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On January 30, 2018, the International Brainstorming and Civil Society Program at the University of Pennsylvania (USA) hosts the annual global "Why Think Tanks Matter"

Ministry of National Economy of the Republic of Kazakhstan JSC "Institute for Economic Research" Conference on "The Role of Think Tanks in Kazakhstan" in the framework of the world forum Why Think Tanks Matter 2018

On January 30, 2018, the International Brainstorming and Civil Society Program at the University of Pennsylvania (USA) hosts the annual global "Why Think Tanks Matter" forum, which will host a variety of events in 120 cities around the world.

We are glad to inform you that the Institute for Economic Research under the Ministry of National Economy of the Republic of Kazakhstan is holding a conference on the topic "The role of think tanks in Kazakhstan" (hereinafter - the Conference) within the framework of this forum.

Conference participants will be analytical centers and research institutes, public organizations, representatives of the media, as well as international organizations in Kazakhstan. More than 50 organizations are expected to attend.

The main part of the Conference will be a panel discussion devoted to the most topical issues of activity and development of think tanks in Kazakhstan. Representatives of the Kazakhstan Institute of Strategic Studies, the Center for Political Analysis and Strategic Studies of the Nur Otan Party, the Talap Center for Applied Research, the Institute of World Economy and Politics under the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan Foundation, the Center for Strategic Initiatives, the Kazakhstan Institute of Industry Development, The Analytical Group "Cyprus", the National Infocommunication Holding "Zerde".

Location: Astana, Alikhan Bokeikhanov Str, 10, "Nazarbayev Center".

Time of carrying out: 9.30-12.30 (coffee-break).

In case of your interest, we ask you to confirm your participation no later than January 15, 2018 by phone: +7 (7172) 701838 or 8 (705) 2326517, or by e-mail: s.yunusova@economy.kz (contact person: Yunusova Saltanat).