Carl Friedrich Goerdeler-Kolleg for Good Governance of the Robert Bosch Stiftung announced a CfA for 2012

January 24th, 2012 § 0

Connecting Europe is the goal of the Carl Friedrich Goerdeler-Kolleg for Good Governance of the Robert Bosch Stiftung – a three-week international professional development program for young executives from the public sector (public administration, public companies, non-profit organizations, etc.) from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Russia, Turkey and Ukraine.
20 young professionals are invited to participate in seminars on “Good Governance” in Berlin and Warsaw from September 8 – 29, 2012. In a follow-up project they will contribute to future cooperation in Europe. The participants get to know examples of implementing politics and good governance in Germany and the EU. They are thus able to gain exclusive insights into political life and establish contacts.
The Kolleg is a program of the Robert Bosch Stiftung and conducted as a joint project with the German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP). Guenter Verheugen, former vice-president of the European Commission, accompanies the participants as director of the Kolleg. Further information is attached and available under www.goerdeler-kolleg.de. Application deadline is set for March 12, 2012.

A conference“ Energy Security in the Wider Black Sea region- National and Allied approaches” was held in Plovdiv, Bulgaria

November 20th, 2011 § 0

The Center for Black Sea Security Studies (Sofia) and  the  Center for National and International Studies ( Baku) from the 10th of November to the 13th of November  in Plovdiv, Bulgaria, jointly held  the conference“ Energy Security in the Wider Black Sea region- National and Allied approaches”. The conference was supported by the NATO science division as a Advanced Research Workshop- ARW and attracted participants from 13 member states and partners of NATO. » Read the rest of this entry «

Provision of Freedom of Assembly Crucial for Tolerant and Pluralist Society, European integration

November 10th, 2011 § 0

The situation with democratic freedom in Azerbaijan, especially a freedom of assembly was the main subject of the conference on “ Role of Freedom of Assembly in Civic Activism, Political Pluralism and European Integration”, held by the Center for National and International Studies with the financial support of the World Alliance for Citizen Participation CIVICUS (South Africa), at the Hyatt Regency Hotel on November 1, 2011. » Read the rest of this entry «

The CNIS Conference on identity dilemmas of Turkic states in the 21st century

September 23rd, 2011 § 0

On the 16th of September of 2011 in Baku Park Hyatt hotel The Center for National and International Studies held the conference “ The identity searches of the Turkic states in the 21st century: back to the pre modern times?” and presentation of the book “The Identity dilemmas of the Turkic states in the 21st century ” (CNIS, 2011).
The conference was concluding the series of the round tables, conducted by the CNIS during the 2010-2011 years with the support of the National Endowment for Democracy. » Read the rest of this entry «

CNIS held an International Workshop on EU Policy in Caspian Basin

September 22nd, 2011 § 0

The EU policy in the region from the Mediterranean to the Baltic, from the Caspian to the Black Sea and the realities of the region was the topic of the workshop on “The EU approach towards the Caspian: soft power or realpolitik?”, held by the Center for National and International Studies at the Hyatt Regency on September 7, 2011. The objectives of the conference were to consider the EU’s role within the Caspian region and get local feedback from those living and working in the region as to the state of play of subregional cooperation in Europe’s outermost Sea. Local stakeholders and representatives were invited to find out more about the work of EU4Seas and to discuss the challenges facing the region, whilst looking for common solutions to these issues. » Read the rest of this entry «

CNIS held a conference on “National and Civic Identity” in Lahic

July 4th, 2011 § 0

The conference on “National and Civic Identities” was hosted in Ismayilli region, Lahich settlement by Center for National and International Studies on June 25, 2011.
Leyla Aliyeva, President of the CNIS has opened the conference with a foreword “Above all Lagich is dear to us also because the founder of the Azerbaijan Democratic Republic M. E. Rasulzadeh has found a shelter here when fleeing from Bolsheviks’ persecution”.
The Turkish guest speaker from the Ankara Univerisity, Dr. Tashansu Turker has opened a speech with “multiculturalism” policy in Turkey. “While people who moved from Africa and other continents to France have gained full citizenship rights only 30-40 years before, in Turkey multiculturalism was inherent already since the days of Republic’s establishment”.
Based on Turkish scientist opinion, “The national, meaning ethnic identity should be the same with citizenship identity. However, at the same time the citizenship identity should not be preponderating over the national identity, each country should be demonstrating tolerance in this matter”.
Mentioning inclinations to separatist movements within national minorities, Dr. Turker stated that, “being “patriotic” is not sufficient when establishing a state, to establish a state each nation should have statehood and governance traditions”.
The professor of National Academy of Sciences, Dr. Rakhman Badalov has stated, “that already in mid 19th century the foundations of national and citizenship identity were established in Azerbaijan from the side of Azerbaijani scientists, in particular by Hasan bey Zardabi”.
Sarkar Mardanov, who talked about numerous nations populating the area, has said that “21 nations’ representatives are dwelling in Ismayilli today. The link that unites all these nations between themselves is Azerbaijani language. For this we must be grateful to 76 intellectuals who established Azerbaijan Statehood back in 1918”.
Leyla Aliyeva has concluded the conference saying that “National and citizenship identity can only be formed within integration processes. The nation that lives in isolation from all the others can never understand what differentiates it from any other nation”

NATO: Political and military alliance of the 21st century

June 21st, 2011 § 0

Should Azerbaijan join NATO? It was the topic of the roundtable on “NATO: Political and military alliance of the 21st century” organized by the Center for National and International Studies and the Embassy of Romania , NATO Contact Point Embassy in Azerbaijan on June 15, 2011.

In her opening speech at the conference Leyla Aliyeva, President of the Center for National and International Studies emphasizes that in 1990s Azerbaijan was weaker, but had a consistent and firm policy of rapprochement with NATO. » Read the rest of this entry «

CNIS celebrated “Republic Day” by holding a Conference in Lenkaran city

June 3rd, 2011 § 0

A Conference on “Eurointegration and the way of settlement of the conflicts” organized by the Center for National and International Studies was held in Lenkoran city on May 28. 

In her opening speech at the conference Leyla Aliyeva, President of the Center for National and International Studies emphasizes that 93 years before, on that day of 1918 the first democratic state – Azerbaijan Democratic Republic was established. “Despite the difficulties, ADR always adhered the policy of integration with Europe.”

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Pluralism is one of the basic principles of democracy

May 2nd, 2011 § 0

On April 29, 2011 at the Landmark Ares Hall was held a conference on “Development and modern conditions of political pluralism in Azerbaijan and Turkey”, organized by the Center for National and International Studies. Chancellor of the Turkish Bakhchisheher University, representatives of the Azerbaijani political parties, experts of research centers, public figures took part at the said event.  » Read the rest of this entry «

CNIS held a conference on “National Identity and Politics: Dilemmas of Azerbaijan and Turkey”

April 5th, 2011 § 0

On April 1, 2011 CNIS held a conference on “National Identity and Politics: Dilemmas of Azerbaijan and Turkey”.  Leyla Aliyeva, president of the Center of National and International Studies and political analyst opened the conference and emphasized that national identity in Azerbaijan was shaped in the early 20th century, during the existence of the Azerbaijan Democratic Republic and was formed from the fusion of European and national ideology. » Read the rest of this entry «

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