Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs
Central Asia and the Caucasus Research Group presents
Moynihan Institute’s Challenges to Citizenship Series
Oil, Ecology & Citizenship in the Caspian Sea Basin: Perspectives from Azerbaijan, Iran, Kazakhstan, Russia, and Turkmenistan
Oil extraction has a long history in the Caspian Sea basin – a place of constant and dynamic international exchange. Since the break-up of the Soviet Union in 1991, the Caspian and its resources were redefined around the region’s new political geography involving 5 littoral states: Azerbaijan, Iran, Kazakhstan, Russia, and Turkmenistan. Part of the Moynihan Institute’s Challenges to Citizenship Series, this roundtable considers contemporary challenges to citizenship stemming from oil extraction and the environment in the Caspian Sea basin. It will examine these challenges from the perspective of actors in each of the 5 Caspian states, including a broad mix of local and international actors and institutions involved in or affected by oil extraction in the region. It will also address the future of oil in the Caspian, asking what kind of “post-oil” futures are being imagined in and for the region, and how this might change the oil-ecology-citizenship relationship in the years to come.
Dean, Associate Professor, School of Public and International Affairs, ADA University, Azerbaijan
Eldar M. Eldarov
Professor, Faculty of Management, Dagestan State University, Russia
PhD Fellow, Ghent University, Belgium
A. Marie Ranjbar
Assistant Professor of Geography, University of Colorado Boulder
Amb. Allan Mustard
Former U.S. Ambassador to Turkmenistan
Associate Professor, Geography and the Environment, Syracuse University
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This event was first published on September 7, 2021 and last updated on October 21, 2021.