Dr Botakoz Kazbek

BSc. Programme


PhD candidate, UGent, Belgium

Master’s degree in History, Theory, and Practice of Human Rights, University Grenoble Alpes, France

Master’s degree in Human Rights and Multi-Level Governance, University of Padua, Italy

Master’s degree in European Finance and Banking, University of Warsaw, Poland

Bachelor’s degree in International Economics, Eurasian National University, Kazakhstan

Selected Achievements

Mille e Una Lode prize to excellent students (2020, Italy)

Partial Scholarship of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (2014, Switzerland)

Full Scholarship of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Norway (2009, Norway)

Bolashak International Scholarship (2006, Kazakhstan)

Selected Publications

Kazbek, B. (2022). The Turkish “All-Inclusive” Package of Military Service and the Nagorny Karabakh Case 2020. The Defence Horizon Journal


De Stefani, P., Han, L., Herkenhoff, M., Caviness, M., Kazbek, B., Magosvongwe, C., Pacchiano, I., Borsatto, J., Pavlidou, F., Takada, M., Willner, S., Brunner, M., Grasser, S., Pfeifenberger, M., Urban, S., Canettieri, C., Rafizade, N. (2021). Model UPR Handbook. Padova University Press. Link

Kazbek, B., & Almash, A. (2019). Facebook as a Digital Diplomacy Tool Case of Kazakhstan. The University of Brighton conference proceeding


Professional Experience

  • Adjunct Professor, UBI Business School, Belgium
  • Youth Corps Project Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist, World Bank Group, Kazakhstan
  • Public Policy Analysis Course Instructor, Spring University Myanmar


  • English
  • French
  • Kazakh