Shairbek Dzhuraev is co-founder and president of Crossroads Central Asia, and currently a Volkswagen Foundation postdoctoral research fellow at the OSCE Academy in Bishkek. Previously, Shairbek served as deputy director at OSCE Academy in Bishkek and as a dean of academic development at the American University of Central Asia.
Shairbek provides regular research and consulting to international development organizations and research institutions on peace and conflict matters, needs assessments, political analyses and related. He has taught courses in International Relations, Central Asian politics, Foreign Policy Analysis, Russia and Central Asia. Shairbek holds a PhD in International Relations from University of St Andrews and MSc from London School of Economics and Political Science.