International Relations

The program prepares highly qualified specialists in the field of international relations for government, think tanks, and  international organizations.

Head of the IR Program:

Senior lecturer — Anatoly Vyacheslavovich Makarov.


  • ORT certificate (for citizens of Kyrgyzstan);
  • English language test (only to determine the level of English language);
  • Interview on history, geography and current affairs.


Educational disciplines:

  • English;
  • Second foreign language (elective);
  • Political science;
  • Study of conflict;
  • Diplomatic service;
  • International Security.


What do we require of the future student?

  • Desire to become an expert in international relations and conflict resolution;
  • Willingness to learn and actively participate in the life of the university;
  • Cooperation with fellow students, professors and future employers.


Where can graduates of the International Relations Program work?

  • International and non-governmental organizations;
  • Public service;
  • Mass Media;
  • Scientific-research, analytical centers;
  • Teacher of lyceums, schools, gymnasiums.



There us a constant growth of social conflict, thus international experts with  competencies in conflict resolution, negotiation and peacekeeping are in great demand,  in both the government and non-state sectors.

Our professors:

           Anatoliy V. Makarov 

Head of the program.

Education: Kyrgyz National State university name after Balasagyn.

Work experience — 21 years.

IUCA courses: Political science, Sociology, Philosophy.

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            Prasanna Cheleru Kumar. 

Education: Osmani univerdity, India. Master of arts.

Work experience — 28 years.

IUCA courses: American Foreign Policy

         John Clark.  President of IUCA, Phd.

He is the first president of the American University of Central Asia (1997-2000). He received his Bachelor’s degree in Social anthropology of the Middle East from Harvard University (1964). Later he obtained the Master’s degree in Cultural Geography from the University of Michigan in 1970 and PhD in Cultural and urban geography of the Middle East from the University of Michigan in 1974 He has since worked at Dartmouth, UCLA, Harvard, Columbia and Georgetown.

Work experience — 53 years.

IUCA courses: Political geography.

          Ainur E. Djorobekova  

Djorobekova is a Professor in the program, Phd.

Education: Kyrgyz National State university name after Balasagyn.

IUCA course: history

           Maksat D. Abdraimov. 

Abdraimov is an instructor in the program. Phd, MBA.

Education: Kyrgyz-Russian Academy of education.

IUCA courses: Economic and Political Processes in the World and Kyrgyzstan in Global Politics, Theory and Practice of Diplomacy and International Negotiations


           Aida  Alymbaeva 

Alymbaeva is a Master in public policy.

Education: Kyrgyz State Pedagogyc University named after Arabaev.

IUCA courses: International Organizations, Global Concept of Conflict Management

 Choybekov Nurlan. 

Choibekov is a Master of Political Science.

Education: American University of Central Asia

IUCA courses: Fundamentals of the Theory of Conflict and Development,  Introduction to Conflictology