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On February 23, 2024, the Institute of Asian Studies, Al-Farabi Kazakh National University held a round table on the topic “Ethnocultural enclaves as a factor in preserving collective identity”.

The event was opened by a special guest - Alexey Suslov (Volgograd State University, Russian Federation), who outlined the importance of studying the issue of enclaves on an ethno-cultural basis and the need to study this phenomenon in the context of modern globalization processes.

Within the framework of the round table,  Yulia Kelman (Ministry of Aliyah and Integration of Israel) made a report “On the Typology of Ethnic Enclaves “From the Threshold to the Museum” (on the example of the USA cities)”, Yelena Nazemtseva (Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Department of China, Russian Federation) – “The Reasons for the Formation of Russian Enclaves in the Chinese Border and the Features of Their Preservation of Ethno-Cultural Identity (on the example of the russians of three rivers and xinjiang)”, Vadim Akulenko (Chung-Ang University, Korea) – “The Phenomenon of Ethno-Cultural Enclaves of Russian-Speaking Koreans “Koryoin village” in South Korea” and concluded the program of the round table German Kim (Al-Farabi Kazakh National University, Kazakhstan) with a speech on the topic “The phenomenon of koreatowns – areas of compact settlement and contact zones in the Russian Far East of the late 19th and early 20th centuries”.

Each report was commented on by Yerkin Baidarov (Suleimenov Institute of Oriental Studies), highlighting the essence of the report, as well as noting the relevance of the content and drawing parallels with the realities of Kazakhstan.

Among the guests of the event were M.B. Syzdykova (Korkyt Ata Kyzylorda University, Kazakhstan), Maya Astvatsaturova (Pyatigorsk State University, Russian Federation), Marianna Smirnova-Seslavinskaya (Bulgaria), Leonid Petrov (University of Virginia, Australia), Botagoz Rakisheva (Public Opinion Research Institute, Astana, Kazakhstan), Irina Korneyeva (Moscow State University, Russian Federation) Kim En Un (National Research University Higher School of Economics, Russian Federation), Nazira Abdinasir (University of Debrecen, Hungary), Miriam Lowensteinová (Charles University, Czech Republic) and others.

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On January 24, 2024, an Expert meeting was held at the Institute’s office with Dr. Anar Somuncuoğlu, Associate Professor at Hacettepe University, PhD. The expert made a presentation on the topic “Turkish Foreign Policy in Eurasia”. The meeting was moderated by Kalamkas Yessimova, a scientific researcher of the Institute. The expert meeting was held in a hybrid format (offline/online).

From January 13 to March 2, 2024, Deputy Director Gulden Ashkenova takes part in the third stream of the project “Taldau Mektebi - School of Analytics”, which is implemented with the support of the Senate of the Parliament of the Republic of Kazakhstan and is aimed at improving the quality of analytical approaches in public administration, social and human sciences, activities of the media and civil sector.

Well-known Kazakhstan and foreign experts representing the Administration of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Parliament of the Republic of Kazakhstan, MDDIAI of the Republic of Kazakhstan, KazISS under the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Nazarbayev University, National Research University Higher School of Economics and other organizations were invited as lecturers and trainers. The school’s third-stream course program is dedicated to the Sustainable Development Goals.

The “School of Analytics” project was initiated by the Young Experts Club under the Senate of the Parliament in 2021. The initiative was supported by the Chairman of the Senate of the Parliament of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Maulen Ashimbayev. In 2022-2023, two streams of the School were held, where more than 100 analysts participated.


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