Abdrisaev, Baktybek
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Senior Lecturer - History & Political Science
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CB 203K
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HIGHER EDUCATION

Ph.D. (1991) Physics (Optical Information Processing), Institute of Electronics, Academy of Sciences of Belarus, Republic of Belarus, Minsk

B.Sc. (1980) Applied Computer Sciences, Bishkek Polytechnic Institute, the Kyrgyz Republic, Bishkek.

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Faculty Lecturer, Department of History and Political Science, Utah Valley University, August 2007-present

Distinguished Associated Faculty, The Center for Constitutional Studies, Utah Valley University, July 2012-July 2014

Distinguished Visiting Professor, Department of History and Political Science, Utah Valley State College, August 2005-August 2007

Ambassador of the Kyrgyz Republic to United States, Washington, D.C., November 1996-March 2005

Deputy of the Parliament of the Kyrgyz Republic, Bishkek, April 1995-March 2000

Head, International Affairs Department, Administration of the President of the Kyrgyz Republic, Bishkek, September 1993-November 1996

Expert, International Affairs Department, Administration of the President of the Kyrgyz Republic, Bishkek, September 1992-September 1993

Senior Research Fellow, Academy of Sciences of the Kyrgyz Republic, Institute of Physics, Bishkek,  November 1991-November 1991

Research Fellow, Bishkek Polytechnic Institute, Computer Sciences Department, Bishkek, August 1988-August 1988

Postgraduate Researcher, Bishkek Polytechnic Institute, Laboratory of Optoelectronics, Bishkek, October 1984-October 1987

Military Service, Kazakhstan, September 1982-September 1984

Junior Research Fellow, Bishkek Polytechnic Institute, Computer Sciences Department, Bishkek,  September 1980-September 1982

TEACHING EXPERIENCE AT UVU:

Courses taught:

POLS 1000 – American Heritage
POLS 2100 - Introduction to International Relations
POLS 2200 - Introduction to Comparative Politics
POLS 3500 - International Relations of the Middle East
POLS 420R - Islam in the World Affairs
POLS 356G - Comparative Politics of Central Asia
POLS 2250 - Globalization and Sustainable Mountain Development
POLS 3210 - World Diplomacy
CNST 2600 - Comparative Constitutional Studies

All courses since 2011 include special assignment for students to use the New York Times as essential reading. Assignment is featured at “The New York Times in Education” since 2014 (http://nytimesineducation.com/strategy/discovering-foreign-policy/) and included in 2015 in the Teaching Toolkit of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities, P.14 (http://www.aascu.org/3dpubs/NYT/Toolkit/)

 

RESEARCH INTERESTS:

International Relations and Diplomacy in Central Asia, and Eurasia, Sustainable Mountain Development

 

BOOKS’ CHAPTERS

“Utah Valley University/Central Asian Collaboration,” Editors: Rebecca Wallace, and others,  in "Sustainable Mountain Development Report on North America;" prepared for the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (RIO+20) in Brazil, Aspen International Mountain Foundation, The Telluride Institute, January, 2012, P44., http://www.fs.fed.us/psw/cirmount/postings/pdf/SUSTAINABLE_MOUNTAIN_DEVELOPMENT.pdf

 

ARTICLES AND OP-EDS (PUBLISHED AS UVU FACULTY):

1. “Spring: coming soon to Central Asia?” Open Democracy, 21 February 2012, (With Alexey Semyonov), http://www.opendemocracy.net/od-russia/baktybek-abdrisaev-alexey-semyonov/spring-coming-soon-to-central-asia

2. “Contributing to Sustainable Mountain Development by Facilitating Networking and Knowledge Sharing through ICT - Collaboration between Rocky Mountain States and Central Asia”, Journal of Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics, Vol.9, N_, 2011, (With R.E. “Rusty” Butler, Zamira Dzhusupova, Asylbek Aidaraliev)

