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Invitation to Joint Event by the Embassy of Uzbekistan and GWU Central Asia Program: Mahallas in Uzbekistan and the Status of Self-Governing Bodies

27 May 2014


Thursday, May 29, 2014 

3:00 - 6:00 p.m.


State Room

1957 E Street NW, 7th Floor

Washington, DC


(please respond immediately to Nurilla Abdullayev if you plan to attend.  Space is limited):

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The Embassy of Uzbekistan, Central Asia Program, the Academy of Governance and the Mahalla Foundation of Uzbekistan invite you to attend an off-the-record discussion on mahalla and the status of self-governing bodies in Uzbekistan. Mahallas represent a unique institution that Uzbekistan has institutionalized since its independence. Today, almost 10,000 Mahallas are functioning in the countries and play an important role in shaping the national policy in terms of self-governing bodies and legislation. It is a rare occasion to meet a high level delegation conducted by Abdujabar Abduvakhitov, Rector of the Academy of Governance under the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan.

3:00pm Opening

Ambassador of Uzbekistan Bakhtiyar Gulyamov

3:15pm Panel Discussion

Mr. Abdujabar Abduvakhitov, Rector of the Academy of State Governance under the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan

Mr. Allaev Dalli, First Deputy Chairman of the Mahalla Charity Public Foundation

Mr. Abdusatarov Mansur, Independent Institute for Monitoring the Formation of Civil Society

4:00pm Q&A Discussion

4:30pm Presentation "Mahalla as an object of Western scholarship"

Marlene Laruelle, Director of the Central Asia Program at George Washington University

5:00pm Documentary Film Screening

and presentation of published materials from Uzbekistan.

Mahalla Institution in Uzbekistan: Historical experience and today's life.

5:15pm Reception with dishes from Uzbek cuisine