Following talk on behalf of the Cambridge Central Asia Forum in collaboration with the Centre of Development Studies Paper 400 and GCRF COMPASS Project, University of Cambridge:
Date: 10 February 2021
Title: Regional Development and Prospects of Co-operation in the Caucasus: Economic Connectivity
Speaker: Dr Taleh Ziyadov, Director-General of Baku International Sea Trade Port CJSC, Azerbaijan
Moderator: Dr. S.S. Saxena, Director, Cambridge Central Asia Forum, Jesus College & Co-I GCRF COMPASS
Time: 11.00 to 13.00hrs (GMT)
Venue (Please register in advance): https://cam-ac-uk.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJckd-yrpj0uGNf4rBtpnhrUy56ilAk-dulz
Biography: Dr Taleh Ziyadov has served as Director-General of the Port of Baku since his appointment by President Ilham Aliyev of Azerbaijan in 2014. He has extensive knowledge of issues related to transportation, logistics, and supply chain management in the Caspian region. Since 2008, he has professionally advised private and public companies, together with international organisations, on transportation and logistics in Azerbaijan and the Greater Central Asian region.
Dr Ziyadov holds a Master’s degree from the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University (USA) and a Ph.D from Cambridge University. He is the author of the book 'Azerbaijan as a Regional Hub in Central Eurasia' (ADA University, Baku, 2012, which provides a strategic analysis of Eurasian trade networks, outlining the vision for developing Azerbaijan into a 'regional hub' for Central Eurasia. Previously, Dr Ziyadov served as Deputy Executive Director of the US-Azerbaijan Chamber of Commerce (USACC) in Washington, DC and as an Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Senior Research Fellow at ADA University, Baku.