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.
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.
Dr. Senel admits that his month in Armenia has been a fascinating experience, although he doesn’t like to consider himself just a tourist who has come to spend time in a foreign country.
Aglyan opened his presentation by introducing the international relations theory and explaining how the main theories of IR are interrelated with the notion of hierarchy.
“During the discussion you realize that world issues are much more complicated than you thought,” Davit Musaelyan shared his thoughts on his experience.
Toghramadjian will be giving special attention to the ways in which Syrian-Armenians have contributed to Armenia’s development.
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.
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.
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.
PSIA Seminar: Sources of Armenian Foreign Policy Decision-making in Light of 2015 Constitutional AmendmentsMay 3, 2017
YEREVAN, Armenia— On April 26, the Political Science and International Affairs program (PSIA) of the American University of Armenia (AUA)