BLOOMINGTON – Ivy Tech Community College Bloomington will host a Fulbright Visiting Scholar from Azerbaijan on Thursday, January 19. Dr. Anar Valiyev, assistant professor and associate provost at ADA University will present “An Introduction to Azerbaijan” from noon to 1:30 p.m. in Lamkin Hall. The U.S. Department of State Outreach Lecturing Fund provides funding for college campuses to host Fulbright Visiting Scholars to promote academic disciplines and cultural understanding. The event is co-sponsored by the Turkish Flagship Program at Indiana University.

Dr. Anar Valiyev began teaching at ADA University in 2008 and is currently associate professor. He received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in history from Baku State University. He received a master’s degree in public policy at the School of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University Bloomington. He holds a Ph.D. in urban studies from the School of Urban and Public Affairs at University of Louisville, KY. From 2007 to 2008 he was working as assistant professor and faculty of social studies of Masaryk University in Brno, Czech Republic.

Dr. Valiyev is the author of numerous peer-reviewed articles and encyclopedia entries. His areas of expertise are public policy of post-Soviet republics; democracy and governance; urban development and planning.

Ivy Tech’s Bloomington campus is located at 200 Daniels Way, open Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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Ivy Tech Community College is Indiana's largest public postsecondary institution and the nation's largest singly accredited statewide community college system, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Ivy Tech has campuses throughout Indiana and also serves thousands of students annually online. It serves as the state's engine of workforce development, offering associate degrees, long- and short-term certificate programs, industry certifications, and training that aligns with the needs of the community. The College provides a seamless transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana, as well as out of state, for a more affordable route to a bachelor's degree.