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.

 

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

THE US PIVOT TO ASIA: RESPONSES IN EAST ASIA AND IMPLICATIONS FOR CENTRAL ASIA

US PIVOT TO ASIA: RESPONSES IN EAST ASIA AND IMPLICATIONS FOR CENTRAL ASIA
Prof. Hans Maull, German Institute for International and Security Affairs
Prof. Sebastian Harnisch, Ruprecht-Karls-University of Heidelberg

TUESDAY, 15 December
16:00–17:00 / HALL 237
Valikhanov Building / KIMEP UNIVERSITY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hanns W. Maull is Senior Distinguished Fellow with the German Institute for International and Security Affairs of the Foundation for Science and Policy (SWP) and Adjunct Professor of International Relations at the John Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies’ Bologna Center. Until 2013 he held the Chair for Foreign Policy and International Relations at the University of Trier in Germany until March 2013. He also served as the European Secretary (now European Director) of the Trilateral Commission, whose member he subsequently became.
Prof. Maull has published more than a dozen monographs, edited a number of books, and contributed widely to journals in German, English, French, Italian, and Japanese, including Foreign Affairs, International Affairs, Politique Etrangère and Chuo Koron. His most recent books include edited volumes on Germany´s Uncertain Power, Foreign Policy of the Berlin Republic, East Asia in the Age of Globalisation and Multilateralism in Asia-Pacific, Problems and Perspectives in the new Century (the latter two in German) and Global Shift: How the West Should Respond to the Rise of China, co-authored with other European and American experts and published by the Transatlantic Academy in Washington, DC.

Sebastian Harnisch is Professor for International Relations and the Executive Director at the Institut for Political Science (Ruprecht-Karls-University of Heidelberg). His research and publications encompass German and American Foreign Policy, European affairs, theories of International Relations, non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and Korean Affairs. His last major theoretical work is Role Theory in International Relations. Contemporary Approaches and Analyses, co-edited with C. Frank and H. Maull (New York: Routledge, 2011). In 2015 he co-edited China’s International Roles: Challenging or Supporting International Order? (London: Routledge, 2015).

«СОВРЕМЕННАЯ ЕВРАЗИЯ: МЕЖДУ БОЛЬШОЙ ЕВРОПОЙ И БОЛЬШОЙ АЗИЕЙ»

ПРОГРАММА

Научно-практическая конференция
СОВРЕМЕННАЯ ЕВРАЗИЯ:
МЕЖДУ БОЛЬШОЙ ЕВРОПОЙ И БОЛЬШОЙ АЗИЕЙ
29 ноября 2015 г.
Место проведения:
Холл 1, Новое академическое здание,
Университет КИМЭП

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Цели конференции:
– Определение и обсуждение современных геополитические,
политических и социально-экономических трендов на постсоветском
евразийском пространстве;
– Выявление вызовов и возможностей, которые представляют собой
вышеозначенные тренды для развитие стран региона;
– Формирование позитивной повестки совместного развития для
стран современной Евразии.

09:30-10:00 Регистрация участников

10:00-10:15 Приветственные слова организаторов
Пэр Тешендорф, региональный директор Фонда им.
Фридриха Эберта в Казахстане, Узбекистане и Туркменистане
Наргис Касенова, директор Центра центрально-азиатских
исследований Университета КИМЭП
Владимир Рыжков, председатель Общероссийского
общественного движения «Выбор России», профессор НИУ-
ВШЭ, Российская Федерация

10:15-13:00 ТEMA 1: ЕВРАЗИЙСКОЕ ПРОСТРАНСТВО В ТРЕУГОЛЬНИКЕ
ЕС-РОССИЯ-КИТАЙ

Вопросы:
– Уходит ли Россия из «Большой Европы» в «Большую Азию»?
– Является ли охлаждение отношений между Россией и Западом
временным явлением, или мы наблюдаем серьезный геополитический
сдвиг? Последуют ли за Россией другие постсоветские страны,
ориентирующимся на Россию?
– Насколько совместимы интеграционные проекты России и Китая
(Евразийский экономический союз и Экономический пояс шелкового
пути)? Какова роль Европы в этих интеграционных процессах?
– Какие вызовы и возможности вышеперечисленные факторы
создают для развития обществ на евразийском пространстве?

