Central Asia/South Asia Summit 2019 is scheduled to begin at 9:00 a.m. and to finish around 11:45 a.m. on Monday, March 25, 2019. A more complete schedule will be posted here in the coming weeks.
Immediately following this Summit, a public presentation will be given by His Excellency, Ambassador of the Republic of Uzbekistan to the United States, Javlon Vakhabov from 12:00-12:30 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center (MBSC) Ballroom at UNO.
A luncheon for those attending Central Asia/South Asia Summit 2019 will be held following the Ambassador’s presentation, beginning at approximately 12:30 p.m. Those interested in attending the luncheon must indicate their intention to attend on the registration form.
Milo Bail Student Center
University of Nebraska Omaha
6203 University Drive South
Omaha, NE 68132
9:30 A.M. - 11:45 A.M
The University of Nebraska and the University of Nebraska at Omaha will convene Central Asia / South Asia Summit 2019 on Monday March 25, 2019 in the Milo Bail Student Center. This Summit is intended for faculty, staff and graduate students across its four campuses who have interest in the countries and cultures of Central Asia and South Asia. Hosted by the UNO Center for Afghanistan Studies, this event provides a forum for information-sharing and collaboration among faculty, staff and graduate students who have interest in any country in the region, including research, teaching or other forms of engagement with individuals, educational institutions, governments, or the private sector. The panel presentations will be streamed live over the internet.
For our purposes, Central Asia and South Asia includes Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan. Combined, these countries contain more than 1.8 billion people. This event is part of a week-long CASA Celebration Week, which the Center for Afghanistan Studies hosts every year in the month of March.
The Senior International Officers for the four NU campuses—Dr. Tim Burkink at UNK, Mr. Josh Davis at UNL, Dr. Jane Meza and Mr. Bruce Grogan at UNMC and UNO) and Dr. Steven Duke in NU Central Administration are involved in planning and implementing this event.
The goals for Central Asia / South Asia Summit 2019 include the following:
Enable faculty, staff and graduate students with expertise or interest in any country or region of Central or South Asia to meet each other and become acquainted with each other’s expertise and/or research.
Identify possible networks or teams of people across multiple NU campuses who might collaborate on research projects, serve as specialists in courses or research, or otherwise share their expertise with others across NU.
Enhance the university’s international collaborations and global engagement.
Identify individuals and resources that may be useful to those teaching about or conducting research in or about Central or South Asia.