May 26,2023

Following the meeting with the director of the Oxford Center for Islamic Studies

On April 29, 2023, UWED Rector S. Safoev met with Director of the Oxford Center for Islamic Studies F. Nizami. The meeting was also attended by Deputy Director of the Institute for Advanced International Studies at the University of World Economy and Diplomacy (IAIS) A.Umarov and Head of the IPMI Center N.Muhammadkulova. During the meeting, the parties exchanged views on the importance and timeliness of the constitutional reform in Uzbekistan, and also discussed promising areas of institutional cooperation.
F. Nizami stressed that Uzbekistan in recent years "sets the tone" and "sets the development agenda" of Central Asia, and does not "catch up with it" as before. He believes that Central Asia is the heart of the Islamic civilization and has long served as a development model for the Islamic world. Given the history, scientific development and potential of the region, Central Asia has all the necessary legitimacy to be at the forefront of deradicalization issues and serves as an example for the rest of the world.

The director of the Oxford Center expressed his readiness to establish full-scale cooperation with UWED and IAIS in particular. As potential areas of cooperation, he outlined public health issues, the impact of artificial intelligence on the Muslim world, as well as nature conservation and climate change in Islamic countries.

F. Nizami expressed readiness for further cooperation with the University of World Economy and Diplomacy and the research institute on the territory of the UWED. The importance of scientific cooperation and exchange of the two organizations was also stated.

May 26,2023

Meeting with a delegation from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University (USA)

At the University of World Economy and Diplomacy on May 15 this year. a meeting was held with a group of teachers and undergraduates from one of the oldest American schools of international relations - The Fletcher School at Tufts University in Medford.

First Deputy Chairman of the Senate of the Oliy Majlis, Rector of UWED Sodyk Safoev told the guests about the course of economic and political reforms in Uzbekistan, about the pace and dynamics of their development. The American guests noted with satisfaction the intensive transformations in the country, as evidenced by the successful holding of a referendum on the updated Constitution of Uzbekistan. According to their observations, significant changes have taken place in the country in recent years, progressive democratic reforms have been carried out, the results of which are visible in the progressive development of society. Uzbekistan demonstrates confidence in the transition to the next stage of socio-political and economic transformation.









On the same day, a round table was held between Fletcher School experts and researchers from the Institute for Advanced International Studies at the UWED. American experts gave an in-depth analysis of the prospects for American policy in Central Asia and its relations with Uzbekistan, the role of Russia and China in the region, the reasons for the failure of the United States in Afghanistan, and so on.

According to the director of the Russia and Eurasia program at the Fletcher School, Professor Daniel Drezner, when speaking about the prospects for American policy in Central Asia and, in particular, in relation to Uzbekistan, one should bear in mind that “regardless of the outcome of the US presidential election in 2024 and other attendant factors, US attention to the region will not decrease, but rather even increase.

April 18,2023

IAIS organized a discussion of the international vector of the Constitutional reform in Uzbekistan

On April 14 the Institute for Advanced International Studies ( IAIS ) under the University of World Economy and Diplomacy ( UWED ) organized a "round table" focusing on "International Vector of the Constitutional Reform in Uzbekistan" .

The event was attended by heads of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, heads and senior staff of diplomatic missions and international organizations accredited in Uzbekistan, leading analytical and research centers, national media, faculty staff and students of UWED.

Presentations were made by IAIS researchers , as well as by the President of the Institute for Global Studies, Ambassador A. Sajanhar (India), director of the Institute for Security Policy and Development S. Cornell ( Sweden ), Executive Director of the Center for South Asia and International Studies M. Ul Hassan Khan (Pakistan), founder of the law firm Specht & Partner Rechtsanwalt GmbH L. Specht (Austria) and Professor of International Law at the Universities of Glasgow and Paris 1 (Sorbonne Panthéon) K. J. Thames.

In his welcoming speech, the First Deputy Chairman of the Senate of the Oliy Majlis, Rector of UWED S. Safoev pointed to the program milestones in the development of Uzbekistan, the specific features of the current stage of modernization and the paradigm of the country's development, which are reflected in the updated Constitution. He noted that current active and constructive foreign policy of Uzbekistan has turned our country into regional power through effective interaction in Central Asia, as well as the successful building of relations with the states of neighboring regions, such as South and Southeast Asia, the Middle East, participation in the activities of international structures .

The speakers expressed their confidence that the Constitutional reform can be seen as a new "social contract" that will have a serious impact on the countries of the region. Moreover, the growing trend towards building a security community will increasingly shape the regional subjectivity of Central Asia, similar to that observed in Europe.

Opinions were expressed that the constitutional reform in Uzbekistan would make the public - state model of the country a unique example of the synthesis of Muslim traditions, liberal democracy and secularism. It was also emphasized that current the global problems, which encompass climate change, depletion of water and other natural resources, are becoming a serious challenge and require the joint efforts of all mankind.