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NOW VIRTUAL! Workshop Natural Resources, Climate, Local Control, and Democratization in the Caspian Sea Region

Wednesday, April 15, 2020, 12:00pm - 06:15pm

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NB!: THIS WORKSHOP WILL BE HELD VIRTUALLY, VIA WEBEX,

 

https://rutgers.webex.com/rutgers/j.php?MTID=m7a125565a99c9b2ac0be27b99f579eb7

(meeting number/access code 791 268 703; meeting password 2AhE4mH26d).

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SCHEDULE:

Panel I. Climate and Environmental Impacts of the Use of Natural Resources
12:00-1:15

Sonia Zilberman (Crude Accountability): "The Role of International Institutions and Western Governments in Legitimizing and Financing hydrocarbon extraction in Azerbaijan"

Kate Watters (Crude Accountability): "The Effects of Investments in the Oil and Gas Sector in Kazakhstan" 

1:30-2:45

Sebastien Peyrouse (GWU/Brookings): "Governance Issues and Economic Stakes in Turkmenistan: A Challenged Future?"

Elena Sorokina (Crude Accountability): "Legislative and Other Pressures on Environmental Defenders in Russia and other Post-Soviet Countries"

 

Panel II. Political Impacts of the Use of Natural Resources: Challenges to Democratization

3:00-4:15

Gubad Ibadoghlu (Rutgers): "Petrostate: Political Effects of Revenue Management in Azerbaijan"

Rachel Denber (Human Rights Watch): "The State of Human Rights and Democratic Freedoms in the Caspian Basin States"

4:30-5:45

Jamil Hasanli (National Council of Democratic Forces of Azerbaijan/Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences): "Azerbaijan's Deepening Authoritarianism and Challenges to Democratization"

Audrey Altstadt (UMass Amherst): "We are the Underdogs: Next Steps in Democracy-Building in Azerbaijan." 

5:45 Closing Comment

Michael Reynolds (Princeton): Closing Comment

 Cosponsored with Crude Accountability Environmental Justice, Rutgers Global, Rutgers Dept. of Economics, and Rutgers Climate Institute

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