Gulnara Islomovna Karimova (born July 8, 1972, Fergana) is a Uzbek businesswoman, designer, singer and diplomat. She is the elder daughter of the President of Uzbekistan, Islom Karimov. Karimova graduated from Tashkent State University in 1994, majoring in Economics. She then earned a Master of Arts in regional studies at Harvard University, and holds a Ph.D. in political science from the University of World Economy and Diplomacy in Tashkent. She has a number of analytical publications and holds Professor and Doctor of Political Sciences degrees.
She has also completed a course of jewelry design in New York Fashion Institute of Technology and a Bachelor of Arts in telecommunications.
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