Montana State University

MSU senior wins award from Azerbaijan

May 3, 2010 -- MSU News Service


MSU senior Colin Daniel (right) won the Heydar Aliyev Award for Excellence in Academic Work Impacting on Azerbaijan for his work in the political science class, "Model Black Sea Economic Cooperation," taught by Thomas Goltz, adjunct professor of political science (left).    High-Res Available

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Montana State University political science senior Colin Daniel has been awarded the Heydar Aliyev Award for Excellence in Academic Work Impacting on Azerbaijan.

The award takes the form of a $1,000 gift designed for travel in the Caspian-Black Sea region. Daniel, whose hometown is Bozeman, will graduate this spring and plans to pursue a law degree.

Daniel won the award for his work in the political science class, "Model Black Sea Economic Cooperation," a diplomatic simulation course that is unique in the United States for its emphasis on the region surrounding the Black Sea and for the hands-on diplomatic debate simulations it offers students.

Daniel was presented the award on April 30 by H.E. Consul General Elin Suleymanov of Azerbaijan at MSU. Suleymanov was also instrumental in funding the final "summit" simulation of the Model Black Sea Economic Cooperation class, which was taught by Thomas Goltz, adjunct professor of political science.

Thomas Goltz, adjunct professor, 406-994-5166 or thomascgoltz@gmail.com