Dr. Gayane Novikova

FOUNDING DIRECTOR (SINCE 2001) (CV)

E-mail: gayane.novikova@gmail.comgnovikova@spectrum.am

Areas of expertise:

European Neighborhood Policy, regional security issues, ethno-political conflicts; international relations

Current Projects:

The Anatomy of the Armenian Foreign Policy;

The South Caucasus between Russia and the West;

“In Depth Analysis” Policy Papers (since January 2005);

COWRC

Education:

1984 – 1987 Post-Graduate Studies, Institute of Oriental Studies, National Academy of Science of Armenia

1973 – 1978 M.A. Faculty of Oriental Studies, Yerevan State University, Armenia (Diploma with Distinction)

Training:

March 2009 Black Sea Security Program, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

May 2003    Senior Executive Seminar “The Global War on Terrorism: The Defining Conflict of the 21st Century?” at the George C. Marshall European

Center for Security Studies, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany

Aug. – Dec. 2002 Executive Program, George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany

Publications:

Author of five monographs and more than 80 chapters in the books and articles; editor-in-chief of 14 collections of articles and the Center’s bulletin “In-Depth Analysis”.

Membership:

Since 2002   PfP Consortium of Defense Academies and Security Studies Institutes

2001-2006   International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS), London

Joined SPECTRUM: June 2001

Siranush Adamyan, MA

Junior Researcher

E-mail: siraadamyan@gmail.com

Areas of expertise:

The EU in South Caucasus, national identities and protracted conflicts, Conflict resolution.

Education

2012-2014  American University of Armenia, MA, Department of Political Science and International Affairs

2003-2007   Yerevan State University, BA, Faculty of Oriental Studies, Yerevan, Armenia

Professional Training

June 22-27, 2015  International Peace Forum Caucasus (IPFC), Tbilisi, Georgia

Joined SPECTRUM: March 2015

Diana Ananyan

Diana Ananyan, MA

Researcher, Assistant of the Director

Co-Founder and President of the Lane Kirkland Armenian Alumni Association

E-mail: d_ananian@yahoo.com; d.ananyan@spectrum.am

Areas of expertise:

Developments in the Wider Black Sea area; impact of the political processes on the social situation in the South Caucasian region, humanitarian aid.

Current Project:

Completed Project:

The Models of the NATO’s Political Behavior in the Balkans and the South Caucasus: a Comparative Analysis;

Children in Armed Conflicts

Education:

February – June 2004 NATO Senior Executive Master Program, MA, at National School of Political Studies and Public Administration, Bucharest, Romania

1998- 2001 Department of Economy, BA, Moscow Institute for the Humanities, Bachelor Degree, Moscow, RF

Publications:

NATO and the South Caucasus States: The Framework of Partnership (1994-2004), Lambert Academic Publishing, 2014

Scholarship:

Sept 2006 – July 2007 Lane Kirkland Scholarship provided by Polish-American Fulbright Commission for the research at the Warsaw University (Warsaw, Poland)

Joined SPECTRUM: June 2001

Ashot Melyan

Ashot Melyan

Analyst, translator

E-mail: ashot.melyan@gmail.com;

Areas of expertise:

Conflict resolution, international relations, Armenian domestic policy

Current Projects:

The South Caucasus as a Part of the Wider Europe; “In Depth Analysis” Policy Papers (since January 2005)

Completed Projects:

The Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict: in Search of the Way out (June 2003- January 2005); The South Caucasus: Regional Security and Stability (June 2003 – May 2004)

Education:

1982-1985 – Post-graduate study, Institute of Oriental Studies, National Academy of Sciences, Armenia, Yerevan, Armenia

1976-1981 – Faculty of Oriental Studies, Yerevan State University, Yerevan, Armenia

Publications:

Armenia in the Council of Europe: Expectations and Perspectives. In: Directions of the Armenian Foreign Policy, Yerevan, SPECTRUM, 2002

Membership:

Since 2002 – PfP Consortium of Defense Academies and Security Studies Institutes

Joined SPECTRUM: June 2001

Milena Oganesyan

Milena Oganesyan

Researcher

E-mail: milena.oganes@yahoo.com

Areas of expertise:

political, social, and cultural dynamics in the Caucasus from the local, regional, and global perspectives; conflict and peace studies

Current Projects:

Completed Projects:

Education:

2008 – Pres.     Ph.D. in Anthropology, The University of Montana, MT, U.S.A.

Spring  2009     Conflict and Conflict Resolution in the Caucasus, Malmö University, Sweden

2006 – 2009     M.A. in History, The University of Montana, Missoula, MT, U.S.A.

2000 – 2005     Diploma in Near Eastern Studies and International Relations, Institute of Asia and Africa, Tbilisi, Georgia

Publications:

8 Articles

Membership: NA

Joined SPECTRUM: December 2009

Sergey Sargsyan

Sergey Sargsyan, LTC.(Ret)

Senior Analyst

E-mail: ssargsyan@spectrum.am

Areas of expertise:

dynamics of political and military processes in the South Caucasus and the Middle East, international terrorism, local conflicts

Current Themes:

Iran in Focus; Energy Security

Current Projects:

“In Depth Analysis” Policy Papers (since January 2005)

Completed Project:

The South Caucasus: Regional Security and Stability

Education:

May – August 2002 Leader’s Program, George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany

1981 – 1987 Moscow High Technical School named after N. Bauman

Publications: Author of about 10 articles. Co-editor of 6 collections of articles, published by SPECTRUM

Membership:

Since 2007 – PfP Consortium of Defense Academies and Security Studies Institutes (Combating Terrorism WG)

Joined SPECTRUM: April 2004

Dr. Vladimir Vardanyan

Dr. Vladimir Vardanyan

Senior Researcher

Head of  International Treaties Department of Legal Advisory Service,

Staff of the Constitutional Court of RA

Professor of Public International Law, Yerevan State University (Department of Law)

E-mail: vladimirvardanyan@gmail.com

Areas of expertise:

Public International Law, International Humanitarian Law, Law of Treaties, Law of State Responsibility, Constitutional Law

Current Projects:

State Responsibility for Genocide

Completed Projects:

Strengthening of the Democratic Structures and Rule of Law in Armenia

Education:

2002-2005      PhD in Public International Law, Yerevan State University, Yerevan, RA

2000-2002      Master’s degree in Law topic “Legal Status of Permanent Representations of States at International

Organizations” Yerevan State University (Department of Law), Yerevan, RA

1996-2000      Bachelor’s degree in Law, Yerevan State University (Department of Law), Yerevan, RA

Publications: 5 articles

Membership:

Armenian Bar Association

Center of Constitutional Law of the Republic of Armenia

Armenian Association of International Law

Joined SPECTRUM: June 2006