10:15-11:30 СЕССИЯ 1
Модератор:
Наргис Касенова, директор Центра центрально-азиатских
исследований Университета КИМЭП
Выступления:
Сергей Уткин, заведующий Отделом стратегических оценок
Центра ситуационного анализа Российской академии Наук (РАН),
Российская Федерация
Елена Кузьмина, заведующая сектором экономического
развития постсоветских государств Института экономики РАН, член
комитета по сотрудничеству со странами ШОС и СНГ Торгово-
промышленной палаты России, Российская Федерация
Владимир Рыжков, председатель Общероссийского
общественного движения «Выбор России», профессор НИУ-ВШЭ,
Российская Федерация

10:45-11:00 Комментарии:
– Даурен Абен, старший научный сотрудник, Назарбаев Университет

11:00-11:30 Дискуссия

11:30-12:00 Кофе-брейк

12:00-13:30 СЕССИЯ 2
Модератор:
Пэр Тешендорф, региональный директор Фонда им. Фридриха
Эберта в Казахстане, Узбекистане и Туркменистане
Выступления:
Александр Искандарян, директор Института Кавказа, Армения
Наргис Касенова, директор Центра центрально-азиатских
исследований Университета КИМЭП

12:20-13:30 Дискуссия

13:30-14:30 Обед

14:30-18:00 ТEMA 2: ПРОЦЕССЫ НАЦИОНАЛЬНОГО СТРОИТЕЛЬСТВА НА
ЕВРАЗИЙСКОМ ПРОСТРАНСТВЕ И ИХ СОВМЕСТИМОСТЬ

Вопросы:
– Как воспринимаются изменения во внешней политике и в
риторике России (активное использование таких концептов,
как «Новороссия», «Русский мир» и т.д.) обществами на постсоветском
евразийском пространстве?
– Насколько совместимы процессы национального строительства
в данных странах, учитывая неоимперский тренд в России и пост-
колониальные дискурсы в других постсоветских странах?

12:00-13:30 СЕССИЯ 1
Модератор:
Толганай Умбеталиева, директор офиса Фонда им. Фридриха
Эберта в г. Алматы
Выступления:
Эмиль Паин, профессор НИУ-ВШЭ, генеральный директор Центра
этнополитических исследований (Москва), Российская Федерация
Алексей Макаркин, первый вице-президент Центра политических
технологий, Российская Федерация

14:50-15:20 Комментарии:
Владимир Рыжков, председатель Общероссийского
общественного движения «Выбор России», профессор НИУ-ВШЭ,
Российская Федерация
Рустем Кадыржанов, главный научный сотрудник Института
философии, политологии и религоведения Комитета науки МОН
Республики Казахстан

15:20-16:00 Дискуссия

16:00-16:30 Кофе-брейк

16:30-18:00 СЕССИЯ 2
Модератор:
Владимир Рыжков, председатель Общероссийского
общественного движения «Выбор России», профессор НИУ-ВШЭ,
Российская Федерация
Выступления:
Берик Абдыгалиулы, политолог
Медет Тюлегенов, доцент Американского университета в
Центральной Азии, Кыргызстан
Микаэл Золян, аналитик Центра региональныx исследований,
Армения

16:50-17:15 Комментарии:
Виктор Ковтуновский, эксперт Фонда развития парламентаризма,
Казахстан
Жар Зардыхан, заместитель директора Центра центрально-
азиатских исследований Университета КИМЭП

