Dr. Uran Botobekov will give a presentation on the impact of jihadist movements in central Asia on global terrorism.

Dr. Botobekov is currently an author and serves on the advisory board at Modern Diplomacy. He received his Ph.D. in Political Science (honor graduate) at the Institute of Philosophy and Political and Legal Studies of the National Academy Sciences of Kyrgyz Republic in Bishkek.

Botobekov has been Deputy Director of the Organization and Control Work of the Presidential Administration of the Kyrgyz Republic, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan and Contributing Analyst for the Carnegie Center in Moscow (USA) and the Institute for War and Peace Reporting (UK) in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. His major research interests include Islamic Radicalization, Religious Fundamentalism, Jihadist Movements and Politics in Central Asia. He is the author of the publication “Think like Jihadist: Anatomy of Central Asian Salafi groups” (2019) and the co-author of the book “Potential for Conflict in the Fergana Valley: Religious Extremism and Drug Trafficking” (2000).