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Azerbaijan: After 20 Years of Independence from the Soviet Union

November 3, 2011 at 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Location:2017 Dunton Tower
Key Contact:Tural Ganjaliyev
Contact Phone:613-288-0497 ext. 248

Institute of European, Russian and Eurasian Studies

(EURUS) at Carleton University


The Embassy of the Republic of Azerbaijan in Canada

invite you to an afternoon conference:

“Azerbaijan: after 20 years of independence from the Soviet Union”

As Azerbaijan marks the 20th anniversary of its independence from the Soviet Union, the conference is aimed at exploring the current and past outstanding issues related to the country.

The conference will focus on two aspects of the country: important political and economic issues, and the development of identity, i.e. history, language, religion and community.

As a newly independent country, Azerbaijan had to build many of its institutions from scratch. Scholarly disciplines, such as history, sociology, and literature, experienced significant change, jettisoning the dominant Marxist-Leninist ideology.

Azerbaijan experienced conflict, transition from a planned to market economy, and social change altogether at the same time. Nevertheless, Azerbaijan has become a key player in the Caspian region, which has emerged as a vital energy and transportation link between Central Asia and Europe. Due to Azerbaijan’s geostrategic location and energy resources, it attracts significant attention from policy makers and business circles.

For space reasons, please contact Mr. Tural Ganjaliyev if you intend to attend the conference at or telephone 613-288 0497 ext. 248.

Please send an email with the subject line “Azerbaijan Conference.” In the message body include your full name and institutional affiliation.