Academic Council

Mr. Jan Hladik (UNESCO)


tel. +998-78-1207116


Jan Hladík (Czech Republic) assumed duties as Head of the UNESCO Tashkent Office and the UNESCO representative to Uzbekistan in November 2019. Prior to this appointment, Jan served for more than 27 years in UNESCO. During his professional life in UNESCO he has been working essentially in the field of cultural heritage standard-setting instruments such as the 1954 Hague Convention for the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict and its two (1954 and 1999) Protocols, the 1970 Convention on the Means of Prohibiting and Preventing the Illicit Import, Export and Transfer of Ownership of Cultural Property and the 2001 Convention on the Protection of the Underwater Cultural Heritage. He also assumed the function of the Secretary of statutory bodies under those Conventions. Jan graduated with honours in 1988 from the International Law Faculty of the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO) and obtained the title iuris doctor the same year from the Charles University in Prague (Czechoslovakia). He published a number of articles in professional publications and journals and participated in a number of intergovernmental and expert meetings related to the protection of cultural property including the March 1999 Hague Diplomatic Conference on the Second Protocol to the Hague Convention. Jan is an expert in cultural heritage protection law, law of armed conflicts and international public law in general. He speaks English, French and Russian.

Mr. Farda Asadov (Azerbaijan)

Professor, Chief of Department of the Institute of Oriental Studies National Academy of Sciences of Azerbaijan

Tel.: (99412) 493 86 71

Mobile: (99450) 212 65 19


Mr. Seyed Majid Ghafeleh bashi (Iran)

Vice President for Research at the Institute for Political and International Studies (IPIS)


Mr. Bauyrzhan Baitanayev (Kazakhstan)

(alternative member from the Republic of Kazakhstan)

Academician of the National Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Kazakhstan, General Director of the Institute of Archaeology, the Ministry of Science and Education of the Republic of Kazakhstan

Tel.: +7 (727) 2918663, +7 (777) 0947240

Fax: +7 (727) 2913587


Mr. Hee Soo Lee (Korea)

Professor of the Department of Cultural Anthropology,

Hanyang University, Seoul, Korea

Tel.: (+822) 431 5375

Fax: (+8231) 416 5370

Mobile: (+8210) 3903 5375

E-mail: ,

Ms. Bakyt Amanbaeva (Kyrgyzstan)

Professor, Head of the Department of Cultural Heritage, Institute of History and Cultural Heritage

National Academy of Sciences of Kyrgyz Republic

Tel: +99 6312 655 495

Mobile: +99 6312 400 529


Mr. Naranbaatar Baasansuren (Mongolia)

Representative of Mongolia to IICAS

Doctoral student, School of Business administration and Humanity, MUST

Mobile: +976-99071439

Email address:

Mr. Ghani-ur Rahman (Pakistan)

Assistant Professor, Taxila Institute of Asian Civilizations Quaid-i-Azam University,Islamabad, Pakistan

Tel/Fax: +92 51 90643192; +92 51 9248127


Mr. Dilshod Rahimi (Tajikistan)

Deputy Director of the Research Institute of Culture

and Information of the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Tajikistan

Mobile: +99290 7842785


Mr. Evren Rutbil (Turkey)

Coordinator, Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TİKA) Kazakhstan Programme Coordination Office

Tel.: +7 7172 401512


Mr. Shakirdjan Pidaev (Uzbekistan)

Director of the Fine Arts Research Institute of the Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Uzbekistan

Tel.: (+998-71) 239-17-71, 239-42-78, 239-46-77

Fax: (+998-71) 239-17-71