Public Lecture: Principles of Bioethics and Nurturing Morality in the Kyrgyz Culture

Date: 30 May 2017
Other languages: Русский язык |
30 May 2017, 15:00

The University of Central Asia’s Aga Khan Humanities Project (UCA AKHP) is pleased to announce the fourth lecture of its Public Lecture Series to be held in Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic organised in partnership with the Kyrgyz National University (KNU). This series is designed specifically as professional development for KNU faculty and is open to university scholars, researchers and students. It promotes inter-disciplinary discourse between intellectuals, academics, and students in the disciplines of humanities and the sciences.

KNU named after Jusup Balasagyn conducts this public lecture series in the framework of the implementation of the Kyrgyz Republic’s President Decree "By Announcing 2017 as the Year of Morals, Education and Culture".

Altynay Karasaeva
Professor, Doctor of Medicine 
M. Kashgari-Barscani Eastern University 

The Kyrgyz system of nurturing morality has evolved over centuries and is validated by experiences throughout several generations and continues to persist in the memory of Kyrgyz people. Today, the Kyrgyz people should consider restoring bioethics into the modern ethical and educational system, the sacred meaning of which is encoded in proverbs, rituals, traditions, clothes, patterns, colour symbolism and the heroic epic Manas.
The lecture will also address issues related to the system of moral norms based on age and gender gradation, differentiation of means of nurturing and cycle changes of ethical priorities depending on age and type of activity, while covering the entire life cycle of an individual, intergenerational transfer of ethical principles sustained by the practice in the context of fundamental principles of modern bioethics.
Since 1985, Professor Karasaeva has been a Professor, Doctor of Medicine at Kyrgyz Russian Slavic University. In 1994, she was appointed as academic with the International Higher Education Academy of Sciences in Moscow, Russia. In 2001, Cambridge University also featured her in its 500 intellectual leaders of the 21st century list. From 2004 to 2007, she organised the work of bioethical committees supervising scientific research and ethical examinations. Since 2005, she has been a United Nations expert on human rights and gender policy and an external expert of the World Health Organisation European Office for Human In the health sector, Professor Karasaeva is the author of more than 150 scientific publications and regularly develops academic content for various textbooks for university students. She holds three higher basic professional educations including higher medical education from Kyrgyz State Medical Institute in Bishkek (1964), higher legal education from Kyrgyz Russian Slavic University in Bishkek (2005) and has taken courses in ethics and bioethics at the Munich Technical University in Munich, Germany.
Kyrgyz National University (KNU) named after Jusup Balasagyn
Main Building, Small Assembly Hall (SAH)
547 Frunze Street, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
The lecture will be delivered in Russian.
Associate Professor E.D. Lailieva
Provost for Research
Kyrgyz National University

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* Ideas presented in this lecture reflect the personal opinion of the speaker and do not necessarily represent the views of the University of Central Asia and/or its employees.
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