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Bachelor of Journalism

The BA in Journalism program prepares its students to be well-trained communicators, providing them with the practical, technical, and language skills necessary to develop Kazakhstan’s media environment. The Bachelor of Arts in Journalism (BAJ) is a four-year program that primarily enrolls recent high school graduates who want to pursue careers in journalism, public relations, advertising, broadcasting, media management and communication.

The program is supported by a unique and well-equipped media laboratory that offers hands-on experience in digital journalism and public relations.

  • Programs prepare students for work or further study at the graduate level;
  • Opportunities to work for campus media;
  • Focus on professional experience through internships and production courses

Our Faculty
The BAJ faculty includes media professionals and well-trained academics from Kazakhstan, Europe, and North America who actively conduct research. All full time professors publish internationally.

National ratings and International accreditation

  • Nationally ranked in top 3 for “Journalism” programs by the National Ranking of Educational Programs: Bachelor Programs (IQAA RK) in 2020
  • Internationally accredited degree confirmed by the Foundation for Business Administration Accreditation (FIBAA), Germany

Curriculum

To earn a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism a student must complete 146 credits/240 ECTS.

Credits ECTS
General Education Requirements 36 56
Program Foundation Requirements 68 112
Program Required Courses 36 60
Final Attestation 6 12
Total Required for Graduation 146 240

Students should choose the General Education courses with the assistance and advice of the academic advisors. The following are some guidelines for students in the BAJ program.

General Education Requirements can be found in the General Education section of the Catalog.

Program Foundation Required Courses (32 credits/52 ECTS)

Course Code Course Title KIMEP Credits ECTS Prerequisites
ENG1100 Academic Speaking 3 5
ENG1121 Academic Reading and Writing II 3 5
JMC3616.2 or JMC3615.2 Writing for Russian/Kazakh Media 2 3 None
JMC2615 Media Writing 3 5 None
JMC 4614 Media Analysis 3 5 JMC2605
JMC2607 Ethical and Legal Issues in Media and Communication 3 5 None
JMC2605 Media and Society 3 5 None
JMC 2612 Internet and Society 3 5 None
GEN/PAD
2700.2
Fundamentals of Sociology 2 3
GEN/POL
2701.2
Fundamentals of Political Science 2 3
GEN1704.2
/ECN1101.2
Introduction to Economics 2 3
JMC3611 Internship I 3 5 JMC2605
TOTAL: 32 52

Program Foundation: Elective Courses – for more information please consult with CSS Program Coordinator at css_coordinator@kimep.kz.

Majors and minors
The Department of Journalism offers the following majors (specializations) to students:

  • Digital Journalism
  • Public Relations

And the following minors:

  • Communications
  • Media and Politics

JMC 1606 English for Media Communication I

Prerequisites: None

This course will develop students’ skills for journalistic and academic writing. Topics to be covered include: Proper citations (using both the conventions of journalism and of APA academic style); identifying and avoiding plagiarism; proper use and presentation of quotations; and clear writing styles for journalism and academic writing. Students will be introduced to good examples of academic and journalistic writing, and will produce their own examples using each style.

JMC 2604 Computer Design and Editing

Prerequisites: None

In this course students will learn the fundamentals of computer applications used to design and edit journalistic materials. It provides students with the skills needed to edit stories and design newspaper/magazine pages. Topics include drawing setup, drawing and editing techniques, pictorial drawing, how to master dimensions, printing, plotting, and basic 3D modeling.

JMC 2605 Mass Media and Society

Prerequisites: None

This course surveys how media and mass communication impact society and its economic and political development. It is designed to acquaint students with theory and research in the mass communication field. It examines the relationship between individuals and the media and explores the role of and impact of media in progressively larger social systems.  (Students who have taken GED2610 Mass Communications and Society should not take this course.)

JMC 2607 Ethical and Legal Issues in Mass Communication

Prerequisites: None

The course is designed to help journalists and communication professionals understand their rights and responsibilities. The course explores legal and ethical aspects in the press and in the public relations industry in Kazakhstan (local practice) and abroad (international practice). The ethical part of the course addresses news manipulation, bias, unfairness, plagiarism, fabrication, conflict of interest. The legal part introduces Press law and key concepts of Kazakhstani legal system related to regulation of mass and online communication.

JMC 2608/GEN2812 Introduction to Public Relations

Prerequisites: None

This course is designed to provide students with introductory theoretical knowledge of public relations and beginning practical experience. It surveys the basics of the PR process and PR-related communication theories. It also introduces students to PR strategies and tactics and discusses public relations professional ethics. The course offers students an opportunity to use some of the strategies and tactics that public relations practitioners have actually used in their campaigns.

