The Epicenter of Peace by Nursultan Nazarbayev

The Epicenter of Peace by Nursultan Nazarbayev


Book launch

Thursday 21. November 2019, 13:30 until 15:30

Venue: Kjelleren - The Basement

Host: The Embassy of Kazakhstan in Norway

Entrance: Free entry

We welcome you to the official book launch of the Norwegian translation of The Epicenter of Peace, by Nursultan Nazarbayev.

This event will draw on Kazakhstan’s international commitment to disarmament and nuclear non-proliferation.

The Epicenter of Peace describes how the people of Kazakhstan reached the decision to rid themselves of nuclear weapons and argues that peace will come only through nonproliferation and denuclearization. A significant part of the book concentrates on the history and horrendous consequences of hundreds nuclear tests at the Semipalatinsk test site in East Kazakhstan. The author is Nursultan Nazarbayev, the First President of Kazakhstan.


The book will be introduced by H.E. Ambassador Yerkin Akhinzhanov, followed by speeches from the co-writers of the books preface, H.E. Kjell Magne Bondevik and Sverre Lodgaard.


13.30-14.00 – Welcoming, refreshments


14.00-14.15 – Short movie


14.15-14.30 – Opening remarks by H.E. Ambassador Yerkin Akhinzhanov of the Republic of Kazakhstan to the Kingdom of Norway


14.30-14.40 – Speech by H.E. Mr. Kjell Magne Bondevik, Former Prime Minister of Norway, and founder and Executive Chair of the Oslo Center


14.40-14.50 – Speech by Mr. Sverre Lodgaard, Former Director of, and Senior Researcher, at The Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI)


14.50-15.25 – Open the floor for questions


15:25 – Closing remarks