ROUNDTABLE: “IS THERE FUTURE FOR LIBERAL IDEAS IN KAZAKHSTAN?” / КРУГЛЫЙ СТОЛ: “ЕСТЬ ЛИ БУДУЩЕЕ У ЛИБЕРАЛЬНЫХ ИДЕЙ В КАЗАХСТАНЕ”?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Registration required! /Требуется регистрация! / Please email to / Пожалуйста напишите: shynar.zeinolla@kimep.kz

Language: English and Russian (simultaneous translation)
Язык: английский и русский (синхронный перевод)

On 20 February, KIMEP Central Asian Studies Center (CASC) and Friedrich Ebert Foundation in Kazakhstan are hosting a roundtable

“IS THERE FUTURE FOR LIBERAL IDEAS IN KAZAKHSTAN?”

The roundtable will start with a review of the main concepts of liberalism and its multiple interpretations, and then proceed to the discussion of liberal ideas in Kazakhstan, the past, present and future, both from the perspective of political and economic development.

Program:
Moderator: Nargis Kassenova(CASC Director)14:30–15:00 Registration, Refreshments 15:00–15:10 Welcome note

15:10–15:50 Alessandro Frigerio (KIMEP University):Liberalisms

15:30–16:30 Aidos Sarym (Political scientist):The Liberal Idea in Kazakhstan: Past, Present and Future

16:30–17:10 Anuar Ushbayev (Tengri Partners):The Role of Liberalism in Economic Progress

17:10–17:30 General discussion and closing
17:30–18:00 Refreshments
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20 февраля Центр центральноaзиатских исследований Университета КИМЭП и Фонд Фридриха Эберта в Казахстане представляют круглый стол

“ЕСТЬ ЛИ БУДУЩЕЕ У ЛИБЕРАЛЬНЫХ ИДЕЙ В КАЗАХСТАНЕ?”

Круглый стол начнется с обзора основных концепций либерализма и его различных интерпретаций, а затем перейдет к обсуждению прошлого, настоящего и будущего либеральных идей в Казахстане с точки зрения как политического, так и экономического развития страны.

Программа:
Модератор: Наргис Касенова (директор CASC)

14:30–15:00 Регистрация, напитки
15:00–15:10 Приветственное слово

15:10–15:50 Алессандро Фриджерио (КИМЭП):
«Либерализмы»

15:30–16:30 Айдос Сарым, политолог:
«Либеральная идея в Казахстане: прошлое, настоящее и будущее»

16:30–17:10  (Tengri Partners):
«Роль либерализма в экономичесском прогрессе»

17:10–17:30 Общая дискуссия и подведение итогов
17:30–18:00 Напитки, закуска

KAZAKH PARTICIPATION IN WORLD WAR II

FRIDAY,  13 FEBRUARY
16:00–17:00 / HALL #1
NEW BUILDING / KIMEP

By Gulnara Mendikulova

During WWII, Kazakhs, as Soviet citizens, became prisoners of war. The Nazis captured some of them in the early months and days (at the very beginning) of the war. As prisoners of war, Kazakhs were first concentrated in large transitional/concentration camps, and subsequently, were distributed among smaller work camps in Germany and German-occupied territories like Poland, Belgium, France and etc. There were two options given to these POW Kazakhs: to stay in prison camps and await their fates or to escape and join the Resistance movement in France. About 57 Kazakhs escaped from the camps and fought against the Nazis, as members of the French Resistance movement in 1944-1945 near the town of Toulouse. The lecture is based on the findings in French archives, where the author was successful in uncovering some information about them.

Gulnara Mendikulova is President of the Mendikulov Foundation, Professor at the Department of World history, Historiography and Source Studies at the Kazakh National University. Her main research areas include historical and current problems of ethnic politics, the Kazakh diaspora and irredenta, migration in Eurasia, ethnicity, polyethnicity in Central Asia, and others. She is Doctor of Historic Sciences, Full Professor of History, Academician of the International Academy of History and Social Sciences (Astana, Kazakhstan).

She has published about 200 research works, including 7 monographs, such as: “Participation of Kazakhs in World War II in Western European Countries” (2014), “The Founder of Architectural School and Science of Kazakhstan – M.M. Mendikulov – Architect, Professor, Scholar and Warrior. Documents and Memories” (2009), “Kazakhs in Uzbekistan: Historical and Contemporary Development” (2009), “History of Migration between Kazakhstan and China, 1860-1960s” (2008), “The Kazakh Diaspora: History and Modernity” (2006), and “The Historical Fate of the Kazakh Diaspora. Background and Development” (1997).