Workshop: Comparative Regionalism: Ideas, identities and institutions

The Webster Vienna Private University International Relations Department is excited to host visiting researcher, Dr. Aliya Tskhay for a series of international relations workshops this summer.

As participant in the Erasmus+ program, Dr. Tskhay will be visiting WVPU from the Academy of Public Administration under the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan to offer a four-part lecture workshop. By partaking in the Erasmus+ program, Webster Vienna not only enhances its internationalization strategy, but visiting scholars will have the chance to meet and discuss possible research projects with IR faculty.

Aliya Tskhay holds a PhD in International Relations from University of St Andrews, United Kingdom. She has taught courses on international relations, global issues, foreign policy analysis, and research methods. Dr Tskhay's areas of specialization are energy policies in the Caspian region and identity politics in Central Asia. She currently works on a book on the implementation and internalization of international norms, by the example of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) implementation in Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Norway. She is also involved in policy-related and consultancy work for international organizations and national governments on issues related to Central Asian region and security in wider Europe.

Dr. Tskhay’s workshop, titled “Comparative Regionalism: Ideas, identities and institutions”, investigate the interplay of regional cooperation, institutions, identities and processes. Special attention is given into the details of how regional institutions are established and managed, how the construction of regional identities helps to sustain regional integration processes, and the decision-making process to participate in multiple regional projects. The workshop combines research-led teaching and provides opportunities for students to make the connections between theoretical frameworks and empirical evidence. By the end of the workshop, students will be equipped with analytical skills and knowledge to assess the implications and developments in the processes of regionalization. 

Students who attend all dates of the workshop will be awarded with a certificate of participation on the last day!

Workshop info:

Dr. Aliya Tskhay: “Comparative Regionalism: Ideas, identities and institutions”

June 28th and 29th, July 3rd and 4th from 9:30 – 13:30 / Room 3.01

If you would like to attend, please register by June 22nd 2018, via email to