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Azerbaijan: Past and Present

January 29, 2014 at 11:30 AM to 4:00 PM

Location:Senate Room (608), 6th Floor Robertson Hall
Cost:Free

The Institute of European, Russian and Eurasian Studies(EURUS) at Carleton University

and

The Embassy of the Republic of Azerbaijan in Canada

invite you to an afternoon seminar:

to mark the 130th anniversary of MAMMAD EMIN RASULZADE (1884-1955),
one of the founders of the Azerbaijan Democratic Republic (1918-1920)

“Azerbaijan: Past and Present”

Seminar Program

Mammad Emin Rasulzade was an outstanding Azerbaijani statesman, scholar and public figure, one of the founders of the Azerbaijan Democratic Republic (1918–1920), the first Muslim republic with functioning parliament which granted right to vote to women in 1918, ahead of many Western countries. His expression “Bir kərə yüksələn bayraq, bir daha enməz!” (“The flag once raised will never fall!”) has become the motto of the independence movement in Azerbaijan in the 20th century, which led to the creation of modern independent Azerbaijan in 1991.

The seminar will provide opportunity to familiarize with the life of Mammad Emin Rasulzade, the history of the Azerbaijan Democratic Republic as well as to explore contemporary issues in the Republic of Azerbaijan such as geopolitical development, transregional projects and conflict resolution in the region.

 This event is generously supported by the Embassy of  the Republic of Azerbaijan in Canada.