Indira Aslanova

Assistant professor at the UNESCO Chair of World Culture and Religions, and head of the Research Center for Religious Studies at Kyrgyz Russian Slavic University

Indira Aslanova, who has background in religious studies, currently works as a learning specialist for the Asia religious and ethnic freedom project at Search for Common Ground. She is an assistant professor at the UNESCO Chair of World Culture and Religions at Kyrgyz Russian Slavic University. She is an experienced analyst, program manager, trainer, and consultant in the areas of intra- and interreligious communications, freedom of religion or belief (FoRB), violent extremism and terrorism, and state-church relations. Aslanova has served as an expert consultant in the areas of FoRB, countering violent extremism, and rehabilitation and reintegration of violent extremism prisoners for the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, the United Nations Developoment Program, the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, the Oslo Center for Human Rights, and a number of Kyrgyzstan’s state institutions and NGOs.