Instructors


Mr. Abbas Abbasov, Instructor, ADA University
Areas of Expertise: Effective Communication, Public Speaking, Presentation Skills, Corporate Culture

Dr. Kavus Abushov, Assistant Professor, School of Public and International Affairs, ADA University
Areas of Expertise: International Relations Theory, International Security, Political Economy

Dr. Farid Ahmadov, Rector, Azerbaijan University
Areas of Expertise: International Law, Dispute Settlement, International Arbitration, Corporate Law

Mr. Natig Hajiyev, President, ADA University Foundation (Azerbaijan)
Areas of Expertise: Project Management, Fundraising, Leadership Skills: Motivation and Team Building

Ms. Aygun Hajiyeva, Director, Executive Education, ADA University
Areas of Expertise: International Relations, Public Diplomacy, Leadership Development and Communication Skills

Dr. Emin Huseynov, Vice Rector of Strategy and Development, ADA University
Areas of Expertise: Economics, Public Finance and Budgeting, Strategic Planning and Management, Human Resource Management, Leadership and Change Management

Mr. Ramil Huseynov, Chief Financial Officer, ADA University
Areas of Expertise: Financial Management, IFRS, IPSAS, Local Tax Accounting, Budgeting, Cost Control

Mr. Elchin Ibadov, Adjunct Faculty, ADA University
Areas of Expertise: Accounting, Finance, Risk Management, Internal Control, Internal Audit and General Management

Ms. Gulnur Ismayil, Associate Director, Career Management Center, ADA University
Areas of Expertise: Time Management, Communication Skills, Team Building, Motivation

Mr. Fariz Ismailzade, Vice Rector of Government, External and Student Affairs, ADA University
Areas of Expertise: Politics, Energy Security, Public Diplomacy, Geopolitics of the Caspian Region

Mr. Lutful Kabir, Director of Development, ADA University Foundation
Areas of Expertise: Strategic Planning, Communication and Presentation Skills, Human Resources, Project Management

Dr. Vafa Kazdal, Dean, School of Education, ADA University
Areas of Expertise: Content Based Teaching, Teacher Development, Language, Identity and Cross-Cultural Communication

Mr. Dafir Kramer, Maastricht School of Management, the Netherlands
Areas of Expertise: Business Strategy, Change Management, Strategic and Organizational Change

Ms. Shafag Mehraliyeva, Chief of Staff, ADA University
Areas of Expertise: Media Relations, Communication, Public Diplomacy, International Policy and Practice

Ms. Shamsiyya Mustafayeva, Adjunct Faculty, ADA University
Areas of Expertise: Communication Skills, Intercultural Communication, Interpersonal Effectiveness, Conflict Management, Negotiation Skills

Dr. Elkin Nurmammadov, Assistant Professor and Associate Dean, School of Business, ADA University
Areas of Expertise: Macroeconomics, Economic and Financial Development, International Economics

Mr. Ashley Philpott, Active Learning and Development, the United Kingdom
Areas of Expertise: Project Management, Change Management, Communication Skills, Presentation Skills

Dr. Katarzyna Pisarska, Director, European Academy of Diplomacy, Poland
Areas of Expertise: Leadership Skills, Management Development, EU Affairs  

Dr. Elnur Soltanov, Dean, School of Public and International Affairs, Chairman, CCEE, ADA University
Areas of Expertise: International Security and Political Economy, Methodology and Energy Politics

Mr. Olaph Terribile, Diplo Foundation, Malta
Areas of Expertise: Diplomatic Protocol, Diplomatic Law, Consular Affairs and Consular Crises Management, Business Etiquette and Protocol

Mr. Ron Ton, Director, Clingendael Academy, the Netherlands
Areas of Expertise: Diplomatic Practice, Negotiation Skills, Strategy and Scenario Planning in Foreign Policy

Dr. Anar Valiyev, Assistant Professor and Associate Vice Rector for Academic Affairs, ADA University
Areas of Expertise: Public Policy, Policy Analysis, US Government: Foreign and Internal Politics, History, Geopolitics of Region

Guest Speakers

Amb. Elman Abdullayev, Ambassador of Azerbaijan to Ethiopia and the African Union
Area of Expertise: Media Relations, International Relations, Diplomacy

Dr. Fuad Aliyev, Adjunct Faculty, ADA University
Areas of Expertise: Political Economy, Islamic Finance, Islamic Activism in Eurasia, Eurasian Studies  

Mr. Bakhtiyar Aslanbayl, Regional Tax and Customs Manager, BP
Areas of Expertise: International and National Security, Energy Politics

Amb. Araz Azimov, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Areas of Expertise: Diplomacy, International Politics, Security Issues, Conflict Resolution

Dr. Sahil Babayev, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Economy and Industry
Areas of Expertise: Economic Affairs, International Law

Dr. Vitaliy Baylarbayov, Deputy Vice President for Investments and Marketing, SOCAR
Areas of Expertise: Economics, Energy Issues

Amb. Fakhraddin Gurbanov, Ambassador-at-Large, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Areas of Expertise: International Relations and Diplomacy, Diplomatic Protocol and Correspondence

Dr. Firudin Gurbanov, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Education
Areas of Expertise: Education Affairs, Public Diplomacy

Mr. Hikmat Hajiyev, MFA Spokesperson, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Areas of Expertise: International Relations, Media Relations, Bilateral Diplomacy

Mr. Murat Heydarov, Advisor to the President, SOCAR
Areas of Expertise: International Security and Public Law, Energy Security

Dr. Esmira Jafarova, Head of Division, Department of Political and Military Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Areas of Expertise: Conflict Resolution, International Relations Theory, International Organizations, Security Policy

Dr. Marat Kangarlinski, Head of Department for Humanitarian and Social Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Areas of Expertise: Law, International Human Rights, International Organizations

Mr. Rashad Karimov, Military Analyst
Areas of Expertise: Intelligence and Military Special Operations, Homeland Security, Defense Analysis

Amb. Mahmud Mammadguliyev, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Areas of Expertise: International Relations, Diplomacy, Economic Affairs

Mr. Israfil Mammadov, Deputy CEO, State Oil Fund and the Republic of Azerbaijan
Areas of Expertise: International Economic Relations, Diplomacy, Investment and Development

Mr. Gaya Mammadov, Head of International Security Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Areas of Expertise: International Relations, Security, Diplomacy

Amb. John J. Maresca, Advisor to the Rector on External Affairs, ADA University
Areas of Expertise: International Relations, Diplomacy

Dr. Asim Mollazade, Member of Parliament
Areas of Expertise:  Public Diplomacy, International Relations

Mr. Tofig Musayev, Head of Regional Security Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Areas of Expertise: Law, International Human Rights, Armenia-Azerbaijan Conflict

Mr. Movlan Pashayev, Country Managing Partner, PwC Azerbaijan
Areas of Expertise: Business Ethics, Oil and Gas: fiscal and legal aspects, Commercial Diplomacy, Doing Business and Investment Climate in Azerbaijan

Mr. Rashad Vahabzadeh, Counsellor, Embassy of Azerbaijan to the United Kingdom
Areas of Expertise: International Affairs and Diplomacy

Dr. Taleh Ziyadov, General Manager, Baku International Sea Trade Port
Areas of Expertise: Political Economy of Energy, Transportation and Logistics, Euro-Asian Trade