School of Transnational Governance

Ilgar Gurbanov

Fellowship period: 3 September 2018 - 3 December 2018

Ilgar Gurbanov is a Research Fellow in the Centre for Strategic Studies (SAM) under the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, and a Deputy Editor-in-Chief for Caucasus International Journal. He is a co-author of “Gas Diversification Policy of Georgia: Role of External Actors — Azerbaijan, Russia and Iran” published by SAM. He has previously worked for Khazar University (Lecturer; Azerbaijan); Centre for Strategic Studies (Consultant; Azerbaijan); Strategic Outlook (Research Fellow/Editor-in-Chief; Turkey); Azerbaijan State Economic University (Teaching Assistant); and UNDP-Azerbaijan (Project-Consultant). He received his MA from the College of Europe (Belgium), and BA/MSc from the Azerbaijan State Economic University; and he is an alumnus of Riga Graduate School of Law. His research area covers the EU-Azerbaijan relations, energy security (Azerbaijan), and Azerbaijan’s military/defence policy. He speaks Azerbaijani, Turkish, English, Russian, French. At the STG, he will make a research on the topic of “Understanding Azerbaijan’s foreign policy behaviour towards the EU”.

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