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Political Challenges of Contemporary Azerbaijan

The Global Europe Program is pleased to host the 11th Annual Ion Ratiu Democracy Award Workshop on Political Challenges of Contemporary Azerbaijan featuring keynote remarks the 2015 recipient of the Ion Ratiu Democracy Award, Dr. Jamil Hasanli, an historian and democracy activist in Azerbaijan.

Date & Time

Dec. 8, 2015
2:00pm – 6:00pm

Location

5th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center
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Political Challenges of Contemporary Azerbaijan

The Global Europe Program is pleased to host the 11th Annual Ion Ratiu Democracy Award Workshop on Political Challenges of Contemporary Azerbaijan featuring keynote remarks the 2015 recipient of the Ion Ratiu Democracy Award, Dr. Jamil Hasanli, an historian and democracy activist in Azerbaijan. 

Established in 2005, the Ion Ratiu Democracy Award (IRDA) 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.  The event expresses the deep commitment to democracy of the late Ion Ratiu through his contributions as a Romanian politician as well as his interest in democratic change worldwide.

Previous awardees include Mustafa Nayyem (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).

This event is co-sponsored by the Ratiu Family Charitable Foundation and the Ratiu Center for Democracy.


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Global Europe Program

The Global Europe Program addresses vital issues affecting the European continent, U.S.-European relations, and Europe’s ties with the rest of the world. It does this through scholars-in-residence, seminars, policy study groups, media commentary, international conferences and publications. Activities cover a wide range of topics, from the role of NATO, the European Union and the OSCE to European energy security, trade disputes, challenges to democracy, and counter-terrorism. The program investigates European approaches to policy issues of importance to the United States, including globalization, digital transformation, climate, migration, global governance, and relations with Russia and Eurasia, China and the Indo-Pacific, the Middle East and Africa.  Read more

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