


Current Research

  • NGOs in the system of governance of Kyrgyzstan (as part of dissertation research)
  • Localizing externa norms: compartive perspective on human rights, gender and ethnicity (as part of dissertation research)
  • External actors and norm diffusion on human rights in Central Asia
  • Contentious policy making on environemntal issues in Kyrgyzstan

Publications (selected)

  • State, Regime and Government in the Kyrgyz Republic (1991-2010): Disaggregating a Relationship (with Sally N. Cummings, Shairbek Juraev, Alexander Pugachev, Azamat Temirkulov, & Bermet Tursunkulova), East European Politics, Vol. 29, Issue 4, 2013
  • NGOs of Kyrgyzstan in the Governance System: Influence Through Protest. Review of Academy of Management of Kyrgyzstan under the President of Kyrgyz Republic, 2012 (15)
  • NGOs in the public councils of the governmental agencies of Kyrgyzstan. Higher Education in Kazakhstan, 2011 (4)
  • Comparative Analysis of Democratic Development and Political Participation (Kyrgyzstan and Other Transition Countries). Review of Academy of Management of Kyrgyzstan under the President of Kyrgyz Republic, 2011 (12
  • Public Administration in Kyrgyzstan (with Saltanat Liebert). In Public Administration in Post-Communist Countries: Former Soviet Union, Central and Eastern Europe, and Mongolia (Public Administration and Public Policy), by Saltanat Liebert, Stephen E. Condrey and Dmitry Goncharov, CRC Press, NY: 2013, 69-103
  • Political Contention in Central Asia and Afghanistan: Regional Dis/Connectedness. In Afghanistan and Central Asia: NATO’s Role in Regional Security since 9/11, ed. by Oktay Tanrisever, IOS Press, Amsterdam: 2013, 45-58


University Service

  • Financial  Aid Committee


  • PhD Candidate in Political Science, Central European University (Budapest, Hungary). 2010 - present
  • Post-graduate study (aspirantura), Political Science, Academy of Management under the President of Kyrgyz Republic. 2008- present
  • MPA, Public Administration and International Affairs, Bowling Green State University (OH, USA). 1994-1996
  • Diploma with Distinction, Kyrgyz State National University, History Department. 1988-1993


Professional Experience

  • Soros Foundation-Kyrgyzstan, Executive Director, July 2000 – Feb 2008
  • Soros Foundation-Kyrgyzstan, Programs Coordinator, Education Programs Director, Deputy Executive Director, Feb 1997 – July 2000
  • Kyrgyz State National University, Institute of Public Service and Strategic Studies, Senior Researcher Oct 1996 – Feb 1997
  • Kyrgyz National Academy of Sciences, Institute of Economics and Political Science, Junior Researcher Sept 1993 – Aug 1994


Awards, Fellowships, Scholarships

Edmund Muskie Fellowship (1994 – 1996); Honorary Citizen of Naryn Oblast of the Kyrgyz Republic

(2003); Honorary Medal of Drug Control Agency of the Kyrgyz Republic (2006); Honorary

Diploma of the Ministry of Justice of the Kyrgyz Republic (2007); Returning Scholar of Open Society

Institute’s Academic Fellowship Program (2008 – 2016)

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