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Senior Research fellow

Farkhod Aminjonov

Farkhod Aminjonov is an expert on energy security with a particular focus on Central Asia and the broader Eurasian region. He holds a Ph.D. in global governance from the Balsillie School of International Affairs (offered jointly by the Center of International Governance Innovation, Wilfrid Laurier University and the University of Waterloo), Waterloo, Canada. In 2015, Farkhod Aminjonov successfully defended his Ph.D dissertation titled “Security of the Central Asian Energy System Through Regional-Level Energy Governance Innovations.” Dr. Aminjonov received his M.A in international area studies from the University of Tsukuba, Japan (Thesis title: “Re-thinking Energy Security from Export-Oriented Countries' Perspective: Case of Central Asia,” 2011). He also completed an M.A in political science/ security in Central Asia at the OSCE Academy in Bishkek (Kyrgyzstan) in 2009 and a B.A. in international law at the University of World Economy and Diplomacy in Tashkent (Uzbekistan) in 2008. Dr. Aminjonov has conducted a number of research projects in collaboration with the Canadian Center for International Governance Innovation (Canada), the Department of Russian and Eurasian Studies at the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs in Oslo (Norway), the Open Society Foundation (Soros Kazakhstan), and the Caspian Strategy Institute (Turkey). He has a track record of publications (journal articles, reports, policy studies, etc.) and a teaching experience in the Political Science Department at Wilfrid Laurier University. Energy security and security of the Central Asian energy systems, energy governance innovations, pipeline politics as well as foreign and domestic energy policies lie in the hub of his research interests.