Experts / Kazakhstan

Ruslan Izimov

Sinologist, director of the Synopsis Center for the Study of China in Central Asia. He received a degree in Oriental Studies at the Kazakhstan National Pedagogical University. For six years he was a leading researcher at the Kazakhstan Institute for Strategic Studies. He underwent a number of international internships in the think tanks of China, including the Chinese Academy of Contemporary International Relations, the Shanghai Academy of International Studies, the Center for Russian Studies of Shanghai University of World Languages ​​and others. He is an honorary professor at Xinjiang University. The author of more than 50 publications in various publications of the countries of Central Asia, Russia and China. Research interests: Sinology (problems of socio-economic and political development of China and its regions; security problems; China's foreign policy), China's relations with Central Asian countries, geopolitics, regional security problems.

Zamira Zholdaskyz

Analyst at the Labor Development Center of the Republic of Kazakhstan, participant in the School of Analytics (Nur-Sultan) Researcher, participant in the School of Analytics (Nur-Sultan) In 2014 she graduated from ENU named after L.N. Gumilyova, majoring in International Relations, in 2015, under a scholarship from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Italian Republic, she studied at the University of Perugia to improve knowledge of the Italian language and study the history of Italian culture. Zholdasykyzy Zamira is studying the domestic policy of Kazakhstan in the labor market, as well as international experience and trends in the development of the labor market.

Berikbol Dukeev

Researcher at Australian National University. In 2015, he did his Master at the OSCE Academy in Bishkek, "Politics and Security" program (Central Asia). Graduate of the Central Asia Program (J. Washington University) and Public Policy Initiatives (Soros Foundation Kazakhstan). He worked as an assistant to the CTJ USAID project, a researcher at the KISI under the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan, an expert at the Center for Humanitarian and Political Conjuncture.

Anuar Temirov

Young analyst. He graduated from the bachelor's program of the Eurasian National University (ENU) with a degree in International Relations (2018). Currently, Master student at ENU. Member of Cabar.Asia analytics school (2019) as well as a member of many Central Asian youth networking communities, such as the Central Asian Youth Network, Network by Consensus, Central Asian Youth Festival Alumni Network. The sphere of interests includes integration in Central Asia, youth policy of Kazakhstan.

Dinara Nurusheva

Co-founder of PaperLab (Public Policy Research Laboratory), a research team specializing in political and managerial research. She has a master's degree in global political economy from the City University of London, Bolashak program. The research topic is “Development of SMEs in Kazakhstan: the experience of Atyrau”.  

Serik Beysembaev

Executive Director of the Media Technology Center. Head of the Center for Sociological Research at the International Scientific Complex "Astana". Candidate for a Phd degree in sociology at the L. Gumilyov Eurasian National University. Co-founder of PaperLab, a research team specializing in political and managerial research. The research topic is “The phenomenon of Kazakh nationalism in the context of today's politics: from denial to understanding”.

Lesya Karataeva

Senior Researcher, Kazakhstan Institute for Strategic Studies, Doctor of History Doctor of Historical Sciences. Born March 16, 1971 in Kazakhstan. In 1988 -1994. studied at the Kazakh State University. Al-Farabi with a degree in History. In 1996-1999 Postgraduate study at KazNU. Al-Farabi with a degree in International Relations Further education: She studied at a number of international summer schools.

Konstantin Syroezhkin

Leading Sinologist of Kazakhstan. In 1981 he graduated from the Higher School of the KGB of the USSR. F.E. Dzerzhinsky. In 1987 he defended his thesis on the topic "The political role of the working class in the PRC (1949-1957)." In 1995 he defended his doctoral dissertation on the topic "Regulation of Interethnic Relations in the PRC: Theory and Practice (50s - 80s)." Academician of the Academy of Political Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan and the Kazakhstan Academy of Social Sciences. Professor Emeritus, Xinjiang University.

Aidarkhan Kusainov

Financial analyst, General Director of the consulting company “Almagest”. Kusainov Aidarkhan Maratovich graduated from the Physics Department of Moscow State University, KIMEP and the Atyrau Institute of Oil and Gas. In 1995-1998 worked at KBS Group, where he started and developed a consulting business line. Participated in the privatization project of Tselinniy Mining and Chemical Combine JSC, AltaiEnergo JSC, and the restructuring of NAC KATEP. Since 2015, he has been the General Director of Almagest LLP.

Diana Okremova

Director of the Legal Media Center Public Foundation. Journalist, media trainer. For more than ten years he has been studying and developing media legislation, monitoring state financing of the press, issues of access to information, effective communications of NGOs, government agencies and the media. Training topics: Legal safety of a journalist, effective communication with the media, coverage of children's rights in the media, access to information: legislative norms and practical tools, crisis management in social networks