International Conference ‘Global Energy and International Political Risks’. Speakers

On July 2-3, the Valdai Discussion Club and Azerbaijan’s Center of Analysis of International Relations will hold an international conference titled “Global Energy and International Political Risks”. The event, which will be attended by Russian Minister of Energy Alexander Novak and his Azerbaijani counterpart, Parviz Shakhbazov, marks the beginning of cooperation between the two think tanks.

  1. Shafi Aldamer, Head of the Department of Global and Social Studies, King Fahd University of Oil and Minerals;

  2. Bakhtiyar Aslanbeyli, BP Vice President of Communications and External Relations for the Middle East and Caspian Regions;

  3. Andrey Bystritskiy, Chairman of the Board of the Foundation for Development and Support of the Valdai Discussion Club;

  4. Esmira Jafarova, member of the Board of the Azerbaijan Centre for the Analysis of International Relations;

  5. Khalaf Khalafov, Deputy Foreign Minister of Azerbaijan,

  6. Fyodor Lukyanov, Research Director of the Valdai Discussion Club;

  7. Sergey Markedonov, Leading Researcher at the MGIMO Institute of International Studies;

  8. Alexander Novak, Minister of Energy of Russia;

  9. Aleksandr Pankin, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Russia;

  10. Alexander Rahr, Research Director of the German-Russian Forum;

  11. Nizami Safarov, Azerbaijani National Assembly legislator, member of the Committee on Legal Policy and State Building, head of the working group on Azerbaijani-Russian inter-parliamentary relations;

  12. Farid Shafiev, Chairman of the Board of the Azerbaijan Centre for the Analysis of International Relations;

  13. Parviz Shahbazov, Minister of Energy of Azerbaijan;

  14. Konstantin Simonov, Director General of Russia’s National Energy Security Fund;

  15. Pavel Sorokin, Deputy Minister of Energy of Russia;

  16. Ivan Timofeev, Programme Director of the Valdai Club;

  17. Samir Veliyev, Deputy Minister of Energy of Azerbaijan.