Poet and author Olzhas Suleimanov is regarded as one of Kazakhstan's and Central Asia's most influential intellectuals. He read from Green Desert, the first comprehensive translation of his works into the English language. It provides a concise overview of his rich literary heritage and serves as an introduction to the contemporary literature of Kazakhstan and Eurasia.
Speaker Biography: Ambassador Suleimenov serves as Kazakhstan's Ambassador to UNESCO in Paris. He is an author and poet, and regarded as one of Kazakhstan's and Central Asia's most influential intellectuals. As the leader of the first popular nuclear non-proliferation movement in Kazakhstan, he is a strong advocate for discarding these weapons around the world.