- National Security of Armenia
- History of Armenia and Near East from the XVIIth to XXth centuries
- Military History of Armenia
- American Historiography on Armenia
- The Relations between Armenia and Armenian Diaspora
- Geopolitics and regional security issues of Transcaucasia (South Caucasus)
ARARAT CENTER FOR STRATEGIC RESEARCH
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ARMEN M. AYVAZYAN
Director, “Ararat” Center for Strategic Research, Yerevan, Armenia.
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Political Science, Graduate School of Political Science and International Relations, Yerevan, Armenia, Spring 1996-
Senior Researcher, Matenadaran, The Yerevan Institute of Medieval Manuscripts, the 16-18th Centuries Department, May 1994-
DATE OF BIRTH: 14 May 1964
Excellent in Armenian, Russian and English
Fair knowledge of French
From February, 1991 to October, 1992: Institute of History of the Armenian Academy of Sciences, FIELD OF STUDY – History of Armenia and the Near East; DEGREE RECEIVED in October, 1992 – Kandidat of Historical Sciences (equivalent to an American Ph.D.)
From September, 1981 to June 1986: Yerevan Bryusov Institute of Russian and Foreign Languages; FIELD OF STUDY – History and English language; DEGREE RECEIVED in July, 1986 – Teacher of History and English (equivalent to an American M.A.)
Professor of Political Science, Armenian State Academy of Governance, Kiyevian St. 8, Yerevan, Armenia 375028
Team Leader, the European Commission's Sponsored Campaign Against ‘Corruption-Friendly’ Legal and Social Settings in Armenia (generating public intolerance and providing methodological frameworks for the fight against corruption).
Adjunct Senior Lecturer of History, History Department, Yerevan State University, course taught – The Essays on the Military History of Armenia, 2003.
Visiting Alexander S. Onassis Foundation Fellow, Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP), Athens, from October 2000 to April 2001; research topic – The Greek Strategic Thought in the Post-Cold War Period.
Adjunct Senior Lecturer of Political Science, Graduate School of Political Science and International Relations, American University of Armenia; course taught – Ethnicity/Geopolitics/International Law in Transcaucasia, May-August 1996, March-May 1997, March-August 1999, May-July 2000, September-November 2001, 2002, 2003; Advisor of Master's Essays, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003.
Visiting Senior Fulbright Scholar, Center for Russian and East European Studies, Stanford University, Building 40, Main Quad, Stanford, CA 94305-2006; research topic – Russian and American Geopolitical Thought in the Post-Soviet Period, 1991-1996, from September 1997 to June 1998
Visiting Senior Research Fellow, Center for Policy Analysis, American University of Armenia; research topic – The Armenian Armed Forces in the First Half of the 18th Century, from October 1996 through to June 1997.
Fellow of The International Security Studies Program, International Research & Exchanges Board (IREX)/Carnegie Corporation of New York (1995); research conducted at the Program on the Analysis and Resolution of Conflicts, Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University, from October 1995 to January 1996).
Deputy (Acting) Head of the Delegation of Armenia to the CSCE Institutions At Vienna and Counselor of the Embassy of Armenia in Austria, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (hereafter – MFA) of Armenia, 375019 Yerevan, Marshal Bagramian Ave., September 93 - April 94.
Adviser to the Foreign Minister of Armenia, MFA of Armenia, April 93 - August 93.
Assistant to the President of Armenia, Presidential Staff, 26 Marshal Baghramian Ave., Yerevan, Armenia 375077, July 92 - March 93.
2d Secretary, the North American Department, MFA of Armenia, May 92 - June 92.
Researcher, the Archives Department, Matenadaran, The Yerevan Institute of Ancient Manuscripts, March 90-April 92.
Counselor, the North American Department, Committee For Cultural Relations With Armenians Abroad, 8 Alaverdian Street, Yerevan, Armenia 375075, February 89 - December 89.
Researcher, Yerevan History Museum, 375015 King Vramshapooh Str. 12, October 86 - February 89.
National Security of Armenia
History of Armenia and Near East from the XVIIth to XXth centuries
Military History of Armenia
American Historiography on Armenia
Geopolitics and security issues of Transcaucasia (South Caucasus)
DISSERTATION for a Kandidat of Historical Sciences (equivalent to Ph.D.) degree (1992)
'History of Kapanians' and the Study of the Armenian Liberation Movement of the 1720s.
DISSERTATION for a Doctor of Political Sciences degree (2004)
Essential Elements for Armenia's National Security Doctrine.
HONORS AND AWARDS
On October 13 and 14, 2007 a book fair took place in Yerevan's Liberty Square, jointly organized by the ruling Republican Party, the Araratian Diocese of the Armenian Apostolic Church and the monthly journal DeFacto. Seven books were recognized to be the best (without further ranking) among those published during 2006 and 2007 (DeFacto journal, No. 10, 2007). Among these seven the “Ararat” Center’s Studies on Strategy and Security. Compiled and Edited with an Introduction by Armen Ayvazyan (2007, in Armenian and Russian). It is also the only one among the winners, which covers strategic and foreign policy issues currently facing Armenia (the other six include: fiction, poetry, a study on historical monuments of Nakhichevan, a monograph on Armenian paliography, a psychological analysis and a biography of the Armenian painter, Minas).
On February 8, 2002 elected an Honorary Member of the Pro-Democracy Association (a Yerevan-based Armenian NGO, email: email@example.com).
Recipient of an Honor Certificate (Patvogir) from the Defense Ministry of Armenia dated September 14, 2001, for writing and editing certain chapters in the Hayrenik yev Tsarayutiun [The Fatherland and Service]. Textbook for officers and noncommissioned officers (Yerevan, Defense Ministry of Armenia: "Voskan Yerevantzi," 2001).
Fellow of the Sixth Programme of Onassis Research Grants for Foreign Scholars, from October 2000 to April 2001, the Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP), Athens, Greece.
Recipient of the Central European University's grant for the participation at their Summer Institute on Medieval Central Europe (Budapest-Cracow-Prague), from 17 July to 10 August, 2000.
Recipient of the Fulbright Grant, Center for Russian and East European Studies, Stanford University; research topic – Russian and American Geopolitical Thought in the Post-Soviet Period, 1991-1996, from September 1997 to June 1998.
Recipient of The International Security Studies Fellowship, International Research & Exchanges Board (IREX)/Carnegie Corporation of New York (1995); research conducted at the Program on the Analysis and Resolution of Conflicts, Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University (October 1995 - January 1996).
Participant at the 1992 US Presidential Election Study Program, the American Council of Young Political Leaders (sole invitee from Armenia).
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