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Bachelor of Public and Municipal Administration

The Bachelor of Public and Municipal Administration program delivers international-standard education and research in public policy, administration and management relevant to Kazakhstan and the Central Asian region. Duration of the program is 4 years. Student should earn 146 credits for completion of the program.

During the program, students will:

  • get prepared for future leadership in government, business, and the NGO sector.
  • gain analytical and practical skills needed to be successful researchers, policymakers, and managers.

Faculty
The faculty at KIMEP is comprised of experienced international and Kazakhstani educators who possess doctoral degrees from world-class universities in Western countries such as the United States of America, Canada, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom.

National ratings and International accreditation

  • Ranked in first place for “Public and Municipal Administration” programs in 2016 by the National Ranking of Educational Programs: Bachelor Programs (IQAA RK)

Administration” in 2016.

  • The only Public and Municipal Administration program in Central Asia accredited by the European Association of Public Administration Accreditation (EAPAA) and the Agency for Quality Assurance and Accreditation Austria (AQAAA).
  • Rated as the number one Public and Municipal Administration program in Kazakhstan in 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, and 2014 by the Kazakhstan Ministry of Education and Science.

Membership in International organizations
The National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration (NASPAA), the Network of Asia-Pacific Schools and Institutes of Public Administration and Governance (NAPSIPAG), International Association of Schools and Institutes of Administration (IASIA) and the Network of Institutes and Schools of Public Administration in Central and Eastern Europe (NISPAcee).

Study abroad opportunities
One- or two-semester exchange programs with many international partner universities offer students the opportunity to discover the world. Credits earned abroad count towards KIMEP degrees.

Innovations
There is a new course “Model UN” in collaboration with UN Kazakhstan starting from Spring 2017 semester.

The Department of Public Administration offers the following specializations (link) to students:Public Policy and Administration, Financial Management, Governance and Law, and International Customs Administration and Logisitics.

Careers for our graduates include:

  • National and local government
  • United Nations
  • Administration in public and private sectors
  • Academia
  • International and local NGOs
  • Foreign Services
  • Public Finance and management
  • Public and government relations management

ENG1110 Academic Listening and Note Taking (3 credits)

Prerequisites: ENG1100 Academic  Speaking

Common European Framework: B2 to C1 low upon completion

The Academic Listening and Note-taking course develops students’ abilities in these two essential academic skills, while at the same time ensuring that listening is not a passive activity.  Students improve their understanding of academic discourse in a variety of contexts, including lectures and less formal situations.  They are exposed to a variety of dialects of English and levels of formality.  They refine their note-taking skills and then use these notes as the basis for questions, responses and requests for clarification.  In addition, their notes will be useful for revision and for developing essays, presentations and debates.  Mere noting of facts will not be the primary goal.  Rather, students will use their notes to write responses and develop their own critical thinking.  As far as possible, authentic audio and video materials will be used in preference to the artificial materials specially prepared for such courses.

ENG1121 Academic Reading and Writing 2 (3 credits)
Prerequisites: ENG1120 Academic Reading and Writing I

Common European Framework: B2 to C1 low upon completion

This is an advanced-level academic reading and writing course, in which students undertake a major research project on  an academic topic of their own choice.  Building on the research and writing skills developed in previous courses, students select a project of substantial scope within an area of interest to them.  They offer a sound defence of their choice of topic, using criteria appropriate to an academic context, and then prepare to undertake research.  In preparing their research essays, students make extensive use of library and online resources, as well as field research such as interviews and off-campus research, depending on the nature of their topic.  Reading tasks include finding, analyzing and evaluating a variety of sources.  A process-approach to writing is adopted, with specific attention to planning, outlining, surveying the literature, drafting, rewriting, reviewing and using feedback constructively.  Attention is paid to both peer and instructor feedback.  At the final stage, editing, citations and bibliographical components are the focus of attention.

GEN1201 Mathematics for Business and Economics (3 Credits)

Prerequisites: ENG0004 Foundation English Level 4

The course develops the basic concepts of mathematical analysis used in economics and business with emphasis on differentiation and integration of single real-variable functions and matrix algebra. The approach to these concepts is intuitive and visual. The formal proofs are given only when they help in understanding concepts. Applications to economics, business and social science as well as computational realizations are studied.

ECN2083 Introduction to Statistics (3 Credits)

Prerequisites: GEN1201  (Not available to students who have credit for OPM2201 or STAT2101)

This course introduces the basic concepts of study design, data collection, data analysis and statistical inference. Topics include an overview of observational and experimental study designs; graphical and numerical descriptive statistics; probability distributions for simple experiments and for random variables; sampling distributions, confidence intervals, and hypothesis testing for the mean and proportion in the case of one sample. The emphasis is on developing statistical reasoning skills and concepts; computational skill is secondary. Students are taught the use of statistical software to handle the computations.

PAF 2211: Public Sector Marketing (3 Credits)

This course examines the relationship between marketing and organizational success in the public sector. It examines the impacts of public organizations on local, national and global economies. Topics covered include strategic marketing, developing a core marketing strategy, developing and launching new offerings, formulating and implementing communication strategies, and estimating and forecasting markets. Students learn to combine marketing strategies and tactics with the concepts of public service, public governance, and corporate social responsibility.

PAD3522 Decision Making (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: PAD2111

This course presents decision-making as a crucial part of strategic management. The course is intended to explain that decision-making is a complex process that involves understanding of constituent components. These components are presented in a logical sequence to students, together with analytical tools for decision-making. Decision-making pervades the entire administrative organization and planning process.

PAD3523 Human Resource Management (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: PAD2111

The purpose of this course is to provide students with an understanding of the principles and functions of human resources management and of personnel administration. It also reviews how organizations do or can deal with human resource management issues. Studying the ways that HRM issues are handled can help students who will be tomorrow’s managers be better prepared to create policies and procedures that will ensure effective use of human resources in organizations.

PAD3524 Leadership and Management (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: PAD2111

The course’s main objective is to help students develop personal leadership skills necessary in a challenging and fast-changing environment. The course combines both theoretical foundations and practical exercises on self-management, managing and building relationship with other people, and essentials of managing organizations.

PAD3533 Organization Theory and Design for Public Organizations (3 credits)

Prerequisite: PAD2111

This course is meant for students of public administration. This course focuses on the classical and modern aspects of organizations and the role of managers as leaders and facilitators of change. It aims to provide students with theoretical concepts and knowledge relevant to organizational design and management issues as well as opportunities to apply theories and knowledge to future organizational settings. This course deals with various perspectives on organizations, including a structural frame, human resource frame, political frame and symbolic frame.

PAD3113 Quantitative Data Analysis (3 Credits)

Prerequisites: None

The course focuses on quantitative principles and techniques of decision making and their application in public management, public administration and public policy analysis. The problems analyzed include frequency distribution, sampling techniques, and measures of central tendency, probability, variability, regression, measures of association, correlation, and various other applied quantitative measures. The course is designed for students with little or no background in mathematics: it does not focus on derivations and proofs, but rather on understanding the uses and interpretations of statistics as tools for data analysis. A second objective of the course is to introduce students to the utility of computer packages for statistical analysis.

PAD3116 Methods of Social Research (3 Credits)

Prerequisites: None

This is a basic foundation course designed to instruct students in methodological concepts of academic work. The course will provide students with an understanding of how researchers must operate at different stages in their projects simultaneously, how to understand academic problems, and how to manage the complexity this process entails.

PAD4443 Public Management (3 credits)

Prerequisite: PAD2111

The course aims to expose participants to current trends and developments in public management theory and practice and to teach students about public organizations and the challenges facing contemporary public managers.  It explores new approaches and attempts to reform administration and management in government. We will learn about the evolution of the field of public administration, the way that public organizations differ from private organizations, how the “reinventing government” movement has affected public management and spawned counter-movements, and how public managers interact with other actors and institutions in the political process. There will be a specific focus on state and local government in Kazakhstan.

PAF3531 Public Finance (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: PAD2111

This course will examine economics of the public sector. It emphasizes government budget influences on distribution, resource allocation, stability, growth, expenditure, budgeting, and public choice. It will also study public goods, externalities, and social insurance. Students will use models to analyze real-world problems and programs.

PAD3542 Public Policy Analysis (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: PAD2111

This course presents a multi-disciplinary, multi-theoretical approach to understanding public policies in different areas such as health care, education, social welfare, crime, defense, environment, and economic and tax policy. The course will focus on a systematic analysis of public policy alternatives, factors, and processes involved in policy development. It will also examine questions about the content of governmental decisions, the factors that cause different policy-outputs, and the consequences of various governmental decisions.

PAD4442 Comparative Public Administration (3 credits)

Prerequisite: PAD2111

This course introduces students to the comparative aspects of contemporary public administration systems in a selected set of countries. Examples will be drawn from Continental-European, Anglo-Saxon and Asian models of public administration systems. Students will explore how various countries (developed, developing, and transitional) deal with multiple dichotomies in their respective public administrations: theory and practice, efficiency and fairness, secrecy and openness, and the most famous of all, politics and administration. Students will learn about various degrees of impact that politics, economics, culture and environment may have on the functioning of public administration institutions on central and local levels as well as on the relationships between politicians and bureaucrats.

PAD4520 Program Evaluation (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: PAD2111

The course is organized to provide students with an overview of the tools and techniques used to measure the activities, characteristics, effectiveness and efficiency of programs targeted towards specific populations. The primary objective of program evaluation is to provide feedback to decision-makers and other stakeholders, in order to determine whether a particular program is achieving desired outcomes at a reasonable cost. Students will be exposed to evaluation strategies and issues related to evaluation design. Students will develop and conduct a professional project evaluation of existing national and international projects in Almaty, including initiatives undertaken by different international organizations and local NGOs. Project evaluations will be conducted in groups of 3-4 students. Students will be accompanied and supervised throughout all stages of the evaluation process. No previous experience with evaluation research and empirical or qualitative data analysis is required.

