AKHP Public Lecture, November 2nd, Almaty: Great Son of Immortal Alash: 350th Anniversary of Bukhar-Jyrau, Great Kazakh Poet and Statesman

Date: 02 November 2018
November 2nd 2018, 3:00 pm
Almaty, Republic of Kazakhstan

University of Central Asia’s (UCA) Aga Khan Humanities Project (AKHP) has established a dialog platform to host a series of public lectures in Almaty, Republic of Kazakhstan. The platform is organised in partnership with the Eurasian Law Academy named after D. A. Kunaev. The series seeks to facilitate professional development of faculty, and is open for scholars, researchers, teachers, public activists, academic and creative community, as well as for students, pursuing doctoral, masters and undergraduate degrees in universities of the Republic of Kazakhstan. The platform promotes cross-disciplinary dialog between intellectuals, academics and students, who pursue doctoral, masters and undergraduate degree in arts and sciences.
 
K. K. Aitkhojin
Doctor of Law, Professor

Abstract
August 2018 marked the 350th anniversary of Bukhar-Jyra, a great Kazakh poet and statesman. As a scholar, Aitkhojin will discuss the memories about the history of his people. Memories are important to make sure every person, while living in the present, also thinks about the future and remembers about the past. A prominent Austrian writer and Nobel Prize winner (1981) Elias Kanetti once wrote – “humankind is vulnerable only in those areas, where it does not have experience and memories”.

The lecture will touch on his role in the evolution of the Kazakh ethnos and its nationhood. It will highlight the importance of connecting and contextualizing historical memory of Kazakh people with the contemporary processes.

Biography 
Professor K. K. Aitkhojin is the Head of the Department of Constitutional and International Law and Customs Affairs of Eurasian Law Academy named after D. A. Kunaev. His research interests include jurisprudence, constitutional law, higher education, patriotic education of young people, preservation of values and spiritual culture of Kazakh people.

Moderator
Gulmira Kaisarovna Bilyalova
Doctor in Philosophy
Professor of the Eurasian Law Academy

Language
The lecture will be delivered in Russian and Kazakh languages.

Venue
107 Kurmangazy Street (intersected by Baitursynov Street),
5th Floor, Lecture Hall #507 
Almaty, Republic of Kazakhstan

Registration 
Please confirm your participation with your name and affiliation by sending an e-mail to: vuzkunaeva@vuzkunaeva.kz.

* 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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