Professor of U.S. Johns Hopkins University Frederick Starr becomes honorary doctor of “ADA” University

Baku, May 22 (AZERTAC). Professor of the U.S. Johns Hopkins University, Founder and Chairman of the Central Asia-Caucasus Institute S. Frederick Starr has been named the honorary doctor of the “ADA” University.

Rector of the “ADA” University, Deputy Foreign Minister, Ambassador Hafiz Pashayev sincerely welcomed the Professor who made huge contributions to the development of the science on behalf of tutorial staff and students of the University.

Rector Hafiz Pashayev hailed Frederick Starr’s searches and investigations on the history, dynamics of development of the Central Asia Region, as well as policy of the region.

Hafiz Pashayev spoke of the sincerity-based bilateral ties between Azerbaijan and USA, and fruitful cooperation in scientific, educational and cultural fields.

The rector noted the importance of such meetings in terms of strengthening scientific, educational and cultural relations among the two countries’ universities.

Addressing the event, Advisor to the Rector on External Affairs John Maresca gave information about the life and scientific achievements of Professor Frederick Starr.

Professor Frederick Starr made a speech at the event and thanked the collective of the University for the Honorary Doctor Title.

Then, a presentation of the Professor’s new book titled “Lost Enlightenment: Central Asia's Golden Age from the Arab Conquest to Tamerlane” was held.

Following the presentation Professor Frederick Starr was presented the Honorary Doctor Title of the “ADA” University and Diploma for his services in expanding bilateral ties between USA and Azerbaijan.

The event was attended by members of the Azerbaijani Parliament, representatives of the diplomatic missions accredited in Azerbaijan, public figures and journalists.


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