3. “The road to electoral perfection in Kyrgyzstan”, Open Democracy, 18 November 2010, (With Alexey Semyonov and Kuban Taabaldiev), http://www.opendemocracy.net/od-russia/alexey-semyonov-baktybek-abdrisaev-kuban-taabaldiev/road-to-electoral-perfection-in-kyrgyz

4. “Kyrgyzstan's Coalition Challenges”, The Wall Street Journal-Asia, November 04, 2010 ( With Eugene Huskey), http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703708404575587240121552442.html?mod=WSJ_Opinion_LEFTTopBucket

5. “Kyrgyzstan: reform starts with education, “Open Democracy, 18 October 2010, (With Scott Horton), http://www.opendemocracy.net/od-russia/scott-horton-baktybek-abdrisaev/kyrgyzstan-reform-starts-with-education

6. “The long shot in Central Asia”, Salon, October 14, 2010, (With Eugene Huskey), http://www.salon.com/news/kyrgyzstan/?story=/politics/war_room/2010/10/14/central_asia_long_shot

7. “Kyrgyz elections: the birth of democracy?”, Open Democracy, 12 October 2010, http://www.opendemocracy.net/baktybek-abdrisaev/kyrgyz-elections-birth-of-democracy

8. “Kyrgyzstan’s referendum brings a flicker of hope”, Open Democracy, 14 July 2010 (With Scott Horton and Alexey Semyonov), http://www.opendemocracy.co.uk/od-russia/kyrgyzstan%E2%80%99s-referendum-brings-flicker-of-hope

9. “Back on Track in Bishkek”, The Wall Street Journal-Asia, June 29, 2010 ( With Alexey Semyonov), http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703964104575336033514251718.html?mod=WSJASIA_hps_sections_opinion

10. “US and Russia can end the suffering”, CNN, June 20, 2010, (With Scott Horton), http://www.cnn.com/2010/OPINION/06/20/horton.kyrgyzstan.crisis/index.html?iref=allsearch

11. “Nurturing Central Asia's Democratic Blossom”, The Wall Street Journal-Asia, May, 24, 2010, (With Alexey Semyonov) http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704226004575263612373174500.html?mod=WSJ_latestheadlines

12. “Kickstarting the Kyrgyz economy”, Open Democracy, May, 12, 2010, (With Alexey Semyonov and Robert Livingston), http://www.opendemocracy.net/baktybek-abdrisaev-alexey-semyonov-robert-livingston/kickstarting-kyrgyz-economy

13. “Crisis in Kyrgyzstan: Fuel, Contractors and Revolution along the Afghan Supply Chain”, Testimony before the U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on National Security and Foreign Affairs, Room 2154, Rayburn House Office Building, April 22, 2010, http://oversight.house.gov/images/stories/subcommittees/NS_Subcommittee/4.22.2010_Crisis_in_Kyrgyzstan/Abdrisaev_Statement.pdf

14. “Out of Kyrgyzstan's chaos, another chance for democracy”, The Washington Post, April 9, 2010 (With Alexey Semyonov), http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/04/08/AR2010040804506.html

15. “Tulip Revolution Wilts”, The Wall Street Journal-Asia, March, 24, 2010, (With Alexey Semyonov), http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704896104575139251288531486.html?mod=WSJ_latestheadlines

16. “The Kyrgyz Challenge”, The Wall Street Journal-Asia, July, 13, 2009 http://online.wsj.com/article/SB124741926106728519.html

17. “The Russification of Kyrgyzstan”, Foreign Policy, April 09, 2009, http://foreignpolicy.com/2009/04/09/the-russification-of-kyrgyzstan/

18. “Last Flight Out of Kyrgyzstan: How the U.S. Lost a Vital Air Base,” The Washington Post, February 20, 2009; Page A23, http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/02/19/AR2009021902777.html?hpid=opinionsbox1

19. “The Georgia Crisis: a View from Central Asia,” Defense & Foreign Affairs Strategic Policy, No. 7-8, P10, September, 2008
 

PRESENTATIONS AT DIFFERENT FORUMS

1. “Student Engaged Learning through the Advocacy of the United Nations Sustainable Mountain Development Agenda,” 66-101 Round Table: Civic Engagement in the Classroom II, 74th Annual Conference of the Midwest Political Science Association, April 7-10, 2016, Chicago, (With Dr. Rusty Butler, Dr. David Connelly, and Dr. Keith Snedegar). 

