UNDP Senior Advisor on Conflict Prevention. In 2003, she received a diploma of higher education in international relations of Kyrgyz National University. Jsupa Balasagyna. She graduated from the International University of Japan in International Relations (2007). She received a Ph.D. in political sciences from Kyrgyz National University. Zhusupa Balasagyna (2014). She worked as an adviser to the speaker of the Parliament of the Republic of Kazakhstan (2010). The author of more than ten scientific publications. Research interests: security in Central Asia and the CIS, regionalism policy and integration prospects in Central Asia. She speaks Kyrgyz, Russian, English and Japanese.