During its first get-together in Washington DC on March 21-24, the Azerbaijani Network of Academics (ANA) Core Group members worked to streamline priorities and engage new ANA associates along with extensively discussing ways, means and institutional design of the network. 

The Core Group members also focused on advancing preparations for the network’s first Symposium to be held at the George Washington University on 17-18 June 2019. To better reflect the concept, it was decided to modify the title of the event to “1st U.S.-Azerbaijan Academic Symposium.”  Multiple questions as to the event agenda, logistics, and administrative issues were also addressed.


The Core Group also held meetings with representatives of several organizations to present the goals of ANA and discuss potential areas of partnership including some projects. These meetings were fruitful and several partners expressed their interest to attend and moderate panels at the 1st  Symposium.