PAF4534 Public Budgeting (3 credits)

Prerequisite: PAF 3511

This course is concerned with the practice of public agency budgeting in the decision making process and its impact on policy making. It will introduce participants to significant features of government budgeting topics, such as the role of budgeting in resource allocation, information and control, and various budget formats. Other topics include the budget cycle, the role of budgeting in enhancing social equity, budget analysis methodology, and introduction to theories of budgeting.

PAD4541 Gender and Public Policy (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: PAD 2111

The course looks at the negative and positive effects of public policy on gender relations in the family and the labor market. The reasons for gender differences in economic outcomes are discussed. Policies to promote gender equity are considered. The first part of the course focuses on the labor market and the gender wage gap. The second part of the course examines the family, with a particular focus on intra-household resource allocation. The final part of the course considers macro-economic issues. The course takes a comparative perspective on gender inequality in the labor market, drawing insights from developed, transitional, and developing countries.

Major in Financial Management

Major Required Courses

Course Code Course Title Credits
PAD2111 Theories of Public Administration 3
PAD4553.2 Local Government (Municipal Management in GOSO) 2

PAD2111 Fundamentals of Public Administration (3 Credits)

Prerequisites: None

The course provides students with basic concepts and models of public administration. It covers basic theories of public administration, some issues of public policy analysis, and certain tools of new public administration.

PAD4553 Local Government (2 Credits)

Prerequisite: PAD2111

The course is designed to provide students with an understanding of the political, institutional, and legal framework of local government activities. Students will be introduced to the concept of power decentralization. The focus will be on the process of decentralization in Kazakhstan, with regard to particular problems and constraints that local governments encounter.

Major Electives Courses (27 credits)

Course Code Course Title Credits
PAD4556 Senior Research Project 3
PAF4532.2 Fiscal Governance (for Financial Management Major) 3
PAD3536 Organizational Behavior (for Public Policy Major) 3
PAD3540 Governance and Development (for Law and Governance Major) 3

PAD3536 Organizational Behavior for Public Organizations (3 credits)

Prerequisite: PAD2111

This course is meant for students of public administration. This course will introduce students to the major concepts of organization theory and behavior. The course examines various theories developed in an attempt to explain and predict employee behavior in an organizational context. The primary focus of organizational behavior is leadership and decision making skills in an intercultural environment, power, job satisfaction, and motivation. The overall objective of this course is the development of skills and knowledge that will allow students to contribute in the managing of effective behavior in organizations.

PAD3540 Governance and Development (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: PAD2111

Radical global transformations are underway in industrial structures, business activities, production systems, and a new development ideology. To adapt to these diverse changes, developing countries must reconstruct their development policies. Development policies need a new vision of governance to harmonize global movements and diverse socioeconomic activities. The course is primarily aimed at introducing the students to the theoretical foundations of development and governance by acquainting them with the key schools of thought, debates, approaches, and issues. The focus is on bridging theoretical discourses with practical examples and learning. By the end of the course students are expected to develop a broad-based understanding of the key concepts, contexts, issues, and challenges surrounding the theoretical and practical discourses of development and governance both globally and nationally.

PAF4532.2 Current Topics in Public Financial Management: Fiscal Governance (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: PAF3511

Examination of public financial management topics currently being discussed in the media, and development of advanced analytical skills in those areas. Topics will change depending on the global environment and the implications of government decisions on global financial and economic issues.

PAD4556 Senior Research Project (3 Credits)

Prerequisites: Senior level standing

This course is offered as an alternative to the Internship in Public Administration.  The course may be done within any career track or major area, but must cover some topics in Kazakhstan public administration or public policy, or a topic concerning the operation of a private business or NGO in Kazakhstan. The main purpose of the course is to familiarize students how to apply concepts of public and private organizational design and functioning – and to do so in some depth, culminating in a research paper of 20 pages of text.  The student will go through the supervised steps of selecting, justifying, and focusing a topic and will use evidence and methods of research appropriate to his/her project. The course is conducted under the supervision a faculty member chosen in agreement by the student and PA Department.  It ends with the student’s oral presentation of the project before a committee of PA faculty.

Major Electives in Financial Management

Following are the options from which 7 electives can be selected. Any 6 from the following

Course Code Course Title Credits
PAF3534 Taxation and Spending in Selected Countries 3
PAF4531 Investment Management 3
PAF4532 Current Topics in Financial Management 3
PAF4533 Financial Management in the Public Sector 3
PAF4535 Public Sector Auditing 3
PAF4536 Project Appraisal and Management 3
PAF4532.4 Managerial Accounting 3
PAF3532 Government and Business 3

PAF3532 Government and Business (3 Credits)
Prerequisite: PAD 2111

The course focuses on the role of government for supporting and enhancing private entrepreneurship.  This includes identifying the industries in which government production of goods and services is necessary and industries in which government is not normally involved, and why.  Topics also include ways and forms of government regulation of private business, antitrust policy and promotion of competition.  Students will do case studies illustrating the rationale for government intervention in different sectors of the economy and will discuss the public policy toward development of private business.

PAF3534 Taxation and Spending in Selected Countries (3 Credits)

Prerequisites: PAD 2511, ECN2103 (or ECN1101)

This course will study both the theories of taxation and how various taxation concepts and approaches are used in different countries around the world. Some topics will focus on alternative ways of generating revenue, and how successful government is in doing this. Other topics will examine government spending programs in areas such as social insurance, education, and health care. Students will study the success and difficulties in implementation of different tax structures in different countries, including the United States, Canada, Kazakhstan, and other Central Asian countries.

PAF4531 Investment Management (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: PAF3511

Theory and practice of investment decisions of individuals and fund managers. Topics include capital market theory and the efficient market hypothesis literature. Standard institutional and investment analysis topics and international investment topics are also covered.

PAF4532 Current Topics in Public Financial Management (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: PAF3511

Examination of public financial management topics currently being discussed in the media, and development of advanced analytical skills in those areas. Topics will change depending on the global environment and the implications of government decisions on global financial and economic issues.

PAF4533 Financial Management in Public Sector (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: PAF3511

In this course students will study theory and practice of financial management in public and private organizations. Analysis of financial statements, pro forma statements, cost of capital, risk and return, capital budgeting, and other indicators of financial performance will be studied. Also, attention will be paid to socioeconomic aspects of financial management. Case studies may be employed where applicable.

PAF4535 Public Sector Auditing (3 credits)

Prerequisite: PAF 3511

The course introduces participants to the concepts and practices of performance auditing/assessment.  Students will be provided with the knowledge and skills to determine whether a public organization is managing and utilizing its resources efficiently. They will be able to identify the causes of inefficiencies in public organizations and determine whether an agency has considered alternatives that might yield desired results at lower costs. Other topics include economy and efficiency assessments, effectiveness assessments, and introduction to financial auditing.

PAF4536 Project Appraisal and Management (3 credits)

Prerequisite: PAF3511

The main aim of this course is to provide an introduction to elementary techniques in project financial and economic analysis and their application to a range of public sector investment projects at different scales. During the course, agricultural, industrial and infrastructural projects will be considered with the emphasis upon practical decision-making with limited information and in the context of public goals and objectives.

PAF4532.2 Current Topics in Public Financial Management: Managerial Accounting (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: PAF3511

Examination of public financial management topics currently being discussed in the media, and development of advanced analytical skills in those areas. Topics will change depending on the global environment and the implications of government decisions on global financial and economic issues.

Plus any 1 from the following

Course Code Course Title Credits
PAD3541 Natural  Resources Management 3
PAD3543 Urban Development 3
PAD3540 Governance and Development 3
PAD3547 Social Policy in Transitional Countries 3
PAD 3548 Health Care Policy 3
PAD4441 Oil and Gas Policy
PAD4542 Current Issues in Public Policy and Administration 3
PAD4553.2 Local Government 2

PAD3540 Governance and Development (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: PAD2111

Radical global transformations are underway in industrial structures, business activities, production systems, and a new development ideology. To adapt to these diverse changes, developing countries must reconstruct their development policies. Development policies need a new vision of governance to harmonize global movements and diverse socioeconomic activities. The course is primarily aimed at introducing the students to the theoretical foundations of development and governance by acquainting them with the key schools of thought, debates, approaches, and issues. The focus is on bridging theoretical discourses with practical examples and learning. By the end of the course students are expected to develop a broad-based understanding of the key concepts, contexts, issues, and challenges surrounding the theoretical and practical discourses of development and governance both globally and nationally.

PAD3541 Natural Resource Management (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: PAD2111

This course is intended to provide students with critical frameworks for understanding problems in natural resource decision-making and use. An interdisciplinary approach to managing natural resources will be developed that will allow students to assess and utilize the types of information, expertise, and value-judgments that need to be considered in reaching a decision. Historical and current examples of resource use will be employed in order to reinforce the learning process. Essay topics of the students’ choice may be Kazakh or international.

PAD3543 Urban Development (3 credits)

Prerequisite: PAD2111

This course provides an overview of politics and policy-making for large cities and metropolitan areas. It dwells upon such issues as governmental strategies of reform; land-use planning and regulation; management and social impact of growth; transportation and the environment; citizen participation and development of local democratic institutions.

PAD3547 Social Policy in Transition Countries (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: PAD3542

The goal of the course is to provide students with an understanding of social issues involved in the transition from a centrally planned to a market economy. The course equips students with skills in analyzing the process of social policy formation and in evaluating current social policy conditions in transition economies, and gives them knowledge of the steps needed to move from an authoritarian to a civil society

PAD3548 Health Care Policy (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: PAD3542

This course is designed to instill an understanding of major health care policymaking and related issues. The course emphasizes history/background; the physical, social, and economic environment; the policy process; and the political marketplace of contemporary Kazakhstan health care policies.

