On November 23, 2021, the Center for Conflict and Humanitarian Studies (CHS) and the Embassy of the Republic of Azerbaijan in Doha hosted H.E. Farid Shafiyev, the Chairman of the Center of Analysis of International Relations (AIR Center) in Azerbaijan.

The lecture was hosted at the CHS and moderated by Professor Sultan Barakat, the Center's Founding Director, and attended by a number of diplomats – including the Ambassadors of Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, and the Republic of Turkey – along with a number of experts and students from the Doha Institute for Graduate Studies.

H.E. Shafiyev discussed the AIR Center in Azerbaijan, a think-tank which provides strategic insights and policy recommendations on international affairs. It also aims to raise the international community's awareness of Azerbaijan's foreign policy priorities, particularly in the South Caucasus and the Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict, in regional security, and in economic cooperation.

H.E. Shafiyev noted the necessity of unifying joint efforts and strengthening mechanisms for regional dialogue and cooperation to achieve security, stability, and prosperity in the region. Because the disputed political status of Karabakh between Armenia and Azerbaijan has harmed the viability of cooperation projects, H.E. Shafiyev expressed openness to the possibility of Qatar playing a mediating role between the two countries. H.E. Shafiyev also expressed his willingness to meet with Armenian counterparts through CHS to strengthen relations and promote dialogue in light of recent developments in peace making and reconciliation.