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YERKІN TUKUMOV

the Director of the Kazakhstan Institute for Strategic Studies

Education, specialty (qualification), licenses:

  • Institute of International Relations, Warsaw University (Republic of Poland) (1992–1997), specialist in international relations.
  • Harvard University School of Government (USA) (2015–2016), Master of Public Administration.

Scientific degree: Institute of Philosophy and Political Science of the Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Kazakhstan (2004), candidate of political sciences.

Diplomatic rank: Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Envoy of II class of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan (2022)

Work experience:

  • Senior Research Fellow, Head of the Foreign Policy Research Department of the Kazakhstan Institute for Strategic Studies under the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan (KISS) (1997–2005).
  • Director General of the Central Asian Fund for the Development of Democracy (10.2005–10.2007).
  • Head of the sector of strategic analysis of the Information and Analytical Center, head of the sector of the Center for Strategic Development and Analysis of the Administration of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan (11.2007–05.2008).
  • Deputy Director, Director of the Central Asia Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan (06.2008–01.2010).
  • Head of the Analytical Department of the Security Council of the Republic of Kazakhstan (01.2010–01.2018).
  • Consul General of the Republic of Kazakhstan in Kazan (01.2018 -04.2019).
  • Minister Counselor of the Embassy of Kazakhstan in Russia (04.2019–01.2022).
  • Since January 2022, Director of the Kazakhstan Institute for Strategic Studies under the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

Language skills: Kazakh, Russian, English, Polish.

State and international awards, prizes, honorary titles: Order “Kurmet” (2017), medal “Eren Yenbegi ushin” (2011), anniversary medal of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan “Kazakhstan Respublikasynyn tauelsizdigine 20 zhyl” (2011), letter of thanks from the President of Kazakhstan (2010) , letter of thanks from the Minister of Foreign Affairs (2008, 2019).