Caspian Policy Conference: Connecting Central Asia, the South Caucasus, and Beyond was held
"Caspian Policy Conference: Connecting Central Asia, the South Caucasus, and Beyond," was co-organized by the Institute for Development and Diplomacy of ADA University, Caspian Policy Center based in Washington D.C. and Near East South Asia Center for Strategic Studies.
Efgan Nifti, CEO of Caspian Policy Center (CPC), and Dr. Roger Kangas, Academic Dean and Professor of Central Asian Studies at NESA Center for Strategic Studies, delivered opening remarks.
The conference featured two sessions.The first session explored the convergence of connectivity, transport, and energy security in the region and discovered how the Middle Corridor and energy diversification can enhance national sovereignty and economic clout.
In the session moderated by Dr. Fariz Ismailzade, Vice Rector of ADA University and Director of the Institute for Development and Diplomacy (IDD), distinguished speakers, namely Dena Sholk from the USA, and Dr. Bülent Aras from Türkiye shared their expertise.
Second session, "External Powers and the Greater Caspian Region," was moderated by Ambassador Richard Hoagland, Board Member, Caspian Policy Center (CPC). The speakers, including Victor Kipiani from Georgia, and Dr. Rashmini Koparkar from India shared their perspectives on the region's relations with external powers.