Dr Gubad Ibadoghlu: a webinar
Monday 16 October 60 mins
Online on Zoom
Dr Gubad Ibadoghlu, Senior Visiting Fellow at LSE's Department of International Relations, prominent economist, human rights activist, and anti-corruption campaigner, was recently arrested while in Azerbaijan.
Reflecting on this development, this seminar helps raise awareness of the political conditions in Azerbaijan under the Aliev regime, and showcases Gubad's work.
Meet our speakers and chair
Professor Tomila Lankina, Professor of International Relations, LSE, will be hosting and moderating the seminar.
John Heathershaw is Professor of International Relations at the University of Exeter. His research addresses conflict, security, and development in authoritarian political environments, especially in post-Soviet Central Asia. He is co-author of Dictators Without Borders (Yale 2017), The UK’s Kleptocracy Problem (Chatham House 2021) and principal investigator of an Anti-Corruption Evidence project on the transnational ties to democracies of elites from authoritarian states. Heathershaw is a member of the Academic Freedom and Internationalisation Working Group (AFIWG) of the UK which campaigns for transparency and accountability in British universities’ international relations.
Tom de Waal is a senior fellow with Carnegie Europe, specialising in Eastern Europe and the Caucasus region. He is the author of numerous publications about the region.
Alexander Morrison is Fellow and Tutor in History at New College, Oxford, and interim Director (2023-24) of the Oxford Nizami Ganjavi Centre for the Study of Azerbaijan, the Caucasus and Central Asia. He was formerly Professor of History at Nazarbayev University, Astana, Kazakhstan, (2014-17). He is the author of The Russian Conquest of Central Asia. A Study in Imperial Expansion, 1814-1914 (Cambridge, 2020) and co-editor of The Central Asian Revolt of 1916. A Collapsing Empire in the Age of War and Revolution (Manchester, 2019).
Watch a recording of the webinar