PAD4441 Oil and Gas Policy (3 Credits)

Prerequisites: PAD2111

The course will examine the role of oil and gas in politics, including the types of regimes in which oil figures prominently, and will examine the ways in which government policies affect economic growth in these industries.

The course will pay special attention to the role of OPEC in world affairs, and to the growing influence of newly emerged oil powers, including the Caspian Sea region and Republic of Kazakhstan.

PAD4542 Current Issues in Public Policy and Administration (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: PAD3542

This course provides a scholarly perspective on public policy and administration that covers major theories associated with the field and the political, social, and economic context within which they are developed. The course will make a strong connection between the students’ professional development and a body of knowledge based on major theories and concepts of public policy and administration.

PAD4553.2 Local Government (2 Credits)

Prerequisite: PAD2111

The course is designed to provide students with an understanding of the political, institutional, and legal framework of local government activities. Students will be introduced to the concept of power decentralization. The focus will be on the process of decentralization in Kazakhstan, with regard to particular problems and constraints that local governments encounter.

Major Electives in Public Policy and Administration

Following are the options from which 7 electives can be selected. Any 6 from the following

Course Code Course Title Credits
PAD3540 Governance and Development 3
PAD3541 Natural  Resources Management 3
PAD3543 Urban Development 3
PAD3547 Social Policy in Transitional Countries 3
PAD3546 Comparative Educational Policy and System Design 3
PAD3547 Social Policy in Transition Countries 3
PAD3548 Health Care Policy 3
PAD4441 Oil and Gas Policy 3
PAD4542 Current Issues in Public Policy and Administration 3
PAD4553.2 Local Government 2
PAD4003 Public Policy of Kazakhstan 3

PAD3540 Governance and Development (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: PAD2111

Radical global transformations are underway in industrial structures, business activities, production systems, and a new development ideology. To adapt to these diverse changes, developing countries must reconstruct their development policies. Development policies need a new vision of governance to harmonize global movements and diverse socioeconomic activities. The course is primarily aimed at introducing the students to the theoretical foundations of development and governance by acquainting them with the key schools of thought, debates, approaches, and issues. The focus is on bridging theoretical discourses with practical examples and learning. By the end of the course students are expected to develop a broad-based understanding of the key concepts, contexts, issues, and challenges surrounding the theoretical and practical discourses of development and governance both globally and nationally.

PAD3541 Natural Resource Management (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: PAD2111

This course is intended to provide students with critical frameworks for understanding problems in natural resource decision-making and use. An interdisciplinary approach to managing natural resources will be developed that will allow students to assess and utilize the types of information, expertise, and value-judgments that need to be considered in reaching a decision. Historical and current examples of resource use will be employed in order to reinforce the learning process. Essay topics of the students’ choice may be Kazakh or international.

PAD3543 Urban Development (3 credits)

Prerequisite: PAD2111

This course provides an overview of politics and policy-making for large cities and metropolitan areas. It dwells upon such issues as governmental strategies of reform; land-use planning and regulation; management and social impact of growth; transportation and the environment; citizen participation and development of local democratic institutions.

PAD3546 Comparative Educational Policy and Systems Design (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: PAD3542

The purpose of this course is to enable public policy and teacher candidates to think critically about education as a social institution. The course may be useful for public policy designers, teachers, educational administrators, workers in international institutions, workers in science and industrial policy, consultants in vocational and human resource development or retraining, and for social reformers.  The course focuses on Western Europe and North America, the CIS and Eastern Europe, and Central Asia.

PAD3547 Social Policy in Transition Countries (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: PAD3542

The goal of the course is to provide students with an understanding of social issues involved in the transition from a centrally planned to a market economy. The course equips students with skills in analyzing the process of social policy formation and in evaluating current social policy conditions in transition economies, and gives them knowledge of the steps needed to move from an authoritarian to a civil society

PAD3548 Health Care Policy (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: PAD3542

This course is designed to instill an understanding of major health care policymaking and related issues. The course emphasizes history/background; the physical, social, and economic environment; the policy process; and the political marketplace of contemporary Kazakhstan health care policies.

PAD4441 Oil and Gas Policy (3 Credits)

Prerequisites: PAD2111

The course will examine the role of oil and gas in politics, including the types of regimes in which oil figures prominently, and will examine the ways in which government policies affect economic growth in these industries.

The course will pay special attention to the role of OPEC in world affairs, and to the growing influence of newly emerged oil powers, including the Caspian Sea region and Republic of Kazakhstan.

PAD4542 Current Issues in Public Policy and Administration (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: PAD3542

This course provides a scholarly perspective on public policy and administration that covers major theories associated with the field and the political, social, and economic context within which they are developed. The course will make a strong connection between the students’ professional development and a body of knowledge based on major theories and concepts of public policy and administration.

PAD4553.2 Local Government (2 Credits)

Prerequisite: PAD2111

The course is designed to provide students with an understanding of the political, institutional, and legal framework of local government activities. Students will be introduced to the concept of power decentralization. The focus will be on the process of decentralization in Kazakhstan, with regard to particular problems and constraints that local governments encounter.

PAD4003 Public Policy of Kazakhstan (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: PAD 3542

This course begins with a discussion of social prerequisites for and governmental strategies of national development, with reference to managerial versus liberal modernizing approaches.  Reference is made to the historical, economic, and social origins of public policies in Kazakhstan.  The course then proceeds to an examination of the main challenges of national consolidation and institutional development facing the country.

Students will have the opportunity to work on a variety of topics such as nation-building, culture, and immigration policy; development of the public service; science, education, and labour policy; industrial and agricultural policy; information, broadcasting, and media; WTO accession, or other topics, depending on students’ interests and agreement with the instructor.

Plus any 1 from the following

Course Code Course Title Credits
PAF3534 Taxation and Spending in Selected Countries 3
PAF4531 Investment Management 3
PAF4532 Current Topics in Financial Management 3
PAF4533 Financial Management in the Public Sector 3
PAF4535 Public Sector Auditing 3
PAF4536 Project Appraisal and Management 3
PAF4532.4 Managerial Accounting 3
PAF3532 Government and Business 3

PAF3532 Government and Business (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: PAD 2111

The course focuses on the role of government for supporting and enhancing private entrepreneurship.  This includes identifying the industries in which government production of goods and services is necessary and industries in which government is not normally involved, and why.  Topics also include ways and forms of government regulation of private business, antitrust policy and promotion of competition.  Students will do case studies illustrating the rationale for government intervention in different sectors of the economy and will discuss the public policy toward development of private business.

PAF3534 Taxation and Spending in Selected Countries (3 Credits)

Prerequisites: PAD 2511, ECN2103 (or ECN1101)

This course will study both the theories of taxation and how various taxation concepts and approaches are used in different countries around the world. Some topics will focus on alternative ways of generating revenue, and how successful government is in doing this. Other topics will examine government spending programs in areas such as social insurance, education, and health care. Students will study the success and difficulties in implementation of different tax structures in different countries, including the United States, Canada, Kazakhstan, and other Central Asian countries.

PAF4531 Investment Management (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: PAF3511

Theory and practice of investment decisions of individuals and fund managers. Topics include capital market theory and the efficient market hypothesis literature. Standard institutional and investment analysis topics and international investment topics are also covered.

PAF4532 Current Topics in Public Financial Management (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: PAF3511

Examination of public financial management topics currently being discussed in the media, and development of advanced analytical skills in those areas. Topics will change depending on the global environment and the implications of government decisions on global financial and economic issues.

PAF4533 Financial Management in Public Sector (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: PAF3511

In this course students will study theory and practice of financial management in public and private organizations. Analysis of financial statements, pro forma statements, cost of capital, risk and return, capital budgeting, and other indicators of financial performance will be studied. Also, attention will be paid to socioeconomic aspects of financial management. Case studies may be employed where applicable.

PAF4535 Public Sector Auditing (3 credits)

Prerequisite: PAF 3511

The course introduces participants to the concepts and practices of performance auditing/assessment.  Students will be provided with the knowledge and skills to determine whether a public organization is managing and utilizing its resources efficiently. They will be able to identify the causes of inefficiencies in public organizations and determine whether an agency has considered alternatives that might yield desired results at lower costs. Other topics include economy and efficiency assessments, effectiveness assessments, and introduction to financial auditing.

PAF4536 Project Appraisal and Management (3 credits)

Prerequisite: PAF3511

The main aim of this course is to provide an introduction to elementary techniques in project financial and economic analysis and their application to a range of public sector investment projects at different scales. During the course, agricultural, industrial and infrastructural projects will be considered with the emphasis upon practical decision-making with limited information and in the context of public goals and objectives.

PAF4532.2 Current Topics in Public Financial Management: Managerial Accounting (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: PAF3511

Examination of public financial management topics currently being discussed in the media, and development of advanced analytical skills in those areas. Topics will change depending on the global environment and the implications of government decisions on global financial and economic issues.

Major Electives in Governance and Law

Following are the options from which 7 electives can be selected. Students are free to choose any 3 from the governance and any 4 from Law areas

Governance Area

Course Code Course Title Credits
PAD4003 Public Policy of Kazakhstan 3
PAD4553 Government and Business 3
PAD4701 Current Issues in Governance and Law 3
PAD4702 CSR and International Development 3

PAD4003 Public Policy of Kazakhstan (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: PAD 3542

This course begins with a discussion of social prerequisites for and governmental strategies of national development, with reference to managerial versus liberal modernizing approaches.  Reference is made to the historical, economic, and social origins of public policies in Kazakhstan.  The course then proceeds to an examination of the main challenges of national consolidation and institutional development facing the country.

