Speakers of AEF to meet with students of Astana universities

18 May, 2018, 15:46 385
Speakers of AEF to meet with students of Astana universities

Astana hosts Lecture Festival in frames of the Astana Economic Forum. Youth of Kazakhstan will have a unique chance to communicate with experts in media, film industry, world history and politics.

"Festival of lectures" is held on the basis of two metropolitan universities during the days of the Astana Economic Forum on May 17-19. Within the framework of the event, AEF participants will meet with students of Nazarbayev University and Eurasian National University, BNews.kz. reported.

Lectures of the famous speakers are held on an approved schedule.

Schedule for students of Nazarbayev University:

1 audience (1022)

13:00 – 14:00 Gregory Asmolov, Researcher at King's College London, researcher on the role of media in crisis situations

14:15 – 15:15 Mike Butcher MBE is Editor-at-large of TechCrunch

15:30 – 16:30 Krzysztof Zanussi, director, winner of the main prize of the Venice Film Festival "Golden Lion" (1984)

16.45 - 17.45 Carlo Castelli, Director for Strategic Planning and Urban Design, AECOM

2 audience  (1009)

13:45 – 14:45 Aubrey Dee Gray, the chief scientific officer at SENS Research Foundation,

15:00 – 16:00 Ilya Slutsky, Managing Partner, Medme

16:15 – 17:15 Ricardo Alvarez, researcher at the Senseable City Lab, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

17:30 – 18:30 Jon Greenberg, National staff writer with PolitiFact. Washington, D.C.

Schedule for students of the Eurasian National University:

 259 audience (roundtable)

14:30 – 15:30 Shanta Devarajan is the Senior Director for Development Economics (DEC) and the acting World Bank Group Chief Economist. 

16:00 – 17:00 Bruno Maçães, political scientist, politician, business strategist, author and is currently a Nonresident Senior Fellow at Hudson Institute in Washington.

17:15 – 18:00 Chris Miller is Assistant Professor of International History at the Fletcher School

Audience 303

14:30 – 15:30 Daniel Gusev, Managing Partner of Gauss Ventures

15:45 – 16:45 Alma Obayeva, Program Manager Carnegie Moscow Centre

17:15 – 18:15 Anthony M. Townsend, author of  Smart Cities: Big Data, Civic Hackers, and the Quest for a New Utopia 

Earlier, the director of the fund for economic initiatives, Dinara Dzoldaspayeva, said that the schedule was worked out with each speaker individually, so that each of them was maximally involved in the AEF program and spoke to a wide audience with their vision of world development, in particular, the development of Kazakhstan. Also, the organizers noted that the traditional panel sessions of the forum will be supplemented with modern formats.