Kazakhstan-Russia Expert Forum. Programme

17.05.2017

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.

Friday, May 19


19:00-19:15 Opening Ceremony of the Expert Forum

  • Andrey Bystritskiy, Chairman of the Foundation for Development and Support of the Valdai Discussion Club
  • Yerlan Karin, Chairman of the Kazakhstan Council for International Affairs

19:15-20:20 Session 1. Transformation of the global agenda in politics and economy (in closed-door format)

Moderator:

  • Yerlan Karin, Chairman of the Kazakhstan Council for International Affairs 

Speakers:

  • 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
  • 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
  • Sanat Kushkumbayev, Deputy Director of the Kazakhstan Institute for Strategic Studies under the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan
  • Yerzhan Saltybaev, Director of the Institute of World Economy and Politics under the Foundation of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan

Discussion

20:20-21:20 Reception on behalf of the Parasat Institute of Systemic Studies

Saturday, May 20


08:30-09:00 Registration of participants for an open session of the Forum

09:00-10:30 Welcome speeches

  • Andrey Bystritskiy, Chairman of the Foundation for Development and Support of the Valdai Discussion Club
  • Yerlan Karin, Chairman of the Kazakhstan Council for International Affairs


Session 2. Pivotal Trends of Regional Development in Eurasia in Relation to the Kazakhstan-Russia-China Triangle

Moderator:

  • 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

Speakers:

  • Alexei Grivach, Deputy Director General for Energy Projects at the National Energy Security Fund
  • Georgiy Toloraya, Executive Director, Russian National Committee on BRICS Research, Director, Center for Asian Strategy at the Institute of Economics,Russian Academy of Sciences
  • 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
  • Adil Kaukenov, General Director of the “China Center” International Center for Kazakhstan-China Cooperation

Discussion

10:45-13:00 Session 3. Potential and prospects of the Eurasian integration ( in closed-door format)

Moderator:

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

Speakers:

  • Alexey Bezborodov, General director of the Infranews agency
  • 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
  • Stanislav Pritchin, Research fellow at the Center for Central Asia and Caucasus Studies, Institute of Oriental Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences.
  • Rahim Oshakbayev, Director of "Talap" Applied Research Center
  • Marat Shibutov, Leading expert of "Center for Military-Strategic Studies" JSC

Discussion

14.20-16.00 Session 4. Organization of cooperation between countries in fight against terrorist threat (in closed-door format)

Moderator:

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

Speakers:

  • Vasily Kuznetsov, Director of the Center for Arab and Islamic Studies, Institute of Oriental Studies at the Russian Academy of Sciences.
  • Yerlan Karin, Chairman of the Kazakhstan Council for International Affairs

Discussion

16.10-18.00 Meeting with representatives of the Administration of the President, Government, Parliament of the Republic of Kazakhstan

18.00-18.15 Closure of the Expert Forum

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