Guest lecture of John Marks at AUCA
You are cordially invited to join the guest lecture of John Marks, founder and Ex-President/CEO of Search for Common Ground (SFCG). He will be happy to share his life - path, talk about social entrepreneurship and track II diplomacy with you.
AUCA alumna on her US startup selling shyrdaks
In 2012, the process of creating shyrdaks was included in UNESCO's List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safekeeping. AUCA alumna Aliya Rakhman co-founded Nakta Designs to sell handmade rugs (shyrdak) and accessories created by talented artisans from Kyrgyzstan, investing and directly contributing to a sustainable development of the small businesses led by women artisans in low-income rural communities.
Congratulations to Sarah King and Zachary Friedman!
The couple met in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, in May 2014. At the time, she was an associate professor of law at the American University of Central Asia in Bishkek, and he was the chief financial officer of an international energy company that sponsored a scholarship program at American University there.