Meetings

Mr. David Harris, the executive director of Foresight Canada, the chairman of the Canada Node of the Millennium Project, a member of the board of the World Future Research Association and Canada’s Global Initiatives Project, was invited by the Strategic Research Center, under the Office of the President of Azerbaijan, and the Azerbaijan Future Studies Society, i.e. the Azerbaijani Node of the Millennium Project, to present a paper on the topic, “Global Peace Scenario: Security Revolution,” at the Strategic Research Center.

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Meeting of Mr. David Harries with students of Azerbaijan Diplomatic Academy. The presentation on “Peacekeeping” prepared and presented by Mr. David Harries.

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Meeting of Mr. David Harries with Azerbaijani intellectuals of Research Institute for Economic Studies, under the Azerbaijani State Economic University, participated in the round-table event.

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On May 12, 2010, Awards Ceremony was arranged and implemented by the Ministry of Communications and Information Technologies, Ministry of Education, Ministry of Youth and Sports, as well as the State Committee for Family, Women and Children Issues, and the Azerbaijan Future Studies Society i.e. the Azerbaijani Node of the Millennium Project, in honor of the Azerbaijan winners of the Global Millennium Prize international essay contest, arranged this year by the Mexican Node of the Millennium Project. The winners were awarded certificates and valuable gifts.

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Mrs. Nadejhda Gaponenko, the head of the Scientific and Innovative Activity and Foresight Department of the Institute for Science Development Issues, under the Presidium of the Russian Academy of Sciences, was invited by the Strategic Research Center, under the Office of the President of Azerbaijan, and the Azerbaijan Future Studies Society, the Azerbaijani Node of the Millennium Project, to conduct discussions and round-table sessions dedicated to the topic, “Global challenges and regional strategy - prospects of development of energy and nanotechnology.” On May 4-7, 2010, meetings were arranged between Mrs. Nadejda Gaponenko and Mr. Ali Abbasov, the communications and IT minister, Mr. Mahmud Kerimov, the president of the National Academy of Sciences of Azerbaijan, Mr. Shamsaddin Hajiyev, the rector of the Azerbaijani State Economic University, and Mr. Elnur Aslanov, the head of the Political Analysis and Informational Support Unit of the Executive Office of the President of Azerbaijan.

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Meeting with Nadezhda Gaponenko, Head of Department, Centre of Science Development Study Russian Academy of SciencesLecture on «Global challenges and regional strategy - prospects of development of energy and nanotechnology» by Nadezhda Gaponenko at the Center for Strategic Studies under the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan. Baku, Azerbaijan, May 04, 2010

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Mr. Robin Matthew, the director of the International Trade Policy Center and a professor at the Kingston Trade School, Mr. Alexander Ageev, the director of the Economic Strategy Institute under the Russian Academy of Sciences and the Scientific and Research Institute for Economic Studies, under the Azerbaijani State Economic University, participated in the round-table event.

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A meeting was held between Mr. Jerome Clayton Glenn, the director of the Millennium Project, and students of the Azerbaijani State Economic University.

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Mr. Jerome Clayton Glenn, the director of the Millennium Project, presented a paper titled, “Global Forecasting Systems for the Support of Strategic Planning: Samples for Energy Security,” at the Strategic Researches Center, under the Office of the President of Azerbaijan.

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Meetting with Alexander I. Ageev - Director General, Institute for Economic Strategies. On 24th december at 11.00 pm Constitutor and Prime director of the Institute of Economic Strategy, the Social Sciences Department of Russian Academy of Sciences Aleksandr Ageyev has been visitor at the Strategic Research Center (SRC) at the President Administration of the Azerbaijan Republic and made a speech on “Global Energetical Security and Alternative Energy sources. Strategic Research Center’ staff, the representetives of Science and Education field, NGOs, Diplomatic representations accredited in Azerbaijan, Specialists on regional and international relations has participated in the meeting which was organised in the conference hall of Strategic Research Center and accompained by interesting discussions.

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Azerbaijan’s Minister of Communications and Information Technologies has met with the board of judges of “Face to face with future generations” composition competition to be held by the Ministry of Communications and Information Technologies, Ministry of Education and State Committee on Family, Women and Child Problems initiated by Azerbaijan Futurologist Society.

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Round table with Azerbaijani intellectuals - director of the Institute of Philosophy of the Academy of Sciences, and other scholars at the AFSS’s office.

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Lecture were given at the Azerbaijan Diplomatic Academy by prof. Jerom Glenn. Azerbaijan Diplomatic Academy was interested in establishing a formal relation with MP to conduct a futures research methods training, and possibly use of the 15 Global Challenges to evaluate diplomatic readiness (as distinct from military readiness). Prof. Glenn also suggested they use the Middle East Peace Scenario progress to create peace scenarios for the Caucuses Regional as part of their training program

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Meeting with Samed Seyidov - Rector of Azerbaijan University of Languages, deputy of Milli Mejlis, the head of the Azerbaijan delegation to Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly and lecture at the Azerbaijan University of Languages.

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Meeting with Rabiyyat Aslanova - Chairwoman of the Parliamentary Committee on Human Rights welcomed Millennium Project in upgrading futures systems in the government and the potential of adapting GENIS (Global Energy Network and Information System - collective intelligence system in Chapter 5 of the 2008 State of the Future) to the country.

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Meeting with Elnur Aslanov - Chief of department of political analysis and information of the presidential administration of Azerbaijan.

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Meeting with Araz Azimov - Deputy of Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Azerbaijan Republic at the Ministry Foreign Affairs of Azerbaijan Republic.

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On October 5 the plenary session of the Azerbaijan Future Studies Society was held in Baku. Chairing the session, Ali Abbasov, the Minister of Communications and Information Technologies briefly talked about the history of the society and informed the participants of the round table that the society was established in May 2006 in Baku to launch the research projects and studies about the future trends of the planet, region and Azerbaijan in particular.

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Meeting of Prof. Huseynova, Chairwomen of AFSS and Dr. Glenn with Mr.Samed Seyidov - Rector of the University of Foreign Languages, the head of the Azerbaijan delegation to PACE. The presentation on Future Studies was held.

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Mr. Glenn gave a presentation about Future Studies, Millennium Project and about the future trends of the planet.

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Meeting of Prof. Huseynova, and Dr. Glenn, Director of Millennium Project with Mr. Elshad Nasirov, Vice-president of Azerbaijan State Oil Company, future collaboration between AFSS,MP and SOCAR were discussed.

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TV Appearance at the LIDER TV

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Round table of the Foreign Guests of the Ist International Workshop at the Ministry of Communication and Information Technologies. Presentation on the Future Techno Parks was held.

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