Dr Farkhod Tolipov

Dr. Farkhod Tolipov graduated from the Tashkent State University. Since 1994 till 2005 he had taught at the University of World Economy and Diplomacy in Tashkent, from which he received the PhD degree in Political Science. From 1998 till 2002 he was a Chief Consultant for the Presidential Apparatus of Uzbekistan. From 2005 to 2010 Dr. Tolipov was teaching at the National University of Uzbekistan the courses “World Politics”; “International Security”. Currently he is a Director of the non-governmental Research Institution “Bilim Karvoni” (“Knowledge Caravan”) in Tashkent and Adjunct Professor at the Webster University in Tashkent. Dr. Tolipov is specialized in geopolitics, regional security and regional integration in Central Asia, nationalism and democratization in Central Asian countries. At the same time, he teaches at the Webster University in Tashkent. In 2003-2004 Dr. Tolipov was a National Professional at the OSCE Center in Tashkent. He was a Fellow at the NATO Defense College (Rome) in 1997 and 2013; a Fellow at Harvard University (USA) in 1999; a Visiting Professor at the University of Georgia (USA) in 2004; a Visiting Professor at the Middle East Technical University (METU) in 2015 (Ankara, Turkey); Visiting Researcher at the Atilim University in 2016 (Ankara, Turkey); a Lecturer at the George Marshall European Center for Security Studies (2004, 2005), and Geneva Center for Security Policy (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011); a Lecturer at the OSCE Academy in Bishkek (2004, 2009, 2012). Dr. Tolipov extensively publishes his articles on Central Asian topics in several international scientific journals. He is an author of the monograph “Grand Strategy of Uzbekistan in the Context of Geopolitical and ideological Transformation of Central Asia” and more than 220 scientific articles. Dr. Tolipov was a member of the international editorial board of the journal “Central Asia and Caucasus”. He is also a member of the expert group of the journal “Security Index” of the PIR-Center (Russia) and the Central Eurasian Studies Society. He speaks English, Russian, French, Turkish, and Uzbek (native) languages.