2. The 60th session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women, New York, March 14-19, 2016

3. The 12th session of the United Nations Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals in New York, June 16-20, 2014

4. “U.N. Sustainable Mountains Development Agenda and Building Partnership between Utah and Central Asia,” Presentation at the Hinckley Institute of Politics at the University of Utah, March 5, 2014, http://www.hinckley.utah.edu/event/u-n-sustainable-mountains-development-agenda-and-building-partnership-between-utah-and-central-asia/

5. “Kyrgyzstan after one year since second change of regime”, Roundtable at Niagara Foundation, Chicago, April 27, 2011. http://www.niagarafoundation.org/?p=2925

6. “Common and Conflicting Security Interests Between US and Central Asian States: Kyrgyzstan perspective”, Roundtable of the National Committee on American Foreign Policy: “Central Asia: Strategic Context Twenty Years After Independence”, at Kennan Institute, Woodrow Wilson Center, November 16-17, 2010

7. “Kyrgyzstan in Crisis: Political and Social Challenges after the Regime Change”, Round Table together with the U.S. Ambassador to Kyrgyzstan Eileen Malloy (1996-1998), Professionals in Russian, Eastern European and Eurasian Affairs (PREEA), Georgetown University, October 5, 2010

8. "The Storm in Kyrgyzstan: Causes and Directions”, CACI Forum, Central Asia-Caucasus Institute at SAIS, Johns Hopkins University, Washington, D.C., June 23, 2010, http://www.sais-jhu.edu/events/summer2010/kyrgyzstan.htm

9. “Crisis in Kyrgyzstan: Fuel, Contractors and Revolution along the Afghan Supply Chain”, Testimony before the U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on National Security and Foreign Affairs, Room 2154, Rayburn House Office Building, April 22, 2010, http://oversight.house.gov/images/stories/subcommittees/NS_Subcommittee/4.22.2010_Crisis_in_Kyrgyzstan/Abdrisaev_Statement.pdf

10. “Sustainable Mountain Development and ICT: Furthering Cooperation between the Rocky Mountain States and Central Asia” International Conference on Society and Information Technologies (ICSIT 2010), April 6th - 9th, 2010, Orlando, Florida (With R.E. “Rusty” Butler, Alex Stecker, Asylbek Aidaraliev and Zamira Dzhusupova) http://www.iiis.org/CDs2010/CD2010IMC/ICSIT_2010/index.asp?id=0&area=1

11. "Gathering Clouds in Kyrgyzstan”, CACI Forum, Central Asia-Caucasus Institute at SAIS, Johns Hopkins University, Washington, D.C., September 14, 2009, http://www.silkroadstudies.org/new/inside/forum/CACI_2009_0914.html

12. “Potential for Cooperation between the Northern American Rocky Mountains and Mountainous Nations of Central Asia under the Umbrella of Sustainable Mountain Development,” Central Eurasian Studies Society Ninth Annual Conference, September 18-21, 2008, Georgetown University, https://www.cess.muohio.edu/Georgetown_Program.pdf

13. “The Role of the United Nations in Promoting Bilateral Kyrgyz-U.S. cooperation,” United Nations Association of Utah, May 27, 2008, Salt Lake City, Utah, http://www.utahpolicy.com/nl/weekend5-26-08.htm

14. “The Rocky Mountains and Utah-Russian Cooperation,” Russian-American Seminar: Prospects of Innovational Business, Co-Hosts: Russian Academy of Natural Sciences and U.S.-Russian Chamber of Commerce in Los Angeles with support of the Russian Consulate in San-Francisco. October 10, 2007, San-Francisco, http://www.raen.ru/russ_usa_seminar.php?PHPSESSID=fc14ae1c4946bf1eedd31cd42289c914 

