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

Please RSVP at: http://go.gwu.edu/hasanli