Curriculum Vitae

KAMOLUDIN ABDULLAEV

E-mail: kamolkhon@yahoo.com

URL:    http://kamolkhon.com

 

SUMMARY

More than thirty years of experience in study and teaching modern history of Central Asia with focus on Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and Afghanistan. Since 1992 a policy analyst and independent consultant in international non-governmental research organizations involved in conflict resolution, conflict prevention, peace-building, civil society building, education and conflict resolution in Central Asia. Since 1994 an active participant of the US-sponsored research exchange programs in the field of history and social sciences. Fulbright Scholar (1994, the GeorgeWashingtonUniversity and 2005, Allegheny College, PA). Regional Exchange Scholar (1995, Kennan Institute for Advanced Russian Studies, WoodrowWilsonInternationalCenter for Scholars), and the BritishAcademy visiting fellow (SOAS, 1996). Teaching modern Central Asian subjects from multidisciplinary perspectives at Yale, the OhioStateUniversity and AlleghenyCollege from 2001-2013. Authoring and editing of ten books in English and Russian as well as over 50 articles in English, Russian, Tajik, and translated into French, and Japan.

 

EDUCATION

1967-1972 TAJIK STATE UNIVERSITY, Dushanbe, Historian, teacher of history

1976-1981 ACADEMY OF SCIENCES OF THE USSR, INSTITUTE OF THE HISTORY OF THE USSR, Moscow, Post Graduate (aspirantura)

1983 Candidate of History (awarded in Moscow)

•    The Soviet Turkestan’s Newspapers as a Historical Source on the History of the Elimination of Basmachism

1999         YALE UNIVERSITY, New Haven, CT

  • Two week Yale-Central Asia Seminar “Designing Institutions to Meet the Challenges of Democratic Governance”

 

EXPERIENCE

2003-2013 (part time) THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY, Columbus, OH, Visiting Lecturer

2010-2011 UNITED STATES INSTITUTE OF PEACE, Washington, DC, Jennings Randolph Senior Fellow

  • The Afghanistan-Pakistan Conflict and its Impact on Central Asia

2001-2002 YALE UNIVERSITY, New Haven, CT, Sumitomo Bank Fellow

  • Teaching, research

2000-2001 CONCILIATION RESOURCES, London, UK, Coordinator of the Tajikistan-Accord project

  • Editing, writing, translation

1999-2001 CENTER FOR STRATEGIC RESEARCH UNDER THE PRESIDENT OF TAIJKISTAN, Dushanbe, Senior Research Fellow

  • Security studies

1997-1999 AGA KHAN HUMANITIES PROJECT, Dushanbe

Project Officer, Curriculum Development Specialist

  • Project administration
  • Curriculum development

1989-2001 (part-time and full-time) TAJIK STATE NATIONAL UNIVERSITY. Docent

  • Modern History of Central Asia.

1989-1991 INSTITUTE OF POLITICAL RESEARCH,Dushanbe, head of the department of political science

  • Political developments in modern Tajikistan

1975-1989 INSTITUTE OF HISTORY, TAJIKISTAN’S ACADEMY OF SCIENCES, Dushanbe, research fellow

  • National and Muslim movements in Central Asia 1918-1932

 

INTERNATIONAL COLLABORATION, CONSULTANCIES & CONTRACT SERVICES

1992 – 1994 Monitored and analyzed the conflict in Tajikistan in collaboration with the RussianCenter for Strategic Research and International Studies, Moscow.

1992 – 1994 Helped to set up the inter-Tajik peace dialogue in the framework of Dartmouth Conference organized by the Kettering Foundation and the RussianCenter for Strategic Research and International Studies. Dushanbe, Moscow.

1994 – 1996 In team designed concept for international project on legal reform in Central Asia for the Central Asia Research and Development Center (CARDC), the George Washington University, Dushanbe, Washington DC.

1996 – 2010 Participated in discussions, conferences, articles writing as a member of the International Advisory Council of the Toda Institute for Peace and Policy Research. WashingtonDC, Honolulu and Dushanbe.

1997 – 1999 Administered a group of international educationalists from Central Asian countries, as well   as the USA, UK, Canada, and Pakistan developing a curriculum on humanities for all undergraduates of Central Asia, Aga Khan Humanities Project, Dushanbe.

2000 – 2001 Designed the concept, commissioned authors; provided writing, editing, and translating services for Conciliation Resources in its Accord 10: Politics of compromise: the Tajikistan peace process project, Dushanbe, London UK.