Students will have the opportunity to work on a variety of topics such as nation-building, culture, and immigration policy; development of the public service; science, education, and labour policy; industrial and agricultural policy; information, broadcasting, and media; WTO accession, or other topics, depending on students’ interests and agreement with the instructor.

PAD4553 Local Government (2 Credits)

Prerequisite: PAD2111

The course is designed to provide students with an understanding of the political, institutional, and legal framework of local government activities. Students will be introduced to the concept of power decentralization. The focus will be on the process of decentralization in Kazakhstan, with regard to particular problems and constraints that local governments encounter.

PAD4702 CSR and International Development

The course examines corporate social responsibility (CSR), which is one of numerous development challenges today. An overview of corporate social responsibility (CSR), focusing on today’s interplay between business and governments, intergovernmental institutions, investors and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) is provided. The course examines both theoretical and real-world cases of CSR and development as well as various topics including global initiatives on CSR and CSR in Kazakhstan. This course is in a seminar format and students are expected to participate actively in class discussions and activities.

Other electives:

PAD2700 Introduction to Sociology (3 Credits)

Prerequisites: None

The course provides students with the necessary background needed to analyze social structures and social institutions. Emphasis is placed on building sociological perspectives and a comprehensive understanding of sociology as an academic discipline. The course covers various theoretical paradigms and concepts in the field of sociology.

PAD3115 Professional Internship in Public Administration (7 credits)

Prerequisite: PAD2111

Internships are aimed at practical application of public administration studies, development of professional skills and acquiring work experience. They are available in a wide range of public agencies and non-profit organizations. These high quality professional internships are tailored to suit your needs whether it is a requirement for university, a desire to experience another culture, broaden your horizons or expand your career opportunities.

PAD4521 Current Issues in Public Management

Prerequisite: PAD2111

This course discusses government reform and modernization efforts across the world. It deals with the most common areas in need of reform and innovation such as civil service, regulation, service delivery, and corruption control. It looks at innovations that involve the use of information technology, performance management, and competition to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of government. Many concepts now in use in public sector management borrowed from the private sector. How they apply and conceptualize in a public sector context is an important part of this course.

PAF3511 Fundamentals of Public Financial Management (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: PAD2111

This course provides students with a conceptual understanding of the financial decision-making process made in public sector enterprises. With a focus on the big canvass, the course provides a foundation to financial decision-making rooted in current financial theory and in the present state of world economic conditions. The goal of this course is not merely to teach a discipline or trade but also enable students to understand what is learned and yet unforeseen problems—in short, to educate students in public financial management issues such as administration and management of Government’s financial affairs, allocation, investment, control of public funds, and public budgeting.

CSS 3001.1 Introductory Internship (Kazakhstan Parliament) Foundation Course (3 credits)

Prerequisite: PAD2111

CSS3001.2 Introductory Internship (Kazakhstan Parliament) (3 credits)

Prerequisite: CSS3001.1

The internship is designed to provide the student with an experiential learning opportunity by placing the individual in the Parliament of Kazakhstan

CSS 3002.1 Introductory Internship (Ministry of Economics) Foundation Course (3 credits)

CSS3002.2 Introductory Internship (Ministry of Economics) (3 credits)

PAD4562 Current Issues in Governance and Law

The course examines current trends and innovations that are relevant in enhancing societal development in areas of public governance, public administration and the enactment and development of legal frameworks in furtherance of good governance. Case studies and the use of information technology may be applied.

Scholarship opportunities
There are many merit-based scholarship opportunities for Kazakhstani and international students.
While studying at KIMEP University, students may also apply for part-time positions available on the University campus.

If you would like to apply for a scholarship, contact the Office of Financial Aid. .

Tuition & Fees

Study abroad opportunities
One- or two-semester exchange programs with many international partner universities offer students the opportunity to discover the world. Credits earned abroad count towards KIMEP degrees.

Innovations
We are proud to announce a new course “Model UN” in collaboration with UN Kazakhstan starting from Spring 2017 semester.

Employment and Internship prospects
Graduates have a high employment rate and work in a wide range of areas such as:

  • National and local government
  • International and Kazakhstani business corporations
  • International and local NGOs
  • The United Nations
  • Foreign services and embassies
  • Administration in the public and private sectors
  • Public finance and management
  • Public and business relations management
  • Some of program alumni include the Vice President of Air Astana, the Director for Onshore Projects at the Kazakh Institute of Oil and Gas, Audit Partners at KPMG Audit, a Leading Expert-Economist in the National Bank of the Republic of Kazakhstan, and others.
  • Internship opportunities are available in the Kazakhstani Parliament, Akimats, various private sector companies,and international development agencies.
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Christopher Bernard Primiano, Ph.D. (On leave for Fall 2020)

Assistant Professor
Department of International Relations and Regional Studies

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Christopher B. Primiano is an assistant professor of international relations at KIMEP University. Chris is author of China, the UN and Human Rights: Implications for World Politics (Routledge Press).

In addition, his articles have appeared in Journal of Chinese Political Science, Peace Economics, Peace Science and Public Policy, East Asia, Asia Pacific Journal of Sport and Social Science, International Politics, China: An International Journal, China Report, and Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs.

He can be reached at c.primiano@kimep.kz


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Gianluca Spezza, Ph.D. (On leave for Fall 2020)

Assistant Professor, Department of International Relations and Regional Studies

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Dr. Gianluca Spezza completed his Ph.D. in international relations at the International Institute of Korean Studies, University of Central Lancashire (UK) at the end of 2017 under the guidance of professor Hazel Smith, a foremost expert on North Korea. His current research interests include North Korean society – particularly the education sector – and the relationship between North Korea and International Organizations, specifically UNICEF, UNDP, and UNESCO. Dr. Spezza is also interested in comparative analyses of North Korea vis-a-vis other totalitarian regimes, the national identity and national interest of the two Koreas, state compliance with international norms, and the influence of beliefs on politics. Aside from his academic work, he writes as a freelance analyst and op-ed writer for NK News and IRIN news. Since 2012, his work has on North Korea been either published or featured on The Guardian, BBC, Newsweek Korea, Business Insider, Asia Newsdesk, DR (Danish Broadcasting Corporation), and Radio RAI (Italian National Broadcast). His publications include a chapter in the North Korea Atlas (Damdi, 2014), and a chapter in the forthcoming “De-demonizing North Korea”, by NIAS Press in Copenhagen. Dr. Spezza also co-authored Icons of Rhetoric, a media-literary project on North Korean media and society, together with UK photographer Chris Barrett, in 2015. Dr. Spezza holds a Master in Contemporary History from the University of Torino, Italy, and a Master of Social Science in Asian Studies (IR) from the University of Turku, Finland.


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JeongWon Bourdais Park, Ph.D, Associate Professor

Associate Professor
Department of International Relations and Regional Studies

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BA (Ewha, Seoul), MPhil (Univ of Cambridge, UK), MSC and Ph.D (LSE, UK)

Publications:
Books (research monographs):

  • 2018: Regional Environmental Politics in Northeast Asia: Conflict and Cooperation (London: Routledge).
  • 2018: Identity, Policy and Prosperity: Border nationality of the Korean diaspora and regional development in Northeast China (Singapore: Palgrave Macmillan).

Academic journal articles:

  • 2020: “Contestation and collaboration for water resources: comparing the emerging regional water governance of the Aral Sea, Irtysh River, and Mekong River,” Journal of Asian and African Studies, [Sage Publications], forthcoming (co-authored/1st and corresponding author).
  • 2020: “The Green Paradox: A Key Catalyst for Inter-governmental Organizations’ Environmental Assistance to North Korea,” North Korean Review [McFarland] Vol. 17 No.2 Fall, forthcoming (co-authored/1st and corresponding author).
  • 2019: “Politicising the Manhwa Representations of the Comfort Women: with an Emphasis on the Angoulême International Festival Controversy,” East Asia: an international quarterly (Springer) Vol. 35. No. 137. pp. 36-66.
  • 2018: “The Strategic Duality and Convergence of China’s Transition in the Global Climate Regime: ‘From a Vetoing to a Leading Country’” Journal of Global and Area Studies, 2(1): 65-79.
  • 2017: “Ethnic Relations in Northeast China: ethnic revival or de-ethnicization in the Korean diaspora?’ European Journal of East Asian Studies (Brill Publishers) Vol.16. pp.36-66.
  • 2017: “Sub- and Trans-national Actors in South Korea’s Island Disputes: the cases of Dokdo and Ieodo (co-authored/corresponding author), Asian Affairs: An American Review (Taylor and Francis) Vol.44 No.1 pp.9-29.
  • 2016: “Out of the comfort zone, towards greener public development aid’, Global Environmental Politics (MIT Press) Vol.16 No.4 pp.1-11.
  • 2013: “The Evolution of Green Growth Policy: an unwelcome intrusion in global environmental governance?” East Asian Economic Review (formerly, The Journal of East Asian Economic Integration) (Korea Institute for International Economic Policy) Vol.17 No.2 pp.207-241.
  • 2012: “The Stalemate over Multiculturalism in the United States: an analysis of migration policy reform during the Obama Administration’, Journal of Multi-Cultural Contents Studies (Choong-Ang University: Seoul) Vol.13 pp.291-318.
  • 2010: “The Impact of the European Convention on Human Rights on the Law of Property in England and Wales’, Law and Policy Review Vol. 1 No. 1 pp.89-101 .
  • 2010: “International Law on Water Resources and the Environment: beyond equitable utilization?’, IFANS Review (Korea National Diplomatic Academy/The Korean Ministry of Foreign Affairs) Vol. 17 No. 2 pp.95-126 .