17:15-18:00 Дискуссия

GENDER IN CONTEMPORARY CENTRAL ASIA / Roundtable

GENDER IN CONTEMPORARY CENTRAL ASIA / Roundtable
FRIDAY, 20 NOVEMBER
16:00–18:00 / HALL 3
NEW BUILDING / KIMEP UNIVERSITY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Opening remarks:
Elaine Conkievich, Chief of UN Women Multi-Country Office for Central Asia

Speakers:
Thomas Kreussmann, “Project on Gender in Modern Central Asia: Challenges and Findings”
Asel Murzakulova, “Searching for Social Justice: The Problem of Women Joining Hizb-ut Tahrir in Kyrgyzstan”
Mohira Suyarkulova, “Zine culture and Zine Making in Kyrgyzstan”

Thomas Krüßmann is professor of law at the Law Faculty of Kazan Federal University in Russia. He studied law at the University of Passau, political sciences, Slavonic studies and American studies at the University of Berlin as well as at the Indiana University (Bloomington). His doctorate at the University of Hamburg on the topic “Privatization and Restructuring in Russia” (finished summa cum laude) is based on his research at the Europe institute Budapest and Rochester University (USA) as well as an LL.M in Corporate and Commercial Law which he obtained at King’s College in London. In Berlin, he passed the “Zweite Juristische Staatsexamen”. After years of work in porojects and consulting (TACIS Ukraine), Mr Krüßmann returned to the University of Passau, where in 2006 he habilitated on challenges to national criminal proceedings by transnational organized crime. From 2010 to 2015 he was the Director of the Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies Centre at the University of Graz (Austria).

Asel Murzakulova is Associate Professor at the Bishkek Humanities University and co-founder, together with the information agency Akipress and Polis Asia Center, of the analytical club “Mongu”. She obtained her PhD from Kyrgyz Russian Slavic University in 2011. Between 2006 and 2011 she worked at the International Institute of Strategic Studies under the President of Kyrgyzstan, as a UNDP national expert, and as a political consultant to the Interparliamentary Assembly of CIS. In 2008, she was a visiting scholar at Davis Center, Harvard University and in 2013 at the Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies at University of California, Berkeley. Her research covers international politics, with a particular focus on the CIS, Russian soft power, borders, migration, identity, religion, and political institutions.

Mohira Suyarkulova is Associate Professor at the International and Comparative Politics Department of the American University of Central Asia in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. She also serves as a research coordinator at the Central Asian Studies Institute (CASI). Since obtaining a PhD degree in International Relations from the University of St Andrews (UK) in 2011, she has held a series of research and teaching positions. Most recently, she undertook a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Tuebingen in Germany (summer semester 2015), where she worked as part of a research cluster on “water cultures” in Central Asia. Mohira’s research interests vary widely and include diverse aspects of regional politics, such as water politics and politics of gender. She has been engaged in a number of feminist initiatives in Bishkek. In particular, Mohira has authored articles and served as an editor of a feminist zine “Weird Sisters” (http://www.art-initiatives.org/?tag=weird-sisters).

INEQUALITY, INCLUSIVE GROWTH, AND FISCAL POLICY IN ASIA

INEQUALITY, INCLUSIVE GROWTH, AND FISCAL POLICY IN ASIA
by Dr. Donghyun Park, Asian Development Bank

FRIDAY, 20 NOVEMBER
11:00–12:00 / HALL 2
NEW BUILDING / KIMEP UNIVERSITY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Donghyun Park is currently Principle Economist at the Economic Research and Regional Cooperation Department (ERCD) of the Asian Development Bank (ADB), which he joined in April 2007. Prior to joining ADB, he was a tenured Associate Professor of Economics at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. Dr. Park has a PhD in Economics from UCLA, and his main research fields are international finance, international trade, and development economics. His research, which has been published extensively in journals and books, revolves around policy-oriented topics relevant for Asia’s long-term development, including service sector development, inclusive fiscal policy, and financial sector development. Dr. Park plays a leading role in the production of Asian Development Outlook, ADB’s flagship annual publication.

