Kazakhstan in Focus: Navigating Central Asia's Economic and Energy Future

July 12, 2019 - 10:00 am

Washington, DC

On behalf of the Atlantic Council and the International Tax and Investment Center (ITIC), please join us for an event entitled Kazakhstan in Focus: Navigating Central Asia’s Economic and Energy Future on Friday, July 12, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Atlantic Council headquarters (1030 15th Street NW, 12th Floor, West Tower Elevators).

On March 19, Kazakhstan’s longtime president Nursultan Nazarbayev announced his resignation after twenty-nine years as Kazakhstan’s leader. On June 9, Nursultan’s chosen successor Kassym-Jomart Tokayev won the subsequent presidential election with 71 percent of the vote. The former president’s surprise resignation raises questions about Kazakhstan’s path forward and how the region will navigate the economic and energy challenges of the coming years.

The Atlantic Council’s Eurasia Center, Global Energy Center, and the ITIC will host a panel discussion surrounding the most pressing economic and energy topics for Kazakhstan and Central Asia, including China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), Russia’s increasing global ambitions in its "near abroad," and diversification of the region’s economies. 

We hope you can join us for this timely discussion.

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Panel Discussion:

Dr. Ariel Cohen

Senior Fellow, Eurasia Center; Senior Fellow & Program Director

Atlantic Council; International Tax and Investment Center

Mr. Daniel Witt


International Tax and Investment Center

Ambassador Richard Hoagland

Former US Ambassador to Kazakhstan

US Department of State

Ms. Sarah Nickel

Executive Director

US-Kazakhstan Business Association

Moderated By:

Ambassador John Herbst

Director, Eurasia Center

Atlantic Council