Tuesday, May 28-29, 2013
This year marks the 21st anniversary of U.S-Azerbaijan diplomatic relations, 21st anniversary of Azerbaijan's re-establishment of independence, the renewed spotlight on energy security in the world, and thus attention on the oil and gas sector in Azerbaijan. The country has turned into a net investor, creating jobs and opportunities far beyond its borders. On May 28-29, we are looking forward to holding a major conference dedicated to the U.S.-Azerbaijan Relations with special emphasis on trade and energy relations, while also paying attention to the subjects of promoting culture and tolerance. The conference is being co-organized by the Turquoise Council of Americans and Eurasians with USAN, and the Johns Hopkins University's Central Asia Caucasus Institute at SAIS in Washington, D.C. and Caspian Strategy Institute.
Sunday, May 5, 2013 12:00pm to 4:00pm
The Azerbaijan America Alliance is hosting a Flower Day event in Washington, DC to share Azerbaijani culture with the American public. The Azerbaijani holiday of Flower Day occurs in early May and has been recognized for more than half a century. Flower Day celebrates the arrival of spring and the spirit of hope and renewal that blooming flowers represent. In Azerbaijan’s capital, Baku, the holiday is celebrated with the spectacular display of flowers from all over the world, some of which are made into large floral topiaries and arrangements. Music, dance and good food accompany the celebration. The Azerbaijan America Alliance warmly invites everyone, especially families, to join the celebration of Flower Day on the National Mall in front of the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum on Sunday, May 5th from 12-4pm. The event will feature family-friendly activities, entertainment, and cultural exhibits. Please join us for an unforgettable celebration!
Sunday, April 7-8, 2013
The South Caucasus and Central Asian region has recorded significant economic growth and development over the past decade. Individual countries have been at the forefront of this growth: Azerbaijan’s economy has grown at double-digit rates over the past decade while Kazakhstan, along with other countries in the region, has made great strides in business capacity. With potential growth for most countries expected to reach 5-7% in 2013 (IMF), the region as a whole presents significant untapped potential given its natural resources and strategic location at the crossroads of Europe, Asia and the Middle East. The World Economic Forum Strategic Dialogue on the Future of the South Caucasus and Central Asia will serve as a timely and unprecedented opportunity for the region’s current and potential stakeholders to define, assess and take forward some of the promising visions for its future. Industry sectors such as natural resources, transport, infrastructure, agriculture, mining, finance and telecommunications will be featured. On 7-8 April in Baku, the World Economic Forum will offer a secure, inclusive and collaborative multistakeholder platform for regional and foreign players to appraise the key challenges and opportunities as well as shape the future pathways of the region.
Tuesday, February 19, 2013 1:00pm to 3:00pm
On Tuesday, February 19, between 1 and 3pm, the Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) will host a presentation titled "The Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict: Atrocities, Refugees and Collective Memories". The event will feature a new documentary film screening and talk by Thomas Goltz on the 1992 Khojaly Massacre carried out by Armenian forces against Azerbaijani civilians. This special presentation is co-organized by the European Student Association (ESA) at SIPA, student groups at Columbia University School of Social Work, members of AYNA Network, in collaboration with the Humanitarian Affairs Working Group, Azerbaijani-American Council (AAC), Azerbaijan Society of America (ASA).
Monday, February 18-26, 2013
Azerbaijan America Alliance has launched a campaign to raise awareness about the Khojaly Massacre in the United States. An advertising and public education campaign will provide awareness to Americans towards the massacre of Azerbaijan civilians by Armenian and Russian soldiers in the village of Khojaly in Nagomo Karabakh 21 years ago. Advertisements promoting attention to the tragic anniversary are appearing in DC metro stations, buses, on mobile billboards, and on mobile building projections. Advertisments are appearing in New York City on Times Square billboards, mobile billboards, and mobile building projections.The Alliance will also be conducting educational awareness video interviews with academics and regional experts who will be remembering Khojaly victims and explaining the importance of America’s relationship with Azerbaijan.