Bakhti Nishanov: Human Rights in Eurasia: A Progress Report
World in Focus: Einaudi Center Democracy Roundtable
Join the Einaudi Center and Bakhti Nishanov of the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe for this dinnertime discussion about how human rights and democracy are faring in the former Soviet republics and across Eurasia.
We encourage undergraduate and graduate students to attend Nishanov's expert briefing from the policy world, with food, conversation, and informal Q&A. Hosted by the Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies, the event is part of Einaudi's work on democratic threats and resilience.
Bakhti Nishanov joined the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe (CSCE)—also known as the U.S. Helsinki Commission—in 2021 as a senior policy advisor specializing in Turkey, Greece, Cyprus, and the Mediterranean. Previously Nishanov served as deputy director for Eurasia at the International Republican Institute, where he helped oversee a portfolio of democracy and governance programs. He has also held numerous consulting positions with the World Bank, USAID, and other organizations.
About Democratic Threats and Resilience
Democratic threats and resilience is one of the Einaudi Center's global research priorities. Researchers across the Einaudi Center are monitoring evolving democratic norms and threats to democracy in the United States and around the world. This work is vital today, as our ability to address a range of global challenges—from pandemics and climate change to human rights—often hinges on the strength of representative institutions that provide voice and access to diverse societal interests and actors.