2000 – 2002 Research, and comment on draft versions, review draft text and general quality of manuscripts for the European Centre for Conflict Prevention, Regional Programme on Prevention and Management of Violent Conflicts in Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia, London UK.

2002, 2004 Data collection, research, writing. Strategic Conflict Assessment and PeaceBuildingFramework, Tajikistan Interdepartmental Global Conflict Prevention Pool (GCPP), Department for International Development (DFID), UK. In co-authorship with Sabine Frasier. Dushanbe.

2011-2012 Research and comment on draft versions, interview, translation, review draft text and general quality of manuscript of the manuscript by Tetsuro Iji (Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University, Japan, email:ijitetsu@apu.ac.jp) to be published as International Peacemaking in Civil War: Negotiation and Mediation in Tajikistan, 1993–1997, in the International Negotiation Series of Republic of Letters (formerly Martinus Nijhoff, Kluwer Academic Publishers)

2012 Data collection, interviews, analysis and writing. Conflict assessment in Tajikistan for Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue, Geneva.

 

FELLOWSHIPS & GRANTS

1994 GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY, WashingtonDC

Fulbright Scholar

•    Study of Central Asian emigration

1995 KENNAN INSTITUTE FOR ADVANCED RUSSIAN STIDIES, WOODROW WILSON INTERNATIONAL CENTER FOR SCHOLARS,Washington, DC

Regional Exchange Scholar

•    Study of Central Asian emigration

1996 SOAS, UNIVERSITY OF LONDON,London, UK

BritishAcademy Visiting Fellow

•    Study of Central Asian emigration

1999-2001 SOROS FOUNDATION, Tajikistan

Individual research grant, RSS Open Society Support Foundation.

•    Historical Roots of the Conflict in Tajikistan

2001-2002 YALE UNIVERSITY, New Haven, CT, Sumitomo Bank Fellow

•    National and Muslim Movements in the 20th Century Central Asia

2001-2003 INTAS (European Union) joint research project INTAS Open Call 2001, Tajikistan

•    Opposition as Consolidation Factor: A Comparative Study of Armenia, Russia,

Kyrgyzstan, and Tajikistan

2005 ALLEGHENY COLLEGE, MeadvillePA

Fulbright Scholar “Direct Access to the Muslim World”

•    Co-teaching courses on Islam and Central Asia

2009 UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO, Canada, Visiting scholar

  • Islamic movements in contemporary Tajikistan

2010-2011 UNITED STATES INSTITUTE OF PEACE,Washington, DC, JenningsRandolph Senior Fellow

  • The Afghanistan-Pakistan Conflict and its Impact on Central Asia

 

LANGUAGES

Fluent in Tajik, Russian, and English. Good in Farsi, Dari. Fair in Uzbek.

 

NGOs, ACADEMIC ASSOCIATIONS

  • International Advisory Council of the Toda Institute for Peace and Policy Research, Tokyo, member.
  • Central Eurasian Studies Society (CESS), HarvardUniversity, member
  • Nowruz Commission, Washington DC, member of the board of directors

 

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCES & INVITED TALKS

1994 March “The Political and Social History of the Central Asian Emigration in the Post-Revolutionary Period (1918-1931)” Presentation at Central Asia and Azerbaijan: From the Czarist Rule to Independent State, conference, the Ohio State University, Columbus, OH.

1994 April “Prospect for Peace in Tajikistan” Invited talk. East-WestCenter, University of Hawaii at Manoa. Honolulu,Hawaii.

1995 April “Central Asian Refugees: A Historical Retrospective (1918-1932)” Inner Asia and Uralic National resource Center, Indiana University, BloomingtonIA.

1995 May “The Contemporary Religious and Political Situation in Tajikistan,” RussianResearchCenter, HarvardUniversity, CambridgeMA, USA.

1995 May ”Refugees and Opposition in Tajikistan” Invited talk. Center for Middle Eastern Studies, HarvardUniversity, CambridgeMA, USA.

1998 April “On Aga Khan Humanities Project for Central Asia” presentation at  Fourth Annual Conference Core Text Education: Knowledge, Action, Creation? The Association for Core Texts and Courses (ACTC), University of North Carolina, Asheville, NC, USA.

2000 July “The Tajik-Afghan Relations” Invited talk. The Washington Institute for Near East Policy. WashingtonDC.

2000 December “The Tajikistan Peace Process” Presentation at Conflict Prevention in Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan  facilitated Roundtable Seminar, European Centre for Conflict Prevention, London, UK

2002 January “Repressing Central Asian Islamic Activism: A Problem or Solution?” presentation at workshop Central Asia: Politics, Economics, Religion. Should the USA Care?WoodrowWilsonCenter for Scholars, WashingtonDC.

