Oil, Ecology & Citizenship in the Caspian Sea Basin: Perspectives from Azerbaijan, Iran, Kazakhstan, Russia, and Turkmenistan

When: Friday, November 12, 2021 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Where: Virtual


Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs

Central Asia and the Caucasus Research Group presents 

Oil, Ecology & Citizenship in the Caspian Sea Basin: Perspectives from Azerbaijan, Iran, Kazakhstan, Russia, and Turkmenistan 

This roundtable will address the following questions:

• What are the current and future challenges for citizenship, as they relate to oil extraction and the environment in the Caspian Sea basin?
• Who are the relevant actors (people, companies, institutions, etc.) when we talk about the oil-ecology-citizenship relationship in the Caspian Sea basin? Which actors are most influential in determining the shape of this relationship? And are there any actors whose perspective is not given sufficient attention? 
• How might the oil-ecology-citizenship relationship change locally and regionally as more international organizations and financial institutions try to move way from oil? Are local actors already discussing or taking concrete steps to imagine a “post-oil” future for the Caspian Sea basin?


Anar Valiyev

Dean, Associate Professor, School of Public and International Affairs, ADA University, Azerbaijan 

Eldar M. Eldarov

Professor, Faculty of Management, Dagestan State University, Russia 

Maurizio Totaro

PhD Fellow, Ghent University, Belgium 

A. Marie Ranjbar

Assistant Professor of Geography, University of Colorado Boulder 

Amb. Allan Mustard

Former U.S. Ambassador to Turkmenistan 


Natalie Koch

Associate Professor, Geography and the Environment, Syracuse University 

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This event is part of the Moynihan Institute’s Challenges to Citizenship Series 

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