NUCLEAR ENERGY IN KAZAKHSTAN: TO BE OR NOT TO BE?

NUCLEAR ENERGY IN KAZAKHSTAN: TO BE OR NOT TO BE?

BY ALIYA TSKHAY
Doshisha University (JAPAN)

FRIDAY, 27 SEPTEMBER
16:00–17.00 / HALL#116
NEW BUILDING / KIMEP

 

 

 

 

 

 

Since the 2011 meltdown at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant, the potential of nuclear energy and its sustainability have been debated heavily both in the countries possessing nuclear energy facilities, and in those that aspire to develop them. Kazakhstan, as many other developing countries with growing energy needs, is considering introduction and integration of nuclear energy into its national energy mix. Kazakh authorities have shown determination to utilize the country’s potential as the largest producer of uranium . This lecture will give you an overview of the nuclear energy development prospects in Kazakhstan with insights into the past and present of nuclear industry.

KAZAKHSTAN AND GLOBAL NUCLEAR POLITICS

KAZAKHSTAN AND GLOBAL NUCLEAR POLITICS

FRIDAY, 7 JUNE
18:30–20.00 / HALL#1
NEW BUILDING
KIMEP UNIVERSITY

BY DR. TOGZHAN KASSENOVA

ASSOCIATE OF THE NUCLEAR POLICY PROGRAM AT CARNEGIE ENDOWMENT FOR INTERNATIONAL PEACE. SHE IS A MEMBER OF THE UN SECRETARY-GENERAL’S ADVISORY BOARD ON DISARMAMENT MATTERS.

 

 

 

Togzhan Kassenova is an Associate in the Nuclear Policy Program at the Carnegie Endowment and a Stanton Nuclear Security Fellow. She currently works on issues related to the role of emerging powers in the global nuclear order, weapons of mass destruction nonproliferation issues, nuclear security, and strategic trade management.

Kassenova serves on the UN secretary general’s Advisory Board on Disarmament Matters.

Prior to joining the Carnegie Endowment, Kassenova worked as a senior research associate at the University of Georgia’s Center for International Trade and Security in Washington, DC, as a postdoctoral fellow at the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies, and as an adjunct faculty member at the Monterey Institute of International Studies. She was previously a journalist and professor in Kazakhstan.

Kassenova is the author of From Antagonism to Partnership: The Uneasy Path of the U.S.-Russian Cooperative Threat Reduction (2007). She has published widely in scholarly and policy journals, including Nonproliferation Review, Disarmament Forum, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, and China and Eurasia Forum Quarterly.