NAC-NU CAP Conference on External and Internal Migration in Central Asia, ASTANA

28 September, 2017 @ 9:00 AM – 29 September, 2017 @ 12:00 PM
External and Internal Migration in Central Asia
Kazakhstan, Nazarbayev University, Block C3
Room # 1010



Day 1, 28 September 2017

9.00 – 9.30        Registration

9.30 – 9.45        Welcome speech

Shigeo Katsu, President, Nazarbayev University (TBC)

Marlene Laruelle, Director CAP, G. Washington University (by skype)

Session 1: External and Internal Migration in Central Asia

Moderator: Dennis de Tray, Advisor to the President of Nazarbayev University

9.45 – 10.00        NAC presentation

“Migration trends in the region”

10.00 – 10.15      Galib Bashirov, Lecturer, Florida International University, USA

“Between Securitization and Accommodation: A Comparative Study of Russian and Turkish Approaches to Migration from Central Asia”

10.15 – 10.30      Irfan Shahzad, Lead Coordinator/Assistant Director, Institute of Policy Studies, Pakistan

“Central Asian Migrants in UAE: Fostering the Foundations of Faith?”

10.30 – 11.00        Q/A session

11.00 – 11.15         Coffee-break

11.15 – 11.30      Farrukh Irnazarov, Country Director, Central Asian Development Institute, Uzbekistan

“The Impact of Russian Re-entry Bans on Central Asian Labor Migrants’ Coping Strategies” 

11.30 – 11.45      Malika Bahovadinova, Consultant to the Labour Migration Department, Human Rights Center, Tajikistan (by skype)

“Capitalism Fulfills the Final Five Year Plan: How Soviet Era Migration Institutions Came to Fruition in Post-Soviet Eurasia”

11.45 – 12.00      Nodira Kholmatova, Doctoral Researcher, European University Institute (EUI), Italy

“Changing the Face of Labor Migration? The Feminization of Labor Migration from Tajikistan to Russia” 

12.00 – 12.30         Q/A session

12.30 – 13.30         Lunch

Session 2: External and Internal Migration in Central Asia

Moderator: TBC

13.30 – 13.45      Jakhongir Kakhkharov,  Associate Lecturer, Griffith Business School, Australia

“Remittances of Labor Migrants as a Source of Finance for Development: Evidence from Uzbekistan” 

13.45 – 14.00      Gulnaz Atabaeva, PhD candidate, International Ataturk Alatoo University, Kyrgyzstan

“Remittances and Economic Growth: Empirical Evidence from Kyrgyzstan”

14.00 – 14.15      Zhengizkhan Zhanaltay, Research Fellow, Eurasian Research Institute, Kazakhstan

“Social Remittance Dynamics in Central Asia: Potential and Limitations” 

14.15 – 14.45         Q/A Session

14.45 – 15.00         Coffee-break

15.00 – 15.15      Bolat Tatibekov, Professor, Suleyman Demirel University, Kazakhstan

“Spatial Dynamics of External Labor Migration in Contemporary Kazakhstan”

15.15 – 15.30      Ajar Chekirova, PhD candidate, University of Illinois – Chicago, USA

“Citizens Undocumented: challenges of internal migration in Kyrgyzstan” 

15.30 – 15.45      Nazira Sodatsayrova, PhD candidate, University of Tsukuba, Japan

“Understanding Motivation and Mobility of Tajikistan Students towards Asian Countries: The case of Tajikistan students in Japan”

15.45 – 16.00      Rustamjon Urinboyev, Research Fellow, Lund University, Sweden

“Migration, Transnationalism and Social Change in Central Asia: Everyday Transnational Lives of Uzbek Labour Migrants in Russia”

16.00 – 16.30         Q/A session

16.30 – 17.00         Day 1: wrap-up

Day 2, 29 September 2017

Session 3: External and Internal Migration in Central Asia. Group work

9.30 – 10.00        Rules setting

10.00 – 11.30      Group work

WG1: Political Mechanisms of Immigration Control. Discussion leader: Caress Schenk

WG2: Social Dynamics Across Borders. Discussion leader: Aurelie Baird

WG3: Migration’s Impact on Host States. Discussion leader: Galiya Sagyndykova

WG4: Social Determinants of Migration. Discussion leader: Helene Thibault

10.45 – 11.00         Coffee-break

11.30 – 12.00         Wrap up and closing remarks

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