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The Petro-politics of Azerbaijan

Wed, Mar 20, 2013, 2:00pm - 3:00pm

You are cordially invited to a lecture on the topic of 

“The Petro-politics of Azerbaijan”

Vilen Khlgatyan 
IWP Student
Vice Chairman of Political Developments Research Center (PDRC), Armenia

Marek Jan Chodakiewicz 
Professor of History, The Kościuszko Chair in Polish Studies 

Wednesday, March 20
2:00 PM

The Institute of World Politics
1521 16th Street NW
Washington, DC 20036
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Registration for this event is now closed.

This lecture is part of a series on the Intermarium, organized by the Kosciuszko Chair of Polish Studies at IWP.

Mr. Khlgatyan will discuss the role Azerbaijan’s oil and gas reserves have played in attracting the Oil Majors to the region, and how this in turn has helped and hindered Azerbaijan’s domestic and foreign politics. Moreover, with Azerbaijani oil reserves having hit their peak in 2010-2011, what does the future hold?

Vilen Khlgatyan is Vice-Chairman of Political Developments Research Center (PDRC), a virtual think tank based in Yerevan, Armenia.

He attended Webster University, where he double majored in International Relations and International Business, and graduated in Spring 2010. He spent a semester studying in Vienna, Austria, where he also attended OPEC and OSCE workshops.

His studies at IWP have focused on national security and the geopolitics of energy. He is writing his honors thesis on the “Geopolitics of Energy in the South Caucasus.”

Mr. Khlgatyan was a campaign staffer for Congressman Russ Carnahan of Missouri’s 3rd District, who sat on the House Foreign Affairs Committee.

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