Kazakhstan-Russia Expert Forum. List of Speakers


On May 19-20, the Kazakhstan-Russia Expert Forum will be held in Astana, organized by the Valdai Discussion Club, the Parasat Institute of Systemic Studies and the Kazakhstan Council for International Affairs.

  1. Adil Kaukenov, General Director of the “China Center” International Center for Kazakhstan-China Cooperation. 

  2. Alexei Grivach, Deputy Director General for Energy Projects at the National Energy Security Fund

  3. Alexey Bezborodov, General director of the Infranews agency

  4. Andrey Bystritskiy, Chairman of the Foundation for Development and Support of the Valdai Discussion Club

  5. Askar Nursha, Coordinator of Foreign Policy Projects at the Institute of World Economics and Politics under the Foundation of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan

  6. Georgiy Toloraya, Executive Director, Russian National Committee on BRICS Research, Director, Center for Asian Strategy at the Institute of Economics,Russian Academy of Sciences

  7. Ivan Safranchuk, Professor of the Moscow State Institute of International Relations, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia, Deputy Head of the Institute of Actual International Problems of the Diplomatic Academy of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

  8. Marat Shibutov, Leading expert of "Center for Military-Strategic Studies" JSC

  9. Rahim Oshakbayev, Director of "Talap" Applied Research Center

  10. Sanat Kushkumbayev, Deputy Director of the Kazakhstan Institute for Strategic Studies under the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan

  11. Stanislav Pritchin, Research fellow at the Center for Central Asia and Caucasus Studies, Institute of Oriental Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences. 

  12. Timofei Bordachev, Programme Director of the Valdai Discussion Club; Director of the Center for Comprehensive European and International Studies of the Higher School of Economics; Director of Research Programs of the Council for Foreign and Defense Policy

  13. Vasily Kuznetsov, Director of the Center for Arab and Islamic Studies, Institute of Oriental Studies at the Russian Academy of Sciences.

  14. Vyacheslav Sutyrin, Editor-in-Chief of the Eurasia.Expert Analytical Portal, Director for Studies of the Center for Prospects of Integration of the Lomonosov Moscow State University

  15. Yerlan Karin, Chairman of the Kazakhstan Council for International Affairs

  16. Yerzhan Saltybaev, Director of the Institute of World Economy and Politics under the Foundation of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan

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