Aidin Turganbekov


Aidin Turganbekov is a Master’s student doing a dual program at Central European University and Bard College. He has a bachelor’s degree majoring in sociology and minoring in international and comparative politics from the American University of Central Asia, based in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. During his undergraduate years, Aidin participated in several study abroad semesters at the Bard Globalization and International Affairs program, the American University of Armenia in Yerevan, and the Fund for American Studies in Prague. Professionally, Aidin worked at the National Democratic Institute, American Councils for International Education, Oxford and Princeton research centers, the Institute for the Development of Freedom of Information, and the Writing and Academic Research Center at his university. He would like to follow up on his studies and research interests on minorities, inclusive policies, and advocacy for the Global South.