Identity, Nationality, and Ethnicity in Central Asia

by  Inner Asian & Uralic National Resource Center

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Participants will learn about how the concepts of identity, ethnicity, race, and nationality were constructed in the Soviet Union and China and applied to Central Asia. Embedded in the program are discussion questions about how identity and nationality are constructed in our everyday lives.

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45 minutes, with time after for discussion

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 10, 11, 12, Adult Learners

Minimum participants:


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Primary Disciplines

Community Interests, International, Social Studies/History

Program Delivery Mode

Videoconference - H.323 (Polycom, Cisco/Tandberg, LifeSize, etc...)

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This program is offered upon request

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Provider's Cancellation Policy

Our center is a Title VI National Resource Center, and US tax dollars cover costs. Our content is provided free of charge to US Institutions. However, repeated, unexplained absences may lead to rejection of requests.

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Inner Asian & Uralic National Resource Center

Bloomington, IN
United States

The Inner Asian and Uralic National Resource Center (IAUNRC) at Indiana University's Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies is a U.S. Department of Education Title VI National Resource Center dedicated to raising awareness about its target area: namely the Turkic, Iranian, Mongolian, Uralic, and Tibetan cultural spheres. Some countries included are Turkey, Azerbaijan, Hungary, Uzbekistan, and Afghanistan.

IAUNRC Graduate Assistants

Program Details


1. Defining and discussing race and nationality
2. Introducing Central Asia
3. Soviet Nationality Policies and their impacts
4. Contemporary Central Asia
5. Outside impacts on race and nationality in the region


The participants will
-Engage in a discussion about race and nationality
-Have a better understanding of Soviet History and Policy
-Have a better understanding of Central Asia
-Consider the ways race and nationality are defined and change

Standards Alignment

National Standards

Integrate and evaluate multiple sources of information presented in diverse formats and media (e.g., visually, quantitatively, as well as in words) in order to address a question or solve a problem.
Propel conversations by posing and responding to questions that probe reasoning and evidence; ensure a hearing for a full range of positions on a topic or issue; clarify, verify, or challenge ideas and conclusions; and promote divergent and creative perspectives.