LEGAL CULTURE IN KAZAKHSTAN

LEGAL CULTURE IN KAZAKHSTAN / Roundtable
THURSDAY, 19 NOVEMBER
16:00–17:30 / HALL 3
NEW BUILDING / KIMEP UNIVERSITY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Speakers:
Zhenis Kembayev, “Legal Culture in Kazakhstan: Past and Present”
Nicolás Zambrana-Tévar, “Dispute Resolution Culture in Kazakhstan”

Zhenis Kembayev is a Professor of Law, School of Law, KIMEP University in Almaty, Kazakhstan. His areas of expertise include Public International Law, Law of the European Union, Constitutional Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Theory and History of Law. He was a Fulbright scholar at the Southwestern University School of Law (Los Angeles, USA) in 2003/2004 and an Alexander von Humboldt fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law (Heidelberg, Germany) in 2007/2008. He is also a recipient of a large number of other Kazakhstani and international scientific awards and scholarships. Professor Kembayev is the author of several books and numerous articles on public international law, international trade law, law of the European Union, history of European integration and constitutional law of Kazakhstan. He advised both governmental and non-governmental agencies on various public law issues and has presented papers at scores of legal conferences and public hearings around the world.

Nicolas Zambrana-Tevar studied law at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid, spent a year in the army as a trainee officer and did an LLM in International Business Law at the London School of Economics and Political Science. He has worked as a lawyer at Schlüter Überörtliche Anwaltssozietät, Fresfhields Bruckhaus Deringer and Garrigues Abogados y Asesores Tributarios. He has taught Private International Law at the University of Navarra School of Law (Pamplona) and has also been its Director of International Programs. He has completed a PhD dissertation at the same university with the topic “Applicable law in International Investment Arbitration” and has published extensively in the fields of commercial and investment arbitration, as well as in the field of Business and Human Rights. He has been a visiting professor at the East China University of Politics and Law (Shanghai), at the Centro Universitario Villanueva (Madrid) and at the Universidad delIstmo (Guatemala). He has been a member of the Academic Commission that advises the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the drafting of the National Action Plan on Business and Human Rights.

GERMANY AS A MEDIATOR BETWEEN EAST AND WEST?

GERMANY AS A MEDIATOR BETWEEN EAST AND WEST?
by His Excellency Ambassador of Germany in Kazakhstan
Mr. Guido Herz

FRIDAY, 13 NOVEMBER
16:00–17:00 / HALL 1
NEW BUILDING / KIMEP UNIVERSITY

NORWEGIAN FOREIGN POLICY

NORWEGIAN FOREIGN POLICY
by His Excellency Ambassador of Norway in Kazakhstan
Mr. Ole Johan Bjørnøy

THURSDAY, 5 NOVEMBER
13:00–14:00 / HALL #237
VALIKHANOV BLD / KIMEP

CENTRAL ASIA AND THE CAUCASUS: ECONOMIC OUTLOOK, CHALLENGES AND NEEDED REFORMS

FRIDAY, 23 OCTOBER
15:00–16:00 / HALL #237
VALIKHANOV BLD / KIMEP

“Central Asia and the Caucasus: Economic outlook, challenges and needed reforms”

Presenter: Dr. Jüha Kähkönen, Deputy Director of Middle East and Central Asia Department of the IMF

Panelist: Dr. Gautam Bhattacharya, Professor and Chair of the Department of Economics

Large external shocks, including lower commodity prices and slowdown in key trading partners, including Russia and China, has weakened economic growth prospects and raised vulnerabilities in the Caucasus and Central Asia (CCA) Region. What are the challenges and policy tradeoffs facing policy makers? What would be the appropriate fiscal, monetary and exchange rate policies? How are the banking sectors faring? Which structural reforms are essential for medium-term growth and job creation?