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Panel Discussion on 'Education Beyond Frontiers'

When Oct 23, 2020
from 11:00 AM to 01:00 PM
Where Zoom
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Cambridge Central Asia Forum in collaboration with the Centre of Development Studies and GCRF COMPASS and British Kazakh Society invites you to a panel discussion on  

Education Beyond Frontiers – Triple Helix (education / business / government links)

Date: 23 October 

Time: 11am-1pm (UK time)

Venue: Zoom link (Please Register here ASAP-



David Hardy – Chairman - has worked for over 40 years in education as lecturer, senior manager, senior civil servant, chief executive of a higher education institution and President of the rectors of Europe’s open universities. Work in Kazakhstan between 2003 and 2010 included in 2003-4 research and drafting of the Education Sector Development Strategy approved by the President.

Fergus Robertson - founding director of The British Kazakh Society. Has over 35 years international experience in oil & gas senior management.  He was the First Honorary Consul for the Republic of Kazakhstan in Scotland, and was a Member of the Advisory Board of the Kazakh British Technical University.

Dr Miljana Radivojević – Lecturer in Archaeomaterials at the UCL Institute of Archaeology, Trustee of the Institute of Archaeo-Metallurgical Studies and Research Affiliate of the Cambridge Central Asian Forum, Jesus College, Cambridge. Work in Kazakhstan includes reconstructing the beginnings of the Silk Roads through production and trade with metals from 5000 years ago.

Dr Maia Chankseliani - Associate Professor of Comparative and International Education at the University of Oxford. Her work focuses on the societal, institutional, and policy processes that shape tertiary education and the potential of tertiary education and research for transforming societies. She leads the British Council-funded project on the capacity development in higher education in Kazakhstan, with a focus on quality assurance in higher education.

Dr Siddharth Saxena - Director of the Cambridge Central Asia Forum Jesus College and Principal Research Associate, Cavendish Laboratory, University of Cambridge.  His research interests focus on knowledge systems, social and political development and institutional history, technology entrepreneurship and technology education in Central Asia and Russia. He was awarded Presidential medal and medal for service to education in Kazakhstan. He is an Honorary Professor of Kazakh-Turkish University and Astana Economic Forum Club of Scientists.



Everyone is welcome.




Please contact Prajakti Kalra ( for any questions.


For the full schedule of the Michaelmas Term Seminar Series please go here.