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CFA- Summer School on Energy Politics and Economics, Azerbaijan Diplomatic Academy, Baku

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CFA- Summer School on Energy Politics and Economics, ADA, Baku

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Azerbaijan Diplomatic Academy
Summer School
3-12 July, 2009

Energy Politics and Economics

In partnership with the Cambridge Center for Energy Studies,

Judge Business School, Cambridge University, UK

Certificate Program

Azerbaijan Diplomatic Academy (ADA) Summer School is a certificate
program, aimed at bringing together world-renowned scholars,
academicians and policy-makers with ADA students and faculty to
examine and gain better understanding of issues of global importance
and their practical application.

The 2009 Summer School will be dedicated to the study of "Energy
Politics and Economics." Upon completion of the program, the
participants will be issued a certificate by the Azerbaijan Diplomatic
Academy and the Cambridge Center for Energy Studies.

Program Description

Full program is available at

The 2009 ADA Summer School is a joint program of ADA and the Cambridge
Center for Energy Studies. It will examine major issues in energy
politics and economics in the contemporary international system. A
special emphasis will be put on the unique challenges and perspectives
of energy exporters, addressing issues such as the current dynamics of
oil and gas markets, investments in energy production under price
volatility, impact of emerging climate change regimes on energy
exporters, and revenue management. The program will also examine the
interplay between international politics and energy supply, discuss
issues such as the use of energy supply to promote foreign policy
agendas and will look at the emerging trends in Caspian natural gas export.

The Summer School program will be interactive in its format and will
provide extensive opportunity for professionals in the field of energy
to interact and build long-lasting ties. The Summer School will also
give opportunity to meet public and private sector leaders from
Azerbaijan as well as other countries of the Caspian region.

Extra-curricula activities

The event will be held at the marvelous Retro Club Resort Hotel, a
five-star beach resort outside Baku. While living and learning at the
Retro Resort, participants will also enjoy outstanding recreation
opportunities, including swimming in the legendary Caspian Sea.
Downtown Baku is also easily accessible from Retro for night life,
shopping, dining and sightseeing.

During the week-ends, the summer school will offer excursions to
various regions of Azerbaijan, including unique sites connected to
Azerbaijan's oil and gas industry of the past and present, such as the
Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan pipeline , the Sangachal oil terminal, "The Oil
Rocks" - first city in the open sea, Naftalan oil baths resort,
Gobustan Mud Volcanoes, and the museum of Azerbaijan's first oil
baron, Haji Zeynalabidin Tagiyev.

International body of participants and scholars

Participants will include middle and senior level policy makers from a
number of states, energy company representatives, academic faculty
members, journalists focusing on energy, and representatives of
regional and international organizations. The class is limited to 35

The summer school will be followed up with a research conference to be
hosted in the winter by the Cambridge Center for Energy Studies, Judge
School of Business, Cambridge University, UK.

Program expenses

Tuition fee for the ADA 2009 Summer School is 1500 USD. Merit based
scholarships are available to the applicants. Participants are
requested to cover their international travel and lodging expenses.
ADA has arranged a discounted rate at the Retro Club Resort Hotel and
nearby hotels for the Summer School participants. Local
transportation, extra-curriculum activities and field trips, lunches
and welcome reception will be covered by ADA.

To apply, please visit send CV and a motivation letter to by May 15, 2009.

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