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Farrukh Irnazarov

Former George F. Kennan Fellow


    October 15, 2018 — January 15, 2019

    Professional affiliation

    Researcher/Country Director, Central Asian Development Institute

    Wilson Center Projects

    Russia's Migration Policy and its Implications for Central Asian Labor Migrants: Reassessing the Risk of Religious Radicalization

    Full Biography

    Farrukh Irnazarov is a Co-Founder at RANSIF Group and Central Asian Development Institute. He has been working on economic development, good governance, and migration issues for 15 years and he managed and conducted research projects for the IOM, World Bank, ADB, UNDP GIZ, USAID, GDN, Volkswagen and Gerda Henkel Foundations. From 2014-15, he was a Visiting Researcher at the Johns Hopkins University and George Washington University in Washington, DC. Previously, he worked for the University of Applied Sciences Goettingen, National College of Ireland, Schwarzkopf and Henkel and Ministry of Foreign Economic Relations of Uzbekistan. He also gives master classes on leadership, communication and interviewing in difficult environments.

    Major Publications

    “Risk Analysis on Return Migration and Challenges in Central Asia”, Astana, International Organization for Migration.

    "Toward Smart City Development in Central Asia: A Comparative Assessment", Central Asian Affairs, Vol. 4, Issue 1.

    "Migrant Vulnerabilities and Integration Needs in Central Asia", Astana, International Organization for Migration.