Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies


Localizing norms comparative perspectives on human rights, gender and ethnicity in Central Asia
Prof. Medet Tiulegenov discusses security challenges of Central Asia


Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies
Assistant Professor, Department Chair

Medet Tiulegenov is an Assistant Professor and a chair of the International and Comparative Politics Department of American University of Central Asia (Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan). His research and teaching interests include contentious politics, public policy and civil society in transition countries, identity and normative politics. Until 2008 Medet has been working at Soros Foundation in Kyrgyzstan and prior to that he was a research fellow at the National Academy of Sciences and Kyrgyz National University. He graduated in history from Kyrgyz State University (1993), received Master of Public Administration from Bowling Green State University, USA (1996) and currently is a PhD Candidate in Political Science at Central European University, Hungary.

Educational Background

  • 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

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