BSC Director Salimah Samji interviews Implementing Public Policy (IPP) alum, Urkhan Seyidov, to hear more about how he is utilizing what he learned in the program as he works to resolve public problems.
Urkhan Seyidov serves as Senior Advisor at the Department of Economic Issues and Innovative Development at the Administration of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan. He is a dynamic and motivated professional with a proven record of generating and building relationships, managing various projects and programs on innovation and strategic communications. He is an expert in building cross-functional teams, demonstrating exceptional communication skills in government relations and making critical decisions during policy design and implementation process. He is an author of two books: Innovation – Implementation Guidelines and Soft power and Public Diplomacy of Azerbaijan in the Digital Age. He is also an alumnus of the Harvard Kennedy School Executive Education Program with a concentration in Public Policy and is an HKS Alumni ambassador in Azerbaijan. To learn more about Urkhan's IPP journey, read his BSC blog post, Anticipatory Government.