This is the third episode of the new podcast series Nuclear Collateral Damage: Conversations with Survivors and Experts. In this series, we aim to raise awareness around the consequences of nuclear weapons testing/use by uplifting voices of previous and current generations who have been negatively impacted up until this day. In addition, we draw attention to the kinship of nuclear weapons testing/use with colonial histories in different parts of the world. By addressing individual and collective traumas, we seek to revive, restore and reclaim human dignity.
In this episode of the podcast series, Youth Fusion spoke with Dr. Togzhan Kassenova, an expert in nuclear politics, WMD nonproliferation and the prevention of financial crime, and Yerdaulet Rakhmatulla, a youth activist from Kazakhstan. In the episode, Dr Togzhan Kassenova and Yerdaulet Rakhmatulla shared the importance of Kazakhstan’s role in the nuclear disarmament field that marked the history of the country from the very beginning of its independence. The impact of their nuclear legacy on the national identity of people from Kazakhstan and the role of activists from previous and younger generations will also be discussed today.
This episode is available on Spotify, Google Podcast, and a number of other platforms. For a reading summary of the interview go to the blog article here, and visit the Youth Fusion website to learn more about our initiatives.