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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