2002 February “Draining Swamps and Uprooting Woods: or How to Deal With Islamic Political Activism in Central Asia?” Invited talk at the Watson Institute for International Studies, BrownUniversity, Providence, RI.

2002 March “Prospects for Lasting Peace in Tajikistan” presentation at Conflict Prevention in Central Asia. The Role of OSCE Roundtable Seminar, European Centre for Conflict Prevention and the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs, The Hague, the Netherlands.

2002 March “Democratization and Regional Conflicts in Western Asia” presentation at GRAD Planning Conference Democratization in the Context of Global and  Regional Conflicts, Toda Institute for Global Peace and Policy Research, University of Hawaii. MagdaleneCollege, OxfordUniversity, Oxford, UK

2002 April “Including Islamists in Legal Politics: Assessment of the Tajik Model”, presentation at the Ninth Annual Central Eurasian Studies Conference, IndianaUniversity, Bloomington, IA.

2002 May “Assessing Tajikistan Political Experience” Talk at the Central Asia Forum, Harvard University, Cambridge MA.

2002 May “Political Profile of Today’s Muslim Central Asia” talk at Ohio State University. Columbus, OH.

2002 June “From Cooperation in War to Cooperation in Peace” Presentation at the Regional Approaches to the Reconstruction of Afghanistan. Center on International Cooperation (CIC), Turkish Foundation for Social and Economic Research (TESEV) with the Conflict Prevention and Peace Forum (CPPF), Istanbul, Turkey.

2002 September “Civil War and Civil Peace: Case of Tajikistan” presentation at The Silk Road in the 21st Century Security and Insecurity in Central Asia and the Caucasus: A Regional Challenge With Global Implications conference. YaleUniversity, New Haven CT.

2002 September “Tajikistan and Post-Conflict Afghanistan”, presentation at Afghanistan: Post-conflict Reconstruction, Development, Migration and Displacement consultation at the Migration Policy Institute, the United Nations Foundation, and New York University Center for International Cooperation. WashingtonDC.

2003 September “Reconstruction of Afghanistan: A View from Tajikistan” PRIO Conference Regional Aspects of Reconstruction of Afghanistan, Bergen, Norway

2002 September “Tajikistan’s Political Know-How or on Political Islam in Central Asia” Presentation at the Central Asia ESCAS Conference, Bordeaux University, France

2003 February “The Tajik Peace process: A Failure or Success”? Presentation at the Central Asia, Global Terrorism and Asia-Pacific Security conference, Center for Security Studies, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA.

2003 February “Tajikistan after September 11: Challenges and Opportunities” talk at the Center for Slavic and East European Studies, the OhioStateUniversity

2003 February “Warlordism in Central Asia” Talk at the MershonCenter, the OhioStateUniversity.

2003 June “Cooperating for Peace Security in Central Asia” presentation at Dialogue of Civilizations for World Citizenship, Dialogue Institute, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada

2003 July “Education for Security and Defense in Tajikistan” presentation at the Atlantic Treaty Association conference Education for Security and Defense, Bucharest, Romania.

2004 September “Conflict resolution in Tajikistan. Summer Academy on Formal and Informal Means of Conflict Prevention and Resolution, Max Plank Institute, Bamberg, Germany

2004 October “Islam and Politics in Central Asia” BilimCenter, Almaty, Kazakhstan

2006 September “Tajikistan: security problems” XVI Economic Forum, Krynica, Poland

2006 October “National and Muslim Movements in Tajikistan” presentation at Re-thinking History of Central Asia workshop, Almaty, Kazakhstan

2006 December “The Tajik Peace Process” presentation at the international conference “Conflicts, Conflict Resolution and Natural Resources in the Middle East. Tehran University, Iran

2006 December “The war in Afghanistan: Impact of Tajikistan”, presentation at international conference “Afghanistan and Regional Security: Five Years After Taliban” Dushanbe, Tajikistan

2007 April Chairing panel on Central Asia.Midwest Slavic Conference. The OhioStateUniversity, Columbus, OH.

2008 April Chairing panel on Central Asia.Midwest Slavic Conference. The OhioStateUniversity, Columbus, OH.

2008 June Afghanistan, SCO, Security and geopolitics of the Central Eurasia, Issyk-Kul, Kyrgyzstan.

2008 July “The Impact of the Conflict in Afghanistan on Tajikistan” presentation at Afghanistan’s Other Neighbors: Iran, Central Asia and China international conference, Istanbul, Turkey.

