Ambassador of Kazakhstan to Speak at FDU about Sustainability/Development
MADISON, N.J. (February 6, 2012)—Ambassador Byrganym Aitimova, the permanent representative of Kazakhstan to the United Nations, will deliver a lecture on “Kazakhstan: A Giant in Asia and Its Leading Role in Sustainable Development,” on Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2012 from 6-8 p.m. at Fairleigh Dickinson University’s College at Florham as part of FDU’s United Nations Pathway Program.
The U.N. Pathways Ambassador Forum is a discussion between Ambassador Ahmad Kamal of the Ambassador’s Club at the U.N. and Aitimova.
Aitimova has held various positions in the Kazakhstan Government. From 2004 until her current appointment, she was Minister of Education and Science. In 2004, she was Deputy Prime Minister of Youth Affairs. From 2002 to 2004, she was Ambassador to Italy, and from 1996 to 2002, Ambassador to Israel. In 1996, she held a senatorial seat in Parliament.
Prior to that, she was Minister on Youth Affairs, Tourism and Sport. From 1990 to 1993, she was a Member of Parliament. She spent two years, from 1988 to 1990, as Deputy Chairman of the Soviet Children’s Fund section. Before that she was Secretary of the Republican Youth Organization, First Secretary of a regional youth organization and a public school teacher. Aitimova is fluent in English, Kazakh, and Russian.
The opportunity to hear Aitimova is free and open to the public. Light refreshments are available at 6 p.m. and the program will begin at 6:30 p.m. Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Office of Global Learning sponsors the UN Pathways Events. For additional information, contact FDU’s office of Global Learning at (973) 443-8876. The program will be held in Lenfell Hall, Hennessy Hall. Fairleigh Dickinson is located at 285 Madison Avenue, Madison, N.J.