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Night of Ideas in ISK

Night of Ideas in ISK

February 21st, 2017

Night of Ideas took place on 26 January 2017 in some 50 countries across the world. The theme was “One World” and brought together speakers of international renown – intellectuals, researchers and artists – invited to debate in all the event partner sites and over the five continents: from Dakar to Los Angeles, including Brussels, Buenos Aires and Kathmandu, Marseilles and Paris…

Nuit des idées ISK 26.01.2017

Nuit des idées ISK 26.01.2017

For the first time, Almaty was the host of a Night of Ideas event. Artists, researchers in social sciences, architects, filmmakers, debaters and journalists met under the auspices of the Sorbonne-Kazakhstan Institute in order to exchange with students and the general public, directly or by Web thanks to the live digital broadcasting (streaming).

Three round-table discussions (“What will be the (common) world like that we are willing to and able to inhabit?”, “Think durably about resources and energy for a common world” and “ Culture facing upheavals of the world”) were animated by French and Kazakh journalists and alternated with concerts of Volta Quartet. They came specially to celebrate, during the same week, the 25th anniversary of diplomatic relations between France and Kazakhstan.

Together, and while the world deals with the multiplication of challenges (global terrorism, climatic disorder, humanitarian disaster of migrations, financial and social crises), they tried to think about what is happening and to envisage the possibility of one ” common world ” for women and men of goodwill who did not give up on mastering their fate.

This event was successful because it gathered 300 people around debates, movies projection, exhibitions and classical music concerts, in a friendly atmosphere in the presence of diplomatic, cultural and scientific representatives.

The general Commission of France for Astana Expo 2017 was one of the partners of this event.

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