2016 ILJ Symposium

Schedule for 2016 ILJ Symposium

9:30 am — Economic Development Panel

State Ownership in Terms of Transition: Curse or Blessing
Roza Nurgozhayeva
LL.M, Doctor of the Science of Law Candidate
Cornell Law School

Comments by:
Professor Charles Whitehead
Myron C. Taylor Alumni Professor of Business Law
Cornell Law School

Dr. Dennis de Tray
Board Member and International Advisor
Nazarbayev University
Principal
Results for Development Institute

Legalized Rent-Seeking: Local Government, Law, and Land Rights in Kazakhstan
Margaret Hanson
PhD Candidate
Ohio State University

Comments by:
Professor Gregory Alexander
A. Robert Noll Professor of Law
Cornell Law School

A short break will be held before the next presentation.

State-Building in the Steppe: Kazakhstan’s Modernizing Aspirations in the Twenty-First Century
Charles Sullivan
Assistant Professor of Political Science and International Relations
Nazarbayev University

Comments by:
Professor Saule Omarova
Professor of Law
Cornell University

11:50 am — Criminal Reform Panel

Between Convictions and Reconciliations: Processing Criminal Cases in Kazakhstani Courts
Alexei Trochev
Associate Professor
Nazarbayev University

Comments by:
Nina Lazaridi
MLA
Harvard University

12:30 pm — Lunch Break

1:30 pm — Keynote Address

Mr. Yerkin Akhinzhanov
Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of the Republic of Kazakhstan in the USA

2:00 pm — Public Administration Panel

Kazakhstan's National Identity-Building Policy: Soviet Legacy, State Efforts, and Societal Reactions

Azis Burkhanov
Assistant Professor
Nazarbayev University

Comments by:
Professor Bakyt Beshimov
Professor of Government, Suffolk University
Visiting Scholar, Harvard University
Scholar, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

A short break will be held before the next presentation.

Objective or Perception-Based? A Kazakhstani Debate on the Most Ideal Corruption Measure
Omer Baris et al.
Assistant Professor
Nazarbayev University

Comments by:
Sarah Reynolds
Founder and Principal
SJ Reynolds Associates

3:30 pm — Human Rights Panel

"Invisible" Problems of Ethnic Migrants in Kazakhstan: Legal Regulations and Issues of Human Rights

Dr. Baurzhan Bokayev
Adviser to the Kazakh Minister of Education and Science
MPA Candidate, Cornell Institute for Public Affairs
Cornell University

Comments by:
Lyailya Nurgaliyeva
PhD Candidate
Kyushu University

4:15 pm — Closing Remarks

Eduardo Peñalver
Allan R. Tessler Dean and Professor of Law
Cornell University

5:00 pm — Cocktail Reception

A cocktail reception will be hosted following the symposium in the Cornell Law School Commons.