Nagorny Karabakh

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Authors

Arif Yunusov

Arif Yunusov was a research fellow at the Azerbaijani Academy of Sciences 1972-92, before directing the information unit of the presidential administration 1992-93. He now heads the Department of Conflict and Migration Studies at the Institute of Peace and Democracy in Baku.

Armine Ishkanian

Armine Ishkanian is a lecturer at the London School of Economics and Political Science. She has published widely on civil society, democracy-building, development, gender and human rights in Armenia and the former Soviet Union.

Avaz Hasanov

Avaz Hasanov is the director of the Society for Humanitarian Research in Azerbaijan and editor of their magazine, Human Rights in Azerbaijan. He has participated widely in dialogue meetings with Armenian counterparts.

 

Dr Laurence Broers

Laurence worked at Conciliation Resources as Caucasus Projects Manager from November 2008 - December 2013. Before this he worked for more than two years at Amnesty International as a researcher on Armenia and Azerbaijan. In 2006 Laurence was issue editor for our Accord publication on the Nagorny Karabakh peace process.

He has also published articles in scholarly journals relating to themes of ethnicity, democratisation and conflict in the South Caucasus and worked as one of the editors of the first comprehensive Georgian-English dictionary to be published since Georgian independence.

Laurence completed his doctoral studies on the post-Soviet republic of Georgia in 2004. He is fluent in Russian, Georgian, Spanish and French.

Laurence worked at Conciliation Resources as Caucasus Projects Manager from November 2008 - December 2013. Before this he worked for more than two years at Amnesty International as a researcher on Armenia and Azerbaijan. In 2006 Laurence was issue editor for our Accord publication on the Nagorny Karabakh peace process.

He has also published articles in scholarly journals relating to themes of ethnicity, democratisation and conflict in the South Caucasus and worked as one of the editors of the first comprehensive Georgian-English dictionary to be published since Georgian independence.

Laurence completed his doctoral studies on the post-Soviet republic of Georgia in 2004. He is fluent in Russian, Georgian, Spanish and French.

Elmar Mammadyarov

Elmar Mammadyarov has been Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Azerbaijan since 2004. A graduate of the Kiev State University, the USSR Diplomatic Academy and the Centre for Foreign Policy Development at Brown University, he has previously served in Azerbaijan’s diplomatic missions to the United Nations, United States and Italy.

Gegham Baghdasarian

Gegham Baghdasarian is one of the founders and the current director of the Stepanakert Press Club, and editor of the independent newspaper Demo. In 1992-93 he ran the press service of the Nagorny Karabakh Supreme Soviet, and now also serves as a member of parliament of the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic.

Gerard Libaridian

From 1991 to 1997, Gerard Libaridian served as adviser, and then senior adviser to the first president of Armenia and was closely involved in the Karabakh negotiations. He now specialises in the Caucasus at the University of Michigan’s History Department.

Hratch Tchilingirian

Hratch Tchilingirian is Associate Director of Eurasia Research Programme in the Judge Institute of Management, University of Cambridge, and holds a PhD from the London School of Economics and Political Science.

Laura Baghdasarian

Laura Baghdasarian is currently the director of the ‘Region’ Centre for Investigative Journalism in Yerevan. A graduate of Moscow State University, she has focused on South Caucasian politics since 1990.

Mark Grigoryan

Mark Grigoryan, a founder of the Caucasus Media Institute in Yerevan, moved to London after an attempt on his life. He writes on journalism in the former Soviet Union and has been involved in training journalists from the region. He is now a producer for the BBC World Service.

Micheline Calmy-Rey

 

Micheline Calmy-Rey is the Swiss Foreign Minister. 

Oksana Antonenko

Oksana Antonenko is a Senior Fellow and Programme Director for Russia and Eurasia at the International Institute for Strategic Studies, London. She has coordinated and participated in a wide range of dialogue initiatives in South Caucasian conflicts.

Phil Champain

Phil Champain is Director of Programmes at International Alert. He has worked in the Caucasus, Nepal, Liberia and Sri Lanka, facilitating dialogue between conflicting parties and has also written widely on economic aspects of conflict resolution.

Rasim Musabayov

Dr. Rasim Musabayov worked as an adviser to the president of Azerbaijan 1991-92 and to the Azerbaijani Parliament 1992-93. He is now an independent expert and the author of more than 100 articles and books. 

Sabine Freizer

Sabine Freizer is the Caucasus Project Director for the International Crisis Group. From 1996-2000 she was employed by the OSCE in Sarajevo and Tashkent; she subsequently served widely as a consultant on the Caucasus and Central Asia and holds a PhD from the London School of Economics.

Shahin Rzayev

Formerly a reporter for the newspaper Istiglal, Shahin Rzayev has worked for the Institute of War and Peace Reporting in Azerbaijan since 1999.

Tabib Huseynov

Tabib Huseynov works for the International Republican Institute in Baku. A graduate of the Central European University, he has participated in a number of dialogue and academic meetings related to Nagorny Karabakh.

Thomas de Waal

Thomas de Waal is Caucasus Editor of the Institute for War and Peace Reporting in London. He has written widely on South Caucasian and Russian politics, and is the author of Black Garden: Armenia and Azerbaijan through Peace and War.

Tofik Zulfuqarov

Tofik Zulfuqarov served as foreign minister of Azerbaijan 1998-99, and as deputy foreign minister 1994-98. He has participated extensively in Armenian-Azerbaijani negotiations, and now serves as Azerbaijan’s ambassador to Latvia.

Vartan Oskanian

Vartan Oskanian is a graduate of the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, as well as Harvard University. He has served as the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Armenia since 1998.

Volker Jacoby

Volker Jacoby worked as Assistant to the Personal Representative of the OSCE Chairman-in-Office for the Nagorny Karabakh conflict 1998-99. In 1999 he completed a PhD on the politics of Armenia, and from 1999-2004 held different positions within the OSCE Mission to Georgia.

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