NOW VIRTUAL! Workshop Natural Resources, Climate, Local Control, and Democratization in the Caspian Sea Region
Wednesday, April 15, 2020, 12:00pm - 06:15pm
NB!: THIS WORKSHOP WILL BE HELD VIRTUALLY, VIA WEBEX,
(meeting number/access code 791 268 703; meeting password 2AhE4mH26d).
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"
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
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"
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