Young Researchers Project's Alumnies

Serik Beissembayev

Serik Beissembayev - Head of the the Center for sociological studies in the International research complex "Astana" (Astana, Kazakhstan). Phd candidate in the Department of the sociology in L.Gumilev Eurasian National University.

Serik Beissembayev -  Head of the the Center for sociological studies in the International research complex "Astana" (Astana, Kazakhstan). Phd candidate in the Department of the sociology in L.Gumilev Eurasian National University. Co-founder of the PaperLab - informal research group specialized in public policy researches. He has a vast experience in the field of applied sociology. His research interests include the issues of nation-building, violent extremism and youth development in Kazakhstan.

Subject of Research – “Phenomenon of the Kazakh nationalism in the context of today’s policy: from denial to an understanding”.

http://ru.soros.kz/press_center/publications/kazakh_nationalism

During his 5-month internship as part of the Fellowship Program for Central Asia and Azerbaijan at the George Washington University, Serik studied causes of religious extremism in Kazakhstan. http://centralasiaprogram.org/blog/2016/02/29/religious-extremism-in-kazakhstan-from-criminal-networks-to-jihad/

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Alexandra Tsay

Alexandra Tsay – Research fellow in area of cultural studies and art-curator based in Almaty, Kazakhstan.

Alexandra Tsay – Research fellow in area of cultural studies and art-curator based in Almaty, Kazakhstan. Projects she is involved in include PaperLab: Public Policy Research Laboratory and Open Mind. Alexandra Tsay is an alumni of University of Warwick, UK (MA in International Cultural Policy and Management), and KIMEP University, Kazakhstan (BA in International Journalism and Mass Communication). She has an extensive experience working for both local and international organizations. Alexandra is interested in curatorial practices and contemporary art and has a background in communications. Research interests: cultural studies, cultural capital and civic development.

Subject of Research – “Issues of formation of civic nationalism using cultural policy instruments”. http://ru.soros.kz/press_center/publications/civic_identity

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Farkhod Aminjonov

Farkhod Aminjonov is Deputy Director and Co-Founder of the Central Asia Institute for Strategic Studies based in Almaty, Kazakhstan.

Farkhod Aminjonov is Deputy Director and Co-Founder of the Central Asia Institute for Strategic Studies based in Almaty, Kazakhstan. He is also an Associate Professor at the Political Science Department, Kazakh National University named after Al–Farabi. Previously, he worked as a Senior Research Fellow at the Eurasian Research Institute of Akhmet Yassawi International Kazakh–Turkish University, where he contributed to Institute’s work on energy, economics, and security. Farkhod Aminjonov holds a Ph.D. in global governance from Wilfrid Laurier University/ Balsillie School of International Affairs (Canada), an M.A. in international area studies from the University of Tsukuba (Japan), an M.A. in political science from the OSCE Academy in Bishkek (Kyrgyzstan) and a B.A. (Hon.) in international law from the University of World Economy and Diplomacy (Uzbekistan). 

Subject of Research – “Dilemmas of Compatibility and Energy Security through Regional Cooperation: Central Asian Countries' Energy Policies”.

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Berikbol Dukeyev

Berikbol Dukeyev is a Сentral Asia Fellow at George Washington University and Research Fellow at the Foreign Policy and International Security Department at the Kazakhstan Institute of Strategic Studies under the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

Berikbol Dukeyev is a Сentral Asia Fellow at George Washington University and Research Fellow at the Foreign Policy and International Security Department at the Kazakhstan Institute of Strategic Studies under the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan. He obtained an M.A. in Security and Politics at OSCE Academy in Bishkek and a B.A. with honors in Political Science at Al-Farabi Kazakh National University. Previously Berikbol worked at the Kazakhstan Center for Humanitarian and Political Trends in Almaty. He was a research fellow at the Soros Foundation Kazakhstan Public Policy Initiative in 2014. 

Subject of Research – “Young People in Local Representative Bodies (maslikhats) in the Republic of Kazakhstan”.  http://ru.soros.kz/press_center/publications/young_people

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Sabina Insebayeva

Sabina Insebayeva is a Monbukagakusho Scholarship (MEXT) doctoral researcher in International and Advanced Japanese Studies at the University of Tsukuba (Japan).

Sabina Insebayeva is a Monbukagakusho Scholarship (MEXT) doctoral researcher in International and Advanced Japanese Studies at the University of Tsukuba (Japan). She obtained a Master’s degree in International Area Studies (Japanese and Eurasian Studies) from University of Tsukuba, and an MA in International Relations as well as a BA with Honors in Politics from KIMEP University, Kazakhstan. She has been awarded fellowships and research grants from JASSO (Japan), the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (Norway), Erasmus Mundus (Humboldt University, Germany), Open Society Foundations, Soros Foundation Public Policy Initiative (Kazakhstan). She is currently a board member of Central Eurasia Scholars and Media Initiative (CESMI).

Sabina’s work dedicated to the relationships between the European Union and Kazakhstan, is under review for publication in a reputable foreign magazine.

During a 5-month internship as part of the Fellowship Program for Central Asia and Azerbaijan Sabina studied issues related to nation-building and international image of Kazakhstan. http://centralasiaprogram.org/blog/2016/10/04/imagining-the-nation-identity-nation-building-and-foreign-policy-in-kazakhstan/

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