JMC 2611 Introduction to Journalism

Prerequisites: None

The course provides an introduction to journalism and its role in society. Topics of exploration include: journalism and democratic society, globalization and world trends, and professional practices. Students are introduced to key concepts and issues in the field.

JMC 2612 New Information Technologies

Prerequisites: None

This practicum course is concerned with new information technologies and the impact they are having on journalism and related fields as well as on society at large. Students will develop critical understanding and practical skills related to network digital information technologies.

JMC 3201 Media Writing

Prerequisites: None

This course emphasizes news writing and reporting for print media. The course covers news values, basic news reporting skills, news story structure, AP style, and grammar and usage, and basic news reporting skills. Students will learn how to write news stories on a variety of subjects and issues. The course also examines ethical and legal issues related to the practice of journalism.

JMC 3608 Journalism in Kazakhstan and CIS

Prerequisites: None

The purpose of this course is to examine news media in Kazakhstan and other CIS countries, including regional problems that relate to journalism. The course surveys different media outlets in Kazakhstan, examines their specifics and introduces their types.

JMC 3609 Principles of Media Management

Prerequisites: None

This course introduces the basic principles of media management. It reviews the organization of radio, TV, magazine and newspaper enterprises. It also deals with case studies of media organizations.

JMC 3615.01 Writing for Russian Language Media

Prerequisites: None

This course is designed to develop help students apply skills in writing for media in the Russian language. Students will study the language of mass media and access a range of sources in the Russian-language media. The material of the course includes understanding themes and vocabulary of mass media and applying principles of Western style media writing in a Russian language environment. The course will focus on practical written assignments designed to build students’ competence in writing professionally in Russian in order to prepare them for entering the local media workforce.

JMC 3615.02 Writing for Kazakh Language Media

Prerequisites: None

This course is designed to develop help students apply skills in writing for media in the Kazakh language. Students will study the language of mass media and access a range of sources in the Kazakh-language media. The material of the course includes understanding themes and vocabulary of mass media and applying principles of Western style media writing in a Kazakh language environment. The course will focus on practical written assignments designed to build students’ competence in writing professionally in Kazakh in order to prepare them for entering the local media workforce.

JMC 3622 Print Journalism

Prerequisites: JMC 3201 Media Writing

This course covers newspapers and magazine writing. It introduces students to the writing, editing, layout, and production of magazines and newspapers. The course also teaches students the fundamentals of newsgathering, news writing, interviewing techniques, news editing and design.

 

Program Foundation Elective Courses

Course Code Course Title Credits
JMC 4701.4 Communication Research 4
JMC 2609 Psychology in Communication 3
JMC 2704 Persuasive Communications 3
JMC 2703 Photojournalism 3
JMC3211 Editing 3
JMC 4615 Online Multimedia Technologies 3
JMC 4705 Introduction to Documentary 3
JMC 4707 Broadcast Production and Editing 3
JMC 4706 Creative Workshop 3
JMC 3707 Broadcasting in Russian (Kazakh) 3
JMC 4708 Independent Studies in Communications 3
JMC 3709 Audio Production 3
JMC 5610 Advanced News Editing 3

JMC 2609 Psychology in Communication

Prerequisites: None

This course examines behavior and experience as it relates to the journalist or public relations practitioner. Major topics covered include personality factors, intelligence, perception, motivation, problem solving, social relationships and interpersonal communication. Students will gain an understanding of the importance these factors have for the mass media professional.

JMC 2703 Photojournalism

Prerequisites: None

This course covers the key concepts and skills of digital photography. It explains composition, exposure, and lighting as well as such advanced techniques as working with subjects, producing a professional portfolio, and postproduction. By understanding the traditions and current practices of successful photographers, students learn how to work as a photojournalist, while exploring and developing their own vision. Local professional photographers visit the class to ensure a realistic, stimulating view of photographic skills and options.  This practical course treats visual journalism as the basis for other important categories in the field, such as commercial, landscape, fine art and portrait photography.

JMC 2704 Persuasive Communications

Prerequisites: None

This course covers key principles, practices, and contexts of persuasion in the current era of changing mass communication patterns, in both traditional and online communication spheres. Its general focus can be summarized as the “applied psychology of messaging.” We will cover many key concepts of persuasion, but will mostly focus on practical ways to deal with persuasion. Most of the class will involve learning, critiquing, using and practicing major advanced persuasion techniques. Analytical and creative thinking will be integrated into most projects. The course will also consistently consider the ethical aspects of using persuasion, in terms of individuals, groups and societies.

