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  • Global Entrepreneurship Week

    Global Entrepreneurship Week

    Almaty’s GEW Conference kicked off on November 18th with enthusiastic entrepreneurs, students, business and government representatives, and business development funds leasers gathering at the Atakent Exhibition Center.

  • U.S. Institute of Peace Vice President for South and Central Asia programs Andrew Wilder met Kazakhstani foreign policy experts and journalists

    U.S. Institute of Peace Visit

    On November 10, U.S. Institute of Peace (USIP) Vice President for South and Central Asia programs Andrew Wilder, and USIP Afghanistan and Central Asia Program Director Scott Smith, met experts.

  • Seismology Workshop in Almaty

    Seismology Workshop in Almaty

    On October 27, the U.S. Consul General Theresa Grencik opened the “Workshop for Regional Cooperation in Seismology and Earthquake Engineering in South and Central Asia” in Almaty.

  • Night in the Library

    Night in the Library

    On October 18, S. Begalin Children’s Library, the Almaty American Corner’s partner institution hosted a “Night in the Library”, an outstanding event devoted to the United States of America.

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Consulate General and Embassy Highlights

  • Global Entrepreneurship Week
    Global Entrepreneurship Week

    Almaty’s GEW Conference kicked off on November 18th with enthusiastic entrepreneurs, students, business and government representatives, and business development funds leasers gathering at the Atakent Exhibition Center. Consul General T. Grencik delivered opening remarks to more than 300 participants of the forum, which was covered by the local media, noting that “Global Entrepreneurship Week is truly an international celebration of ideas and innovation.. 

  • U.S. Institute of Peace Vice President for South and Central Asia programs Andrew Wilder meets Kazakhstani experts
    U.S. Institute of Peace Representatives Meet Kazakhstani experts

    On November 10, U.S. Institute of Peace (USIP) Vice President for South and Central Asia programs Andrew Wilder, and USIP Afghanistan and Central Asia Program Director Scott Smith, met Kazakhstani foreign policy experts and journalists to discuss Afghanistan’s political and economic development following Afghanistan’s peaceful transition of power to newly inaugurated President Ashraf Ghani. 

  • U.S. Consul General Theresa Grencik Opens Seismology Workshop in Almaty
    U.S. Consul General Theresa Grencik Opens Seismology Workshop in Almaty

    On October 27, the U.S. Consul General Theresa Grencik opened the “Workshop for Regional Cooperation in Seismology and Earthquake Engineering in South and Central Asia” in Almaty. The week-long conference is coordinated by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), Institute of Seismology in Kazakhstan, the Helmholtz-Centre Potsdam - GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences, the United Nations.. 

  • Night in the Library: “Once Upon a Time in America”
    Night in the Library: “Once Upon a Time in America”

    On October 18, S. Begalin Children’s Library, the Almaty American Corner’s partner institution hosted a “Night in the Library”, an outstanding event devoted to the United States of America. The “Night” was supported by the U.S. Consulate General as a part of the Almaty American Corner program promoting American culture, literature and history.. 

  • Radiological Transportation Vehicles Ceremony
    Radiological Transportation Vehicles Ceremony

    On October 3, the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration joined the governments of Kazakhstan and the United Kingdom in announcing the commissioning of four transportation vehicles specially designed to transport radiological materials.. 

  • Opening of the international peacekeeping exercise “Steppe Eagle- 2014”
    Opening of the international peacekeeping exercise “Steppe Eagle- 2014”

    The “Steppe Eagle 2014” international peacekeeping exercise was launched at Kazakhstan’s peacekeeping brigade KAZBRIG on September 24. Kazakhstani peacekeeping personnel are heading off to Germany, where they will participate in exercises with counterparts from the United States, the UK, Kyrgyzstan, and Tajikistan. U.S. Ambassador John Ordway delivered opening remarks.. 

  • Ambassador Ordway travels to Taldykorgan
    Ambassador Ordway travels to Taldykorgan

    On August 21, Ambassador John Ordway traveled to Taldykorgan, the administrative center of Almaty Oblast. The Ambassador made site visits to a USAID-funded HIV/TB project and women’s regional support center as well as a CDC-funded influenza surveillance program.. 

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