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Kazakhstan Institute for Strategic Studies

under the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan

Address of the President to the people of Kazakhstan

Third Modernization of Kazakhstan

"Only those nations who manage to set the future goals and proceed resolutely facing the challenges,

instead of sitting on the hedge and waiting, are the winners."

Experts Discuss «Faces of New Kazakhstan» Project with KazISS

On June 6, 2017 the Institute for Strategic Studies under the President of Kazakhstan held the expert discussion on: "Faces of New Kazakhstan: Creators of the Nation's Success" in Almaty.

The participants focused on the project aimed at popularization of the everyday heroics, the people of the new formation, and the mechanism of social lifts. However, the discussion revealed a number of problematic issues, such as the selection criteria and the nomination procedure.

The moderator, the Head of the KazISS Department of Economic Analysis Lyazzat Nurkatova, in her opening speech, emphasized the uniqueness of the project launched by the President Nazarbayev of Kazakhstan in the article "Seeing the Future: Modernization of Values and Attitudes". "The 100 Faces of New Kazakhstan" is a large-scale project that shall tell about the people from all regions, ages, and ethnicities who have achieved success during the years of independence. According to the expert the main objective of the project is popularization of the outstanding contemporaries who are the creators of the success of contemporary Kazakhstan.

The key speakers at the event, namely Sattar Mazhitov, General Director of the "Intellectual Orda" International Institute for Integrated Social and Humanitarian Studies, Daniyar Ashimbayev, Editor-in-chief of the "Who's Who in Kazakhstan"  biographical encyclopedia, and Aruzhan Sain, Director of the “Mercy Voluntary Society" charity foundation, introduced the participants to the previous experience in implementing similar projects in Kazakhstan such as “Who's Who” encyclopedia, the “Figures of the 20th Century” contest, and the “Altyn Zhurek” (Golden Heart) award.  

The discussion was also participated by the Vice-chairman of the People’s Assembly of Kazakhstan in Almaty Kazbek Mamsurov, the Rector of the Synergy University in Kazakhstan Bauyrzhan Kasymbergebaev, Acting. Director of the Institute of Philosophy, Political and Religious Studies of the Ministry of Science and Education of Kazakhstan Serik Nurmuratov, Chief Research Fellow the Institute of Oriental Studies Raushan Sultanova, Director the Union of Artists of Kazakhstan Kamilla Lee, KazISS Chief Research Fellows Irina Chernykh and Lessya Karatayeva.