JMC 3211 Editing

Prerequisites: None

This course acquaints students with the philosophy of news editing and gives them extensive practice in the skills required.  It covers big-picture editing – whether a story is well organized, whether information is missing that makes a story incomplete, whether the tone of the story is appropriate and so on.  It also covers small-picture editing – paragraph transitions, grammar, spelling, punctuation and the like.

JMC 3707 Broadcasting in Russian

Prerequisites: None

Broadcasting in Russian is ideally taken after Broadcast Journalism (1) to continue building basic video technical skills and broadcast journalism skills initiated in the previous course, and (2) to better prepare students for potential employment especially within the dominant Russian-speaking broadcast/video industry. Students will continue developing on-camera and behind-camera skills, including news/script writing, video editing, and directing skills. They will employ their video/broadcast skills in real and/or realistic settings, producing news and informational programming.

JMC 4615 Online Interactive, Multimedia Technologies

Prerequisites: None

This course introduces students to online interactive, multimedia technologies including learning management, conferencing, video sharing, social networking multimedia, video creation and editing, and viral marketing.

JMC 4701 Communication Research

Prerequisites: None

Communication Research is an undergraduate level course designed to introduce the key research areas and gaps in communication studies; major theories of communication research, and basic research methods. The course aims to prepare students to understand the research process, to interpret research reports, and to conduct their own basic research projects.

JMC 4705 Introduction to Documentary

Prerequisites: None

This elective course is designed for undergraduate students. During the first three weeks the course will revise the basics of visual writing, different types/angles of shots, specifics of vocal delivery. The course work involves developing story ideas, on-tape interviewing, reporting, writing, video editing and on-air delivery of the script of the documentary. The final outcome of the coursework will be a production of an individual documentary piece. This course is an excellent opportunity to produce original work for student’s future portfolio.

JMC 4707 Broadcast Production and Editing

Prerequisites: None

Broadcast Production and Editing is an elective course designed for undergraduate students of journalism and mass communication. The course aims to introduce basic and advanced audio and video editing skills, vocal delivery techniques, audio and video package production. The course will showcase the best sound, image and editing experiments from the field. For students this course will offer an opportunity to apply their creativity and original interpretations in producing and editing for broadcast media.

JMC 4708 Broadcast Public Speaking

Prerequisites: None

This course will help students improve their public speaking skills. The course will teach students how to perfect pronunciation, vocal delivery, pitch, intonation and fluctuation of the voice. It will also cover rhetoric and stylistic rules of writing to the ear. The theory will also prepare students to be effective public speakers on air in various genres.

 

Major in Media Management

Major Required Courses

Course Code Course Title Credits
JMC 3623 Broadcast Journalism 3
JMC 4613.2 Online Journalism 2
JMC 3611 Internship I 3
JMC 3612 Internship II 3
JMC 4070.2 Thesis 2
JMC 4080 State Examination 1
JMC4601 Advertising and Media  Sales 3
JMC 4209 Public Relations Management and Strategies 3
JMC 4611.1 Media Management Professional Project 3
JMC5630 Political Communication 3
JMC 4690 Special Topics in Journalism and Mass Communication 3
JMC 4614 Media Analysis 3

JMC3611 Internship

Prerequisites: JMC 2605 Mass Media and Society

This course will help students to develop marketable skills, which they can later apply in a professional setting, and begin career networking. The department, together with the internship supervisor, will evaluate students’ performance.  Course may be retaken for credit with departmental permission.

JMC3612 Internship II

Prerequisites: JMC 2605 Mass Media and Society

This course offers additional training in the student’s chosen field.  Students may continue a previous internship or choose a new field of study.  The course is designed to provide hands-on knowledge of the field and provide the opportunity to network.

JMC3623 Broadcast Journalism

Prerequisites: JMC 3201 Media Writing

This course provides students with theoretical and practical knowledge of television production. It examines gathering, evaluating, writing, and delivering broadcast news copy. The emphasis for the course is on writing broadcast news. The course teaches students to write news stories that are accurate, clear, interesting, and concise.

JMC 4070 Thesis

Prerequisites: JMC 4701 Communication Research

Students will write an undergraduate thesis on independent research undertaken in consultation with a faculty advisor, who may specialize in the student’s potential thesis topic. Students must submit a proposal and obtain the written approval of the faculty advisor.

