TOURISM IN KAZAKHSTAN: TO BE OR NOT TO BE?

TOURISM IN KAZAKHSTAN: TO BE OR NOR TO BE

FRIDAY, 27 APRIL
16:30–17.30 / HALL#113
NEW BUILDING / KIMEP

GUILLAUME TIBERGHIEN
& VLADIMIR GARKAVENKO
KIMEP University

 

 

 

 

 

The country of Kazakhstan is a tourism destination in formation, either globally and within Central Asia. Although the number of inbound tourists is relatively small, the country possesses numerous tourism attractions based on its past Soviet times, nomadic culture and a variety of unique landscapes.

The discussion debate will evolve around the topics of Kazakhstan as a new tourism destination, authenticity and eco-cultural tourism development in Kazakhstan, digital divide in Kazkahstani tourism development as well as sustainability and ethical issues in Kazakhstani tourism practices.

TRANSBOUNDARY WATER MANAGEMENT IN CENTRAL ASIA: PROBLEMS AND SOLUTIONS

TRANSBOUNDARY WATER MANAGEMENT IN CENTRAL ASIA: PROBLEMS AND SOLUTIONS

FRIDAY, 20 APRIL
10:00–11.15 / HALL#3
NEW BUILDING

Chair-discussant:
Kristopher White, KIMEP University

 

Vlastimil Samek (UN Information Office): “On the road to Rio+20”

Iskandar Abdullayev (GiZ): “Water management in Central Asia:
Main trends at grass-root, mezzo and regional levels”

Natalia Alexeeva (UNDP BRC): “Water in development context:
Integrated water resources management in Central Asia”

Yegor Volovik (UNDP BRC): “Climate risk management: Adaptation to current variability and long-term climate change”

Simon Sargsyan (UNESCO): “Establishment of the Central Asian Regional Glaciological Centre under the auspices of UNESCO in Almaty”

Barbara Janusz-Pawletta (Kazakh-German University): “Legal mechanisms in management of transboundary waters in Central Asia”

 9th KIMEP International Research Conference (KIRC)

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THE AGENCY AND LIFE-TIME CYCLES OF PERSONALIST DOMINANT PARTIES IN THE POST-SOVIET SPACE: THE CASES OF UNITED RUSSIA AND NUR OTAN

THE AGENCY AND LIFE-TIME CYCLES OF PERSONALIST DOMINANT PARTIES IN THE POST-SOVIET SPACE: THE CASES OF UNITED RUSSIA AND NUR OTAN

BY RICO ISAACS
OXFORD BROOKES UNIVERSITY
UK

THURSDAY, 5 APRIL
17:30–18.30 / HALL#3
NEW BUILDING

Dr. Rico Isaacs holds an MSc in Russian and Post Soviet Studies from the London School of Economics and a PhD in Politics from Oxford Brookes University. His research specialisation focuses on comparative democratisation and transition studies. It explores the dynamics, structures and challenges to democratisation, state-building and democracy promotion in post-Soviet states as well examining how the cases of former Soviet states can contribute to theories of democratisation, state-building and institution-building. These areas are examined through case studies of Central Asian states and explore the challenges to democratization and development in three specific areas.  1) the relationship between, and the development of, informal and formal institutions (parties, elections, judiciary, clans, factions and patrimonial politics), 2) the role of international actors in promoting or hindering democratization in the region (most notably the EU and the OSCE) and 3) the social basis and legitimation of authoritarian patrimonial leadership.