Between National and Global Repression: Ecology, Self-Determination and Survival in Southern Azerbaijan
Southern Azerbaijan Alliance
Chaired by: Jolle Demmers (Centre for Conflict Studies, Utrecht University)
Respondent: Ryan Barry (Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organizations)
Ayda Karimli is the spokesperson for the Southern Azerbaijan Alliance, the alliance of the Southern Azerbaijan Democratic Party and the Southern Azerbaijan student movement. Born in Tabriz, the capital of the East Azerbaijan Province in Iran, she studied International Relations, Peace and Conflict Studies at Malmö University.
This lecture addresses the friction between the demands for a right to self-determination within a state, and the confrontation of disasters whose conditions can only be addressed on a global scale. In other words, only when a political infrastructure is able to guarantee the survival of ecological formation and diversity, a specific, cultural, ethnic and indigenous struggles can gain strength and meaning. Conversely, it is also because of these specific struggles that we are able to see the consequences of global disaster at all. In this lecture, Ayda Karimli will address how, within the Southern Azerbaijan Alliance, the dialectic between the struggle for self-determination and common survival takes shape.
The New World Summit: Stateless State took place at the Royal Flemish Theater in Brussels, Belgium, 19-21 September 2014.