Ilgar Mammadov, 2009, Azerbaijan

 A quintessential Fletcher moment: The Fletcher School is well known for its broad curriculum, highly qualified professionals, job placement prospects and opportunities for communication with students coming from around the world with their own experience and vision. As a representative from the particular region, I enjoy the course on Southwest Asia. I am honored and grateful for the chance to be here and my encounters with Fletcher confirmed all of my expectations from the very beginning. Whether a professor’s lecture, PDP counseling or communication with fellow students, all of these moments are about sharing knowledge, expertise and insights. The flexibility of the curriculum allows students to select courses most suitable for professional growth and future career plans.

Fields of Study

  • Southwest Asia and Islamic Civilization
  • International Security Studies

Activities involved in at Fletcher

  • Southwest Asia and Caucasus Forum
  • Euro-Atlantic Club
  • Newly Independent States of Eurasia Club

Education before Fletcher

  • Diploma in History, Moscow State University

Experience before Fletcher

  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Azerbaijan, Diplomat, Director of Department - Azerbaijan
  • Overseas appointments included positions of Counsellor in the Azerbaijani Embassy in Austria and Deputy Permanent Representative of Azerbaijan to the United Nations
  • Baku University , Lecturer in Political Science - Azerbaijan 


  • Azerbaijani
  • English
  • Russian
  • Turkish
  • German