Vahagn R. AGLYAN 



Yerevan State University, Faculty of International Relations (1993-1998)

Yerevan State University, Ph.D. student, International Relations and Diplomacy, (1998- 2001)

Certificate in Public Administration, Arizona State University, School of Public Affairs, (ASU-YSU Linkage Program in Public Administration) (2005)


ACADEMIC DEGREE: Ph.D. DISSERTATION TITLE: Regional Military Conflicts in the South Caucasus and Russian Federation (1991-1994), (2001)


CURRENT POSITION: 2008 – to present: Head of Chair, Public Policy and Administration, Dept. of International Relations, Yerevan State University (YSU); Master’ Program: Public Policy, Program Director, YSU Master’s dual degree Program: World Politics, Program Director/ Coordinator, CIS Network University, YSU-RPFU


Courses taught (MPA/ MPP): (1) Comparative Governance; (2) Foreign Policy Analysis and Theory; (3) Public Management Reforms.


ACADEMIC SERVICES (editorial): - “Bulletin of Yerevan University: International Relations, Political Science”, ( ), Managing Editor; - “Bulletin of PFUR: Series of International Relations”, editorial board member, Moscow, Editorial Board Member, ( - Post-Soviet Studies, bi-monthly peer-reviewed journal, Moscow, Editorial board member


2018 – 2019: American University of Armenia (AUA), Extension, Non Profit Management Program (course taught: 21st Century Politics)

2018: The European Commission expert (local) - Organization and accessibility of public service delivery in the Eastern Partnership countries

2017 Spring Semester, Masaryk University, Czech Republic, Lecturer, Course taught: Regional Hierarchical System in the post-Soviet Eurasia

2016, The Carnegie Scholar Publication Program, NCEEER and Carnegie Corporation of New York

2013 – 2016: EU TEMPUS PICASA coordinator for Public Administration Department, YSU 2013: Carnegie Research Fellow (NCEEER) at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), International Institute, Center for European and Eurasian Studies 2015 – 2017: Head of the Center for Political Studies, NORAVANK scientific-educational foundation; - “21st CENTURY” quarterly (trilingual: Armenian, English, Russian), editorial board member, (;

2009: OECD/SIGMA Expert: Armenia – Assessing the Civil Service System

2007 – 2009: Senior Fellow, Center for Civilization and Cultural Studies (CCCS), Yerevan State University.

2005 January – 2005 May: Adjunct Faculty, School of Public Affairs, Arizona State University, ASU-YSU Linkage Program

2005 June – 2006 August: Information and Publishing Program Coordinator, Expert, Deputy Chief Editor of bilingual “21 CENTURY” quarterly, «Noravank» Scientific-Educational Foundation (

2004 January – 2005 January: Senior Expert, Center for the South Caucasian Security and Integration Studies (RAU Center), Russian-Armenian (Slavonic) State University

2002 – 2018: Researcher, Institute of History, National Academy of Sciences of Armenia (Dept. of Modern History)

2002 – 2018: Researcher, Institute of History, National Academy of Sciences of Armenia (Dept. of Modern History)

2002 March – 2003 December: Expert on Foreign and International Policy Issues, Member of Scientific Council, The Armenian Center for National and International Studies (2002 November-2003 April: UNDP (Yerevan office) monthly reporter on Armenia’s foreign policy trends and basic factors from ACNIS)

2001-2002: Head of External Relations Department, State Archival Agency of RA


LANGUAGE SKILLS: Excellent in Russian and English, Armenian (native)


HOBBY: Skier, Co-founder of Salomon Ski Club of Armenia