Teaching courses:
IR Seminar on ‘Environmental Politics, Development and Global Governance’
Asian Security: Theory and Practice

Social and Political Theory

Research interests:
Environmental politics; global governance; security studies; comparative regional politics; International Relations of Asia and the Pacific


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Milen Nikolaev Filipov, Ph. D. in Public Communications and Information Sciences

Assistant Professor, Department of Media and Communication/College of Social Sciences

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Research and Publications:

Filipov. M. et. al. (2017).  Do Bulgarian Schools Effectively Communicate with Their School Communities? Journal of School Public Relations,  37(2):163-202.

Filipov. M. (2016). Media Release – A Basic Genre in Public Relations. Journal of Contemporary Humanitaristics, 2016(1): 7-18. (co-authorship with Galya Hristozova).


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Bahtiyar Kurambayev, Ph.D. Mass Communications

Assistant Professor, Department of Media and Communication/College of Social Sciences

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Research and Publications:

Kurambayev, B. (2017). Social Media Users Collectively Speak Up. Evidence from Central Asian Kyrgyz Republic. In S. Gordon. (Ed.), Online Communities as Agents of Change and Social Movements (pp. 44-66). Hershey, PA: IGI-Global.

Kurambayev, B. (2017). Bribery and Extortion in Kyrgyz Journalism or Simply Profitable Profession? Asia Pacific Media Educator, 27(1), 170-185.


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Aigerim Kalybay, Ph. D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Economics/College of Social Sciences

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Aigerim Kalybay is an Associate Professor at the Department of Economics. After graduating from L.N. Gumilyov Eurasian National University in 1998 she received a research fellow position at the Institute of Mathematics of the Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Kazakhstan. She worked at the Institute of Mathematics for six years, during which in 2002 she attained the degree of Candidate in Physical and Mathematical SciencesIn 2004 she received a grant from the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences for a two-year postgraduate study at the Luleå University of Technology, where she defended her PhD Thesis in 2006. In the same year she joined KIMEP.

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Courses taught: Mathematics for Business and Economics, Introduction to Statistics, Calculus, Quantitative methods for Economics, Quantitative Data Analysis, Statistical methods.

Selected Publications:

  1. A. Kalybay, “One-dimensional differential Hardy inequality”, Journal of Inequalities and Applications, 2017, 2017:21; http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13660-017-1293-3 (Published: January 2017).

 

  1. A. Kalybay, D. Karatayeva, R. Oinarov, A. Temirkhanova, “Oscillation of a second order half-linear difference equation and the discrete Hardy inequality”, Electronic Journal of Qualitative Theory of Differential Equations, # 43, 2017, 1-16; doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.14232/ejqtde.2017.1.43 (Published: May 2017).
  2. A. Kalybay, S. Shalginbayeva, “Additive estimates for discrete Hardy-type operators”, Eurasian Mathematical Journal, Vol. 9, #2, 2018, 44-53 (Published: June 2018).

 

  1. A. Kalybay, R. Oinarov, “Kernel operators and their boundedness from weighted Sobolev space to weighted Lebesgue space”, Turkish Journal of Mathematics, Vol. 43, 2019, 301-315; http://dx.doi.10.3906/mat-1807-187 (Published: January 2019).

 

  1. A. Kalybay, R. Oinarov, A. Temirkhanova, “Integral operators with two variable integration limits on the cone of monotone functions”, Journal of Mathematical Inequalities, Vol. 13, #1, 2019, 1-16; http://dx.doi.10.7153/jmi-2019-13-01 (Published: March 2019).

 

  1. A. Kalybay, R. Oinarov, “Estimates of a class of quasilinear integral operators on the set of nonnegative and nonnegative-monotone functions”, Izvestiya: Mathematics, Vol. 83:2, 2019, 61–82; http://dx.doi.org/10.4213/im8613 (Published: March-April 2019).

 

  1. A. Kalybay, “Weighted estimates for a class of quasilinear integral operators”, Siberian Mathematical Journal, Vol. 60, # 2, 2019, 291–303; http://dx.doi.org/10.1134/S0037446619020095 (Published: March-April 2019).


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Kanat Kudaibergenov, Doctor of Science

Adjunct Professor, Department of Economics/College of Social Sciences

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Research and Publications:

Kudaibergenov, K., (2016). On model-theoretic properties in the sense of Peretyat’kin, o-minimality, and mutually interpretable theories. Siberian Advances in Mathematics. ISSN: 1055-1344,  vol. 26, No. 3,  190 – 195.

Kudaibergenov, K. (2017). The small index property and the cofinality of the automorphism group. Siberian Advances in Mathematics. ISSN: 1055-1344, vol. 27, No. 1, 1 – 15.


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Kristopher White, Ph.D. Geography

Associate Professor, Department of Public Administration/College of Social Sciences

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Research and Publications:

White, K.D.  (2014). Nature and Economy in the Aral Sea Basin.  In The Aral Sea: The Devastation and Partial Rehabilitation of a Great Lake Micklin, Philip; Aladin, N.V.; Plotnikov, Igor (Eds.) Springer Earth System Sciences series, Chapter 12 pp. 301-335.  (Berlin Heidelberg: Springer-Verlag).

White, K.D.  (2013). A geographical perspective on the Aral Sea crisis: Three interpretations of an image.  Bulletin of Geography Socio-economic Series 21: 125-132.


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Aliya Nurtaeva, Ph. D. in Chemistry

Adjunct Professor, Department of Public Administration/College of Social Sciences

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Dr. Nurtaeva holds an Honors Diploma (1974) and Candidate of Science degrees in Chemistry from Moscow State University (1979 and a Ph.D. in Chemistry from Oklahoma State University (1999). She has more than 30 years of teaching experience including at Al-Farabi Kazakh National University, Oklahoma State University, New Hamphire Technical College, Southern New Hampshire University. She has done research in Chemistry, Technology and Radiation Dosimetry at KazGU, Moscow State University, Oklahoma State University and the Armed Forces Radiobiology Research Institute at National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda (USA) and registered 17 patents.


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Nurseit Niyazbekov, Ph. D. Politics

Assistant Professor, Department of International Relations and Regional Studies/College of Social Sciences

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Dr Nurseit Niyazbekov is an assistant professor in the Department of International Relations in KIMEP University in Almaty, Kazakhstan. He is researching and consulting various international media and think tanks in the areas of post-communist transitions, democratization, Central Asian state building and protest mobilization. He was a visiting research fellow at the University of Michigan and SciencePO. He obtained his PhD and MSc degrees in Politics and Sociology from the University of Oxford.


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Nadeem Naqvi, Ph. D.

Professor, Department of Economics/College of Social Sciences, College of Social Sciences

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Research and Publications:

Naqvi, N., & Egbert, H. (2015). Market-Dependent Domestic Production Set.  Journal of Economics and Finance Education, 14 (1), 31-40

Naqvi, N. (2017).  Production Possibility Frontier: New Concepts for Post-Crisis Economics Textbooks in Ploehn, Juergen and George Chobanov (Eds.), Sustainability and Welfare Policy in European Market Economies, Peter Lang, pp 11-12.


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Gerald Pech, Doctorate of Economics

Associate Professor, Department of Economics/College of Social Sciences
Dean, College of Social Sciences

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Gerald Pech held teaching and research positions at the Graduate School Bochum and Dortmund, the University of St Andrews, National University of Ireland in Galway, American University in Bulgaria and Johannes-Gutenberg University Mainz. His fields of specialization are game theory, public economics and the economic analysis of institutions.


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Francis Amagoh, Ph. D. in Public Policy and Administration

Professor, Department of Public Administration/College of Social Sciences

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Research and Publications:

Amagoh, F. (2017). Healthcare in Kazakhstan in The Future of Healthcare in Developing Countries in Asia( Eds. C. Aspalter and K. Pribadi).  London: Routledge/Taylor & Francis.

Amagoh, F., & Rahman, T. (2016). Tapping into the Potential of Academic Diaspora for Homeland Development: The Case of Nigeria. Journal of International Migration and Integration .Vol. 17 No. 1, 35-53.


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Nygmet Ibadildin, Ph. D. in Political Science and International Relations

Chair of the Department of International Relations and Regional Studies, Department of International Relations and Regional Studies/College of Social Sciences

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Nygmet Ibadildin graduated in 1995 from Kazakh State University with major in Philosophy.  He made his Master of Arts in International relations in California State University at Fresno. He defended his PhD dissertation in 2011 in University of Tampere, School of Management. Title of dissertation is Role Of New And Old Institutional Framework In Combating The Resource Curse In Kazakhstan”. Dissertation grade is Magna cum laude approbatur.

He was editor and journalist in the Energy of Kazakhstan magazine and in the newspaper Vremya Po form 1999-2002.

Worked in different schools in Kazakhstan and abroad.

Research interests are political economy of natural resources, institutional development, Post-Soviet institutions and discourse analysis.

Currently teaching in KIMEP University, Almaty, Kazakhstan.

Research and Publications:

Ibadildin, N. (2012). Role of institutions in Kazakhstan in combating the resource curse: Transition from the Soviet legacy to something else. London: Lambert Academic Publishing.

Ibadildin, N. (2009). Oil and Authoritarianism in Kazakhstan, in Ostrov, B. (Ed.) From Silk Road to Oil Slick: Kazakhstan Reemergence to Modernity. Norwalk: EastBridge.

