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Program

09:00 – 10:00

Opening of the VII Astana Club Meeting
A Global Reference Point: Where Are We Now and Where Are We Heading?
  • Vladimir POZNER

    Moderator

    Russian journalist and publicist, anchor of the “Pozner” program on Channel One (2008-2022)

  • Yves LETERME

    Key Speaker

    Co-Chair of the European Division at the Global Coalition for Efficient Logistics (GCEL), Deputy Secretary General at OECD (2011-2014), Prime Minister of Belgium (2008, 2009-2011)

  • James M. LINDSAY

    Key Speaker

    Senior Vice President, Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)
  • Edward N. LUTTWAK

    Key Speaker

    Senior Associate, Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)

10:00-11:00

World On the Edge of the Abyss: How Do We Break the Deadlock in Ukraine?

  • Nik GOWING

    Moderator

    Founder and Director of Thinking the Unthinkable, BBC World News presenter (1996-2014), Visiting Professor at Kings College London

  • Charles KUPCHAN

    Expert

    Senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), Professor of international affairs at Georgetown University (online)

  • Nigel GOULD-DAVIES

    Expert

    Senior Fellow for Russia and Eurasia, International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS)

  • ZHAO Long

    Expert

    Senior Research Fellow, Institute for Global Governance Studies, Shanghai Institutes for International Studies


11:15-12:05

«Cooling» World Economy: the Threat of Fragmentation and What To Do About It?
  • Marc UZAN

    Moderator

    Executive Director and Founder, Reinventing Bretton Woods Committee (RBWC)

  • Johannes F. LINN

    Expert

    Nonresident Senior Fellow in the Center for Sustainable Development, Brookings Institution, Vice President of the World Bank (1991-2003)

  • Sergey AFONTSEV

    Expert

    Deputy Director, Institute of World Economy and International Relations, Russian Academy of Sciences (IMEMO RAS)

  • Krishna B. KUMAR

    Expert

    Executive Vice President of Research, National Opinion Research Center (NORC) at the University of Chicago


12:05-13:00

Greater Central Asia: Afghanistan and the Future of the Region
  • Damjan KRNJEVIĆ-MIŠKOVIĆ

    Moderator

    Director for Policy Research and Analysis, Institute for Development and Diplomacy, Professor of Practice, ADA University

  • Hamid KARZAI

    Expert

    President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan (2004-2014)

  • Johannes F. LINN

    Expert

    Nonresident Senior Fellow in the Center for Sustainable Development, Brookings Institution, Vice President of the World Bank (1991-2003)

  • Ashok SAJJANHAR

    Expert

    President, Institute of Global Studies, Distinguished Fellow at Ananta Aspen Centre, Former Ambassador of India to Kazakhstan

  • ZHAO Huasheng

    Expert

    Professor of the Center for Russian and Central Asian Studies, Fudan University, Senior Fellow, Beijing Club for International Dialogue


14:30-15:20

Sanctions: A Reality Check
  • Yerzhan SALTYBAYEV

    Moderator

    Director of the Institute of World Economics and Politics (IWEP)

  • Yves LETERME

    Expert

    Co-Chair of the European Division at the Global Coalition for Efficient Logistics (GCEL), Deputy Secretary General at OECD (201 1-2014), Prime Minister of Belgium (2008, 2009-201 1)

  • Vladislav INOZEMTSEV

    Expert

    Special Advisor at the Washington-based Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI), Director, Center for Post-Industrial Studies (1996-2019)

  • Marc UZAN

    Expert

    Executive Director and Founder, Reinventing Bretton Woods Committee (RBWC)

  • Sergey AFONTSEV

    Expert

    Deputy Director, Institute of World Economy and International Relations, Russian Academy of Sciences (IMEMO RAS)


15:20-16:20

Middle East: What Lies Ahead For the Region?
  • Bruno MAÇÃES

    Moderator

    Senior Adviser at Flint Global, Secretary of State for European Affairs of Portugal (2013-2015), author of the bestseller “The Dawn of Eurasia”

  • Tedros GHEBREYESUS

    Video-address

    Director-General of the World Health Organization

  • José Luis ZAPATERO

    Expert

    Prime Minister of Spain (2004-2011)

  • Kemal KIRIŞCI

    Expert

    Nonresident Senior Fellow in the Center on the United States and Europe‘s Turkey Project, Brookings Institution

  • Danilo TÜRK

    Expert

    President of the Club de Madrid, President of Slovenia (2007-2012)

  • Vuk JEREMIĆ

    Expert

    President of the People's Party, President of the Center for International Relations and Sustainable Development (CIRSD), President of the UN General Assembly (2012-2013), Minister of Foreign Affairs of Serbia (2007-2012)

09:00 – 09:50

The Great Divide: the Era of “Blockalization”
  • Pepe ESCOBAR

    Moderator

    Journalist, Columnist at The Cradle, Editor-at-large at Asia Times

  • James M. LINDSAY

    Expert

    Senior Vice President, Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

  • ZHOU Bo

    Expert

    Senior Fellow of Center for International Security and Strategy, Tsinghua University

  • Kirill BABAEV

    Expert

    Director, Institute of China and Contemporary Asia, Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS)

09:50 – 10:45

When Titans Collide: The US-China Battle For Dominance of The World Order
  • Ariel COHEN

    Moderator

    Nonresident Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council, Managing Director, Energy, Growth and Security Program at the International Tax and Investment Center (ITIC)

  • Peter FRANKOPAN

    Expert

    Professor of Global History, University of Oxford, UNESCO Professor of Silk Roads Studies, King’s College, Cambridge, author of the bestseller “The Silk Roads: A New History of the World” (2015)

  • Evan A. FEIGENBAUM

    Expert

    Vice President for studies, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, US Deputy Assistant Secretary of State (2006-2009)
  • YANG Cheng

    Expert

    Executive Dean of Shanghai Academy of Global Governance and Area Studies (SAGGAS), Professor of Shanghai International Studies University

  • Michael PILLSBURY

    Expert

    Senior Fellow for China Strategy at The Heritage Foundation, consultant to the US Presidents, author of the bestseller “The Hundred-Year Marathon: China's Secret Strategy to Replace America as the Global Superpower”


11:00 – 11:50

Time Is Running Out: How the Global Climate Agenda is Falling Apart and How to Fix It
  • Nik GOWING

    Moderator

    Founder and Director of Thinking the Unthinkable, BBC World News presenter (1996-2014), Visiting Professor at Kings College London

  • CHUNG Rae Kwon

    Key Speaker

    Nobel Peace Prize Laureate (2007), Director, Ban Ki-moon Foundation, member of the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)

  • Suma CHAKRABARTI

    Expert

    Chair of Board of Trustees, ODI, President, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (2012-2020)

  • Urban RUSNÁK

    Expert

    Ambassador-at-Large at Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic, Secretary General of the Energy Charter Secretariat (2012-2021)

  • Ariel COHEN

    Expert

    Nonresident Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council, Managing Director, Energy, Growth and Security Program at the International Tax and Investment Center (ITIC)

  • Krishna B. KUMAR

    Expert

    Executive Vice President of Research, National Opinion Research Center (NORC) at the University of Chicago