Karatayeva Lessya Rollanovna

Doctor of History, Associate Professor


  • Graduate Degree, al-Farabi Kazakh National University, Department of History (1988-1984).
  • Post-Graduate Degree in International Relations, al-Farabi Kazakh National University (1996-1999).
    Additional Training: number of summer schools and seminars on international security issues.

    ACADEMIC DEGREE: Doctor of Sciences (History of International Relations),
  • Thesis for Candidate of Science Degree on “Methods of Conflict Management: Case of Arab-Israeli Conflict”.
  • Thesis for Doctor of Science Degree on “Formation of the System of Counter-terrorism in Central Asia”


  •  (1994-2006) KAINAR University.

Positions:  Lecturer, Deputy Dean of International Relations Department, Head of the Post-Graduate Study Department, Dean of History and International Relations Department;

  •  (2006-2009) al-Farabi Kazakh National University

Positions: Associate Professor,  Chair of International Relations and Foreign Policy of Kazakhstan, Department of International Relations,  PhD Program Director


  • (2009- …) Kazakhstan Institute for Strategic Studies under President of Republic of Kazakhstan;

Positions: Secretary for Academic and Research Affairs, Deputy Director for Academic and Research Affairs, Chief Research Fellow. 

Research Interest:

  1. Gender Sensitive Processes and Gender Equality.
  2. Security of Central Asia.
  3. Information Security.


1. Strengthening all-round cooperation of the Republic of Kazakhstan with the Russian Federation // Concept of foreign policy of the Republic of Kazakhstan for 2014-2020 and tasks for their implementation. Materials of the "round table", Almaty: KISS, 2014. –P. 47-53

2. Information security cybersecurity: problems of definition // Kazakhstan Spectrum №1,2014 –С.5-13

3. Counteraction to terrorism: problems of scientific and theoretical understanding // Sat. materials of the republican scientific-practical conference "National security of Kazakhstan: modern challenges and threats" -Almaty, 2013. -P. 29-38

4. Public Opinion in Kazakhstan on Eurasian Integration and the Eurasian Economic Union. / Central Asia Affairs, 2015 -№1. -WITH. 33-41.

5. Promotion of the national idea "Mangilik El" in the information space // Kazakhstan-Spectrum No. 3, -2015. -WITH. 41-46

6. "Evolution of" color revolutions "and measures to counter external interference" report of the CSTO Analytical Association (co-authored) // http://ncpti.ru/materialy-ntspti/?ELEMENT_ID=239

7. Information security of Kazakhstan: particular aspects, statistics and risks // Central Asian Bureau for Analitical Reporting, Institute for War and Peace Reporting (IWPR) // http://cabar.asia/.../lesya-karataeva-informatsionnaya- bezopasnost-kazahstana-chastnye-aspe ..

8.Eurasian integration through the eyes of Kazakhstanis // Image of Eurasian integration in the XXI century: constraints and prospects / Collection of materials of the International scientific and practical conference, - Ufa: RIC BashSU, 2014 - 320 p. –S.107-114

9. On-line activity as a factor of social stability // Collection of materials of the research conference "Living standards of Kazakhstanis and problems of social inequality." –Almaty, 2015. –P. 97-105

10. Conjugation of the economic spaces of the EU and the EAEU as a priority of Kazakhstan's chairmanship in the EAEU. // Sat. materials of the international scientific and practical conference

11. "The Republic of Kazakhstan and the European Union:

12. prospects of cooperation within the framework of the Agreement on enhanced cooperation and partnership ", June 24, 2016

Teaching disciplines:

Information security issues in the Republic of Kazakhstan

Global Security and Conflict Resolution

National and regional security

Fundamentals of the Foreign Service

1999 - degree of candidate of historical sciences, specializing in international relations, topic: "Methods of resolving regional conflicts (on the example of the Arab-Israeli conflict)".
2010 - Doctor of Historical Sciences, specializing in international relations, topic: "The formation of a system of countering terrorism in Central Asia."