Armenia in 3D: Democracy, Security, and Sovereignty in an Uncertain World
Sunday, February 21, 2021, at 1:00pm Eastern / 10:00am Pacific
On Zoom and the NAASR YouTube channel Armenian Studies.
Featuring the co-editors of and two contributors to Armenia's Velvet Revolution: Authoritarian Decline and Civil Resistance in a Multipolar World (I.B. Tauris, 2020). Available in the NAASR bookstore online.
Dr. LAURENCE BROERS, Associate fellow, Russia and Eurasia Programme at Chatham House
Dr. ANNA OHANYAN, Richard B. Finnegan Distin-guished Professor of Political Science and International Relations, Stonehill College
Dr. KRISTIN CAVOUKIAN, University of Toronto Missis-sauga, Department of Political Science
Mr. RICHARD GIRAGOSIAN, Founding Director of the Regional Studies Center (RSC), Yerevan, Armenia
MARC A. MAMIGONIAN, Director of Academic Affairs, National Association for Armenian Studies and Research (NAASR)
Few events in modern Armenian history have generated as much excitement world-wide as the Velvet Revolution in 2018, led by Nikol Pashinyan. Peacefully ushering out a corrupt regime and promising reforms and increased democratization, Armenia appeared as an exception to a global trend towards authoritarianism.
This distinguished panel will present the publication Armenia's Velvet Revolution as well as discuss the promise and the peril facing Armenia’s democratic consolidation, in light of the new post-war realities in the country and the region.
National Association for Armenian Studies and Research (NAASR) / Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation Lecture Series on Contemporary Armenian Issues
Society for Armenian Studies (SAS)