11 December: Bright colours of life in Kazakhstan

The Central Asia initiative at Leiden University, funded by Asian Modernities and Traditions, would like to create a platform for sharing knowledge on Central Asia. You are cordially invited to an afternoon on Kazakhstan, organized by the Kazakh Embassy to the Netherlands. In a series of short talks and films both students and academic staff will be acquainted with the rich heritage and traditions of Kazakhstan. Followed by a buffet reception with traditional Kazakh food.


14.00-16.30 hrs

Verbarium, Room 104
Matthias de Vrieshof 3
2311 BZ Leiden

If you would like to participate, please send an e-mail to amt@leiden.edu




14.00-14.20 Opening and welcoming address by H.E. Mrs. Mainura Murzamadiyeva
Ambassador of Kazakhstan to the Netherlands

Video presentation about Kazakhstan

14.20-14.30 Drs. Marc van den Muyzenberg
Director ROI, Associate Dutch Institute for Public Administration

14.30-14.40 Kazakhstan between Modernity and Tradition
Prof. Dr. László Marácz
Honorary Professor of Gumilyov Eurasian National University
Assistant Professor European Studies, University of Amsterdam

14.40-14.50 Human capital development and education: perspectives of Dutch-Kazakh cooperation
Dr. Zifa-Alua Auezova
Director Eurasian Perspective

14.50-15.00 Kazakhstan: Bright future on sound basis
Prof. Dr. J.S. Dhillon
Emeritus Professor Delft University of Technology

15.00-15.30 Q & A

15.30-16.30 Buffet reception with national cuisine of Kazakhstan

Last Modified: 03-12-2015