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Dr. Victoria Levinskaya

Victoria Levinskaya is a Deputy Rector at TEAM University. She received her PhD in Social and Political Philosophy from the National University of Uzbekistan in 2000. Victoria had been awarded prestigious Fulbright Visiting Scholar and Fulbright Visiting Specialist fellowships and conducted research and teaching activities at American University, Washington, DC and Jackson State University, Mississippi in the United States of America (2003 and 2007 respectively).  Malaysian Technical Cooperation Program alumna (2009), fellowship at the National Library of Malaysia; International Visitor Leadership Program Alumna (2010), the fellowship was organized by Stanford, Kent State, and MIT Universities in the United States of America. Her research interests are laying within such areas as Academic Libraries Management and Civil Society development in Uzbekistan, where she has a number of publications. Throughout her carrier Victoria has worked in higher education management and administration as well as took part in various higher education projects involving partners from the United Kingdom, European Union, the USA, Morocco, Tunisia, Malaysia, Lebanon, and many others. She provided serious of guest lectures in different universities around the world.

Education

2000 National University of Uzbekistan Ph.D. Social Philosophy

1991 Tashkent State University MA in Philosophy

Fellowship and Awards

1999-2000 Civic Education Project, Yale University, the USA

2002-2003 Fulbright Visiting Scholar, American University, the USA

2007 Fulbright Visiting Specialist, Jackson State University, the USA

2008 International and Education Research Network (IEARN), Al-Ahavain University, Ifran, Morocco

2009 Malaysian Technical Cooperation Programme (MTCP), National Library of Malaysia, Kuala-Lumpur, Malaysia

2010 International Visitor Leadership Programme (IVLP), Stanford, Kent State, MIT Universities, the USA

PUBLICATIONS

1. The Place of Ecological Culture in Civil Society/ Spiritual Values and Social Progress: Uzbekistan Philosophical Studies,1. Edited by S. Shermukhamedov, Victoria Levinskaya, Washington D.C., USA. 2000

2. Narrative Room Method: The Postmodern Context \ First Central Asia American Studies Conference “American Studies perspectives”, Almaty, 1999 p.26-31

3. Measuring of Strength and Weaknesses of Civil Society in Uzbekistan\ Materials of 10th Central Asian Annual Conference, Indiana University, 2003

4. Water in Central Asia: Cooperation and Conflicts\ Materials of the International Conference ‘Rocks and Hard Places: Society and Environment in Central Asia, Berkley, 2003

5. Multicultural Education at Westminster International University in Tashkent, Materials of international conference in Multicultural education, Cluj, Romania, February 2005;

6. Water in Central Asia: Cooperation and conflicts, Materials of the international symposium ‘Civilizations and World Orders’, Istanbul, Turkey, May 2006

7. Resemblence of Fethullah Gulen ideas and current political developments in Uzbekistan: Peaceful co-existence Fethullah Gulen’s initiatives in the contemporary world, Leeds Metropolitan University Press, London, 2007

8.Developing of Uzbek Model of Civil Society in Neo-Liberal and Communal Sense/Materials of 9th Central Eurasian Studies Society Annual Conference. Georgetown University, Washington DC, 2008

9.Civil society development in Uzbekistan: Communal approach versus neo-liberal/From the Strong State to the Strong Civic Society (Mahalla: historical experience and modern times), The Academy of Public Administration under the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan, Tashkent, 2014.