Monthly Archives: March 2015

What Makes Ideas Spread?

There is too much choice at the moment, the tyranny of choice. The only way to make sure that your idea, bad or good, becomes influential, you have to make sure this idea is different from all other ideas! It … Continue reading

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March 22 is World Water Day

As the World Water Day is celebrated on March 22, it is a nice opportunity for us to remember how much we depend on this resource in our lives. Water is a basic human need, but it is a human … Continue reading

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Oxford Bibliographies: Great Resource for Students and Researchers!

Energy Security and Water Security Farhad Mukhtarov (ADA University, Azerbaijan) and Aleh Cherp (Central European University, Hungary; Lund University, Sweden), with essential assistance from a graduate ADAU student Richard Sarpong, published 2 articles in Oxford Bibliographies, Oxford University Press. One … Continue reading

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Public Policy Concepts in 1000 Words!

Public Policy is a very complex process. If you doubt — try to define it and see how hard that is! You can get confused reading from various books published on the subject.

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ADA Faculty Debate on Charlie Hebdo

Friday, 13 March at 4pm in the Large Auditorium of ADA University I am going to debate freedom of speech versus religious sensitivities. This is open to all ADA members, especially students interested in the subject. All are welcome!

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Weekend Reading: “Social Theory”

One day when I was a student in Oxford, I went to a student auction to buy a bicycle. Instead, I bought a book. It was only 3 GBP and it was second hand. It was called “Social Theory: a … Continue reading

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Azerbaijan’s Province — Shaki

04 October, 2013 I woke up to thick fog of the Caucasian mountains. I could see no mountains through, the air was pregnant with rain, and humidity pressed on my lungs. I had good breakfast at the guest house and … Continue reading

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