Asia in Focus Speaker Series
Spring 2014 Spring Speakers
Wednesday, March 5th, 1:00-2:00pm, Ekstrom Library W104
Aigerim Shilibekova, Visiting Scholar, Davis Center for Russian & Eurasian Studies, Harvard Univ.
"The Transformation of Higher Education in KAZAKHSTAN: The Case of Eurasian National University"
After the collapse of the Soviet Union, Kazakhstan as a post-communist state has been going through the challenging process of transition to the market economy and democratic society. This process accompanying Kazakhstan’s nation-building and state-building challenges influenced all aspects of societal development, including higher education.
In her talk Dr. Aigerim Shilibekova will present her overview of transformations in the higher education system of Kazakhstan and the case study of her university, where she has been working as a faculty member and mid-level administrator since 2006.
Wednesday, April 2nd, 1:00-2:00pm, Ekstrom Library W104
Timothy Rich, Assistant Professor in Political Science, Western Kentucky University
How North Korea's English-Language News Talk About Nuclear Issues
See the list of our past speakers here.