About and Mission

Welcome to the portal on Policy Translation! It is a website where I communicate with my colleagues, friends and students about my research, teaching and general ideas of interest and life-style. My name is Farhad Mukhtarov, and I am a policy scientist trained first as an economist, and then as a political scientist and an environmental policy expert. Feel free to contact me to contribute a post!

Farhad Mukhtarov has over 10 years of experience in western academia, worked in five different education and scientific systems (Azerbaijan, Hungary, United Kingdom (Oxford University), The Netherlands and United States) and authored two academic books, edited one peer-reviewed journal volume (Environmental Science & Policy) and wrote over 20 articles, chapters and other academic and policy pieces. Dr. Mukhtarov continues with his academic work at Utrecht University’s Copernicus Institute of Sustainable Development, and is also Adjunct Senior Research Fellow at Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore.

In addition to his scientific career, Farhad is an avid chess player. As a youth, he is a winner of many national competitions and a participant of the World Junior Chess Olympiad (1999) and Junior World Chess Championship (1999). Farhad is a Junior Champion of Baku (5 times — 1996, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001), Champion of Baku (2001), Champion of Baku in Rapid Chess (2000), Junior Champion of Azerbaijan (1999), Junior Champion of Azerbaijan in Teams (1999).

Contact Information
Email: farhad (at) policytranslation.eu
Address: 11 Ahmadbay Agha-Oglu Street, Baku, Azerbaijan, AZ 1008, ADA University, Baku, Azerbaijan