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Small-State Strategies for Reforming Armenia's Military: How Armenia Can Punch Above Its Weight

Armenian Bar Association Armenian Military Armenian Network of America - Greater New York Eduard Abrahamyan Justice Armenia Knights and Daughters of Vartan NAASR Calouste Gulbenkian Lecture Series on Contemporary Armenian Issues St. Leon Armenian Church (NJ) Zaven Kalayjian

Thursday, March 2, 2023 at 7:00pm Eastern / 4:00pm Pacific
On Zoom and the St. Leon Events YouTube channel.

This event is dedicated to the memory of diplomat, legal scholar and linguist Armen Kharazian and his lifelong commitment to strengthen a sovereign Armenia.

DISCUSSANT
EDUARD ABRAHAMYAN, PhD, University of Leicester and Justice Armenia, Security Reform Research Project

MODERATOR
ZAVEN KALAYJIAN, PhD, Defense Innovation Product Manager and Justice Armenia, Security Reform Research Project

Dr. Abrahamyan presents key findings from the Green Paper on Armed Forces Reform that was prepared by the Helsinki Citizens’ Assembly Vanadzor Office and released in 2022.

TOPICS TO BE COVERED
  • How other small states have successfully constructed defense systems to mitigate asymmetric threats
  • Combining compulsory service with active reserves and citizen-based territorial defense models
  • Heightened role of education and training in small-state security architecture
  • Oversight and responsibility of parliament for effective functioning of the security sector
  • Role of independent media and security analysis
  • Strengthening whistleblowing provisions to ensure accountability and efficacy

CO-SPONSORS

Armenian Bar Association

Armenian Network of America - Greater NY
Daughters of Vartan - Sahaganoush Otyag
Justice Armenia
Knights of Vartan - Bakradouny Lodge
National Association for Armenian Studies and Research (NAASR) / Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation Lecture Series on Contemporary Armenian Issues
St. Leon Armenian Church


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