Concepts of Nationalism and Their Role in Armenia

Concepts of Nationalism and Their Role in Armenia

November 13, 2017

Mikayel Zolyan began the presentation by defining the concepts of nationalism, nations, and ethnic groups, explaining that these concepts can take on different meanings depending on the context of their usage.

Rousseau, Democracy and Moral Liberty

Rousseau, Democracy and Moral Liberty

October 31, 2017

Dr. Simon Clarke presented the topic in three sections, with the aim of critically examining Rousseau’s justification for democracy over other forms of government and assessing possible solutions to the existing problem of democracy.

Current Debates in Turkish Foreign Policy: the Case of Cyprus

Current Debates in Turkish Foreign Policy: the Case of Cyprus

October 9, 2017

On September 27, the Political Science and International Affairs (PSIA) program of the American University of Armenia (AUA) held a debate on Turkish foreign policy, exploring the case of the Republic of Cyprus. The topic was presented by Assistant Professor Dr. Muzaffer Şenel, also the director of the Center for Modern Turkish Studies at Istanbul Şehir University.

LGBT Issues in Armenia

LGBT Issues in Armenia

September 29, 2017

On September 20, the Political Science and International Affairs (PSIA) program of the American University of Armenia (AUA) hosted Mr. Mamikon Hovsepyan, Executive Director of PINK Armenia, who delivered a seminar examining the politics of LGBT issues in Armenia. Mr. Hovsepyan discussed LGBT rights, the extent to which those rights are respected and upheld in Armenia, and the essential role of the Armenian government in protecting the LGBT community.

The Crisis in Democratic Governance in Armenia and the US

The Crisis in Democratic Governance in Armenia and the US

September 15, 2017

On September 6, the American University of Armenia (AUA) Political Science and International Affairs (PSIA) program hosted Eric Hacopian, a California-based political consultant, for a seminar comparing and contrasting the crisis in democratic governance in Armenia with the current political events in the United States and Western Europe.