2nd Russian-Kazakhstani Expert Forum. Programme

07.05.2018

The 2nd Russia-Kazakhstan Expert Forum of the Valdai Discussion Club and the Kazakhstan Council on International Relations will be held in Astana (Kazakhstan) on May 10-11, 2018.


May 10-11, 2018


Rixos President Astana Hotel


May 10, Thursday 


09.00-09.40 Registration of participants

09.40-09.45 Welcome address

  • Yerlan Karin, Chairman of the Kazakhstan Council on International Relations
  • Andrey Bystritskiy, Chairman of the Board of the Foundation for Development and Support of the Valdai Discussion Club
09.45-10.45 Panel: Eurasia in the Era of Global Geopolitical Transformation (open to the media)

Moderator: 

  • Andrey Bystritskiy – Chairman of the Board of the Foundation for Development and Support of the Valdai Discussion Club

Speakers:

  • Georgy Toloraya – Executive Director of the Russian National Committee on BRICS Research, Director of the Center for Asian Strategy at the Institute of Economics, Russian Academy of Sciences

  • Askar Nursha - Foreign policy and security expert, independent researcher

  • Alexey Kupriyanov – Researcher of the Sector of International Organizations and Global Political Regulation of the Department of International Political Problems at the IMEMO, Russian Academy of Science

  • Iskander Akylbayev - Executive Director of Kazakhstan Council on International Relations

10:45-11:15  Q & A session

11.45-12.45  Panel: Eurasian Integration: Challenges and Prospects

Moderator: 

  • Vyacheslav Dodonov – Chief research fellow of the Kazakhstan Institute for Strategic Studies under the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan

Speakers:

  • Elena Kuzmina – Head of the Section of the Center of the Post-Soviet Studies at the IMEMO, Russian Academy of Sciences

  • Marat Shibutov – Senior expert of the Center for Military and Strategic Studies

  • Darmen Sadvakasov – Managing partner of the Dasco Consulting Group

12.45-13.15   Q & A session

14.30-15.30   Panel: Silk Strategy of China: View from Astana and Moscow

Moderator: 

  • Konstantin Syroezhkin – Chief research fellow of the Kazakhstan Institute for Strategic Studies under the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan

Speakers:

  • Vasily Kashin – Senior Research Fellow, Faculty of World Economy and International Affairs, Higher School of Economics; Research Fellow, Institute of the Russian Far East

  • Iskander Akylbayev – Executive Director of Kazakhstan Council on International Relations

  • Alexei Bezborodov – General Director of the InfraNews agency

15.30-16.00   Q & A session

16.10-17.10 Panel: New US Strategy in Eurasia

Moderator: 

  • Iskander Akylbayev – Executive Director of Kazakhstan Council on International Relations

Speakers:

  • Anuar Ayazbekov – Director of the Institute of Diplomacy at the Academy of Public Administration under the President of the the Republic of Kazakhstan

  • Ivan Safranchuk – Associate professor, MGIMO University

  • Dmitry Suslov – Deputy Director at the Center for Comprehensive European and International Studies, National Research University Higher School of Economics

  • Askar Nursha – Foreign policy and security expert, independent researcher

17.10-17.40   Q & A session

 

May 11, Friday


10.00-11.00   Panel: New Outlines of Cooperation in Central Asia

Moderator: 

  • Timofei Bordachev – Programme Director of the Valdai Discussion Club

Speakers:

  • Baurzhan Tolegenov – Chief editor of the Sayasat analytical platform

  • Ivan Safranchuk – Associate professor, MGIMO University

  • Andrey Chebotarev – Director of the Alternative research center  

11.30-12.00   Q & A session

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