Orkhan VALIYEV is Head of the Department of Political Science and Philosophy at Khazar University. He was appointed as Assistant Editor at the Khazar Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences. He worked as a Visiting Scholar at the Center for Diaspora Studies at Sakarya University (01.07.2022-31.08.2022) and Lecturer of Political Science at Western Caspian University (2018-2019; 2021-2022; 2022-06.01.2023).
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Scopus ID: 57301056000
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National studies, Contemporary Political Theory, Political Epistemology
Book chapters, book reviews, articles, and conference papers
Farid GULIYEV is the Former Head of the Department of Political Science and Philosophy at Khazar University. Previously, he served as a Visiting Lecturer at the OSCE Academy in Bishkek and as an Assistant Professor of Political Science at ADA University in Baku (2017-2019). In 2016-2017, he was a Fulbright Scholar at the George Washington University, Washington, DC.
Prof. Guliyev’s research focuses on the following areas: Comparative Politics; Global Political Economy of Energy and Mineral Resources; Peace and Conflict Studies
Recent articles and book chapters
Google Scholar Profile: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=oVCeGvQAAAAJ&hl=en
Elmar Mustafayev, PhD, is Former Head of department, a head of the Accreditation and Licensing Unit at the Education Quality
Assurance Agency (TKTA). Moreover, he is an adjunct instructor of Political Science and
Philosophy Department at Khazar University. Prior to his career at the TKTA, Elmar Mustafayev
served as a chair of the Political Science and Philosophy Department at Khazar University. In
2019, Elmar Mustafayev received the Erasmus+ Jean Monnet Module Grant for the project
entitled "Communicating the European Union to the Students through the Simulation Games".
Recent book chapters
Mustafayev, E., Alessandrini, B., & Pane, N. (2016). Le guerre del Caucaso meridionale. In G. Natalizia, Il
Caucaso Meridionale: Processi politici e attori di un’area stretegica (pp. 91-128), Rome, Italy, Aracne editrice.
DOI: 10.4399/97888548892176. Link
Mustafayev, E. (2021). EU Values and Interests in the Resolution of Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict: French
Unilateralism. Insight Turkey, 23 (2), 65-81. DOI: 10.25253/99.2021232.5 Link
Prof. Dr. Vasila HAJIYEVA holds Ph.D. on Politics from Academy of Public Administration under the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, as well as Doctor of Sciences on Politics from Academy of Public Administration under the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan. Prof. Hajiyeva was Visiting Scholar at the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian studies at Harvard University and at Karl-Franzens Universitat Graz in Austria. She is an author of two monographs and 50 articles.
Anar Jafarov, PhD is a full-time lecturer in Philosophy in the Department of Political Science and Philosophy at Khazar University. Dr. Jafarov’s research focuses on the philosophy of language, philosophy of mind and theories of freedom in political philosophy.
Vasif HUSEYNOV, PhD is a senior advisor at the Center of Analysis of International Relations in Baku and a lecturer at Khazar University’s Department of Political Science and Philosophy. His research interests focus on EU-Azerbaijan relations, foreign policy analysis, transnational terrorism, and the Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict.
Recent articles and book chapters
My current position is the lecturer at the Department of Political Science and International Relations at Khazar University and the director of the European Union Studies Centre at Khazar University which was established as the result of realization of Tempus project entitled “Curriculum Development and Capacity Building in the Field of EU Studies”. I was the coordinator of this project which involved 4 European and 6 Azerbaijani universities.
In 2006-2015 I directed the Institute of Politics at Khazar University, and in 2005-2015 was the coordinator of the Department of Political Science and International Relations at Khazar University.
In 2004-2005 as visiting scholar/JFDP Fellow had practice at Graduate School of International Studies of the University of Denver (the USA).
I graduated from the faculty of History of Baku State University in 1984. Now I am Ph.D. candidate at the Department of Political Science and International Relations of Khazar University and my research focuses on the role of integration into European institutions and the regional cooperation policy in ensuring security in the South Caucasus.
Vlad VERNYGORA is a Senior Lecturer in Political Science and Philosophy and Founding Director of Institute Asia-Pacific and African Studies (Khazar University), a Visiting Professor in International Relations and Public Diplomacy (Centre for International Studies and Development, Jagiellonian University), and a Project Principal Investigator, Estonia (EU in the Indo-Pacific, Jean Monnet Network, Tallinn University of Technology). He is a DSocSc Candidate in International Relations (the University of Lapland) and an alumnus of the University of Canterbury and Yaroslav Mudryi National Law University. Vlad’s research interests include contemporary political empires, strategic communication, strategic narratives, Europe's as well as NATO' interactions with the Asia-Pacific, cybersecurity, the EU and its neighbourhood, and the Belt and Road Initiative. In 2014-2017, Vlad Vernygora has been managing the operational side of the NATO Science for Peace and Security Programme Project 'NATO Global Perceptions - Views from the Asia-Pacific Region'. Vlad holds Tallinn University of Technology's Teaching Award of 2015 and a short-listed nomination for Estonian University Teaching Award in 2016. For years, Vlad has been actively cooperating with the EP to Campus Programme. Apart from teaching at Khazar and Jagiellonian as well as delivering numerous open lectures in Europe and the Asia-Pacific, Vlad have had successful experiences of teaching at the University of Latvia (2017), Comenius University in Bratislava (2018), Turība University (2019), and during Summer Universities organised by the Centre International de Formation Européenne – in Akdeniz University (2015) and Alcide De Gasperi University of Euroregional Economy (2016). In the last 15 years, Vlad has been publishing extensively in Australia, China, Germany, Estonia, Malta, New Zealand, Spain, Poland, Ukraine, and the United States, having also co-edited four special issues of academic journals (Croatia, the United States, and Estonia).