JMC 4209 Public Relations Management and Strategies

Prerequisites: JMC 2608 Introduction to Public Relations

The course examines the management function of PR, the process of research, planning, communication and evaluation in the field. During the course, students discuss both real and hypothetical PR cases. The course provides students with knowledge and skills to develop strategic communication plans using public relations techniques and tools. It discusses the specifics of different types of PR such as business, non-profit and government, among others

JMC 4601 Advertising and Media Sales

Prerequisites: None

This course examines advertising and promotional principles and their application in mass marketing. It also analyzes advertising media and the preparation of advertising campaigns.  Case studies of advertising production will be examined and students will receive hands-on experience.

JMC 4611.01 Media Management Professional Project

Prerequisites: JMC 4601 Advertising and Media Sales and JMC 4209 PR Management and Strategies

Students will complete newspaper, TV/Radio projects under supervision of an instructor from the Department of Media and Communications.  To enroll in the course students must have senior standing in the journalism/mass communication program.

JMC 4613 Online Journalism

Prerequisites: none

This practicum course introduces students to planning, designing, creating, and managing a complex news or informational website using an advanced content management system. Students will produce an online publication with multi-media content.

JMC 4614 Media Analysis

Prerequisites: JMC 2605 Media and Society

This course demonstrates how and why to analyze a wide range of media materials. Students will use a variety of media analysis techniques to investigate the production of media messages.

JMC 4690 Special Topics in Journalism and Communication

Prerequisites: None

Generally taught in seminar format, the theme of this course will vary depending upon faculty expertise, departmental priorities and student needs. The course can be repeated for credit if the topic changes.

 

Major Elective Courses

Students must choose any 3 (three) of major electives courses:
JMC 3603 Business News 3
JMC 5612 Advanced Media Writing 3
JMC 5705 Brand/Image Management 3
JMC 4702 Government Media Relations 3
JMC 4708 Broadcast Public Speaking 3
JMC 4713 Persuasive Visual Communication 3
JMC 5622 Advertising Writing, Layout and Strategies 3
JMC 5704 Persuasive Communication 3
TOTAL 9

JMC 3603 Business News

Prerequisites: None (Previous Title: Business Communication)

This course covers how journalists write and edit business stories, and how business people can use their knowledge of journalists’ practices and values to get stories about their enterprises published. It looks at hard-news stories, such as company acquisitions, expansions or layoffs, executive changes, new products, earnings reports and the like. It also covers business feature stories, such as innovative company research, company philanthropy and profiles of interesting company executives.

JMC 4708 Broadcast Public Speaking

Prerequisites: None

This course will help students improve their public speaking skills. The course will teach students how to perfect pronunciation, vocal delivery, pitch, intonation and fluctuation of the voice. It will also cover rhetoric and stylistic rules of writing to the ear. The theory will also prepare students to be effective public speakers on air in various genres.

 

Major in Public Relations

Major Required Courses

Course Code Course Title Credits
JMC 3623 Broadcast Journalism 3
JMC 4613 Online Journalism 2
JMC 3611 Internship I 3
JMC 3612 Internship II 3
JMC 4070 Thesis 2
JMC 4080 State Examination 1
JMC 4703 Crisis Communication 3
JMC 4209 Public Relations Management and Strategies 3
JMC 4611.02 PR Professional Project 3
JMC4201 Advanced Media Writing 3
JMC 4690 Special Topics in Journalism and Mass Communication 3
JMC 5704 Persuasive Communication 3

JMC3611 Internship

Prerequisites: JMC 2605 Mass Media and Society

This course will help students to develop marketable skills, which they can later apply in a professional setting, and begin career networking. The department, together with the internship supervisor, will evaluate students’ performance.  Course may be retaken for credit with departmental permission.

JMC3612 Internship II

Prerequisites: JMC 2605 Mass Media and Society

This course offers additional training in the student’s chosen field.  Students may continue a previous internship or choose a new field of study.  The course is designed to provide hands-on knowledge of the field and provide the opportunity to network.

JMC3623 Broadcast Journalism

Prerequisites: JMC 3201 Media Writing

This course provides students with theoretical and practical knowledge of television production. It examines gathering, evaluating, writing, and delivering broadcast news copy. The emphasis for the course is on writing broadcast news. The course teaches students to write news stories that are accurate, clear, interesting, and concise.

