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Kazakhstan, OSCE and the New Opportunities A Cambridge Central Asia Forum Round Table

In 2010 the Republic of Kazakhstan took up the Chairmanship of the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE). Kazakhstan was the first Muslim and Asian country to Chair OSCE with the stated the aim of bridging the divide between the East and the West.
When Feb 19, 2010
Attendees HE Kairat Abusseitov
Ambassador of Kazakhstan
Prof Robert Mair, FRS
The Master of Jesus College,
Cambridge
Prof James Jackson, FRS
Head of Department of Earth
Science, University
Of Cambridge
Prof Charles Melville
Professor of Persian History,
University Of Cambridge
Dr. Rick Fawn
University of St Andrews
Prof Shailaja Fennell
Development Studies, University
Of Cambridge
Mr Chokan Laumulin
Cambridge Central Asia Forum
And Kazakhstan
Dr Heather Cruickshank
Sustainable Development
Programme, University
Of Cambridge
Mr Robin Seaword
The Conflict and International
Studies Centre
Chair:
Prof Siddharth Saxena
Cambridge Central Asia Forum,
Jesus College, University of
Cambridge
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The purpose of the meeting was to give proposals to Kazakhstani and the OSCE decision makers in order to broaden the security dialogue to more pressing aspects of The Human Dimension. The Cambridge Central Asia Forum organised a round table to discuss possible proposals for how Kazakhstan could deliver on real and practical issues of collective security, especially human security. The agenda focused on prospects of an OSCE All Country Resolution on Disaster Response and nucleation of a coordinating council and a fund for rapid response to natural and human calamity situations. The backdrop to the proposal lay in the destruction caused by the earthquake  in Haiti which affected two million lives in Port au Prince, the capital of Haiti, in 2010.