CITY OF CONCRETE AND FELT: NEGOTIATING CULTURAL HYBRIDITY IN MONGOLIA’S CAPITAL OF ULAANBAATAR

CITY OF CONCRETE AND FELT:NEGOTIATING CULTURAL
HYBRIDITY IN MONGOLIA’S CAPITAL OF ULAANBAATAR

UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS

THURSDAY, 24 NOVEMBER
17:30–18.45 / HALL#2
NEW BUILDING
Alexander Diener is an Assistant Professor of Geography at the University of Kansas. He is the author of One Homeland or Two?: Nationalization and Transnationalization of Mongolia’s Kazakhs (Stanford University Press: 2009) and Homeland Conceptions and Ethnic Integration among Kazakhstan’s Germans and Koreans (Mellen Press: 2004). He is the co-author of Borders: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford University Press: forthcoming 2012) and co-editor of Borderlines and Borderlands: Political Oddities at the Nation’s Edge (Rowman & Littlefield: 2010) and a special issue of Nationalities Papers entitled Urban Issues in Post-Communist Contexts (2012).

KAZAKHSTAN’S ‘LITTLE’ ARAL SEA IN 2011: TEMPERED REGIONAL OPTIMISM

KAZAKHSTAN’S ‘LITTLE’ ARAL SEA IN 2011: TEMPERED REGIONAL OPTIMISM

FRIDAY, 18 NOVEMBER
16:00–17.30 / HALL#2
NEW BUILDING

BY KRISTOPHER WHITE
KIMEP UNIVERSITY

CURSED OF BLESSED BY RESOURCES OR INSTITUTIONS? [ROUNDTABLE]

CURSED OF BLESSED BY RESOURCES OR INSTITUTIONS?[ROUNDTABLE]

  • NIGMET IBADILDIN, Ph.D. (Department of International Relations and Regional Studies) “Political and economic risks in the management of natural resource revenues”
  • ELDAR MADUMAROV, Ph.D. (Department of Economics) “Resource endowment and economic performance: the role of institutions”
  • DENNIS SOLTYS, Ph.D. (Department of Public Administration)  “Institutionalization of environmental NGOs in Kazakhstan from a corporatist perspective”
  • Discussant: ANTON ARTEMYEV, Director of Programs, Soros Foundation Kazakhstan