IRES Alumna Ostrauskaite Hosts Security Lecture in Bishkek

March 19, 2015

CEU alumna Dr.Rasa Ostrauskaite (IRES ’01 MA, ’07 PhD) hosted a lecture titled “The Role of the [Organization for Security and Co-Operation in Europe] in Conflict Prevention and Management: New Challenges?” at the OSCE Academy in Bishkek on March 3.

Dr. Ostrauskaite is the Deputy Director of the OSCE’Conflict Prevention Centre of the OSCE in Vienna. Her talk in Bishkek focused on the current crisis in Ukraine, particularly as a turning point in the OSCE’s conflict management activities.

Dr. Ostrauskaite has written extensively on peace and security issues, including a series of books co-authored with Michael Merlingen, including: European Union Peacebuilding and Policing: Governance and the European Security and Defence Policy and European Security and Defence Policy: An Implementation Perspective