Who we are

Nizami Ganjavi

Nizami Ganjavi is the greatest representative of the Eastern Renaissance, who born in the XII century in sunny Azerbaijan & represented of world literature and philosophy in his immortal work “Khamsa” via the aesthetic power of his art.

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About us

Nizami Ganjavi INternational Center is a coltural, non-politicial organization dedicated to the memory of great Azerbaijani poet, Nizami Ganjavi and to the study and dissemination of his works with a mission to build a dialogue and understanding between cultures and peoples for building functional and inclusive societies.

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Our story

The Nizami Ganjavi International Center was established 30 September 2012 in Azerbaijan under the patronage of an International Board that includes a number of highly respected and recognized international figures who graciously offer their time, experience and gravitas to the development of the center and its initiatives.

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Our mission

Our main mission is to promote Learning, Tolerance, Dialogue, Understanding and Shared Societies in a world that in many ways today is truly without barriers and with unprecedented access to knowledge and quick information, yet beset with never more problems in recent history rendering the five basic pillars of Nizami Ganjavi International Center imperative.

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Global Baku Forum

NGIC annually holds Global Baku Forum, which in 2021 organized the 8th version, convenes more than 400 heads of state and government, leaders from the public and private sectors, Nobel Laureates, and civil society. “Global Baku Forum” has already become the premier event in Eastern Europe, South Caucasus, Central Asia and the Middle East, providing an oppotunity for distinguished leaders and thinkers to discuss the ways and means to overcome some of the world’s most pressing challenges ranging from “Building Trust for a Wider Europe” , to “a New World Order” to desingning more effective programs for “Shared Societies” , “Towards a Multipolar World” , “Addressing/Challenging Radicalization and Extremism with Interfaith Dialogue for Peace, “Bridging Gaps to Create Inclusive Societies” , Peace and Security in the Middle East” ,  to “Geopolitics in the Age of Sustainable Development”. 

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Global Policy Analysis - Journal

On March 2020 NGIC launched its Global Policy Analysis a new, well-constructed, informative and educational journal which the issues are published bimonthly and both electronic and printed versions are circulated.

The first issue of GPA started with the uncertainity of the pandemic and continued with the topics of the vaccines safety, eddicacy and access to all; the ways to revive global economy: impact to SDG in hope that it will make us leave these hard days behind and back to our day-to-day life.

The views and opinions of distinguished world leaders, exprts and thinkers to address a wide range of challenging issues are sharing with the readers including: Environment and economy, conflict over natural resources; Leadership in climate change; How can the countries of Central and Eastern Europe find new engines of sustained growth?  How is the international order equpped to promote the balance between  cooperation and competition that will be required to face global challenges from war and peace to longer term tasks like the SDGs, biodiversity loss and Climate Change? How can we build on the legacy of the 20th century to move to a new world order suitable to the 21st? How can we reconcile continued economic development with ecological security and the rights of future generations? Why we have problem withglobal climat change and leadership? How is leadership changing in a changing world order? We will be debating these questions with internationally renowned experts from all fields of research including: politics, science, sociology, economy, culture, humanities and ethics.

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Board of trustees members

The Board of Trustees members under the patronage of President of the Republic of Azerbaijan are the govering and decision-making body of the institution who are responsible of its activities and for the astablishment of its administrative and financial regulations. Currently serving BoT Members are:

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