Interviews

CAILS lessons are based on interviews with scholars, public officials, and other experts. We acknowledge the following individuals for their time in providing these interviews.

Kazak | Uzbek

Kazak 

  Name Affiliation Topic(s)/Lesson(s)
Prof. Dr. Sarsengali Abdimanopov Prof. Dr. Sarsengali Abdimanopov Professor of Science and Technology and the President of Eurasian University, Astana Educational Reform in Kazakhstan
Dr. Kamal Alpeyisova Dr. Kamal Alpeyisova Deputy Manager of the Senate Editorial News Department, Kazakhstan Parliament, Astana Gender Issues
Dr. Kamal N. Burkhanov Prof. Dr. Kamal N. Burkhanov Professor of Political Science, Director of the Valokhanov Institute of History andEthnology, Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Almaty The Sociopolitical Systems of the Early Kazak Khanates
Dr. Azhigali S. Eskendiruli Prof. Dr. Azhigali S. Eskendiruli Professor of Archaeology and Ethnography at the Valikhanov Institute of History and Ethnology, Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Almaty Preserving Traditional Kazak Culture
Prof. Dr. Seit A. Kasbabasov Prof. Dr. Seit A. Kasbabasov Professor of Kazak Literature and the Director of the M. Auezov Institute of Literature and Arts, Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Almaty The Current Status of Kazak Literature
Prof. Dr. Abduwali Kaydar Prof. Dr. Abduwali Kaydar Professor of Turkic languages at the Institute of Linguistics, Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Almaty The Function and Status of Kazak in Kazakhstan

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Dr. Ayzhamal I. Kudaybergenova Dr. Ayzhamal I. Kudaybergenova Senior Researcher in Sociocultural Anthropology at the Valokhanov Institute of History and Ethnology, Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Almaty Demographic Transition in Kazakhstan
Prof. Dr. Kasim Mukanov Prof. Dr. Kasim Mukanov Professor of Biotechnology, Associate Director of the Department of Science at the National Biotechnology Center of Kazakhstan, Astana Biotechnology on the Kazak Steppe
Prof. Dr. Ashirbek Muminov Prof. Dr. Ashirbek Muminov Professor of Islam and Islamic Texts, Associate Director of the Institute of Oriental Studies, Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Almaty Different Aspects of Islam
Prof. Dr. Abdikarium Zeynullin Prof. Dr. Zeynullin Abdikarim Professor of Geography and Mining Science, Associate Director of the Department of Science, Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Almaty Biotechnology on the Kazak Steppe

Uzbek

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  Name Affiliation Topic(s)/Lesson(s)
Ilyos Arabov Ilyos Arabov Graduate of the State Conservatory of Uzbekistan Dutar performance in the lesson Music in Islamic History
Dr Adhamjon Ashirov Dr Adhamjon Ashirov Associate Director of the History Institute, Academy of Science of the Republic of Uzbekistan Rituals in Uzbek Society
Nagima AllaevaNigora Azimova Indiana University Education in Uzbekistan
 Prof Okilxon IbroximovProf. Okilxon Ibrohimov Professor and Musicologist at the State Conservatory of Uzbekistan Fuzuliy and Sufism
Dilmuhammad KamalovDilmuhammad Kamalov Businessman and Director of the Tashkent Language Center Business Etiquette in Uzbekistan
Dr. Dilbar KambarovaDr. Dilbar Kambarova Writer, poet, journalist, women’s activist, and religious figure Women in Uzbek Families
Dr. Shakhnoza Madaeva Dr. Shakhnoza Madaeva Associate Professor of Sociocultural Anthropology, Uzbekistan National University Navoiy and Uzbek National Culture
Sherzod Makhmudov Sherzod Makhmudov Junior Researcher at the Institute of History of the Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Uzbekistan The Emergence of the Khanate of Kokand
Prof. Zokirxon Oripov Prof. Zokirxon Oripov State Conservatory of Uzbekistan and the Tashkent State Institute of Oriental Studies Music in Islamic History
Gulchekhra Sultanova Dr. Gulchekhra Sultonova Researcher at the Institute of History in Tashkent Researching the History of Central Asia
Otobek ZhurabayevDr. Otobek Zhurabayev Alisher Navoi National Literature Museum, Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Uzbekistan Bedil and 19th Century Literature