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18-20 September 2013. In Aktau, under the auspices of the Business Council of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization was held III International Conference "Caspian paradigm/SCO Energy Forum" – "Energy Cooperation and Security in Central Asia: SCO and the Eurasian Economic Union".
The Public Opinion Research Institute co-hosted the event.
The purpose of the event: the consolidation of intellectual resources of expert and business community of the countries-members, observers and partners of the SCO dialogue in the interest of creating a harmonious energy balance for the whole of the Organization.

5-6 August 2013. Botagoz Rakisheva director of the Institute, Ainur Mazhitova, First Deputy Director, Yevgeniya Rudneva Deputy Director for Projects took part in the international conference "The Steppe and the Sown", organized by the European Society for Central Asian Studies (ESCAS). The conference was held at Nazarbayev University.

3 August 2013. Working meeting with Houman A. Sadri, professor, University of Central Florida (Orlando, USA). Discussed a joint project of studying the risks and challenges to security in the Caspian Sea.

7-21 June 2013. Center for the Study of Interethnic and Interfaith Relations of the Academy of Public Administration under the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Friedrich Ebert Foundation and the Public Opinion Research Institute held training workshop on "Effective Management Of Ethno-Social And Ethno-Confessional Processes In The Region: Negotiations And Mediation In A Multicultural Society" in Aktau.
Participants: Civil servants dealing with interethnic and interfaith relations, deputy akims, heads of domestic politics of cities, regions, heads of ethnic and cultural, youth and other public associations, representatives of scientific and expert groups of the Assembly of People of Kazakhstan, universities and media of Mangistau, Atyrau, Aktobe, and West Kazakhstan regions.

17 May 2013. Office of Trade and Economic Affairs at the Embassy of Bulgaria in the Republic of Kazakhstan and the Public Opinion Research Institute held the cocktail evening 'Friends of Bulgaria', where the results of a sociological study "The Image Of Bulgaria - The View Of Capital Citizens" were presented.

17 May 2013. The Public Opinion Research Institute, International Studies Association (ISA), L.N.Gumilyov Eurasian National University held a meeting of members of the International Studies Association of Kazakhstan, the United States and Canada. The main objective: to acquaint the Kazakhstani scientists with the opportunity to participate in the prestigious scientific international congress.
The Association of International Studies was presented during the meeting. The participants discussed the opportunity for the Kazakhstani researchers to participate in the annual congress of the Association, the news about the opening of section panels at the 55th Congress of the ISA in Toronto (Canada).
Members of the Editorial Board of Journal "INTERNATIONAL STUDIES. Society. Politics. Economics" published by the Public Opinion Research Institute spoke about the preparation of a special issue to be presented at the next 55th Congress of the International Studies Association (ISA) "Spaces and Places: Geopolitics in an Era of Globalization" in Toronto (26-29 March 2014).
ISA members had master classes in the afternoon within the framework of the meeting. The meeting was attended by the members of ISA: Gregory Gleason – Professor of Political Science, University of New Mexico (USA), Professor George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies (USA-Germany), Houman Sadri – Professor of University of Central Florida, a member of the Executive Committee of the ISA (Orlando, USA), Ruben Azizyan – Professor, Program Manager of the Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (USA, Hawaii), Mikhail Molchanov - Professor., Head of Department of Political Science at St. Thomas University (Canada).
Moderators: Botagoz Rakisheva, PhD in Sociology, a member of the ISA; Professor Svetlana Kozhirova, Doctor of Political Science, a member of the ISA, a member of the Executive Committee of the ISA.
See. Information about the International Studies Association Online http://www.isanet.org/

12 April 2013. Dr. Antonio Lozano delivered a report on the cooperation of Spain and Kazakhstan in the field of conflicts research and introduction of mediation at a conference on mediation in Granada. Antonio Lozano - consultant of our projects on conflict resolution and mediation.

11 April 2013. Center for Military and Strategic Studies in cooperation with the Public Opinion Research Institute held an international conference on the topic "Regional Security And The Situation In Afghanistan". The conference devoted to actual problems of regional security and the situation in Afghanistan.
The discussion was attended by leading Kazakhstan and foreign security experts, public figures, representatives of state bodies of the Republic of Kazakhstan and international research institutes.

20 February 2013. Center for Security Programs and the Public Opinion Research Institutes conducted an expert discussion on "Problems Of National And Regional Security: An Integrated View On Terrorism". Leading Kazakhstan and foreign experts participated in this event, the first of a series expert meetings planned for 2013.
Speakers: Yerlan Karin – Candidate of Political Science (Kazakhstan), prof. Martha Brill Olcott - Carnegie Endowment (USA); Tatyana Dronzina - Member of the International Association for the Study of Terrorism, professor at Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski" (Bulgaria); George Dubovtsev – Professor, Chair of the Strategy of the National University of Defense (Kazakhstan).
Moderators of the expert discussion: Botagoz Rakisheva - Director of the Public Opinion Research Institute, PhD in Sociology and Yerkin Eleusizov - Project Coordinator of the Center for Security Programs.