Dr. Gulshan Pashayeva

Board Member of the AIR Center

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Dr. Gulshan Pashayeva graduated from Lomonosov Moscow State University, specializing in “Structural and Applied Linguistics” in 1983. She has worked as a Senior Assistant, a Lecturer, a Senior Lecturer and an Associate Professor at the Department of General Linguistics of the Faculty of Philology of the Baku State University from 1983 till 2001. After completion of post-graduate studies in this university she received her PhD in “Theory of Linguistics” in 1990.

From August to December 1995 Dr. Pashayeva participated in the international program “Partners in Conflict: Building Bridges to Peace in Transcaucasia”, realized by the Center for International Development and Conflict Management (CIDCM) of the University of Maryland at College Park (USA). On her return to Azerbaijan she founded the NGO “Conflict Research Center” in 1996 and was its Head till 2001. Dr. Pashayeva has also taught several subjects such as “Regional Conflicts”, “Negotiation Process”, “Mediation” etc. at various state and private universities in Azerbaijan and conducted six months of post-doctoral research on conflict resolution technique and negotiation process at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy of Tufts University in 1998/99 as a Fulbright Scholar.

She worked as a National Programme Coordinator in Azerbaijan for the UN Development Fund for Women (now UN Women) project “Women for Conflict Prevention and Peacebuilding in the South Caucasus” in 2001-2006, and as a Public Information Associate for the UN Department of Public Information (UNDPI) in 2007-2009.

Since July 2009 Dr. Pashayeva has operated as a Head of Foreign Policy Analysis Department of the Center for Strategic Studies under the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan and was appointed the Deputy Director of this Center in January 2011. By the Order of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan dated November 10th, 2017 Dr. Pashayeva was awarded the “Tereqqi” medal on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the establishment of the Center for Strategic Studies under the President of Azerbaijan and for her productive participation in the socio-political life of the country.

She was a Senior Adviser at the Office of the President of Republic of Azerbaijan since July 2018 and has been appointed a Board Member of the Center of Analysis of International Relations (AIR Center) by the Order of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan dated December 9th, 2019.

Dr. Gulshan Pashayeva specializes in conflict resolution, security studies, gender, and language policy issues. She has participated in more than 120 conferences, seminars and trainings organized in different countries in 1996-2019. At the same time she is the author of more than 100 publications. She is a co-editor of three books (“The EU Eastern Partnership: Common framework or Wider Opportunity?” (2012), “Cooperation in Eurasia: Linking Identity, Security, and Development” ( 2016) and “Trapped between War and Peace: The Case of Nagorno-Karabakh”  (2017)),  two of which have been published abroad.

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