Organizing Committee

Honorary Co-Chairs:

• Elena Bonner, human rights activist and widow of Nobel Peace Prize laureate Andrei Sakharov. Founder of the Andrei Sakharov Foundation (Russia & U.S.A.) and Sakharov Archives (Moscow).

• Dr. Husn Banu Ghazanfar, Minister of Woman Affairs of Afganistan.

• Judy Martz, former Governor of the State of Montana (first woman governor of the state).

• Olene Walker, former Governor and Lieutenant Governor of the State of Utah (first woman governor of the state).

• Dr. Danielle Butler, Honorary Consul of the Kyrgyz Republic to Utah.

Organizing Committee Student Organizing Committee


• The Office of International Affairs and Diplomacy, Utah Valley University

• History and Political Science Department, Utah Valley University

• The Kyrgyz National Center for Development of Mountain Regions

• Organized in the context of the “Mountain Partnership” and in the collaboration with the Mountain Partnership Secretariat, F.A.O.-United Nations, Rome

Contributors and sponsors:

United Nations Development Program

The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ) GmbH (German technical cooperation)

Swiss Agency of Development and Cooperation

American Councils for International Education (ACCELS), Washington, D.C.

Gage Business Consulting and Government Affairs

Aspen International Mountain Forum, Aspen, Colorado

Mountain Studies Institute, Silverton, Colorado

The City of Aspen, Colorado

The City of Basalt, Colorado

International Andrei Sakharov Foundation, Virginia

Open World Program, Library of U.S. Congress, Washington, D.C.

Vista 360, Jackson, Wyoming

Gruppman International Violin Institute, Provo, Utah

Lindorf Foundation

The City of Orem, Utah

Salt Lake City, Utah

Park City, Utah

Novell, Provo, Utah

Orem Public Library, Orem, Utah

Utah State University, Logan, Utah

- Utah Valley University, Orem, Utah

- Office of the President

- Office of Associate Vice-President, Academic Administration

- Office of Engaged Learning

- College of Humanities and Social Sciences

- College of Science/Health

- Department of Behavioral Sciences

- Ethics Center

- Peace and Justice Department

- Gender Studies

- Technology Management Department

- Biology Department

- Languages Department

- Concurrent Enrollment

- Multicultural Center

- Student Association

- Foreign Affairs Club

- International Student Council

- International Center

- UVU Russian Club

- UVU Library