She graduated from the Faculty of History of Aktobe K.Zhubanov State University in Kazakhstan with the degree of high achievement in 1998. After studying Turkish Language in Ankara University TÖMER, she completed her MA degree in the Department of International Relations in the Faculty of Political Sciences at Ankara University. In 2010, she received his PhD degree from Ankara University, Faculty of Political Sciences. Ainur Nogayeva, who works on the regional policies of Central Asia and the great powers; She is the author of more than 10 books and book chapters in Kazakh, Russian, English and Turkish, as well as articles published in various scientific journals and conference books. During her education and researches, she took part in the scholarship and project support programs of Sasakawa Young Leaders Scholarship Fund, Nippon (JatCAFA) Foundation and TÜBİTAK Supporting Scientist (BIDEP). Ainur Nogayeva has served as an arbitrator in international indexed journals and as a Board Member in various conferences. She is the Editor-in-Chief of the scientific refereed journal of the Kazakhstan National Index. Since 2010, she has held academic and administrative positions as Assistant Dean and Associate Professor at the Faculty of International Relations of the Eurasian National University. Currently, she is the substitute professorship of the Department of International Relations.
Areas of interest: Theories of international relations, Political History, Central Asia, Russia, regional policies of great powers, geopolitics
The Theme of The Speech: Central Asia in the frame of Soft Power concept
In the 21st century, ways in which states influence international processes and other countries are expanding. Today, economic success is a more important factor in the country's ideological and cultural appeal than military power and nuclear weapons. The emergence of the concept of “soft power” is directly related to “Joseph Nye” name, the American political scientist, professor of the Kennedy School of Public Administration at Harvard University.
Nye divided the foreign policy instruments into two groups as ”hard“ and ”soft“. In a world where states are trying to protect their independence, "hard" power still has not lost its key values. But "soft power" is becoming increasingly important, and it is becoming a serious alternative for hard power, not only for political and economic interests, but for new alliances based on common spiritual and intellectual values. Within the framework of this concept, policies in the Central Asian region will be evaluated in the speech.