» Marian Abisheva
Marian Abisheva
Director
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m.abisheva@apa.kz

        Specializations: Political Sciences

 Education:

    Al-Farabi Kazakh National University

    PhD in Political Sciences, (PhD), 2004

    Al-Farabi Kazakh State National University, ,

    Department of Philosophy and Political Sciences, 1994

Research & Expertise:

    ·     National security and freign policy of the Republic of Kazakhstan;

    ·     political processes in the Republic of Kazakhstan.

Projects:

    ·     Supervisor of scientific research projects: “Country Branding: World Practices and Prospects of its Developing”, “Current State and Problems of Functioning of Political System in Kazakhstan”, “Agenda for Kazakhstan for 2008-2009 in the Sphere of Domestic and Foreign Policy in Context of the Western Foreign Policy Strategy toward Kazakhstan” (2007), “Agenda for Kazakhstan for 2008-2009 in the Sphere of Domestic and Foreign Policy in Context of the Kazakhstan’s Chairmanship in the OSCE in 2010”; “Kazakhstan Facing Modern Challenges” – on demand of the President’s Administration.

    ·     National Expert for Kazakhstan: « «Migrant Vulnerabilities and Integration Needs in Central Asia – Assessing migrants’ and community needs and managing risks, 2016-2017»; «Risk Analysis on Return Migration and Challenges in Central Asia, 2017-2018» (International Organization for Migration, IOM).

    ·     Coordinator: “Promoting implementation of the principle “best interests of the child” in the official development assistance (ODA) system of Kazakhstan” (UNICEF-Kazakhstan, 2019).

Advanced Training:

    • International Visitors Leadership Program “US Foreign Policy” (U.S. State Department, Washington DC);

    • Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies, College of Security Studies, Executive Course (USA, Honolulu);

• International Course “Asia – Middle East”, Institut des Hautes Etudes de Defense Nationale (Institute of Advanced Studies in National Defense, France, Paris).

Experience

    ·     1995-1996 – Teaching experience in the Alma-Ata Institute for Railway Transport Engineers and Alma-Ata State Medical Institute;

    ·     1997-2005 – Career at the al-Farabi Kazakh National University (beginning from the Senior Specialist at the Office of International Relations up to the Head of the Office of International Scientific & Cultural Relations);

    ·     2005-2010 – Deputy Director for Research of the Kazakhstan Institute for Strategic Studies under the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan;

    ·     2010-2011 – Head of Sector at the Security Council of the Republic of Kazakhstan;

    ·     2011-2014 – Chief Manager for Information & Analytical Work at the JSC “Samruk-Kazyna”;

    ·     2014-2018 – Head of analytical service at the Library of the First President of Kazakhstan – Elbasy;

    ·     beginning from September 2018 – Director of the Institute of Diplomacy.

National Awards

    • Official Thanks of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan, 2007;

    • Jubilee Medal “20 years of the Independence of the Republic of Kazakhstan”, 2011;

    • Jubilee Medal “20 years of Constitution of the Republic of Kazakhstan”, 2015;

    • Medal “Ерен еңбегі үшiн” (for Excellence in Labor), 2016.

Publications:

    More than 100 research papers in foreign and home editions (including 21 collective monographs these collections, 2 manuals for graduate students).

    Among them:

    • Molotov Cocktail. Anatomy of the Kazakh Youth. – Almaty: Alliance of Analytical Organizations, Konrad Adenauer Foundation, 2014;

    • Migrant Vulnerabilities and Integration Needs in Central Asia – Assessing migrants’ and community needs and managing risks. – Astana, 2017;

    • Risk Analysis on Return Migration and Challenges in Central Asia 2017. – Astana, 2017;

    • Central Asia 2027: The Changing Strategic Landscape. The Likely Scenarios for Ten Years Ahead. – Astana: The Library of the First President of Kazakhstan – Elbassy, 2017.

Additional Information:

    • Member of the Expert Council at the Security Council of the Republic of Kazakhstan;

    • Honorable Fellow of the Kazakhstan Institute for Strategic Studies under the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan.


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