Jamil Hasanli was born January 15, 1952 in Azerbaijan . He graduated with a History degree from Baku State University in 1975. In 1984 he finished his PhD, and he served as a professor at BSU in 1993-2011 and a professor at Khazar University in 2011-2013. He was advisor to the President of Azerbaijan in 1993 and served two terms as a Member of Parliament of Azerbaijan in 2000-2010. Professor Hasanli was presidential candidate from the National Council of Democratic Forces of Azerbaijan in October 2013. He was a History and Public Policy Scholar of the Woodrow Wilson International Center in 2011. Hasanli was Honorary Member Turkish Historical Society (Ankara, Turkey). Since 2013 he was Chairman of the National Council of Democratic Forces of Azerbaijan. Jamil Hasanli receive the 2015 Ion Ratiu Democracy Award of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.
For a long time Hasanli gave a lecture on Modern History of European and American countries; History of International Relations and History of the Cold War in Baku State University. He attended various international conferences including: Relations between China and its Neighboring Countries during the Cold War. Archives and Documentation. International Conference, (Shanghai, China), 2014; The Relation between Northwestern China and its Neighboring Countries During the Cold War. International Conference, (Urimqi, China), 2014; In the 90 year: International Symposium of Lausanne and the Republic of Turkey (Ankara, Turkey), 2013; Conference in Humbolt University (Berlin, Germany), 2013; International conference in Vienna Diplomatic Academy (Vienna, Austria) 2011; International conference in Teheran University (Islamic Republic of Iran), 2010; International symposium in Sendai University (Sendai, Japan) 2010; Economical aspects of the Cold War (Graz, Austria) 2009; International Seminar about Cold War (Vienna, Austria) 2008 et.c.
Hasanli is the author of 30 books published in Azerbaijan, Russia, USA, England, Turkey, Iran and other countires. Three of his monographs were published in the Harvard Cold War Studies Book Series (At the dawn of the Cold War: The Soviet -American Crisis over Iranian Azerbaijan, 1941-1946. Rowman and Littlefield Publishers, 2006; Stalin and the Turkish Crisis of the Cold War, 1945-1953. Lexington Books, 2011and 2013; The Khrushchev Thaw and National Question in Azerbaijan, 1954-1959. Lexington Books, 2014 ). His books, Foreign Policy of Azerbaijan in the Soviet Period, 1920-1939 (Baku, 2012 and Moscow, 2013), Ali Mardan bey Topchibashov: Life for the Idea, 1863-1934 (Baku, 2013 and Moscow, 2014) and Xinjiang in the orbit of the Soviet policy: Stalin and the Muslim Movement of East Turkestan (1931-1949). Moscow, 2015 raw heavily upon information from newly-opened archives. Hasanli’s new book, Foreign Policy of the Republic of Azerbaijan: The Difficult Road to Western Integration, 1918-1920 (Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2015) narrates the tumultuous path of the first Azerbaijan Republic toward winning international recognition.
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
International Relations, Middle East/ Cold War History, History of Azerbaijan
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