CHANGING GLOBAL AND REGIONAL ENERGY TRADING DYNAMICS AND CENTRAL ASIA

CHANGING GLOBAL AND REGIONAL ENERGY TRADING DYNAMICS AND CENTRAL ASIA
by Farkhod AminjonovEurasian Research Institute (Almaty)

FRIDAY, 18 MARCH
17:00–18:30 / HALL 1
NEW BUILDING
KIMEP UNIVERSITY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The talk will address the following trends and developments and their impact on energy policies of Central Asian states:
  • dropping oil and gas prices
  • weakening of Russia
  • growing dependence on China
  • lifted sanctions on Iran
  • prospects of the Afghan energy corridor.

Farkhod Aminjonov is a Senior Research Fellow at the Eurasian Research Institute of Akhmet Yassawi International Kazakh–Turkish University. As a Senior Research Fellow, he contributes to Institute’s work on energy, economics, and security. He is also currently engaged in a number of collaborative projects with the Canadian, German, Norwegian and Turkish research institutions. Farkhod Aminjonov holds a Ph.D. in global governance from Wilfrid Laurier University/ Balsillie School of International Affairs (Canada), an M.A. in international area studies from the University of Tsukuba (Japan), an M.A. in political science from the OSCE Academy in Bishkek (Kyrgyzstan) and a B.A. (Hon.) in international law from the University of World Economy and Diplomacy (Uzbekistan). Energy security and security of the Central Asian energy systems, energy governance innovations, pipeline politics as well as foreign and domestic energy policies lie in the hub of his research interests.

AN UPDATED EU STRATEGY FOR A STRONGER PARTNERSHIP IN CENTRAL ASIA

AN UPDATED EU STRATEGY FOR A STRONGER PARTNERSHIP IN CENTRAL ASIA
By H. E. Peter Burian, EU Special Representative for Central Asia

TUESDAY, 15 MARCH
10:00–11:10 / HALL 237
Valikhanov Building / KIMEP UNIVERSITY

Registration: Required (please, send an email to nelli.sarova@kimep.kz)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Peter Burian is EU Special Representative for Central Asia. Born in Slovakia, he
graduated in Oriental Studies at St. Petersburg University in the USSR and entered
the service of the Czechoslovak foreign ministry in 1983. Following the breakup
of Czechoslovakia in 1993, Burian was appointed Chargé d’Affaires at the newly
independent Slovakia’s embassy in Washington, D.C. and, shortly after, deputy
chief of mission. In 1999, he became the Slovak Ambassador to NATO, based in
Brussels, Belgium. He was also Slovakia’s permanent representative to the UN from
22 December 2004 to November 2008 and sat on the Security Council when Slovakia
was a Member (being the Security Council President for the month of February 2007).
He became the Slovak Ambassador to the US in December 2008. He also served as the
State Secretary at the Slovak Ministry of Foreign Affairs.