Dr. Anar Valiyev is Associate Professor at ADA University. He received his Bachelor’s degree in History from Baku State University (1999) and Master’s degree in History (2001) from the same university. From 2001 to 2003 he studied public policy at School of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University in Bloomington, where he received his second master. In 2007 he successfully defended his dissertation at School of Urban and Public Affairs from University of Louisville, KY receiving doctorate degree in Urban and Public Affairs.
From 2007 to 2008 he was working as assistant professor at Faculty of Social Studies of Masaryk University in Brno, Czech Republic. In 2008 he joined ADA University and currently he is Dean of School of Public and International Affairs. His areas of expertise are public policy of post-Soviet republics; democracy and governance; urban development and planning.
Dr. Valiyev is the author of numerous peer-reviewed articles and his research works appeared in journals such as Problems of Post Communism; Communist and Post-Communist Studies; Eurasian Geography and Economics; Cultural Geographies; Cities, Urban Geography, and others.