Shairbek Dzhuraev, PhD, is co-founder and president of Crossroads Central Asia. He is Associate Professor of International and Comparative Politics at the American University of Central Asia and an Associate Research Fellow at the OSCE Academy in Bishkek. Previously, Shairbek served as deputy director at OSCE Academy in Bishkek and as a dean of academic development at the American University of Central Asia.
Shairbek regularly provides research and assessment-related consulting services to development organizations and research institutions. Shairbek has taught courses in International Relations, Central Asian politics, Foreign Policy Analysis, Russia and Central Asia. His research interests include a wide range of political and policy issues in Central Asia, with a particular focus on political institutions, foreign policymaking and water politics.
Shairbek holds a PhD in International Relations from University of St Andrews and MSc from London School of Economics and Political Science. (CV-long version).