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

KAZAKHSTAN AS AN EMERGING MARKET: GROWTH AND NATURAL RESOURCES [CONFERENCE]

KIMEP Central Asian Studies Center (CASC) is hosting a conference co-organized by KIMEP College of Social Sciences and our partner University of Agder (UiA), Norway

KAZAKHSTAN AS AN EMERGING MARKET: GROWTH AND NATURAL RESOURCES

FRIDAY, 30 NOVEMBER
10.00–13.15 / HALL#237
VALIKHANOV BUILDING

PROGRAM:

10:00–10:15: Welcome. Short note on UiA & KIMEP partnership
Ronald Voogdt, AVP for Planning & Development, KIMEP
Dr. Stina Torjesen, University of Agder (UiA)

10:15–11:00: Emerging markets: key features  
Presentation by Professor Stein Kristiansen, UiA:
“Is ‘emerging market’ a useful category for scholarly inquiry”
Comment: Dr. Gerald Pech, KIMEP

11:00–11:45: The role of natural resources in driving growth
Presentation by Dr. Nygmet Ibadildin, KIMEP:
“Kazakhstan: Natural resources and associated political aspects”
Comment: Dr. Eldar Madumarov, KIMEP

11:45–12:15: Coffee break

12:15–13:00: Social responsibility of emerging market actors  
Presentation by Dr. Azhar Baisakalova, KIMEP: “CSR in Kazakhstan”
Comment: Dr. Stina Torjesen, UiA

13:00–13:15: Closing remarks
Professor Harald Knudsen, UiA: Key learnings from the seminar and
reflection of their relevance for studies on strategy and leadership

The emergence of high growth nations in Asia have been one of the defining trends in the past decade and is set to continue to shape politics and economics in the years to come.  This seminar gathers prominent international and national experts to discuss key features of emerging economics and the extent to which Kazakhstan share these feature.