Elsevar MAMMADOV is a lecturer on Political Psychology and Research Methods in Political Science. His main research lies in the opportunities for civil society and regional challenges against the background of eastern partnership, EU External Governance, and the regional integration policies in South Caucasus. He holds an MA degree in Peace and Security Policy Studies in Hamburg, Germany. Elsevar was a coordinator for the research project on comparative analysis of EU’s strategic instruments implemented in the South Caucasus and Central Asia, conducted by the Institute of International Politics of Darmstadt University (Germany).
Zibar HUSEYNOVA lectures on International Political Economy at the Department of Political Sciences and Philosophy of Khazar University. She holds an MA degree in European Political and Administrative Studies from the College of Europe (Bruges) and a Bachelor's degree in International Relations from the Baku State University. Her research interests include the European Union’s Foreign and Security Policy, the European Neighborhood Policy and the European Union's Energy Policy.
Jeyran MAMMADLI is a lecturer on International Political Economy, Economy of European Countries at the undergraduate level. She holds her BA degree in International Economic Relations from Azerbaijan State University of Economics and MA degree in International Project Management from Strasbourg University as well as in European Economic Integration and Business from the College of Europe. Her primary areas of interest include Azerbaijan’s WTO accession, European Neighborhood Policy as well as Human Capital and Education. Currently, she is a leading advisor in the Project Monitoring Unit of the Ministry of Education.
Aygul ISMAYILOVA received her BA in International Relations from Baku State University. Mrs. Ismayilova has been awarded her MA degree from ADA University. Currently, she is PhD candidate at Khazar University and her research focuses on the just war theory and application of this theory on a case study, particularly the Nagorno-Karabakh war from different perspectives and analyzes that how this war fits into this tradition. She is teaching courses on History of Europe, Conflict Studies and Just War in Political Theory and Practice at the undergraduate and graduate level. Currently, she is working at the Scientific and Cultural Center of the Administration of State Historical-Architectural Reserve.
Gunay MUKHTAROVA is a lecturer in Comparative Politics at the undergraduate level and Globalization process in Contemporary IR at the postgraduate level. She received her MA in International Relations and Diplomacy with the State Scholarship on Education of Azerbaijani Youth Abroad in the Years 2007-2015. In Geneva, she was also an alumni of the Sustainable Development Goals program organized by the UN. She was nominated as a Schuman scholar at the European Parliament in Brussels. In 2015, she worked at the UN Geneva headquarter as a program manager. Currently, she works as a chief advisor at the Azerbaijan Republic State Examination Center. Her research focuses on international trade relations and innovation-based economy.
Guljan KULAKHMET is a Public Relations Assistant at the Board of Directors and Trustees, Khazar University. She lectures on Introduction to Political Science at the undergraduate level. She has obtained her MA degree in Public Policy from the University of Bristol (UK) and BA degree in Regional Studies from the Eurasian National University (Kazakhstan). Her research focuses on International Relations, Political Science and Education Policy.
Ariz HUSEYNOV a lecturer at the Department of Political Science and Philosophy and an adjunct instructor at the Academy of the State Customs Committee. His research focuses on energy politics, religion in Azerbaijan, and Azerbaijan’s foreign policy. He is also associate expert at Topchubashov Center.
MA, The University of Manchester, 2011
Beyrak HAJIYEV is an adjunct lecturer of Theories of European Integration in the Department of Political Science & Philosophy at Khazar University. Hajiyev also contributes to the Baku-based think tank - Topchubashov Center. His research interests include the EU’s Neighborhood Policy and Eastern Partnership program, and their repercussions of de/re-territorialization. He is also interested in the multi-dimensional globalization processes and regimes of territorialization.
Manuscripts accepted for publication in indexed journals
Tarlan ORUJOVA is a Coordinator at Khazar University’s School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences and an adjunct lecturer at the Department of Political Science and Philosophy. Her research interests include Islamophobia, multiculturalism, and migration.
Ruslan KHALILOV is a lecturer on Philosophy at Khazar University. He received his BA degree in Philosophy from Baku State University between the years of 2004-2008. After successfully completing the bachelor`s degree, he continued his studies with the MA degree in Social Philosophy at Baku State University. Currently, he is PhD candidate at Khazar University.