On May 20 – 23, the U.S. Consulate General hosted a U.S. historian Tim Naftali in Almaty. During his visit Dr. Naftali delivered two public lectures: “Soyuz: The Secret History of US-Soviet Collaboration for Victory in World War” at the Kasteyev Museum of Arts and “Kazakhstan in the mind of Cold War America” at the Almaty American Corner. Both events gathered around 200 participants including students, journalists, historian faculty and general public. Tim Naftali arrived to Kazakhstan in connection to the U.S. Mission to Kazakhstan’s “One Victory” campaign, commemorating the 70th anniversary of the Allied Victory in the World War II.
Naftali, Clinical Associate Professor of History and Public Policy at New York University, is a well-known public historical commentator, who became the first federal director of the Richard Nixon Library.