Ambassador of Kazakhstan to the United States Kairat Umarov will join a panel of experts for the panel discussion, “Kazakhstan and Central Asia: History, Culture, Politics and Economy,” at the University of Scranton, Pennsylvania, on April 2.
According to a lecture brochure, the panel discussion will be the inaugural Jay Nathan, Ph.D. Visiting Scholar Lecture, a newly-established lecture series that invites international scholars and professionals from foreign countries facing various challenges in their economic and political development to the university to deliver scholarly presentations and take part in discussions on global issues.
The other members of the first panel are to be William Courtney, senior principle for policy strategy at Computer Sciences Corporation, member of the World Affairs Council of Washington, DC, former U.S. ambassador to Kazakhstan and Georgia and former special assistant to the U.S. president on Russia, Ukraine and Eurasia; Nancy Neill, facilitator of management discussions of vision, values and strategy and founder of the Atlanta Communications Group; and Jay Nathan, professor of management at St. John’s University, New York, visiting professor and Ph.D. advisor at the Eurasian National University in Astana, honorable professor at the Karaganda School of Economics and author of the recent book, “Kazakhstan’s New Economy: Post-Soviet, Central Asian Industries in a Global Era.”
Nathan and Neill presented “Kazakhstan: Nomads and Eagle Hunters Meet Modern Management Tools and Technologies” at a breakout sessions of the 36th Annual Fulbright Association Conference in Washington, DC, in October 2013.
The visiting scholar lecture series will be free and open to the public and attendees as well as staff and students at the University of Scranton will have an opportunity to meet the speakers.