AKHP Public Lecture, Almaty: Turkic Contribution to World Culture and Civilisation

Date: 13 February 2019
February 13th 2019, 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 D.A. Kunaev Eurasian Law Academy. The series seeks to facilitate professional development of faculty and promotes cross-disciplinary dialog. It 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.
  
Sagadi Bulekbaev Bayuzakovich  
PhD, Professor, Department of Postgraduate Education
Kazakh Ablai Khan University of International Relations and World Languages

Abstract 
The lecture will focus on the contribution of Turks to world culture and civilisation. New facts and materials will be presented that have long been inaccessible for research by the general public due to Eurocentric and other myths, and stereotypes dominating traditional historiography. On the basis of these materials, the lecturer will demonstrate that Turkic peoples living on the territories of the Eurasian continent for thousands of years were not only a bridge connecting two great cultures of the East and West, but also created an original great culture and civilisation of their own. This had a great influence on their neighbours, and set the starting conditions for their development, in particular, for European and Russian cultures.

At the same time, the lecturer will reference the great historian, L. Gumilyov, who stated that Turks created more complex and advanced forms of social order and institutions for that period of time including hierarchy, state and tax systems, nomadic democracy, monetary circulation, diplomacy, typography, etc. At the end of the lecture, an idea will be presented that Turkic peoples, on the territory of the Great Steppe, especially in the Middle Ages, were the pioneers and leaders of some of the most important historical events, often changing the course of world history.

Biography 
Sagadi Bulekbaev Bayuzakovich (PhD, Professor) is an Academician of the Academy of Political Sciences and Eurasian Law Academy, as well as a Professor at Xinjiang University of China. Since August 2007, he has held various positions at the Kazakh Ablai Khan University of  International Relations and World Languages, including Head of the International Relations Department, Vice-Rector for Research, Professor of the International Relations Department, and currently is a Professor of the Postgraduate Education Department.

He is an author of more than 230 scientific works and articles, which have been published in Poland, Czech Republic, Hungary, Netherlands, Germany, US, Turkey, Russia, Ukraine, Moldova, Azerbaijan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan and Kyrgyzstan. His main research and professional interests include history of philosophy, history and culture of Turkic peoples, social philosophy, logic, issues of economy and state, international relations, issues of consciousness and thinking. He is also an author of scientific monographs, some of which are co-authored, as well as seven handbooks. Two of his monographs have been published in Germany including “The Phenomenon of Consciousness: A New Perspective” and “Current Issues of the Socio-economic Life of Kazakhstan”.
 
Moderator
Gulmira Kaisarovna Bilyalova, PhD
Professor of the Eurasian Law Academy

Language
The lecture will be delivered in Russian.

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. Registration on the day of the lecture will start from 2:30 pm in room #507. 

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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