WHO WILL BLINK FIRST? SIGNALLING IN CONFLICT ESCALATION: CASES OF UKRAINE AND SYRIA

WHO WILL BLINK FIRST? SIGNALLING IN CONFLICT ESCALATION: CASES OF UKRAINE AND SYRIA
By Galymzhan Kirbassov (UN Assistance Mission in Somalia)

WEDNESDAY, 20 JANUARY
16:00–17:00 / HALL 237
Valikhanov Building / KIMEP UNIVERSITY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Galymzhan Kirbassov is an Information Analyst-Political Affairs in United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia which is one of the field missions of the UN Department of Political Affairs. Before, has been involved in the multi-stakeholder negotiations on the United Nations Post-2015 Development Agenda, with particular attention to the effects of peace on sustainable development. He served as a member of several steering committees in the UN Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals and UN DPI/NGO and organized discussion panels on the effects of traditional and formal institutions on building trust and lowering the cost of bargaining among groups in post-conflict states. His PhD dissertation is on signalling models in international conflict escalation and how competition among political parties affects strength of threats to use military force. Recently, Mr. Kirbassov taught classes at Columbia University as an adjunct faculty.

SOURCES OF VARIATION OF GOVERNANCE SYSTEMS IN EUROPE

SOURCES OF VARIATION OF GOVERNANCE SYSTEMS IN EUROPE
By Georg Sootla, Tallinn University (Estonia)

TUESDAY, 12 JANUARY
17:30–18:45 / HALL 9
Valikhanov Building / KIMEP UNIVERSITY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The lecture addresses and tries to explain different pathways of institution building and reforms in Central, Northern and Anglo Europe in historical institutionalist perspective, focusing on different patterns of developments of core executive, civil service and central local relations. Three scenarios of institution building in new EU member states are presented. Their discussion enables a better understanding of different routes of institutional development in Russia and some other post-Communist countries .

Georg Sootla is Professor of Public Policy (since 1995) at the School of Governance Law and Society, Tallinn University (Estonia). He received PhD (1981) from Moscow State University in political sociology, studies of practical consciousness in the Western world. His research focuses on institutional theory, governance systems and central local relations in Europe. In 2000-s he was the coordinator of a working group on politico-administrative relations of the Network of Institutes and Schools of Public Administration in Central Eastern Europe. Currently he is a member of Estonian Government’s expert commission on Public Administration Reform and an expert of the Ministry of Finance.