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February 17, 2022

On February 17, 2022, senior research fellow of the Eurasian Research Institute Omirbek Hanayi gave a seminar entitled “Official Correspondence Between the Ottoman Empire and the Kazakh Khanate”.

    Omirbek Hanayi gave detailed information about diplomatic relations between the Ottoman Empire and the Kazakh Khanate, official correspondence, and ambassadors. He emphasized the importance of the centuries-old historical connections between the Ottoman Empire, which dominated not only the Anatolian region but also many regions of Asia, Africa, and Europe, […]
February 24, 2022

On February 24, 2022, Erkinbek Turgunov, Researcher of the Eurasian Research Institute of Ahmet Yesevi University, gave an online seminar titled “After 30 Years: Khojaly as a Post-Cold War Genocide”.

Erkinbek Turgunov presented his perspective on the genocide of the Azerbaijanis living in Khojaly. On the night of February 25-26, 1992 Armenian Armed Forces with the support of armored vehicles and the soldiers of the 366th motorized rifle regiment carried out an operation which is known as a Khojaly genocide.  […]
March 3, 2022

On March 3, 2022 Dr. Ulan Bigozhin, a professor from Nazarbayev University conducted an online seminar at the Eurasian Research Institute titled “Sport and Identity Formation”.

Talking about traditional ethnic sports in Kazakhstan and Central Asia, Ulan Bigozhin noted that equestrian sports of kokpar is regaining popularity over the last several years. With increasing popularity, the kokpar is also becoming important economically as it attracts media, advertising and helps develop certain businesses. Dr. Ulan Bigozhin also […]
March 17, 2022

On March 17, 2022, Tina Schivatcheva, PhD candidate at the Center of Development Studies, University of Cambridge presented at the online seminar with the topic “Bulgaria’s Post-Socialist Development Pathway with Emphasis on Science-Based Industries”.

Tina Schivatcheva touched upon the innovation-based development of Bulgaria after the Soviet Union. She started her presentation by outlining similarities between Bulgaria and Kazakhstan in the field of innovation. Being under communist regimes, both countries predetermined their development trajectories. Further, despite great opportunities and generally positive factors, both countries decided […]
March 24, 2022

On March 24, 2022, Amangul Shugatai, Researcher of Mongolian Academy of Sciences (MAS), Institute of International Relations, Regional Studies Department gave an online seminar on “International Migration Issues of Mongolia 1991-2020”.

In his speech, Amangul Shugatai explained the migration dynamics in Mongolia between 1991 and 2020, noting that international migration is a very common phenomenon that plays an important role in the modern world. Stating that 3.5% of the world population, that is, 272 million people, live in migration today, Amangul […]
April 7, 2022

On April 7, 2022, Prof. Emre Çıtak Lecturer Assoc. Dr. from the International Relations Department of the Hitit University gave a seminar titled “Online Radicalization and Terrorism”

Emre Çıtak told that radicalization and terrorism have become one of globalizing concepts as a result of the massive progress and development of mass media and digital technologies these days. The concept has also been politicized after the 9/11terrosrist attacks. Although Extremism and Radicalization are different things, the terms are […]
April 14, 2022

On April 19, 2022, Independent Researcher Dr. Pat Walsh gave an online seminar on “Geopolitics and the Destruction of the Ottoman Empire / Birth of the Republic of Turkey”.

Dr. Pat Walsh gave a seminar on the “Geopolitics and Destruction of the Ottoman Empire”. He mentioned the role of the British Empire and that the Ottoman Empire was a great buffer zone from the Russians. The Britain wanted to preserve the Ottoman Empire. In 1890s Britain lost interest in […]
April 19, 2022

On April 19, 2022, Independent Researcher Dr. Pat Walsh gave an online seminar on “Geopolitics and the Destruction of the Ottoman Empire / Birth of the Republic of Turkey”.

Dr. Pat Walsh gave a seminar on the “Geopolitics and Destruction of the Ottoman Empire”. He mentioned the role of the British Empire and that the Ottoman Empire was a great buffer zone from the Russians. The Britain wanted to preserve the Ottoman Empire. In 1890s Britain lost interest in […]
April 28, 2022

On April 28, 2022, Dr. Aray Ilyassova-Schoenfeld from the Nazarbayev Fund, gave an online seminar titled “Capacity to Policy Transfer and the Role of Individuals: A Case from Kazakhstan”.

Dr Aray Ilyassova-Schoenfeld presented Kazakhstan’s experience in joining the Bologna process and the role of government actors in this process. She mentioned that Kazakhstan is the only country in Central Asia that entered the Bologna process. The fact that Kazakhstan is geographically not in Europe but close to it, allowed […]