MA in Comparative Local Development

Consortium of Universities, Hungary, Germany,

Italy, Slovenia

BA in International and Comparative Politics

American University Central Asia, Kyrgyzstan

Zoya Belmesova works for the Organization for Security and Cooperation (OSCE) mission in Kyrgyzstan focusing on political-military and human dimensions of security. Her professional and research interests include the role of international organizations in shaping regional security, the New Great Game, nuclear power politics, human development, and women’s and youth empowerment. Zoya is a member of EvalYouth ECA, a regional chapter of a global network of young and emerging evaluators, where she helps run a mentorship program for young professionals from Eastern Europe, Central Asia, and South Caucasus.