The U.S. Embassy in the Kyrgyz Republic hosted a lecture by Dr. James Blando, an environmental studies expert from Old Dominion University, USA. Dr. Blando's lecture focused on the significant impacts of air pollution and climate change on human health and the environment. 

The event aimed to raise awareness and encourage scientific interest in environmental protection and public health among Kyrgyz academics. Faculty members, master's students, doctoral candidates, and students of IHSM attended the lecture.