Professor Honored at Embassy of Kazakhstan


Ambassador Kairat Umarov (left) poses with Dr. Houman Sadri (right) and his son Arman (center).

Houman Sadri, Ph.D., associate professor of Political Science at UCF, received a medal dedicated to the 20th Anniversary of the Assembly of People of Kazakhstan.

Dr. Sadri, accompanied by his son Arman, received the medal at the Embassy of Kazakhstan in Washington, D.C. on August 4, 2016.

The Embassy of Kazakhstan awarded Dr. Sadri with the medal in recognition of his important contribution to the promotion of Kazakhstan’s model of peace and harmony, and his development of friendly relations between two nations.


Ambassador Kairat Umarov awards Dr. Houman Sadri with medal at the Embassy of Kazakhstan in Washington, D.C.

Dr. Sadri serves as coordinator of the United Nations Association at UCF, leading the team to victory each year at regional, national, and even international competitions. Additionally, Dr. Sadri has introduced a course on Central Asia at UCF and is currently working on a book about the Assembly of People of Kazakhstan.

During the meeting with Ambassador Kairat Umarov, Dr. Sadri spoke on the importance of the Kazakhstan model of interethnic accord and advocated for the international community to learn more about this phenomenon.

The Assembly of People of Kazakhstan plays an important role in the formation of a unique model of social unity. Its main goal is to implement the national policy, ensure social and political stability in Kazakhstan and increase the efficiency of cooperation between state institutions and civil society in the field of interethnic relations.

Today the Assembly of People of Kazakhstan contributes not only to strengthening interethnic accord and tolerance in the country, but also assists the government in combating extremism and radicalism.

Students interested in studying national security in Kazakhstan have the opportunity to do so through Boren Awards for International Study. The Al-Farabi Kazakh National University in Almaty, Kazakhstan accepts Boren Fellowship awardees. Find out more about the Boren Fellowship here.

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