Fariz Ismailzade

Mr. Fariz Ismailzade is Executive Vice Rector at the Azerbaijan Diplomatic Academy. Prior joining ADA , Mr. Ismailzade has worked 10 years in NGO sector in Azerbaijan.Mr. Ismailzade has done research at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, D.C. His research interests include political affairs in the Caucasus and Central Asia, energy security, and development. He has presented papers at the symposiums at Heritage Foundation, MGIMO, Columbia University, Stanford University, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, UCLA, Vienna Diplomatic Academy as well as at international conferences such as Association for Study of Nationalities (ASN), Wilton Park Conferences, Middle East Studies Association (MESA) and NATO Advanced Research Workshop in Kiev.Mr. Ismailzade has regularly published with Eurasianet.org, Transitions on Line, Jamestown Daily Monitor and Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst, Institute for War and Peace Report, East-West Institute, Analysis of Current Events, Freedom House and Caucasus Context. Most recently he co-edited the book “South Caucasus 2021: Oil, Democracy and Geopolitics” (2011, Jamestown Foundation Press) and “Azerbaijan in Global Politics: Crafting Foreign Policy” (2009, ADA Press).Mr. Ismailzade holds a Masters Degree in Social and Economic Development from Washington University in St. Louis, and a BA in Political Science from Western University in Baku with one-year interim studies at Wesleyan University in Connecticut.