Social Stability in Kazakhstan: Myth and Reality

Thursday, April 27, 2006
1219 International Affairs Building

Aizhan Mukanbetkalieva (Independent Scholar)

Moderator: Peter Sinnott (Harriman Institute)

Aizhan Mukanbetkaliyeva is an independent scholar doing consulting work with small businesses in New York. From 1999 to 2001, Ms. Mukanbetkaliyeva was Director of the Soros Foundation Educational Advising Centers network in Kazakhstan. In 2001-2002, she coordinated Central Asian Health NGO Capacity Building Initiative for Counterpart and was instrumental in negotiations with the USAID launching Healthy Communities project for Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. In the United States since 2002, she has worked for Colgate Palmolive and the United Nations. Ms. Mukanbetkaliyeva holds a diploma in Political Science from Kazakh State University and Master’s degree in Social Administration and Planning from Columbia University.