List of Publications

Charles McGrath, Nygmet Ibadildin. Kazakh Famine 1928-1932. Publication date.2018/5. Journal Ukrainian Policymaker, Volume 2, 2018: 12-19 DOI: 10.29202/up/2/2

Ken Harvey and Nygmet Ibadildin. Handbook of Research on Human Social Interaction in the Age of Mobile Devices, scheduled for publication in 2016 by IGI Global, Chapter Mobile Impacting All Phases of Business IGI Global 2016

Ken Harvey and Nygmet Ibadildin. Business and mobile: Rapid restructure required June 2016 DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-0469-6.ch014

Нефть и политика. Мировой опыт и Казахстан. Казакпарат: Алматы 2015 in Russian

Role Of New And Old Institutional Framework In Combating The Resource Curse In Kazakhstan. Acta Universitatis Tamperensis 1600, Tampere 2011

Role of institutions in Kazakhstan in combating the resource curse

Transition from the Soviet legacy to something else

2011

LAP Lambert Academic Publishing

292 p

Oil and Authoritarianism in Kazakhstan, Chapter for the book From Silk Road to Oil Slick: Kazakhstan Reemergence to Modernity, Edited by Ben Ostrov. Norwalk: EastBridge 2009

Resource Curse avoidance policies in Kazakhstan: issues, debates, difficulties in implementation in The Exploitation Of The Landscape Of Central And Inner Asia: Past, Present And Future Edited by Michael Gervers, Uradyn E. Bulag, Gillian Long, Toronto Studies in Central and Inner Asia, No. 9  Asian Institute, University of Toronto

Toronto, 2008

Kazakhstan. Article for the Routledge Encyclopedia of adolescence, 2007

“Concepts of Political Development and Modernization”, Poisk, Research journal of  the Ministry of education and science 2003, 4 (Part II)

“Concepts of Political Development and Modernization”, Poisk, Research journal of  the Ministry of education and science 2003, 4 (Part I)

“Historical and Country Lessons in Oil Development”,  Poisk , Research journal of  the Ministry of education and science 2002 , 4

“Interdependence Of Oil And Politics In Kazakhstan”,  Poisk , Research journal of  the Ministry of education and science 2002 , 3

“The Great Game. History and today”,  Vestnik Vishei Shkoly Kazakhstana, 2002, 1, Almaty

“World Best Practice for Petroleum Fund and Kazakhstan’s Variant”,  Poisk , Research journal of  the Ministry of education and science 1,2002, p.152-156

“Some Positive and Negative Aspects of Oil Development in Kazakhstan”,  Poisk , Research Journal of  the Ministry of Education and Science №6, 2001, p.215-218

“International aspects of oil production in Kazakhstan”, Kazakhstan and World Community: Collection of the Articles, edited by M. Zholdasbekov Almaty: Dyke-press, 2000. p.134-143

“What are the Price Determinants for Oil Markets” Materials of the International Conference held by Diplomatic Academy, Astana, January 18-19, 2001 TACIS, FINEK.

“Some Implications of the Recent Constitutional Changes in Kazakhstan”, Working Papers. Symposium: Politics, Economics and Ideology in Kazakhstan, Research Center Almaty, Kazakhstan, KIMEP, 1999, pp. 130-134

“Philosophy and Idealism” Poisk , Research Journal of  the Ministry of Education and Science 1999, 1, p.194-199, Almaty,

“Realist, Interdependent and World Systems theories as Explanatory Models of International Relations” Higher Education in Kazakhstan. 1999, 1, pp.119-124, Almaty

“The Economic Miracle and Its Rational Explanations” Poisk, Research Journal of the Ministry of Education and Science. 1998, 3, pp.198-201, Almaty,

“Philosophy as an Apophatic Phenomenon of the Consciousness” Mysl, Republican journal on social and political issues 1998, 6, pp.18-23, Almaty,

“Liberalization in Kazakhstan. Part 1.”, Vestnik Vishei Shkoly Kazakhstana ,1998, 4, pp.135-141, Almaty

“Liberalization in Kazakhstan. Part 2.”, Vestnik Vishei Shkoly Kazakhstana 1998, 5, pp.94-106, Almaty

“Truth. Beauty and Common Good”, Mysl, Republican journal on social and political issues

1998, 6, pp.36-38, Almaty,

“Some Peculiarities of Philosophical Discourse”, Poisk , Research Journal of  the Ministry of Education and Science 1998, 3, pp.191-192, Almaty,

“Relationship between Political and Military Elites in Russia”, Vestnik Vishei shkoly Kazakhstana, 1996, 4, pp. 65-70, Almaty

“Kataphatic Definition of Philosophy”, Methodical Recommendations Almaty, “Kazakh Universiteti”, 1997 pp.3-17

“Economic and Political relations of Kazakhstan with Russia, China and United States”, Vestnik Vishei Shkoly Kazakhstana , 1997, 4, pp.75-82, Almaty

“Sino-American Relations” Materials of the First International Scientific Conference on the Role of Sociology, October 23-24 1996, pp.158-167, Almaty, 1997

“Kataphatic Definition of Philosophy” Vestnik Vishei Shkoly Kazakhstana , 1996, 5, pp.114-124, Almaty

“Apophatic Definition of Philosophy”, Vestnik Vishei Shkoly Kazakhstana 1996, 4, pp. 71-81, Almaty

Patents

US Patent PCT/US 2013/049188 Bentonite collars for wellbore casings Craig Benson, Ivan Kornienko, Nygmet Ibadildin – US Patent App. 13/542,390, 2012 WO 2014008325 A1 United States Patent US009080419B2 (12) (10) Patent No.: US 9,080,419 Date of Patent: Jul. 14, 2015

Номер патента: 30703. Узел обсадной трубы и способ изоляции зазора между обсадной трубой и стенкой ствола скважины.. Опубликовано: 15.12.2015. Авторы: Бэнсон Крэг Х.Ибадильдин Ныгмет АмангельдиновичКорниенко Иван Викторович

МПК: E21B 43/10C09K 3/18E21B 17/01

Kazakhstan Patent No16322, Е21В 33/14, 14.10.2005
 Сушко Сергей Михайлович, Бегун Анатолий Данилович, Ибадильдин Ныгмет Амангендинович, Корниенко Иван Викторович. Способ заканчивания технологических скважин и конструкция герметизирующего стакана

Kazakhstan Patent No15117, 15.12.2004 Цирельсон Людмила Екимовна, Ибадильдин Ныгмет Амангендинович Способ лечения диарейных заболеваний

Kazakhstan Patent No 14313, 05.05.2004  Цирельсон Людмила Екимовна, Ибадильдин Ныгмет Амангендинович Способ получения адсорбирующего средства из коллоидных глин

Kazakhstan Patent No 13071, 15.05.2003 Бухман Михаил Александрович, Ибадильдин Ныгмет Амангендинович Распылительная сушилка


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Sholpan Kozhamkulova, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor and Chair, Department of Media and Communications/College of Social Sciences

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Currently, Sholpan is on leave to study towards her PhD in Journalism Studies at the University of Maryland. Sholpan Kozhamkulova graduated from Kazakh National University with a BA in Journalism in 2000. She earned an MA in Translation Theory from Abylay Khan Kazakh State University in 2002, an MA in Journalism and Public Affairs from the American University in Washington DC in 2004 and a PhD in Political Communications from KazNU in 2008. Her career includes work as an editor at “Aykos” and teaching positions at Abylay Khan University and KazNU.


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Saltanat Kazhimuratova, M.A. in International Journalism

Senior Lecturer, Department of Media and Communication/College of Social Sciences

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A professional journalist, experienced university professor, worked as an editor in the newspapers and magazines, taught Journalism courses at universities. Was a visiting scholar in the J-School at Michigan State University, USA and Lund University in Sweden. Is a member of the European Communication Research and Education Association (ECREA). Was awarded an “Y. Altynsarin” medal by the Ministry of Education of Kazakhstan for the remarkable contribution to teaching and upbringing the young generation. “The Best Faculty of the AY 2016-2017”.


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Frederick Emrich, MA in Media Arts

Assistant Professor/ Department of Media and Communication/College of Social Sciences

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Frederick Emrich earned BA in Media Arts and an MA in Media arts from the University of Arizona. His previous appointments were as Sessional Lecturer at Carleton University, as Consultant on Web Site Redesign with the Soros Foundation Kazakhstan and as researcher for the Credibility Project at the American Library Association. He also was an editor for the Information Commons Project at the American Library Association.


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Alma Kudebayeva, Ph. D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Economics/College of Social Sciences

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Research and Publications:

Kudebayeva A., (2018) “Chronic Poverty in Kazakhstan” CERGE-EI Working Paper Series 627, Prague.

Barrientos, A., and Kudebayeva, A., (2018) “Social Transfers and Women’s Labour Supply in Kyrgyzstan” IZA Institute of Labor Economics, GLM|LIC Working Paper No. 41

Kudebayeva, A., Barrientos, A., (2017) “A Decade of Poverty Reduction in Kazakhstan 2001-2009: growth and/or redistribution? “ Journal of International Development, 29, 1166–1186.

Kudebayeva, A., Janbaouva A., (2017) “Multidimensional Poverty: An Application to Kazakhstan” Central Asia Business Journal, Vol.8, No.1 Summer2017.

Barrientos, A., and Kudebayeva, A., (2015) “Social Transfers and Women’s Labour Supply in Kyrgyzstan” Brooks World Poverty Institute Working Paper No. 215. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2704450 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2704450 .

Brück, T., Esenaliev, D., Kroeger, A., Kudebayeva, A., Mirkasimov, B., Steiner, S. (2014) “Household Survey Data for Research on Well-Being and Behavior in Central Asia” Journal of Comparative Economics, 42, 819-835.


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Nickolay Povetkin, MA in Economics

Adjunct Senior Lecturer, Department of Economics/College of Social Sciences

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Nickolay Povetkin earned a Diploma in English language teaching from Ablay-Khan Kazakhstan State University in 2000 and an MA in Economics from KIMEP University in 2002. He joined KIMEP in 2002.


