Slavic and Eurasian Studies

Texas Global Exchange Program

Fri, September 27, 2013

UT Students Participate in Summer Executive Education Program in Azerbaijan

In August of 2013, professionals and graduate students from Texas participated in an executive education program organized through the Azerbaijan Diplomatic Academy (ADA). The program provided participants with the opportunity to travel abroad, attend lectures on business, energy, geopolitical issues and public and international affairs, interact with local students, and meet with local companies and non-profit organizations. Attendees cultivated contacts in the area, gained cultural experience, and learned about business and international affairs in Eurasia.

Students from The University of Texas (Austin and Dallas), the University of Houston, the C.T. Bauer College of Business, Texas State University and Texas A&M University, along with three vice presidents from the Texas Oil & Gas Association, spent four days in the Azerbaijani capital of Baku and three days in Istanbul, Turkey. While in Baku, participants met with Azerbaijani government officials, scholars and business leaders.

This opportunity was sponsored by Assembly of the Friends of Azerbaijan (AFAZ) the State Oil Company of Azerbaijan (SOCAR), the Texas Oil & Gas Association (TXOGA), the Turquoise Council of Americans & Eurasians, and the Turkish Confederation of Businessmen & Industrialists (TUSKON).

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