Sessions - APRIL 30, 2014

SESSION I @ WILLARD ROOM 9:15 – 10:45 am

"Azerbaijan: Trusted Friend at the Critical Global Crossroads"

Moderator: 

George Friedman, Chairman & CEO, Stratfor 

Keynote Speaker :

 Charlie Dent, Congressman, PA


Speakers:

  • Richard Weitz, Director & Senior Fellow, Hudson Institute 
  • Samad Seyidov, MP, Chairman of the Committee on Foreign & Inter-parliamentary Relations 
  • Khazar Ibrahim, Azerbaijan's Representative to NATO
  • George Friedman, Chairman & Founder, Stratfor
  • Richard L. Morningstar, United States Ambassador to Azerbaijan
  • Ariel Cohen, Senior Research Fellow, The Heritage Foundation
  • Duncan McNabb, General (Ret.), Commander, U.S. Transportation Command, Scott Air Force Base, Ill
  • Temuri Yakobashvili, Senior Transatlantic Fellow, The German Marshall Fund of the United States
  • Evelyn Farkas, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense,Russia, Ukraine, and Eurasia

 

COFFEE & NETWORKING BREAK 10:45 – 11:00 am


SESSION II @ WILLARD ROOM 11:00 – 12:30 pm

“Azerbaijan-Growing Economy: Energy and Beyond”

Moderator:

Joshua Walker, Transatlantic Fellow, GMFUS

Speakers:

  • Shahmar Movsumov, Executive Director of the State Oil Fund of Azerbaijan
  • Jonathan Elkind, Acting Assistant Secretary for the Office of International Affairs, US Department of Energy
  • Bryan M Lopp, Director, International Operations and Policy, Government Operations, The Boeing Company
  • Inam Karimov, Chairman of State Agency for Public Services and Social Innovations (ASAN) under President of the Republic of Azerbaijan
  • Nargiz Nasrullayeva-Muduroglu, Executive Director, AmCham Azerbaijan

 

SESSION III @ WILLARD ROOM 2:15 – 3:45 PM

"Developing the Nation’s Human Capital”

Moderator:

Michael Rubin, Resident Scholar, American Enterprise Institute

Speakers:

  • Michael Rubin, Resident Scholar, American Enterprise Institute
  • Mikayil Jabbarov, Minister of Education, Republic of Azerbaijan
  • Hijran Huseynova, Chairperson, State Committee for Family , Women and Children Affairs, Republic of Azerbaijan
  • Brenda Shaffer, Professor, Center for Eurasian, Russian and Eastern European Studies (CERES), Georgetown University
  • Dan Burton, Former US House of Representative, IN
  • Andrew C. Hess, Professor of Diplomacy and Director of the Southwest-Central Asia and Islamic Civilization Program, the Fletcher School
  • Sevinj Fataliyeva, MP, National Assembly of Azerbaijan

     


COFFEE & NETWORKING BREAK 3:45 – 4:00 pm 


SESSION IV @ WILLARD ROOM 4:00 – 5:30 PM

"Strengthening dialogue; Promoting Tolerance”

Moderator:

Alex Vatanka, Senior Analyst, Middle East Institute

Speakers:

  • Alex Vatanka, Senior Analyst, Middle East Institute
  • Allahshukur Pasha-zada, Sheikh ul-Islam and Grand Mufti of the Caucasus
  • Mark Levin, Executive Director of NCSJ 
  • Jason Katz, Director, Tool Shed Group,
  • Svante Cornell, Research Director, Central Asia-Caucasus Institute & Silk Road Studies Program
  • Asim Mollazada, MP, Chairman of the Democratic Reforms Party, Azerbaijan

Remarks by

  • Alexander Isheyin, Archbishop, Baku-Azerbaijani Diocese of the Russian Orthodox Church
  • Vladimir Fekete, Head of Catholic Community, Prefecture Apostolic of Azerbaijan
  • Milikh Yevdayev, Head of Jewish Community, Mountain Jews Religious Community

 

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