September 9, 2021

On September 9, 2021, Dr. Azimzhan Khitakhunov conducted a seminar on the risks of rising food prices with a focus on Central Asian economies.

Dr. Khitakhunov mentioned that the recent increase in food prices remains one of the highest in the last decade, which puts many countries at risk. Dr. Khitakhunov presented a list of causes of higher food prices, including climate change, rising oil prices, export restrictions, growth in demand, and others. According […]
September 16, 2021

On September 16, 2021, Daulet Zhailybayev conducted a seminar on ethnographic research in Kazakhstan: past, present and future.

Daulet Zhailybayev talked about three main periods of the history of ethnographic research in Kazakhstan. The first period of ethnographic research on the territory of Kazakhstan lasted from the second half of the 19th century to the beginning of the 20th century. Studies done during this period laid the foundation […]
September 23, 2021

On September 23, 2021, Almas Junisbayev conducted a seminar on medicine and healthcare in Central Asia (history and continuity).

Almas Junisbayev started with an overview of the history of pandemics. He described diseases and illnesses that have plagued humanity during the last centuries, how historically diseases were spread through military channels in Tsarist Russia and compared the measures taken by Tsarist Russia and European countries for combating diseases. Further, […]
September 30, 2021

On September 30, 2021, Dr. Zharmukhamed Zardykhan conducted a seminar on The Kazakh Diaspora: Repatriation Process and the Demographic Transformation.

Zharmukhamed Zardykhan explained the meaning of the terms used in diaspora research and talked how the case of Kazakhstan can interpreted from a scientific point of view. Diaspora is a group of people living permanently outside of the geographical area of their ethnic and cultural origin. According to the estimates […]
October 7, 2021

On October 7, 2021, Hungarian Academy of Sciences Institute of Social Sciences Senior Research Assistant Dr. Istvan Santha gave an online seminar titled “Hungarian orientalism as seen through the photographs of György Almásy’s second expedition to the Kazakh and Kyrgyz territories in 1906”

Dr. Istvan Santha conducted a seminar on Hungarian orientalism through the photographs of Gyorgy Almasy’s second expedition to the Kazakh and Kyrgyz territories in 1906. He presented a biography of Gyorgy Almasy. Dr. Santha described his early experience and focused on his Central Asian expeditions. Almasy in his monograph, which […]
October 14, 2021

On October 14, 2021, Dr Albina Muratbekova conducted a seminar titled “Central Asia in South Korea’s foreign policy”

Dr. Albina Muratbekova looked at South Korea’s foreign policy with the countries of Central Asia through the lens of South Korea’s middle power diplomacy, which is widely used to describe the contemporary role of South Korea in world affairs. The approach aspires to transform Seoul’s traditional reliance on its alliance […]
October 21, 2021

On October 21, 2021, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Fırat Yaldız from Social Sciences Institute of the Kastamonu University conducted an online seminar titled “Is There ‘The’ Turkish Diaspora”.

Dr. Fırat Yaldız started his presentation by defining the term “diaspora”. He mentioned that although term “diaspora” used to have a negative connotation and were associated with reports of crimes, ghettoization, genocide, etc., at present it began to gain a neutral meaning, especially with the increase in global migration. He […]
October 28, 2021

On October 28, 2021, Kanat Makhanov, research fellow at the Eurasian Research Institute, conducted a seminar on The Kazakh Diaspora: Patterns of Post-Soviet Urbanization: Case of Kazakhstan

Kanat Makhanov notes that urban population in Kazakhstan has seen very deep transformations after the collapse of the USSR. Besides normal rural to urban migration, the Post-Soviet states have seen a very rapid urban to urban migration flows from small cities and towns towards large cities. As a result, the […]
November 4, 2021

On November 4, 2021, Gaziantep University Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Department of History, Assoc. Dr. Yunus Emre Tansu gave an online seminar on “Struggles for Independence in Central Asia”

Dr. Yunus Emre Tansü started his presentation by reminding that Central Asia is called Turkestan. He stated that they named the lands inhabited by the Turks living in the east of the Persians country, Turkestan. Tansu mentioned that Russian scientists used the concept of Central Asia in the 19th century. […]
November 11, 2021

On 11 November 2021, Former SOCAR President Dr. Sabit Bagirov gave an online seminar entitled “The State of Transition to Green Energy in Azerbaijan”.

During the seminar, Dr. Sabit Bagirov provided interesting information about the State of Transition to Green Energy in Central Asia referring to the report called Energy Transition Index (2012-2021) by the World Economic Forum. He mentioned about the potential of the renewable energy sources and showed the development of power […]