Azerbaijan Center Organizing an event at University of Houston. Geopolitical dynamics and international energy projects in Caucasus

University of Houston, c.t. Bauer College of business in association with the Energy Association and Azerbaijan Center present: Geopolitical dynamics and international energy projects in Caucasus.

Speakers and Topics: 

  • Dr. Latha Ramchand, PhD, UH, Dean, C.T. Bauer College of Business – Introduction
  • Ms. Irada Akhoundova, President, Azerbaijan Center – Welcome Speech
  • Mr. Jonathan Slapin, Associate Professor at the University of Houston, Department of the Political Science. – “Azerbaijan in Europe: The EU-Azerbaijani relationship”
  • Mr. Mammad Talibov, Councelor of the Embassy of the Republic of Azerbaijan in the United States of America.  – “United States-Azerbaijan strategic partnership – 22 years after establishment of diplomatic relations”
  • Sanan Mirzayev, Advisor to Executive Director World Bank for Azerbaijan in Washington DC. – “Success story: Economic development of Azerbaijan”
  • Mr. Rauf Mammadov, Director of SOCAR USA Representative Office – “Azerbaijan as a regional leader in contributing to energy security of Europe”
  • Mr. Yusif Babanly, MBA, co-founder of U.S. Azeris Network – “Protracted conflicts impeding trans-regional infrastructure projects”
  • Mr. Alex Vatanka, MA, Middle East Institute – “The strength of Azerbaijan in a turbulent region”


Date and Time:

When: Monday, February 24, 2014 – 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Where: Melcher Hall, University of Houston, Houston
4800 Calhoun Road, Houston, TX 77004

Food and Drinks Will Be Provided

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