Affiliate of Robert Bosch Academy Russian and East European Studies (REES), Oxford School for Global and Area Studies (OSGA), previously Senior Common Room Member and Academic Visitor at St. Antony’s College, Oxford University, hold her PhD from Moscow University.
Originally from Azerbaijan, Leila Alieva founded and directed two ”think-tanks” in Baku, and held fellowships at Harvard University, UC Berkeley, Kennan Institute (Washington, DC) the NATO Defence College (Rome), IFK (Institut Für Kulturwissenschaften) Vienna. Her research and publications cover Azerbaijan, the Caucasus, Russia, the broader Former Soviet Union; and range thematically from energy security and conflicts, to democracy in the oil rich states, as well as issues around integration into the EU (ENP and EaP) and NATO. Currently Leila Alieva is analyzing the role of religious identities in transition, as well as comparing the role of the opposition in rentier states.
Information source: www.rees.ox.ac.uk