Be part of the transformation.

Warwick Central Asia Forum makes connections between Central Asian communities in the UK, rebuilding a time-neglected bridge between two worlds.

The Crossroads.

Where the ancient keeps step with the mod­ern, the past is weaved into the future.

A tapestry of cul­tures, cli­mates, reli­gions and races bristle in the bust­ling heart of a fast-chan­ging region. Cre­ativ­ity keeps stride with con­flict — tra­di­tion with change. From buzz­ing city streets to bucol­ic high plains — Cent­ral Asia poses end­less ques­tions — ques­tions the world can­not afford to ignore.

With a power­ful dia­spora and grow­ing geo­pol­it­ic­al rel­ev­ance, issues of cul­ture, secur­ity and devel­op­ment have entered glob­al dis­course.

The For­um is a place to share inform­a­tion and foster dis­cus­sion about this fast-paced dynam­ic region, provid­ing a plat­form to organ­ise, inter­act and write about the top­ics that interest you. Cent­ral Asia will no longer be left from the pages of world his­tory.

A Central Asia conference in the UK.

Enter­ing its second year, the UK’s first stu­dent-run Cent­ral Asia con­fer­ence will take place at the begin­ning of 2019 at the Uni­ver­sity of War­wick. The con­fer­ence seeks to bring togeth­er the worlds of aca­demia, polit­ics, busi­ness and cul­ture to dis­cuss top­ics regard­ing Cent­ral Asia’s place in the world.

Speeches and break­out ses­sions on top­ics ran­ging from region­al secur­ity to the one belt one road pro­ject will dom­in­ate the day, and ample oppor­tun­ity for net­work­ing and dis­cus­sion will be provided at state-of-the-art con­fer­ence facil­it­ies.

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Our speakers.

HE Erlan Idrissov

Ambassador of Kazakhstan to the United Kingdom

Mr Shao Zheng

Counsellor for Policy Analysis at the Chinese Embassy in London

Matteo Fumagalli

Senior Lecturer in the School of International Relations at the University of St Andrews

Catherine and Hannah

Women Behind the Wheel

Dr Razia Sultanova

Vice-President of the International Council for Traditional Music

Dr Siddharth Shanker Saxena

Chairperson of the Cambridge Central Asia Programme

Mr Aliyor Tilavov

Counsellor for Political Affairs at the Uzbek Embassy in London

Almyrza Nogoibayev

Musician and Composer

Dilmurad Yusupov

Doctoral Researcher at the Institute of Development Studies at the University of Sussex

Dr Balihar Sanghera

Senior Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Kent’s School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research

Evgeny Ofrikhter

Associate Director for Central Asia and Russia at the EBRD

Bruce Pannier

Senior Central Asia Correspondent for Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty

Raffaello Pantucci

Director of International Security Studies at the Royal United Services Institute


The Uni­ver­sity of War­wick is loc­ated in the heart of Eng­land, three miles from the centre of Cov­entry, on the bor­der with War­wick­shire.

Cov­entry Rail Sta­tion is the nearest main-line train sta­tion to the Uni­ver­sity, and there’s a fre­quent loc­al bus ser­vicePay and dis­play park­ing is avail­able on cam­pus, though it can get very busy dur­ing the day.

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