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Kazakhstan and Nuclear Disarmament

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Join us for a talk on Kazakhstan and nuclear disarmament with Alimzhan Akhmetov, founding director of the Center for International Security and Policy in Kazakhstan.

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Friday, November 24th, 2017
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Research Seminar Room, Liu Institute for Global Issues

Light refreshments provided.

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This talk will comprise of two parts. The first part will focus on the history of nuclear weapons in Kazakhstan, including testing of nuclear weapons designs by the Soviet Union at the former Semipalatinsk Test Site, the nuclear weapons based in Kazakhstan, and the changes undertaken by Kazakhstan when it achieved independence from the Soviet Union, specifically steps towards nuclear disarmament and other initiatives on non-proliferation. The second part will cover the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons that was adopted by a majority of countries at the United Nations earlier this year, focusing on its historical importance and its impact, or lack thereof, on current nuclear policies.


Alimzhan Akhmetov, founding director of the Center for International Security and Policy.

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Alimzhan Akhmetov is a founding director of the Center for International Security and Policy, which was established on February 2017 in Astana (Kazakhstan). Akhmetov has ten years experience in Eurasian Economic Community, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan and the Executive Office of the President of Kazakhstan, where he ended up as the head of the division for International Security. Earlier this year, he participated in the negotiations for the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons at the United Nations in New York.

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