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PSIA  Assistant Professor Vahram Ter-Matevosyan is Magdalena Yesil Visiting Professor at the Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke University in the US

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dukeYEREVAN, Armenia – Assistant Professor in the Political Science and International Affairs (PSIA) Program Dr. Vahram Ter-Matevosyan is currently the Magdalena Yesil Visiting Professor at the Sanford School of Public Policy (SSPP) at Duke University in in the United States. Ter-Matevosyan, who will spend four months at Duke, will undertake research that will examine the constitutional reform agenda of Turkey’s ruling party and the current debates on transforming Armenia’s current parliamentary system into a presidential one.

While at Sanford, Ter-Matevosyan will also participate in seminars, workshops, and round tables related to policy and security matters in connection with ISIS, the Middle East, the refugee crisis, and Iran’s nuclear deal. “Dr. Ter-Mateovsyan’s visit to Duke University will be an invaluable experience which will enrich his research and benefit AUA students in the courses that he teaches,” PSIA Program Chair Dr Simon Clarke said.

v_tOn February 13, Ter-Matevosyan was a discussant in a conference, Armenia 2016: Twenty-Five Years after Independence, organized by the Armenian Studies Program at University of California, Berkeley. The conference addressed several important phenomena that are shaping Armenia’s present and future, including corruption, emigration, mentalities, civil protests, and constitutional change, as well as the country’s domestic and international policies. The goal was to closely examine the achievements and challenges facing Armenia twenty-five years after independence.

Founded in 1991, the American University of Armenia (AUA) is a private, independent university located in Yerevan, Armenia and affiliated with the University of California. AUA provides US-style education in Armenia and the region, offering high-quality, graduate and undergraduate studies, encouraging civic engagement, and promoting public service and democratic values.

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