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."
On May 1-3, 2017 Yokohama (Japan) hosted the Global Think Tank Summit IV organized by Think Tank and Civil Society Program (TTCSP) of the University of Pennsylvania and the Asian Development Bank Institute.
The summit was attended by over 100 representatives of the leading analytical institutions from nearly 70 countries: Brookings Institution (USA), Barcelona Center for International Affairs (CIDOB, Spain), “Al Jazeera” Research Center (Qatar), Brueghel Institution (Belgium), Royal Institute of International Affairs, Chatham House (UK), Institute for International Political Studies (ISPI, Italy), French Institute of International Relations (IFRI), Institute of World Economy and Politics of Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Institute for Political and International Studies (IPIS) of Iran's Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and the Japan Institute of International Affairs (JIIA).
At the opening ceremony, the keynote speakers were the TTCSP Director James McGann, Director of the Institute of Asian Development Bank Naoyuki Yoshino, Mayor of Yokohama Fumiko Hayashi, Chairman of the Bank of Japan Haruhiko Kuroda.
The six sessions and three expert meetings were held during the Summit. The focus was on the role and influence of "think tanks" to promote the policies aimed at achieving balanced growth and the sustainable development of Asia and the world.
The KazISS was represented by the Secretary for Research and Academic Affairs Kazbek Issayev, Chief Research Fellow Alua Zholdybalina, and Acting. Head of the Department of Foreign Policy and International Security Analysis Iskander Akylbaev.
The KazISS delegation conducted a series of working meetings with the JIIA experts, the representatives of the Board of Trustees of the Nippon Foundation, and the Sasakawa Peace Foundation in the course of their visit to Japan.