Beyond the Boom: Toward Human and Social Development in the Post-Oil Era in Azerbaijan

The Russian and East European Studies Programme (REES) of Oxford’s School of Global and Area Studies (OSGA), in partnership with the Oxford Nizami Ganjavi Centre (ONGC), is pleased to announce an exciting Trinity Term Seminar Series focusing on human and socio-economic development in Azerbaijan in a post-oil era. We are delighted to draw, from across the globe, a range of talented Azerbaijani researchers, at the leading edge of their fields to provide for a unique examination of Azerbaijan’s development prospects and challenges. 
Thursday 6 May (Week 2)
Gender, the economy of care and sustainable development in Azerbaijan
Aysel Vazir, PhD, United Nations, International consultant on advancing gender equality through the SDGs in Eastern Europe and Central Asia.
Thursday 13 May (Week 3)
Challenges of building a knowledge society
Lala Hajibayova, PhD, Associate Professor, Kent State University School of Information in conversation with Rashad Mammadov, PhD, Assistant Professor and Head of Department of Communications, University of the Fraser Valley. 
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Thursday 20 May (Week 4)    
Rural Azerbaijan: land reforms, migration, and moral economy in the post-Soviet period
Sara Rzayeva, PhD, Assistant Professor, Gulf University for Science and Technology, Humanities and Social Sciences Department, Kuwait. 
Thursday 27 May (Week 5)
Private sector development and sustainability issues in post-oil Azerbaijan    
Fariz Huseynov, PhD, Professor, North Dakota State University in conversation with Sevinj (Amirova) Mammadova, PhD, Executive Director of Junior Achievement Azerbaijan and Elvin Afandi, PhD, Head of Economic Policy and Research, Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (ICD).
Thursday 3 June (Week 6)
Child wellbeing and child savings accounts in Azerbaijan: theory and possible policy design
Leyla Karimli, PhD, Assistant Professor, UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs, in conversation with Aytakin Huseynli, PhD Candidate, Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis.  
Thursday 10 June (Week 7)
The petroleumscape of Baku: past, present and the implications for the future
Leyla Sayfutdinova, PhD, Marie Curie Fellow in Social Anthropology, University of St Andrews. 
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