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Inaugural Conference: Jean Monnet Chair of European Studies

May 3, 2013 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The conference intends to mark the nomination of the Jean Monnet Chair of European Studies at the American University of Armenia.

The event will feature special remarks from the ambassadors of the United Kingdom, Italy, and France, as well as high-ranking diplomats from the German Embassy, and the Delegation of the European Union to Armenia.

The Chair will work to raise awareness in Armenia about the European Union through teaching, research and the organization of different initiatives, such as conferences, guest lectures, and Model EU program.

The conference will underscore the increasing role played by the EU member-states and the EU in Armenia since the 1990s in terms of development aid, economic assistance and political engagement. The event will also highlight the importance of teaching and research in EU Studies as a novel and multi-disciplinary field, as well as analyze the EU’s policy towards the South Caucasus through academic lenses.

Conference Speakers:

Professor Dr. Bruce Boghosian, President, American University of Armenia

Professor Dr. Douglas Shumavon, Chair of the Political Science and International Affairs program, American University of Armenia

Mr. Onno Simons, Head of the Political, Economic, Press and Information Section, Delegation of the European Union to Armenia

Mr. Henri Reynaud, His Excellency Ambassador of France

Mr. Jonathan Aves, His Excellency Ambassador of the United Kingdom

Mr. Armen Liloyan, Head of Europe Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Armenia

Dr. Syuzanna Vasilyan, Jean Monnet Chair of European Studies and Assistant Professor, Political Science and International Affairs program, American University of Armenia

Agenda:

1:00 pm – Official Welcome of the Dignitaries at the American University of Armenia

1:30 pm – Opening Speech, Professor Dr. Bruce Boghosian, President, American University of Armenia

1:45 – Introductory Remarks, Professor Dr. Douglas Shumavon, Chair of the Political Science and International Affairs program, American University of Armenia

2:00 pm – ThePolicy of the European Union towards Armenia, Mr. Onno Simons, Head of the Political, Economic, Press and Information Section, Delegation of the European Union to Armenia

2:20 pm – The Foreign Policy ofFrance towards Armenia, Mr. Henri Reynaud, His Excellency Ambassador of France 

2:50 pm – The Foreign Policy of the United Kingdom towards Armenia, Mr. Jonathan Aves, His Excellency Ambassador of the United Kingdom

3:20pm – Q & A (the questions should be submitted to the Volunteer-Assistants in written form)

3:30pm – Coffee Break

3:50 pm – Armenia’s Relations with the European Union, Mr. Mher Margaryan, Head of the European Union Division, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Armenia

4:10 pm – The European Union in Armenia and Armenia towards the European Union: Teaching, Research, Policy, Dr. Syuzanna Vasilyan, Jean Monnet Chair of European Studies and Assistant Professor, Political Science and International Affairs program, American University of Armenia

4:40 pm – Q & A (the questions should be submitted to the Volunteer-Assistants in written form)

4:50 – Closing Speech, Professor Dr. Douglas Shumavon, Chair of the Political Science and International Affairs program, American University of Armenia

5:00 pm – Reception

Important: To register please send an email to psiainfo@aua.am

 

Details

Date:
May 3, 2013
Time:
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Event Category:

Venue

Alex and Marie Manoogian Hall, PAB
40 Marshal Baghramyan Ave
Yerevan, Armenia
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Phone:
+374 60 69-40-40

Organizer

Jean Monnet Chair in European Studies at AUA