JMC 4070 Thesis

Prerequisites: JMC 4701 Communication Research

Students will write an undergraduate thesis on independent research undertaken in consultation with a faculty advisor, who may specialize in the student’s potential thesis topic. Students must submit a proposal and obtain the written approval of the faculty advisor.

JMC 4209 Public Relations Management and Strategies

Prerequisites: JMC 2608 Introduction to Public Relations

The course examines the management function of PR, the process of research, planning, communication and evaluation in the field. During the course, students discuss both real and hypothetical PR cases. The course provides students with knowledge and skills to develop strategic communication plans using public relations techniques and tools. It discusses the specifics of different types of PR such as business, non-profit and government, among others.

JMC 4611.02 PR Professional Project

Prerequisites: JMC4703 Crisis Communication and JMC 4209 PR Management and Strategies

Students will complete PRprojects under supervision of an instructor from the Department of Media and Communications.  To enroll in the course students must have senior standing in the journalism/mass communication program.

JMC 4703 Crisis Communication

Prerequisites: None

Students will learn how PR can prevent an organizational crisis and how to handle it when it occurs. This course is designed to prepare future public relations practitioners for handling crisis situations within their companies. It familiarizes PR students with crisis dynamics and major techniques of coping with crisis. The course cultivates in future PR practitioners an ability to see signs of potential crises and prevent them at their initial “warning.

JMC 4201 Advanced Media Writing

Prerequisites: JMC 3201 Media Writing

This course will offer instruction in advanced news writing techniques for newspapers and magazines; these include feature articles, investigative pieces and coverage of government, including speeches by officials and meetings of government agencies. Students will travel off-campus to cover news events.

JMC 4209 Public Relations Management and Strategies

Prerequisites: JMC 2608 Introduction to Public Relations

The course examines the management function of PR, the process of research, planning, communication and evaluation in the field. During the course, students discuss both real and hypothetical PR cases. The course provides students with knowledge and skills to develop strategic communication plans using public relations techniques and tools. It discusses the specifics of different types of PR such as business, non-profit and government, among others.

 

Major Elective Courses

JMC3605 Political Communication 3
JMC 3603 Business News 3
JMC 4614 Media Analysis 3
JMC 4704 Brand/Image Management 3
JMC 4702 Government Media Relations 3
JMC 4708 Broadcast Public Speaking 3
JMC 4713 Persuasive Visual Communication 3
JMC 5622 Advertising Writing, Layout and Strategies 3

JMC 3605 Political Communication

Prerequisites: None

This course covers the development and techniques of modern political communication.  It examines how politicians or government officials can best frame issues to get other officials and the public to buy into their views.  It also looks at the importance of communication in a political campaign – and how best to communicate to win or hold office.  Finally, because so much of the crafting of political communication is based on polling, it looks at how political polling is done and how important it is.

JMC 3708 Independent Studies in Communications

Prerequisites: None

This course allows students essentially to write their own syllabus by preparing their own contract of learning goals, activities and outputs. In so doing, students are able to explore areas and develop skills they feel are important to their future. For some, their activities, such as working on a student publication, may be more experiential in nature. For other students, the activities may involve the exploration of topics not covered extensively in scheduled courses, such as movie script or magazine writing. And for yet other students, their independent studies may involve readings and research aimed at completing their required thesis. All students, however, will meet in regular seminar-style classes where they will make regular presentations on topics related to their independent studies and participate in general discussion.

JMC 4704 Brand/Image Management

Prerequisites: None

Image and Brand Management course discusses essential components of building a strong brand and impeccable image. The course helps students to learn how to create, maintain, and possibly regain an appropriate image of themselves in the eyes of stakeholders. Students will study theories and concepts that are crucial to organization’s well-being, including credibility, identity, image, and reputation. The objective of this course is to master the foundational principles of image and brand management and apply this knowledge to enhance personal or organizational image.

JMC 4614 Media Analysis

Prerequisites: JMC 2605 Media and Society

This course demonstrates how and why to analyze a wide range of media materials. Students will use a variety of media analysis techniques to investigate the production of media messages.

JMC 3603 Business News

Prerequisites: None (Previous Title: Business Communication)

This course covers how journalists write and edit business stories, and how business people can use their knowledge of journalists’ practices and values to get stories about their enterprises published. It looks at hard-news stories, such as company acquisitions, expansions or layoffs, executive changes, new products, earnings reports and the like. It also covers business feature stories, such as innovative company research, company philanthropy and profiles of interesting company executives.

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.

