International Relations


 Faculty of the International Relations program

JohnJohn R. Clark is the first president of the American University of Central Asia (1997-2000). He received his Bachelor’s degree in Social anthropology of the Middle East from Harvard University (1964). Later he obtained the Master’s degree in Cultural Geography from the University of Michigan in 1970 and PhD in Cultural and urban geography of the Middle East from the University of Michigan in 1974 He has since worked at Dartmouth, UCLA, Harvard, Columbia and Georgetown.

He has been working in Central Asia since 1994. At first he taught as a Fulbright lecturer at Osh State University (1994-1995). From 1995 until 2000 he actively took part in the development of the American University of Central Asia (AUCA). Next, he worked at the Kazakhstan Institute of Management, Economics and Planning (KIMEP) (2000-2001, 2003-2007). He was Advisor to the Minister of Education of the KR (2001-2002) and at the Diplomatic Academy under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kyrgyz Republic (2007-2008). Currently he is  the President of IUCA.

At IUCA, he teaches the following courses: Political Geography and Geopolitics, Political Philosophy, History of Civilizations, Internal History of the USSR, Foreign Policy of the Middle East, World War 1, World History.


makarovMakarov Anatoliy Viatcheslavovitch- graduated from History Department of Kyrgyz State National  Unvierstiy in 1995. From 1996 he is teaching “General Politology”, “Political Socilology”, “Theory of politics and power”, “History of Philosophy”, “Modern problems of History and theory  of political science”, “Political systems and institutes” at Kyrgyz Slavonic University. Head of section “Politology” at Philosophy and Social-Political sciences Department. He was coordinator of the project “Civil Education” at Higher School of KR realized by CSR(ЦСИ) of AUCA supported by Aga-Han  foundation (2007-2009); designer and consultant on program “ Association of School Parliaments” by “Soros’Kyrgyzstan” (1998-2000);  trainer- Methodist on courses: “Law(Legal)  education”, Сonflictology, Сivil Studies, methods of interactive teaching conducted by “Soros-Kyrgyzstan” (1998-2000); consultant on development and conducting interactive business days-long games for school students “Evergreenia” and “School republic” programmed by “Soros-Kyrgyzstan”. He is co-author of following 3 tutorials and teaching-methodical aids on Civil Studies and author of more than 30 scientific articles on theory of politics, political sociology, methodology and methodics of teaching at Universities.

Winner of Republic contest “The Best teacher of 1996”, teacher of highest category, high achiever of national education.

He teaches “Political Philosophy”, “Political processes in KR” at IUCA.