Central Asia-Caucasus Institute
““Basic Principles for the Rehabilitation of
Azerbaijan’s Post-Conflict Territories””
March 18, 2011
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The Central Asia-Caucasus Institute at SAIS, Johns Hopkins University:
“Basic Principles for the Rehabilitation of Azerbaijan’s Post-Conflict Territories”
Dr. S. Frederick Starr, Chairman, Central Asia and Caucasus Institute
Dr. Eldar Ismailov, founder and Chairman, Institute of Strategic Studies of the Caucasus (ISSC)
Dr. Nazim Muzaffarli, Editor-in-Chief, The Caucasus & Globalization Journal,
ISSC, former Member of Parliament
Dr. Jahangir Hajiyev, Chairman, International Bank of Azerbaijan,
Co-Chairman of the Britain-Azerbaijan Business Council
Friday, March 18, 2011, 12-2.30 p.m.
Kenney Auditorium, 1st Fl., the Nitze Building
SAIS, Johns Hopkins University
1740 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC 20036
For all the debate and discussion of the "Karabakh problem," the question of what would or should happen if it is ever resolved has been totally ignored. Now a team of independent experts from Azerbaijan led by Dr. Eldar Ismailov has closely analyzed a key aspect of this issue: physical and institutional reconstruction. Building on World Bank studies of post-conflict situations, they have published a volume presenting Basic Principles for the Rehabilitation of Azerbaijan’s Post-conflict Territories (221 pp., English/Azeri/and Russian eds., Baku, 2010). Their study focuses solely on the post-conflict phase, and does not consider whether, when, or how, the present conflict is resolved. The purpose of this Forum is to present the authors of this innovative study and to foster discussion between them, leading experts and interested parties. Comments on the study will be offered by Dr. Jahangir Hajiyev, Chairman of the International Bank of Azerbaijan who also co-chairs the Britain-Azerbaijan Business Council.
The Central Asia-Caucasus Institute is a primary institution in the United States for the study of the Caucasus, Central Asia and the Caspian Region. The Institute, affiliated with Johns Hopkins University-SAIS, forms part of a Joint Center with the Silk Road Studies Program, affiliated with the Stockholm-based Institute for Security and Development Policy. Additional information about the Joint Center, as well as its several publications series, is available at www.silkroadstudies.org.