Our students enjoy
• A unique atmosphere of academic freedom, international outreach and quality education.
• Internships in the leading Kazakhstani media outlets, international organizations, state bodies and top PR firms.

CAREERS

Employment and Internship Prospects

We prepare out students for careers including:

  • Digital journalist
  • Public relations manager
  • Communication specialist
  • Editor
  • Social Media Marketer
  • Media production specialist
  • News anchor
  • Copywriter
  • Digital producer
  • Event manager, among many others.

With a 100 percent employment rate six months after graduation, this program is flexible enough to prepare you for multiple career paths.

Studying journalism qualifies you for a career as journalist, but also for an employment in public relations and the media sector more generally.

Aslan Tanekenov

Aslan Tanekenov

Assistant Professor, Department of Public Administration, College of Social Sciences…

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

Dr. Tanekenov obtained his PhD degree from Heriot-Watt University, UK and MPhil degree from University of Glasgow, UK. His research interests are International civil society organizations; social enterprise, empowerment of socially vulnerable people; cross-sector partnership; volunteering, philanthropy, NGO management.


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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).


Christopher-Bernard-Primiano

Christopher Bernard Primiano, Ph.D.

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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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:

  •  2021: ‘Ecology, Security and International Action: Beyond Sanctions on North Korea’ Third World Quarterly (Taylor & Francis) 1st & corresponding author https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/01436597.2021.1951202?src=
  • 2021: ‘Evolution of EU-DPRK (North Korea) interactions: from engagement to stalemate and regional security implications’ Asian Perspective (Johns Hopkins University Press) 46 (3). 1st & corresponding author (forthcoming)
  • 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] 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, 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


Milen Nikolaev Filipov (3)

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).


Bahtiyar Kurambayev (1)

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., & Issenov, S. (2020). Aspiring Journalists Share Practical Obstacles in Journalism Professionalism. Journalism Practice. Available at https://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/2FWXRWHEZHXNQVXX5UEF/full?target=10.1080/17512786.2020.1864224
  • Kurambayev, B., & Freedman, E. (2020). Publish or Perish? The Steep, Steep Path for Central Asia Journalism and Mass Communication Faculty. Journalism & Mass Communication Educator, Available at https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/1077695820947259
  • Kurambayev, B., & Freedman, E. (2020). Ethics and Journalism in Central Asia: A Comparative Study of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan. Journal of Media Ethics, 35(1), 31-44.
  • Kurambayev, B. (2020). “The Causes and Consequences of Plagiarism by Journalists in Central Asia” Asian Studies Review, 44(4), 691-708
  • Kurambayev, B.; Sheffer, M.; & Stepaniuc, E. (2019).”An Investigation of Job Satisfaction of Journalists in Central Asian Kyrgyz Republic.” Central Asian Affairs, 6(1), 47-67.
  • Kurambayev, B., & Chen, G. M. (2017). Offline Political Engagement Leads to Online Political Voice among Kyrgyzstan Bloggers. Media Asia, 44(3-4), 161-174.


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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

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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 Communications, College of Social Sciences

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Professional journalist, experienced instructor, has been working at KIMEP University since 2003. Graduated from the Advanced training program for faculty of the University of Michigan (USA) and Lund University (Sweden). Member of the Thomson Foundation Editors’ Program, Cardiff, UK. Speaker at international conferences in Germany, Hungary, Turkey, Malaysia, and Spain. Member of the European Communication Research and Education Association (ECREA). Presented at the UNESCO session on journalism education as an expert. Shared her positive experience of teaching journalism at KIMEP University and spoke about the processes of globalization of journalism education in Kazakhstan. Completed an internship for journalists in the USA, got acquainted with the work of the ABC News, The Washington Post, Discovery TV channel and other US media.

Lectures on journalism and mass communications, supervises students’ internships, and coordinates department’s communications with professional communities. Has developed new courses, for example, Fashion and Lifestyle Journalism. Created a practical laboratory for students, where practicing journalists, PR specialists and other media specialists regularly conduct trainings and master classes.

Awarded with the Y. Altynsarin breastplate from the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan. Author of one of the chapters of the first in Kazakhstan textbook on media literacy for university faculty. “The best faculty for 2016-2017” award.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/saltanat.kazhimuratova/

Portfolio: https://newreporter.org/author/saltanat/

E-mail: saltanat@kimep.kz

Phone.: +7 (727) 270-42-96


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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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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.


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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).


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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.


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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.


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

More:

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 2021-2022)

Ph.D., Associate Professor

More:

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