Caspian Basin Studies (CBS) is a certificate program that offers a unique opportunity for foreign diplomats and civil servants to explore and study the in-depths of the Caspian Basin region. The CBS provides participants with knowledge about the region's diverse and rich history and culture, demographic makeup, ethnic and territorial conflicts, trade and economic affairs, and issues of geopolitics and regional security. The program is designed to equip participants with a wide variety of analytical tools to help them better analyze and explain the intertwined and complex relationships that exist among the regional states.
Courses are taught by ADA University full time professors, as well as practitioners from the government agencies, international organizations and local think-tanks. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Azerbaijan hosts a study tour at the end of program.
The foreign diplomats and civil servants get a unique chance to not only acquire knowledge, but also network with public and private sector leaders of Azerbaijan and other countries in the region, as well as practitioners from government agencies, international organizations, local NGOs and independent think-tanks.
The program includes field trips to Azerbaijan's oil and natural gas facilities along the Caspian Sea coast, including the Sangachal Terminal, and other historical towns along the Ancient Silk Road.
At the end of the program, all participants receive an ADA University Executive Education certificate of completion.
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