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Looking Forward: A Conversation with Kazakhstan’s Secretary of State

  • Woodrow Wilson Center 1300 Pennsylvania, Ave., NW Washington, D.C. 20004 (map)

Looking Forward: A Conversation with Kazakhstan’s Secretary of State

Over the past 25 years, Kazakhstan has made hard-earned progress, rising from the poverty and chaos of sudden independence to become a middle-income nation. President Nazarbayev recently introduced a strategic vision for its long-term development, “Kazakhstan 2050,” outlining the key reforms necessary for Kazakhstan to become globally competitive.

Please join us for a conversation with Kazakhstan’s Secretary of State Gulshara Abdykalikova and Deputy Foreign Minister Yerzhan Ashikbayev to discuss the road ahead. Secretary Abdykalikova also serves as Chairwoman of the National Commission for Women’s Affairs and Family and Demographics Policy, and will discuss the importance of facilitating women’s empowerment and leadership in order for Kazakhstan to realize its ambitious social and economic goals.

This event is co-sponsored by the Wilson Center's Kennan Institute and the Women in Public Service Project

Introduction

The Honorable Jane Harman
Director, President and CEO, The Wilson Center

Speakers

Her Excellency Gulshara Abdykalikova
Secretary of State of Kazakhstan and Chairwoman of the National Commission for Women’s Affairs and Family and Demographics Policy

Yerzhan Ashikbayev
Deputy Foreign Minister of Kazakhstan

Moderators

Matthew Rojansky

Director, Kennan Institute

Gwen K. Young

Director, Global Women's Leadership Initiative and Women in Public Service Project

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