Monday, September 8, 2014, from 5 PM to 7 PM
"Looking Forward: Kazakhstan and the United States"
On September 8, Dr. Fatima Kukeyeva and Dr. Askar Nursha (Kazakhstan), together with Dr. Svante Cornell, Dr. Frederick Starr, and Mr. Enders Wimbush (U.S.), authors of the comprehensive report "Looking Forward: Kazakhstan and the United States," will discuss the future of this important strategic partnership. The forum will explore the Kazakhstan-U.S. relationship in the context of recent geopolitical developments in the region, including Ukraine.
Tuesday, June 10 2014
"The Ukraine Crisis, the Northern Distribution Network, and Continental Transport"
On June 10, CACI Forum's guest speaker, Dr. Andris Spruds, co-editor of an important new book on the Northern Distribution Network linking the Baltic and Afghanistan, will discuss the future of this network, including its prospective commercialization beyond 2014. He is joined by Dr. S. Frederick Starr, a chapter contributor to the book. Attendees are invited to participate in a wide-ranging discussion exploring the broad impact of events in Ukraine on this continental corridor, and on the emerging network of transport, trade, and security alliances in the Caucasus and Central Asia.
Thursday, 01 May 2014
"E-Government and Anti-Corruption in Azerbaijan: the ASAN Centers"
In 2012, the Azerbaijan State Agency for Public Service and Social Innovations (known as ASAN-"Easy Service") began delivering a wide range of public services to citizens and businesses. At present, ASAN facilitates the delivery of more than 150 services from 10 differententities and over 30 services by private companies in the form of PPP at its facilities. The Agency’s aim is to guarantee uniform, efficient and transparent service and to be an example of integrity for the public sector. Dr. Karimov will discuss the experience of this Agency and its future prospects.
Dr. Inam Karimov is Chairman of the State Agency for Public Service and Social Innovations under the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan. Previously, he worked as advisor (2002–2004) and senior advisor (2004–2012) at the Presidential Administration. 2005 to 2012, he was Secretary of the country’s anti-corruption commission and Head of the Azerbaijani Delegation in the Council of Europe’s GRECO (Group of States Against Corruption), where he was rapporteur on the situation of corruption in several Council of Europe member-states. Inam Karimov holds a Bachelor’s degree in law from the University of Strasbourg and a LL.M. and Ph.D. from Sorbonne University.
Tuesday, 29 April 2014
"Resolved: that Centripetal Forces in Central Asia and the Caucasus Today are Stronger than Centrifugal Forces, or soon will be"
Since 1992 the price of sovereignty in Greater Central Asia and the Caucasus has been a decline in regional contacts and cooperation. Is this changing today? Rising leaders from the region will evaluate this crucial question and offer their prognoses for the future.