15. “Kyrgyzstan in Transition,” Fifth Annual Central Asia Conference: April 19-21, 2007; Central Asia and Its Geopolitical Impact on South Asia, the Caucasus and the Middle East, University of Montana, http://centralasiaharvard.blogspot.com/2007/04/conf-5th-annual-central-asia-conference.html

16. “Rocky Mountains and Sustainable Mountain Development World-wide,” Forum on Sustainable Mountain Environments, April 5, 2007, Aspen, Colorado, http://www.aimf.org/page_3

17. “Kyrgyzstan: A Leader in Reforms or a Failing State?” Middle East & Central Asia Politics, Economics, and Society Conference, Sept. 7 – 9, 2006, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, http://web.utah.edu/meca/2006Conf/MECA-CONF-PROGRAM-AUG25.pdf

18. “Kyrgyzstan and Regional Security Cooperation,” Asia Pacific Centers for Security Studies “Terrorism, Geopolitics and Multinational Security Cooperation in Central Asia” conference, February 22-24, 2006, Honolulu, Hawaii, www.apcss.org/core/Conference/CR_ES/Central%20Asia%20Exec%20Summ.doc

 

MEDIA PRESENTATIONS:

1. “Sunni-Shia confrontation: coming changes in the Middle East?” Interview, Radio Azattyk (Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty in Kyrgyzstan)-In Kyrgyz, Gulayim Ashakeeva and Kubanychbek Joldoshev, January 12, 2016, http://www.azattyk.kg/content/iran-saudi-confrontation-discussion/27477371.html

2. “Parliamentary model of governance to be justified,” Interview, Radio Azattyk-In Russian, Zairbek Baktybaev, August 05, 2015, http://rus.azattyk.org/content/article/27172243.html

3. “Who are Mormons?” Interview, Radio Azattyk-In Kyrgyz, Janyl Jusupjan, January 13, 2012, http://www.azattyk.kg/content/us_election_romney/24451189.html

4. “Kyrgyzstan-Pakistan: who is the luckiest one?” Interview, Radio Azattyk-In Russian, Ulan Alymkul Uulu Eshmatov, October 20, 2011, http://rus.azattyk.org/content/kyrgyzstan_pakistan_security_council_uno/24365199.htmlhttp://www.ala-too.net/novosti/kirgizstan-pakistan-komu-povezet-bolshe

5. “Is Washington’s Policy in Central Asia Adequate to Values, which it Preaches”, Interview, Radio Azzattyq – In Russian, Sultan-Han Akkulyuly, May 17, 2010, http://rus.azattyq.org/content/whitehouse_central_asia_/2042571.html?page=1&x=1#relatedInfoContainer

6. “Tolerance towards Dictators of Central Asia Could Cause a Loss of Credibility for Washington”, Interview, Radio Azzattyq – In Russian, Kenjaly Esbergen, April 26, 2010, http://rus.azattyq.org/content/manas_airbase/2024568.html

7. “Bakievs Abuse of Power and Airbase "Manas"”, Interview, Radio Azattyk-In Kyrgyz, Amirbek Azam Uulu, April 23, 2010, http://www.azattyk.kg/content/Kyrgyz_airbase_US__Bakiev_Congress_Human_rights/2022546.html

8. “Kyrgyzstan on the Radar of the International Community”, Interview, Voice of America – Russian Service, Inna Dubinski, April 23, 2010, http://www1.voanews.com/russian/news/special-reports/Kyrgyzstan/ID-Abdrisaev-Interview-2010-04-23-91983859.html?commentSubmitted=y&field=

9. «Will US military get the boot from Kyrgyzstan? », Interview, Russia Today, 23 April 23, 2010, http://rt.com/Politics/2010-04-23/us-military-boot-kyrgyzstan.html

10. «Presidential Elections in Kyrgyzstan: Forecasts and Expectations», Interview, Voice of America – Russian Service, Inna Dubinski, July 16, 2009, http://www1.voanews.com/russian/news/former-ussr/russian_2009-07-16-voa_ID-Kyrgyzstan-Presidential_Elections-50965182.html

