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Academic Lecture Series Examines Kazakhstan

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Kazakhstan’s New EconomyThe ancient culture and modern geopolitical and economic issues of Kazakhstan will be examined at an Academic Lecture Series discussion entitled, Kazakhstan: Past, Present and Future to be held on Thursday, April 10 from 1:50-3:15 p.m. at the D’Angelo Center, room 307.

The discussion will feature His Excellency, Kairat Abdrakhmanov, permanent representative of the Republic of Kazakhstan and Jay Nathan, Ph.D., professor of management, The Peter J. Tobin College of Business, and Fulbright Scholar to Kazakhstan.  It will be moderated by Brian Browne, assistant vice president, Office of Government Relations.

Nathan’s new book, Kazakhstan’s New Economy, will be explored during the session. Modern political analysis and insights will be offered by Abdrakhmanov.   

Kazakhstan has faced severe economic challenges since it gained independence from the former Soviet Union in 1991. Kazakhstan’s New Economy explores how the country might shed the outdated business practices that continue to hamper its growth. Nathan’s study provides a historical overview of the economy and then delves deeper into the strengths and weaknesses of nine major industries, including oil and gas, banking, telecommunications, and transportation. Nathan’s careful analysis provides valuable insight for anyone interested in Central Asia’s economic growth.  
All are welcome to attend.