Prof. Dr. Patrick Quinn

Provost, Azerbaijan Diplomatic Academy


Dr. Quinn is Professor of Civilization Studies at the Alliance of Civilizations Institute, which is part of Fatih Sultan Mehmet Waqf University in Istanbul. Dr. Quinn was formerly the Dean of Humanities and Social Sciences at Chapman University in Orange County, California, from 2009 to 2012.

He was the Chair of the Department of English at the University of Mississippi from 2006 to 2009 and the Dean of Humanities and Arts at Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Worcester, Massachusetts from 2002 to 2006. His academic career began in Canada and has given him the opportunity to teach and administrate in England, Greece, Germany, Iraq, and the United States. He currently has the title of Provost/vice rector of academic affairs at ADA.

ADA (Azerbaijan Dipolomatic Academy) is comprised of four schools: School of Public and International Affairs, School of Business, School of Humanities and Sciences, and School of Information Technologies and Communication, ADA's vision is embedded in the four pillars of its mission: Global Leadership, Innovative Learning, Social Responsibility, and A Thriving Location. Located in Baku, at the center of an increasingly significant part of the world, ADA has gone through exciting and remarkable growth since its inception.

Founded by the Azerbaijan Ministry of Foreign Affairs and chartered by a Presidential decree, ADA began in 2006 as a training institute for the country's expanding diplomatic service; hence, the name Azerbaijan Diplomatic Academy. It is rapidly growing into a world-class university dedicated to preparing innovative global leaders in the fields of diplomacy, public and international affairs, business administration, information technologies and communication, humanities and sciences, as well as promoting collaborative research in these fields.

“A Very Thin Line: Shared Culture or Invasive Ideology as Diplomatic Ends”

A Lecture by Prof. Dr. Patrick Quinn, Provost, Azerbaijan Diplomatic Academy
The Annual Conference on Cultural Diplomacy 2013
(Berlin; December 17th - 21st, 2013)