11. «Fourth Anniversary of the «Tulip Revolution»», Interview, Voice of America – Russian Service, Inna Dubinski, March 24, 2009, http://www.voanews.com/russian/2009-03-24-voa10.cfm

12. «Sobiq elchi: AQSh-Qirg'iziston aloqalari ko'ngildagidek emas», Interview, Voice of America – Uzbek Service, Odil Ruzaliev, March 03, 2009, http://www.voanews.com/uzbek/archive/2009-03/2009-03-03-voa2.cfm?CFID=127416912&CFTOKEN=75275754&jsessionid=003054a7aefdbd302c2f1441361b47601933

13. «It is impossible to solve problem of the U.S. base in Manas without Russia», Interview, Voice of America – Russian Service, Inna Dubinski, February 27, 2009, http://www.voanews.com/russian/2009-02-27-voa13.cfm

14. «Victory of Democracy in the United States», Interview, Radio Free Europe-Radio Azattyk – Kyrgyz Service, Gulayim Ashakeeva, January 21, 2009, http://www.azattyk.kg/content/article/1372701.html

15. «Mountain People Could Easily Find Common Language», Interview, Radio Free Europe-Radio Azattyk – Kyrgyz Service, Janyl Jusupdjan, January 30, 2008, http://www.azattyk.kg/content/article/1278788.html

16. “International Conference “Women of the Mountains:” main results and future prospects,” “Call-In-Show,” Voice of America – Russian Service, March 12, 2007

17. “Crisis in Kyrgyzstan,” “Call-In-Show,” Voice of America – Russian Service, October 26, 2006

18. “Independence Day in Kyrgyzstan,” “Call-In-Show,” Voice of America – Russian Service, August 31, 2006

19. “Situation in Central Asia,” “Call-In-Show,” Voice of America – Russian Service, May 25, 2006

20. “First Anniversary of the “Tulip Revolution” in Kyrgyzstan,” “Call-In-Show,” Voice of America – Russian Service, March 30, 2006

 

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

Russian Academy of Natural Sciences since 2004
European Academy of Natural Sciences since 2005
United Nations Association of the United States of America since 2008
Midwest Political Science Association of the United States since 2016

 

GRANTS

1. “Participation at the National Prayer Breakfast and Research Activities in Washington, D.C.” ELLA Grant, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Utah Valley University, $2,200, January 2014

2. “Participation at the National Prayer Breakfast and Research Activities in Washington, D.C.” Grant from the History and Political Science Department, Utah Valley University, $2,500, January 2014

3. “Participation at the National Prayer Breakfast and Research Activities in Washington, D.C.” Grant from the Center for Constitutional Studies, Utah Valley University, $2,000, January 2014

4. “UVU Participation at the UN-related Mountain Partnership Global Meeting,” GEL Grant, Utah Valley University, $2,500, September 2013

5. “Co-hosting United Nations sponsored activities in Central Asia,” Grant GEL 461, Utah Valley University, $2,500, December 2012

6. “Community Engaged Learning through the Transnational Written Media Exchange,” ELLA Grant, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Utah Valley University, $900, September 2012

7. “U.N. Conference on Sustainable Development Rio +20”, ELLA Grant, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Utah Valley University, $3,000, February 2012

8. International Conference “Women of the Mountains-2”, Grants from the President, Associate Vice President for Academic Administration, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Utah Valley University, $16,800, January 2011

9. International Conference “Women of the Mountains-2”, Grant from Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, $10,000, January 2011

10. International Conference “Women of the Mountains-2”, CEL Grant from Utah Valley University, $10,000, April 2010

11. Community Engaged Learning through the Transnational Written Media Exchange, CEL Grant from Utah Valley University, $8,000, November, 2009

12. Printing Bilingual Edition of the 11-th Century Manuscript “Glory of the Royal Wisdom” (Kutadgu Bilig) and Hosting Conferences for its Presentation, CEL Grant, Utah Valley University, October, 2008, http://www.uvu.edu/cel/grants/recipients.html