On Tuesday, October 14th, the Turkic American Alliance organized a panel discussion entitled ‘Silk Road Communities in the United States’ as an official event during Global Diaspora Week. The event brought together seven panelists from Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan, respectively, who discussed their respective diaspora communities, their successes and accomplishments and future goals.
The panelists were a well-rounded group of speakers with diverse backgrounds ranging from journalism to the medical field and engineering and also including community youth. The panelists included Vladimir Fedorenko, President of the Tajik American Cultural Association (Tajik); Aizada Azhymbekova, MBA candidate at Virginia International University (Kyrgyz); Nariman Utemissov, Director of the Shanyraq Kazakh Foundation (Kazakh); Elshan Rasulov, TAA Staff for Azeri Communities (Azeri); Navbahor Imamova, International Broadcaster at Voice of America (Uzbek); Almaz Kurbanow, MD, Research Fellow at University of Cincinnati (Turkmen); and Dr. Faruk Taban, President of the Turkic American Alliance (Turkish). The event was moderated by Dr. Fevzi Bilgin, Executive Director of the Rethink Institute, a think tank located in Washington, D.C.
Global Diaspora Week is organized by the International diaspora Engagement Alliance (IdEA), a non-partisan, non-profit organization that promotes and supports diaspora-centered initiatives in countries and regions of diaspora origin. IdEA is managed via a public-private partnership between the U.S. Department of State, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), and Calvert Foundation.
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