Ms. Lisa Curtis
Deputy Assistant to the President and Senior Director for South and Central Asia
National Security Council

Ambassador Richard Hoagland
Former Ambassador of the United States to the Republic of Kazakhstan
US Department of State

H.E. Erzhan Kazykhanov
Ambassador of the Republic of Kazakhstan to the United States
Embassy of the Republic of Kazakhstan in the United States

Moderated by: 

Dr. Ariel Cohen
Senior Fellow, Eurasia Center
Atlantic Council

Please join the Atlantic Council and the Institute for the Analysis of Global Security for an event entitled President Nursultan Nazarbayev’s Visit to the US and the UN – Assessment and Outlook on Friday, January 26, 2018 from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Atlantic Council headquarters (1030 15th Street NW, 12th Floor, West Tower Elevators).

This January, President Nursultan Nazarbayev of Kazakhstan visited Washington, DC at the invitation of US President Donald J. Trump. Since its independence in 1992, the Republic of Kazakhstan has displayed a focus on strengthening its international ties; in the summer of 2017, it hosted a three-month EXPO in the capital Astana, and on January 1, 2017, the country began its two-year term on the United Nations Security Council. Kazakhstan is working hard to secure its economic and political future, as it pursues a multi-polar policy of relations with China, Russia and the West.

The Atlantic Council and the Institute for the Analysis of Global Security are convening a panel to discuss and evaluate President Nazarbayev’s visit to the White House, along with implications for US-Kazakhstan relations, and broader international and regional issues, including nuclear non-proliferation, Afghanistan, the Syria peace talks in Astana (the Astana Process), and overall stability in the region.

We hope you can join us for this timely discussion.