Qoraboyev, Ikboljon

Associate Research Fellow
Research Interests 

Public International Law and International Relations
Regional order in Central Asia
Foreign policy of Central Asian countries
Post-Soviet regional institutions,
The Role of Regional Organisations within the International Community
Relations between Regional and Global Organisations.

Biographical Statement 

Ikboljon Qoraboyev is Associate Research Fellow at UNU-CRIS, working on comparative regionalism, Eurasian and Central Asian regionalisms. He is an Associate Professor of International Relations at the Higher School of Economics of M. Narikbayev KAZGUU University in Nur-Sultan Kazakhstan. He previously taught at the University of Toulouse (France), was a Visiting Scholar at UNU-CRIS in 2009-2010, and at the Pluricourts research centre (University of Oslo) in 2015. Since May 2020, he is a member of International Experts Council of ‘El-Yurt Umidi’ Foundation, created to promote human capital development under the Agency for Public Service Development of Uzbekistan.

His research interests span across comparative regionalism studies, international relations and international law with a particular focus on Eurasia and Central Asia. His recent publications covered topics such as the strategic responses of national governments and regional organizations to China's Belt and Road Initiative; higher education and development; regionalisation in Central Asia; and engagement of domestic courts with international law.

Ikboljon Qoraboyev received his PhD degree in public international law from the University of Toulouse in France. His thesis focused on the emerging phenomenon of regional organisations in post-Soviet Central Asia. He obtained a MA in International Law (2001) and a MA in European Law (2004) from the University of Montpellier 1. He received his BA degree in International Relations from the University of World Economy and Diplomacy (UWED) in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. He attended research trainings in comparative regionalism and international law in Belgium, Hungary, Netherlands, and the United States.