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Trio of Harriman Experts Speak on Transnational Repression in Central Asia at IWPR
August 5, 2021

Alumnus Nate Schenkkan (MARS-REERS, ’11), former Harriman postdoc Edward Lemon, and Harriman Director Alexander Cooley were invited to provide expertise on understanding transnational repression in Central Asia. This August 5th meeting organized by Institute for War and Peace Reporting was chaired by Adam Hug, Director of the Foreign Policy Centre.

Following keynote speaker and Belarus opposition leader, Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya, Director of Research Strategy at Freedom House, Schenkkan’s presentation focused on global and theoretical contexts for understanding transnational repression in Central Asia. President of the OXUS Society for Central Asian Affairs, Lemon, elaborated on the general features and development of transnational repression, and Cooley focused on what is new about new forms of transnational repression in the region.

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