Political science students in much of the world are gearing up for the new school year, but in one country, their peers had better scramble fast for a different major.
Uzbekistan, the former Soviet republic in Central Asia, apparently just banned poli-sci from universities across the country.
There hasn’t been a government announcement yet. But a prominent Uzbek political scientist recently posted a rare open letter on Facebook denouncing the move, and other Central Asia watchers have concurred. According to the political expert, Uzbekistan’s Ministry of Higher and Specialized Secondary Education ordered the ban last week.