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Catherine Poujol

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Catherine Poujol is Full Professor at the Institut National des Langues et Civilisations Orientales, (INALCO), Paris, former Director of the Eurasian Department at the INALCO, Director of the Observatory of Post-Soviet States at the INALCO, Paris. She is the former President of ESCAS (European Society of Central Asian Studies), 2007-2011. From September 2013, she is Chief Project for the implementation of the Institute Sorbonne Kazakhstan, in Almaty. Her main fields of interest are: History and Culture of Modern and Contemporary Central Asia, Democracy and foreign influence in post-Soviet Central Asia, Space and politics in Central Asia, Intercultural contacts, Islam and politics from the Colonial period to Independent States, Transition studies, Diaspora and minorities, Health problems in Central Asia.