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Altay Mussurov, Ph. D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Economics/College of Social Sciences

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Dr. Altay Mussurov obtained his doctorate in Economics from the University of Wales. Before joining KIMEP, he worked as a consultant for the World Bank and then as a tutorial leader at the LSE Summer School, after which he was a research associate at Sheffield University. He has taught courses in macroeconomics, development economics and labor economics, and he is also involved in supporting the internship program. His recent research focuses on questions concerning marital sorting and compensation for danger. In a project supported by the International Development Research Centre (Canada), he examined questions concerning employment decisions and earnings in the formal and informal wage employment.


Eldar Madumarov (1)

Eldar Madumarov, Doctorate in Economics

Chair, Department of Economics/College of Social Sciences

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Research and Publications:

Alimbekov, A.,  Madumarov, E., &  Pech, G. (2017). Sequencing in Customs Union Formation: Theory and Application to the Eurasian Economic Union. Journal of Economic Integration 32.

Madumarov, E. (2008) External Factors of Economic Growth: Transition Economies of the Baltics and Central Asia. VDM Verlag, Saarbrücken, August 2008. (Book).


Leon Taylor (1)

Leon Taylor, Ph.D. in Economics

Associate Professor, Department of Economics/College of Social Sciences

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Research and Publications:

Taylor, L., Coats, R. M., & Dalton, Th. (2006) Economics and the Easter Island metaphor. Rapa Nui Journal 20:2. 97-110.

Taylor, L., Johnson, J., & Pecquet, G. M.(2007). Gains from trade in ‘dirty’ industries: Lawrence Summers’ memo revisited. Cato Journal 27:3. 397-410.


Aliya Tankibayeva(6)

Aliya Tankibayeva, Ph. D.

Assistant Professor and Chair, Department of Public Administration/College of Social Sciences

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Aliya Tankibayeva holds a master degree of Public Administration with specializations in Public Management and Public Finance. She defended her PhD dissertation on  women executive leadership capabilities at the University of Northampton, UK. Aliya also has management experience in international corporations in Kazakhstan and in Japan. Aliya’s current research interests include innovative organizational models, technology for sustainable development, individual and societal well-being, new literacies and digital epistemologies.


Kabdiyeva Aliya (2)

Aliya Kabdiyeva, MPhil

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Public Administration/College of Social Sciences

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Research and Publications:

Kabdiyeva, A. (2015). Development of NGOs in Kazakhstan. European Journal of Business and Social Sciences 4 (2), pp. 159-169.

Dixon, J., Kabdiyeva A. (2014). Collaboration between the State and NGOs in Kazakhstan. International Journal of Community and Cooperative Studies 1(1), pp. 27-41.


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Saule Emrich-Bakenova, Ph.D. in Public Policy

Associate Professor, Department of Public Administration/College of Social Sciences

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Education:
• Doctor of Philosophy, Public Policy, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada
• Master of Study in Law, Faculty of Law, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
• Master of Public Administration, Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy, University at Albany, SUNY, New York, U.S.A.

Selected Publications:
– Janus-Faced Dysfunctional Law: Case of Kazakhstan’s Socioeconomic Support to Refugee Community. Central Asia and Caucus: Journal of Social and Political Studies March: 125-135. 2015

– Mapping the Legislation, Policies and Programmes on Child Labour and Youth Employment in Kazakhstan. ILO-IPEC. 2012.

– Study on Self-Reliance Opportunities for Urban Refugees in Kazakhstan. UNHCR. 2011.

– Sex-workers in Kazakhstan Seek Legalization and Regulation of Their Trade, A EurasiaNet commentary, 2016. http://www.eurasianet.org/node/80201

– Kazakhstan: New Labor Code Squeezes Older Workers, A EurasiaNet commentary (with Frederick Emrich). 2016. http://www.eurasianet.org/node/80201


Azhar Baisakalova (2)

Azhar Baisakalova, Ph. D.

DBA, Adjunct
Assistant Professor, Department of Public Administration/College of Social Sciences

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Research and Publications:

Baisakalova A.B. (2015). Grounded Action Research: Systems Thinking Approach to Promoting CSR in Kazakhstan. Abstracts of the Papers Presented at the ISSS2015 International Conference “Governing the Anthropocene: The greatest challenge for systems thinking in practice?” pp.131-132. Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany, 2-7 August, 2015, ISBN: 978-1-906740-13-9.

Baisakalova A.B. (2016). Responsible Business and Social Entrepreneurship in Kazakhstan. Chapter in the book: The World Guide to Sustainable Enterprise (ed. Wayne Visser), v. 2, 78-83. Greenleaf Publishing. ISBN-13: 978-1-78353-462-3.


Dennis Soltys (7)

Dennis Soltys, Ph. D. in Political Science

Adjunct Professor, Department of Public Administration/College of Social Sciences

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Professor Dennis Soltys obtained his PhD from the Department of Political Science, University of Toronto.

He has served on many KIMEP committees, especially concerning accreditations and quality assurance, and is currently the chair of the Department of Public Administration and International Development.

In his 15 years at KIMEP Dr. Soltys has taught a wide variety of courses, including graduate courses in research methods and thesis-writing, public policy of Kazakhstan, comparative education policy, and organization theory. He has publications in top international journals such as Journal of Central Asia, Comparative Education, International Journal (Canada) and Foreign Policy (USA), complemented by numerous conference papers published in Kazakhstan.

His main research interests include the cultural foundations and systemic design of public education in developed and transitional countries, development of civil society in transitional countries, and the public policy of Kazakhstan.

Email: dsoltys@kimep.kz
Tel. (727) 270-4303

Research and Publications:

Soltys, D. (2017). Social transformation with conflict avoidance in Ukraine between the maidans of 2004  and 2014. Post-Soviet Affairs, USA, (submitted, September, 2017).

Soltys, D. (2017). The central role of humanities and social sciences education in powering economic innovation.  Vcheni zapysky (Scientific Notes), Kyiv, (forthcoming, July 2017).


Gulnara Dadabayeva (1)

Gulnara Dadabayeva

Associate Professor, Department of International Relations and Regional Studies
Phone: 270-42-79, 270-42-88 ext. 3077
Office:129 /ac
E-Mail: dgulnara@kimep.kz

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Associate Professor

Education:
D.Sc. (Historical Sciences), Kazakh National University named after Al-Farabi, Kazakhstan

Work experience:

2005 – present, Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science and International Relations, KIMEP, Kazakhstan

1987 – 2005, Lecturer, Department of History, in Kazakh National University named after al-Farabi, Kazakhstan

Primary teaching areas and teaching experience:
History of Kazakhstan,  “Nation-state building in Asian Republics of Soviet Union” ”Government and Politics in Central Asia”, ”Central Asian – Russian  Relations”, “History of Diplomacy from 1648 to 1815”, “History of Diplomacy from 1815 to 1945”

Research interests:
Nationalism and nation-state building processes in modern Central Asia.

Selected publications:

Articles

Post-Soviet Kazakhstan: Nationalism and Language Issues. The Soviet and Post-Soviet Review, vol. 37 no. 2 2010, Brill The Netherland, ISSN 1075-1262, e-ISSN 1876-3324 (co-author A. Adibayeva)

Kazakh Nationalism in Eurasian Context. History Research, vol.2, Number 7, July 2012. USA, David Publishing Company, ISSN 2159-550X, ISSN 2159-5518.

El Nasionalismo Kazajo en el Contexto Eurasia Tico, Eurasiatica Revista Online Sobre Asia Central, 2011, 2

Post-Crisis World: The Chinese Factor in The Transformation of Kazakhstan” , co-author A. Adibayeva (submitted for publication by Journal of South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies (USA)

Problems of Refugees from Central Asia as Consequences of Stalin’s Modernization [Проблема Беженцев из Центральной Азии, как Последствия Сталинской Модернизации], Vestnik KazNU, Seriya Istoricheskaya, 2009, 2 (31): С. 11-18

Nationalism in Modern Kazakhstan Language Policy, Otan Tarihy, 2009, 2: 54-63

The Peculiarities of “Russification Processes” in SovietRepublics and Kazakh Language Problems [Особенности Процесса «Русификации» в Советских Республиках и Проблемы Казахского Языка], Аlash, 2009, 1 (22): 104 – 111

Kazakhstan – Russian relations in 2000-s geopolitical context (p. 21-27)// Kazakh civilization, # 3, 2012.

“Great Powers Politics in Central Asia in 2000-s: The New “Great Game”? // KazNU Herald [Вест. КазНУ, сер ист.] – 2013 – №3 (70).- с. 96-103.

Book chapters

“Mackinder’s legacy today: new challenges for Kazakhstan and Central Asia” in Central Asia in International Relations, ed. by Nick Megoran & Sevara Sharapova, Hirst and Co, London, 2013. (coauthor A. Adibayeva)

Государственная языковая политика в независимом Казахстане: внешне- и внутриполитические факторы.(с. 270-282) –/ Центральная Азия. Традиции и современность. Под ред. А.О. Чубарьяна. Институт всеобщей истории РАН РК.- Москва, 2011.- 330 с. ISBN 978-5-94067-326-2.

Нациестроительство в Центральной Азии: от советских наций к постсоветским нациям-государствам.(с. 295-317)  /Центральная Азия. Традиции и современность. Под ред. А.О. Чубарьяна. Институт всеобщей истории РАН РК.- Москва, 2011.- 330 с. ISBN 978-5-94067-326-2.

Kazakhstan during civil war [Казахстан в годы гражданской войны] //History of Kazakhstan  since ancient times to nowadays [История Казахстана с древнейших времен до наших дней (курс лекций)]. – Алматы: Уш Киян, 2003. – С. 360-382.