2009 December “The Impact of the Afghan war on Tajikistan” presentation at Drug Problem in Afghanistan and the Role of the Neighboring countries” DGAP Berlin.

2010 April Chairing panel on Central Asia.Midwest Slavic Conference. The OhioStateUniversity, Columbus, OH.

2011 May “Exiles of Bolshevism: Hijrat in Early Soviet Central Asia” presentation at Central Asia in the World of Islam international workshop, Tel Aviv University, Israel.

2011 November “Postcolonial Dialogue. Crossed and Parallel Identities in Former Colonizing and Colonized Societies” The International Institute of Asian Studies (IIAS) and the South Exchange Programme for Research on the History of Development (SEPHIS). Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

2011 November “Relationships between the European Union and Central Asia” Manfred Worner Foundation for Security in Democratic Societies. International Conference  Budapest, Hungary.

2012 April Chairing panel on Central Asia.Midwest Slavic Conference. The OhioStateUniversity, Columbus, OH.

2013 February Chairing panel on Central Asia.Midwest Slavic Conference. The OhioStateUniversity, Columbus, OH.

2013 September Heart of Asia 2015 and Beyond NESA – NDU seminar, Islamabad, Pakistan.

 

CONFERENCES HOSTED & ORGANIZED

1995 June Constitutional Development in Tajikistan and the United States, American Legal Consortium, Central Asia Research & Development Center, Dushanbe, Tajikistan

1995 November Legal Aspects of Privatization, Central Asia Research & Development Center, Tajik Young Lawyers Association, Dushanbe, Tajikistan

2001 April Peacebuilding and Civic Education in Tajikistan, TajikistanCenter for Citizenship Education, Conciliation Resources. Dushanbe, Tajikistan

2001 July Tajikistan: Achievements, Challenges and Prospects round table. The Centre for Strategic Research under the President of Tajikistan ( Dushanbe), The Royal Institute of International Affairs ( London). Dushanbe, Tajikistan

 

MEDIA INTERVIEW

2001 June “From the History of the Tajikistan-Afghanistan Relations” Voice of America, Central Asia Section.

2012 January “Repairing Broken Tajik-Uzbek Relationship” Institute for War and Peace Reporting http://iwpr.net/report-news/repairing-broken-tajik-uzbek-relationship

2013 July Third Tajik Civil War may reach Moscow REGNUM: http://www.regnum.ru/news/polit/1627266.html#ixzz2hHdB5LL2 (in Russian)

2013 September It is mistaken to ban IRPT http://www.islamnews.tj/interview/788-k-abdullaev-zapreschenie-pivt-stanet-bolshoy-oshibkoy.html (in Russian)

 

COURCES TAUGHT

1976-2001 (with breaks) TAJIK STATE UNIVERSITY, Dushanbe, Tajikistan

  • “Theory of Historiography and the Historical Sources Study”
  • “History of the USSR”,
  • “History of Tajikistan”
  • “History of Modern Central Asia”

 

2001-2002 YALE UNIVERSITY, New Haven, CT

  • “National and Muslim Movements in 20th Century Central Asia”

 

2003-2013 THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY, Columbus, OH

  • “History of Central Asia since 1860s”
  • “Politics of Contemporary Central Asia”
  • “ Central Asia in World Affairs: Introduction”
  • “Rediscovering the Silk Road Central Asia”
  • “National and Muslim Movements in Contemporary Central Asia”
  • “Nationalism in Post Communist Russia & the Chechen War”
  • “The Taliban: Struggle for Power in Modern Afghanistan”

 

EDUCATIONAL OUTREACH

2001 November Adult education classes on “Islam and the Moslem World” given at the Church of the Redeemer, U.C.C.(United Church of Christ), New Haven, CT.

2003 February “The Politics of Contemporary Central Asia.” World’s Hotspots, Ohio High School Teachers’ Educational Program, OSU, Columbus, OH.

2005 October-November “Islam and Muslims of Central Asia” Series of public lectures to the Allegheny/ Meadville, PA community, including the Meadville Area Ministerial Association

2007 May “On Central Asia”. The 2007 Great Decision series. Upper Arlington Senior Center, OH.

 

HONORS

Prominent Tajik Figures of the 20th Century (USA/Tajikistan Project) http://www.angelfire.com/rnb/bashiri/TajikFigures/TajikFigures.pdf