Uzbek specialists to get training in Harvard and Tufts
Baku, Azerbaijan, March 7
By Fikret Dolukhanov – Trend:
Experts of the Institute of Strategic and Regional Studies (ISRS) under the president of Uzbekistan as well as other Uzbek specialists will get training in the leading US universities such as Harvard and Tufts.
Corresponding agreements have been achieved during the visit of the Uzbek delegation headed by the ISRS director Vladimir Norov to the US, the Uzbek news agency Sputnik reported on March 7.
According to the information, the sides discussed cooperation in the educational sphere, training of specialists and establishment of contacts between Uzbek and American analytical bodies during the round table held at the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies at the Harvard University.
“We have reached agreement on organization of training for the ISRS specialists in Harvard, as well as on holding of live and video-conference master classes for Uzbek civil servants by the Harvard specialists. On top of that, we discussed possibility to organize visits of the Harvard students’ groups to Uzbekistan,” the ISRS said.
The Uzbek delegation also met with the John Kennedy Management School’s Dr. Christopher Smart and dean of the Fletcher Law and Diplomacy School at the Tufts University James Stavridis, who was a head of the NATO Supreme Allied Commander Europe.
The news agency noted that the Harvard University is one of the most renowned and old universities in the US and the whole world. Harvard is alma mater for 75 Nobel Prize winners and 8 US presidents, including Franklin Roosevelt, John Kennedy, George Bush Jr. and Barak Obama.
Fletcher Law and Diplomacy School, founded in 1933, is the first university in the US to train the international relations specialists. The school’s masters program is considered to be the world’s best in training of diplomats.