2014

Caucasus Institute organizes various events, round tables, conferences, trainings and seminars. These events are aimed at strengthening the bond between science and society, fostering pluralism and stimulating the transfer of research results.


Roundtable

Repercussions of the Ukraine Crisis in the South Caucasus: Politics and Security

Speakers: Richard Giragosian, Sergey Minasyan
Moderator: Alexander Iskandaryan
Date: October 30

 

Richard Giragosian will presented the dynamics and possible political developments in Ukraine. Sergey Minasyan will dwelt upon the impact of the Ukrainian crisis on regional security in the Caucasus and potential repercussions in the entire post-Soviet space.


Training Course

Communication Strategies

Lecturers: Alexander Iskandaryan, Nina Iskandaryan, Naira Vardanyan, Hrant Mikaleyan
Date: October 10-16

Caucasus Institute organized a training on “Communication Strategies” in Aghveran. The main target groups of the training are students, activists and journalists. The training course tackled issues on PR and advertising, the idea of journalism and the concept of source. Group works, discussions and brainstorming sessions were organized within the framework of the training.


Round Table

Armenia’s Membership in the Eurasian Economic Union

Speakers: Alexander Markarov, director of the Armenian branch of the CIS Institute
Moderator: Alexander Iskandaryan, director of the Caucasus Institute.
Venue: Caucasus Institute (Charents 31/4 str.)
Date: 13 October, 2014

Speakers discussed the main economic as well as political implications of the membership. They also referred to the main motives for forming the Eurasian Economic Union and possible scenarios for avoiding the membership.


Round Table

The Scottish referendum: logic and repercussions

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Speakers: Alexander Iskandaryan, Mark Grigoryan

Venue: Caucasus Institute (Charents 31/4 str.)

Date: 25 September, 2014

The discussion mainly concentrated on the historical and political perspectives of the referendum. Additionally, speakers discussed its possible influence on the outcome of Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.


Presentation

Armenia’s Foreign and Domestic Politics: Development Trends

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Date: September 24, 2014

The presentation took place at  the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Sergey Minasyan, deputy director of the Caucasus Institute in Yerevan, introduced the new book on Armenia’s foreign politics. The moderator was Thomas de Waal, a senior associate in the Russia and Eurasia Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.


International Conference

De-facto Entities In the Post-Soviet Space: Dynamics and Prospects

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The Caucasus Institute (CI), supported by the Academic Swiss Caucasus Net (ASCN), held an international conference on “De-facto Entities In the Post-Soviet Space: Dynamics and Prospects” at Lake Sevan, Armenia from 4 – 5 September 2014.


The conference gathered junior scholars and senior researchers working in various social science disciplines (political science, international law, security studies, etc.) and involved in the academic study of the phenomenon of de-facto / unrecognized / partially recognized states and entities in the post-Soviet space (Transnistria, Abkhazia, South Ossetia and Nagorno-Karabakh).

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