Daniyar Kussainov

Visiting Research Fellow

Daniyar Kussainov is a political scientist from Kazakhstan. He is a visiting research fellow and a member of the research group on Russia, Asia, and International Trade at NUPI.

He was a research fellow at the Soros Foundation Kazakhstan Public Policy Initiative in 2014, and at the George Washington University (the Elliott School of International Affairs) in 2017. Daniyar holds an MA degree in Politics and Security (Central Asia) from the OSCE Academy in Bishkek. His professional and academic interests include migration, education, and elections. Daniyar worked for local and international NGOs, OSCE/ODIHR Election Observation Missions, OSCE Secretariat, the World Bank, and the IOM-UN Migration Agency.