2015 World Youth Democracy Forum at George Washington University
The World Youth Democracy Forum with 2015 Ion Ratiu Democracy Award Winner Dr. Jamil Hasanli will take place at the Elliott School of International Affairs at George Washington University on Wednesday, December 9.
The World Youth Democracy Forum and Webcast
Meeting with the 2015 Ion Ratiu Democracy Award Winner:
Dr. Jamil Hasanli
Chairman of the National Council for Democratic Forces of Azerbaijan
Moderated by Eliot Sorel, M.D., D.L.F.A.P.A., The George Washington University
Founder, World Youth Democracy Forum and Senior Advisor, Ion Ratiu Democracy Award
The World Youth Democracy Forum (WYDF) was founded in December 2008 as a platform for the exchange of ideas, experiences, and projects among democracy practitioners, advocates, and emerging young democratic leaders. The Ion Ratiu Democracy Award (IRDA), established in 2005, aims to bring visibility and international recognition to the ideas, ideals and accomplishments of individuals around the world who are working on behalf of democracy. It brings recognition to the importance of the work carried out by democracy activists around the world. Previous awardees include Mustafa Nayem (Ukraine, 2014), Angela Kocze (Hungary, 2013), Aung San Suu Kyi (Myanmar, 2012), Nabeel Rajab (Bahrain, 2011), Oleg Kozlovsky (Russia, 2010), Adam Michnik (Poland, 2009), Eleonora Cercavschi (Moldova, 2008), Anatoli Mikhailov (Belarus, 2007), Saad Ibrahim (Egypt, 2006), and Sergio Aguayo (Mexico, 2005).
Dr. Jamil Hasanli was a deputy of the Parliament of Azerbaijan beginning in 2002. In 2013, he was chosen as the sole opposition candidate to face Azerbaijan’s President Ilham Aliyev in election. He is currently the Chairman of the National Council for Democratic Forces of Azerbaijan, a body that unites the various genuine opposition parties to the currently government.
Co-sponsored by The Ion Ratiu Democracy Award at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and the League of Overseas Romanian Students
Wednesday, December 9, 2015
11:00 am – 1:00 pm
1957 E St. NW, Room 505