Textbooks

  • The Modern History of the World [Новейшая История Мира (Учебник для 9 классов 12-летних Школ)], (with G. Kokebayeva, M.Baisymakova), Mektep, Almaty, 2011
  • The Modern History of the World (Reading Materials Collection), [Новейшая История Мира] (Хрестоматия для 12-летних Школ), (with G. Kokebayeva, M.Baisymakova), Mektep, Almaty, 2011

Conference presentations

  • Russia and Kazakhstan: Searching for a New Partnership in 2000s, The Dragon and the Bear: Strategic Choices of China and Russia, 11th Aleksanteri Conference, Helsinki, Finland, November 2011
  • Kazakh Nationalism in Eurasian Context, CESS XII Annual Conference, Ohio State University, USA, September 2011
  • Nationalism Issues in Language Policy of Modern Kazakhstan, ICCEES XIII World Congress, Stockholm, Sweden, 2010
  • The Issues of Nationalism in Kazakhstan Language Policy, Osnovnite Problemi na Sovremenna Nauka, International Conference, Sofia, Bulgaria, 2009:  29-34
  • The Establishment of State Nationalism in Independent Kazakhstan, Strategiczne Pytania Awiatowej Nauki, International Conference, Przemysl, Poland, 2009: 72-78

Involvement in academic and professional associations:
Member of “Kazakhstan Historians” Association.
Member of Central Eurasian Studies Society (USA).

Contact info:

Phone: 270 42 79/88, ext 3077
Office: 129 Valikhanov bld.
E-Mail: dgulnara@kimep.kz


Aigul Adibayeva (2)

Aigul Adibayeva

Associate Dean, College of Social Sciences
Candidate of Science
Phone: 270-42-79, 270-42-88 ext. 3275
Office: 130/ac
E-Mail: aigula@kimep.kz

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Assistant Professor/Associate Dean/College of Social Sciences

Education:
Candidate of Science in Political Science, Almaty State University named of Abay, Kazakhstan, 2009

Primary teaching areas and teaching experience:
Areas: Political Science, International Relations
Teaching experience: 12 years

Courses taught at KIMEP:

-Fundamentals of Political Science

-Foreign Policy of Kazakhstan

-Russia-Central Asia Relations

-Ethics in International Affairs.

– Management of International Organizations

Research interests:
Research experience involves the following areas: Central Asian integration, issues in foreign policy of Kazakhstan, political and economic situation in Turkmenistan, Caspian region.

Joint Research and Curriculum Development Project “Excellence in Teaching on Global Business and International Relations” with Agder University (Norway), with support from the Norwegian Centre for Cooperation in Education (SIU) in May 2012-2014; curricular development and teaching the course of “Ethics in IA”.

Selected publications:

  1. A. Adibayeva, D. Saari, A. Tleuzhanova (2016). To the Question of Legal Regulations of International Trade in the Context of Multi-dimensional Diplomacy. International Economic Law, issue 1, Moscow, November, 2016.
  2. J. Melich, A. Adibayeva. Nation-building and Cultural Policy in Kazakhstan. European Scientific Journal, ISSN: 1857 – 7431, December 2013, special edition, vol. 2, pp.265-279.
  3. G. Dadabayeva, A. Adibayeva: A Post-Crisis World: The Chinese Factor in the Transformation of Kazakhstan. Journal of South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, Villanova University, Villanova PA, issue XXXVII no. 2, 2013.
  4. “Kazakhstani-Turkmenistan Relations at Modern Stage”, chapter in the edited book Historical Dictionary of Kazakhstan. Scarecrow Press Inc. Lanham, Toronto, 2012.           
  5. A. Adibayeva (co-authored with G. Dadabayeva). “H. Mackinder’s Legacy Today: New Challenges for Kazakhstan and Central Asia”, – a chapter in the edited book: H. Mackinder and the International Relations in Central Asia (Editor: Nick Megoran)//Published by: C Hurst & Co Publishers Ltd., London, ISBN-13: 978-1849042437/ December 2012.
  6. A. Adibayeva, (co-authored with G. Dadabayeva)Post-Soviet Kazakhstan: Nationalism and Language Issues, published in peer-reviewed journal The Soviet and Post-Soviet Review, volume 37, No.2, 2010, p. 127-141. – BRILL, the Netherland.

Contact info:

Phone +7(727) 270-43-12 (ext. 3189)
Office: 205 A Valikhanov bld.
E-Mail: aigula@kimep.kz


Nargis Kassenova (3)

Nargis Kassenova (On leave for AY 2020-2021)

Ph.D., Associate Professor

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Associate Professor / Director of Central Asian Studies Center

Education:

PhD in Political Science, Nagoya University, Japan, 2006
MA in Political Science, Nagoya University, Japan, 2001

Work experience:

2008-2010, EU-Central Asian Monitoring (EUCAM) project

2005-2006, Asia Barometer Survey Project

Selected involvement in public service activities
Chair of the Board of Trustees of Soros Foundation – Kazakhstan, 2011 – present;
Member of the Board of Trustees of Soros Foundation – Kazakhstan, 2009-2011.

Courses taught at KIMEP:

  • Asian Security: Theory and Practice
  • Central Asia in Global Politics
  • Comparative Politics
  • Fundamentals of International Relations
  • Russia-Central Asia Relations
  • Undergraduate Seminar in International Relations (Japan in Global Politics)
  • US-Kazakhstan Relations

Research interests:

Central Asian security; Asian security; Eurasian geopolitics; Eurasian energy security; political development in Central Asia

Selected publications:

Articles

  • Central Asia: Contemporary Security Challenges and Sources of State Resilience, (with Alessandro Frigerio), Security and Human Rights, 2013, 24
  • Kazakhstan and Eurasian Economic Integration: Quick Start, Mixed Results and Uncertain Future, Russie.Nei.Visions Reports No.14, Institut Français des Relations Internationales (IFRI), Paris, November 2012
  • Kazakhstan: Constructing Identity in a Post-Soviet Society, (with Scott Spehr), Asian Ethnicity, 2012, 13(2)
  • Prospects and Hurdles in EU-Kazakhstan Energy Cooperation, EUCAM Commentary, November, 2011
  • The Impact of the Global Economic Crisis on Central Asia and Its Implications for the EU Engagement, EUCAM Working Paper, October 2009, 5
  • Beyond Enlargement and Neighbourhood Policies: EU’s Central Asia Strategies, EU4seas project papers, October, 2009
  • The Gas Crisis and the Financial Crisis: The Impact on EU-Central Asia Relations in the Energy Sphere, ISS Opinion, European Union Institute for Security Studies, April, 2009
  • Kazakhstan and the South Caucasus Corridor in the Wake of the Georgia-Russia War, EUCAM Policy Brief, January, 2009, 3

Books

  • Kazakhstan and Eurasian Economic Integration: Quick Start, Mixed Results and Uncertain Future, in Eurasian Economic Integration: Law, Policy and Politics, Rilka Dragneva and Kataryna Wolszuk (Eds), Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, 2013
  • EU-Central Asia Bilateral Cooperation, in The European Union in Central Asia, Alexander Warkotch (Ed), Routledge Taylor & Francis, 2010
  • Central Asian Regional Security Cooperation: Constraints and Prospects, in Security Sector Reform in Central Asia: Exploring Needs and Possibilities, Merjin Hartog (Ed), Greenwood Papers, Groningen: The Centre for European Security Studies (CESS), 2010
  • The SCO Energy Club: Purpose and Prospects, Petroleum Politics of the Caspian, Indra Overland, Heidi Kjaernet and Andrea Herschman Kendall-Taylor (Eds), Routledge Taylor & Francis, 2009
  • China as an Emerging Donor in Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan, Understanding Russia and the New Independent States, Thomas Gomart and Tatiana Kastueva-Jean (Eds), Russie.Nei.Visions, Institut Français des Relations Internationales (IFRI), Paris, France, 2009
  • Japan’s Hesitant Embrace of Central Asia: Will There Be a Strategy?, in Great Powers and Regional Integration in Central Asia: A Local Perspective, Mario Esteban and Nicolas de Pedro (Eds), Fundacion Alternatives, Madrid, Spain, 2009

Conference presentations

  • Russia and China in Central Asia: Soft Power Policy Instruments in Comparative Perspective, The Dragon and the Bear: Strategic Choices of China and Russia, 11th Aleksanteri Conference, Helsinki, Finland, November 9-11, 2011
  • Kazakhstan’s Regional Economic Ambitions and Eurasian Customs Union, The Eurasian Trade Task Force Roundtable, French Institute of International Affairs (IFRI), Paris, France, October 17, 2011
  • Russia and China: Stabilizers or Destabilizers in Central Asia?, IFRI Breakfast Debate with Bobo Lo and Didier Chaudet, Paris, France, June 25, 2011
  • Kazakhstan’s Foreign and Regional Policies, REP Seminar on Kazakhstan’s Chairmanship of OSCE and Prospects for Democracy and Human Rights, Chatham House, UK, December 17, 2010
  • Solving the Energy Puzzle: Regional and European Energy Security, Reviewing EU Policy toward Central Asia: Meeting the Upcoming Challenges, Berlin, Germany, November 11, 2010
  • Kazakhstan’s Political Development and Social Democratic Values, EU and Central Asia: Roles and Prospects, Almaty, Kazakhstan, November 6-7, 2010
  • Central Asian Regional Security Cooperation: Constraints and Prospects, Security Sector Reform in Central Asia, Almaty, Kazakhstan, September 24-25, 2009

Contact information:

Phone: 270-42 84, ext. 3078
Office: 116 Valikhanov bld
E-mail: nargis@kimep.kz