KAZAKHSTAN AND EUROPE: LINKING SECURITY AND STABILITY TO DEMOCRATIC DEVELOPMENT

Date: Friday, 11 May 2012
Address: Conference Hall 237, Valikhanov Building KIMEP University
2 Abay Avenue, Almaty 050010, Kazakhstan

A seminar organized by the Europe-Central Asia Monitoring Programme (EUCAM) of FRIDE (Brussels/Madrid) and the Karelian Institute (Joensuu, Finland) in co-operation with the KIMEP University (Almaty)

Friday, 11 May
 

 

 

 

 

 

10.00 – 12.00

 Opening Remarks:

  • Ronald Voogdt, Associate Vice President for Advancement, KIMEP University, Almaty
  • Mikko Kinnunen, Ambassador, Embassy of Finland in the Republic of Kazakhstan, Astana
  • Aurélia Bouchez, Ambassador, Head of the EU Delegation to Kazakhstan, Astana

 

 SESSION I: REVIEWING EUROPE-KAZAKHSTAN RELATIONS 


Chair and introduction:

  • Jeremy Smith, Professor of Russian History and Politics, Karelian Institute, University of Eastern Finland, Joensuu

 

Panel:

  • Jos Boonstra, Senior Researcher, FRIDE, Head of the EUCAM Programme, Brussels
  • Nargis Kassenova, Associate Professor, Department of International Relations and Regional Studies, KIMEP University
12.00 – 13.00 Lunch
13.00 – 14.30

 

 

 SESSION II: CHALLENGES TO REGIONAL SECURITY: OPTIONS FOR INTEGRATION 

 

Chair and introduction:

  • Marlene Laruelle, EUCAM Researcher, FRIDE, Director of Central Asia Program, George Washington University, Washington, D.C.

 

Panel:

  • Zhanat Zakiyeva, Political Group Counsellor, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan, Astana 
  • Erica Marat, PhD, American University and New York University, fellow at the Central Asia Program at the George Washington University,Washington
  • Sebastian Peyrouse, EUCAM Researcher, FRIDE, Central Asia-Caucasus Institute, John Hopkins University, Washington, D.C.

 

14.30 – 15.00 Coffee break
15.00 – 16.30 

 

 

 SESSION III: DEMOCRATIC DEVELOPMENT: HURDLES AND PROSPECTS 

 

Chair and introduction:

  • Anton Artemyev, Chair of the Executive Council, Soros Foundation-Kazakhstan, Almaty

 

Panel:

  • Nurseit Niyazbekov, Senior Lecturer, KIMEP University, Almaty
  • Vera Axyonova,PhD Fellow, Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences, EUCAM associate researcher, Bremen
  • Aida Aidarkulova,Director of Programs, Soros Foundation-Kazakhstan,Almaty

 

Closing remarks:

  • Nargis Kassenova, Associate Professor, Department of International Relations and Regional Studies, KIMEP University, Almaty

KAZAKH ART DURING THE KHRUSHCHEV PERIOD AND TODAY

KAZAKH ART DURING THE KHRUSHCHEV PERIOD AND TODAY

THURSDAY, 3 MAY
17:30–18.30 / HALL#3
NEW BUILDING / KIMEP

PAULL RANDT
Fulbright Researcher
The lecture reflects upon the development of a “Kazakh national style” in the 1960s and art’s/artists’ interaction with political patronage structures in both periods.