ADA
School of Public and International Affairs

School of Public and International Affairs

The school was founded in 2009. With its rigorous curricula, diverse student body and well-rounded study programs, SPIA offers an exciting academic environment for students to develop themselves into high-impact graduates who deeply understand the importance of close collaboration and effective communication in a complex landscape of increasingly intersecting national, regional and global affairs. 

The school strives to produce highly intellectual solution providers with a global perspective who will excel in various levels of governance. They will apply their acqui­red knowledge and skills to reach clever solutions in pursuit of public interest in an ethical and socially responsible manner. 

SPIA is an affiliated member of the Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs since 2013. APSIA brings together leading graduate schools from around the world, all which specialize in international affairs. APSIA includes member and affiliate schools in North America, Europe, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East. It continues to help members transform professional education in international affairs and advance, thereby, international understanding, prosperity, peace, and security.

SPIA together with Center of Excellence in EU Studies at ADA University has been continuously involved in promoting EU related education and academic research. Since September 2020, Dr. Anar Valiyev, Associate Professor of ADA University School of Public and International Affairs has been appointed Jean Monnet Chair in EU Studies by European Union Jean Monnet Action. As part of the Jean Monnet program, a Jean Monnet Chair is a teaching post granted to university lecturers who specialize in European Union studies and research. Dr. Anar Valiyev will help cultivate researchers and strengthen EU studies during his 3-year tenure. Several trainings and seminars are also planned for SPIA students within this period.

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785 ALUMNI

Quality teaching and research should emphasize the cultural value of education over its material or social value. When valued as such, education inspires lifelong intellectual curiosity and wonder in students so that they learn and appreciate knowledge as the universal currency of education and thus as an end in itself.

Dean Azer Babayev

Faculty

At SPIA, a distinguished core faculty of scholars and practitioners join with colleagues from throughout ADA University, including the School of Business and School of IT and Engineering. Their combined expertise allows SPIA to offer programs unsurpassed in flexibility and depth in order to prepare the highly intellectual solution providers of tomorrow.

Azer Babayev

Dean, School of Public and International Affairs

Political Science

Anar Valiyev

Associate Professor, Rector’s Delegate for Grants & Research Promotion

Public Administration

Ferit Murat Ozkaleli

Associate Professor

International Affairs

Kavus Abushov

Associate Professor

Political Science

Sarvar Gurbanov

Associate Professor

Economics

Umut Ozkaleli

Associate Professor

Sociology

Ali Saqer

Assistant Professor

International Relations

Daniel Pommier Vincelli

Assistant Professor

International Relations

Farhad Aliyev

Assistant Professor

Political Science

Lala Jumayeva

Assistant Professor, Director of MPA and BAPA Programs

International Affairs

Orkhan Nadirov

Assistant Professor

Public Administration

Vener Garayev

Assistant Professor

Public Administration

Damjan Krnjević Mišković

Professor of Practice; Director for Policy Research, Analysis and Publications (IDD)

Jeyhun Mammadbayli

Professor of Practice

Public Administration

Amb. Rodrigo Labardini

Professor of Practice

International Law

Vusal Mammadrzayev

Senior Instructor

Decision Sciences

Shafag Mehraliyeva

Instructor

Communication and Media Studies

Ahmad Humbatov

Instructor

Political Science

Lala Kishiyeva

Instructor

Media and Communications

Nargiz Heydarova

Instructor

Economics

Yuliya Aliyeva (Gureyeva)

Instructor

Social Sciences

Staff members

Fidan Namazova

Graduate Academic Advisor for SPIA

Chinara Alasgarova

Academic Advisor for BAPA and BACDM program

Gulnar Aliyeva

Academic Advisor for BAIS

Laman Huseynli

Undergraduate Admissions Counselor