Anna Ohanyan


Anna Ohanyan is Richard B. Finnegan Distinguished Professor of Political Science and International Relations and Chair of the Department of Political Science and International Studies. She is the author of Networked Regionalism as Conflict Management published by Stanford University Press (2015) and NGOs, IGOs, and Network Mechanism of Post-Conflict Global Governance in Microfinance with Palgrave Macmillan (2008). Her articles appeared in International Studies Review, Peace and Change, Conflict Resolution Quarterly and Global Society, among others journals.

Prof. Ohanyan is a Fulbright Scholar and previously served as a doctoral fellow at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. Her research has been supported by IREX, the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, the German Marshall Fund, the U.S. State Department and Eurasia Foundation among others. Prof. Ohanyan has also consulted for numerous organizations such as the United Nations Foundation, the World Bank, the National Intelligence Council Project, the U.S. Department of State, the Carter Center, and USAID. Her work has taken her across the globe, from Northern Ireland to the Balkans and the South Caucasus.

In her research , Prof. Ohanyan investigates how fractured regions worldwide perpetuate ongoing armed conflicts and examines  the mechanisms by which such regions threaten global security. Her scholarship explores the regional dimensions of armed conflicts as well as regional approaches to security provision and conflict management. Her current project focuses on the problem of regional fracture in Russia's neighborhoods and explains how it impacts conflict dynamics in Ukraine, South Caucasus, Central Asia and the Middle East. Previously Prof. Ohanyan studied the role of NGOs, policy networks and international organizations in systems of global governance. This research was applied in the contexts of Kosovo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Afghanistan.



  • Ph.D. in Political Science, May 2004, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY
  • M.A. in Political Science, May 1999, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY
  • M.S. in Conflict Resolution, August 1998, Nova Southeastern University, Ft. Lauderdale, FL


  • Richard B. Finnegan Distinguished Professor of Political Science and International Relations
  • Fulbright Core Scholars Program Grantee for Armenia, 2012-2013
  • Professional Development Research Grant, Stonehill College, Summer 2012 (declined)
  • IREX Individual Advanced Research Opportunities Program, 2011-2012
  • German Marshall Fund, 2010-2011
  • The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Research Grant, Summer 2007
  • Stonehill College, Professional Development Grant, Summer Research Grant, 2007 (deferred to 2008)
  • Eurasia Foundation and US Agency for International Development, Research Grant, Summer and Fall, 2006
  • Stonehill College, Summer Research Grant, 2006
  • Professional Development Grant, Simmons College, October 2004
  • Maxwell School Dean's Office Dissertation Fellowship, September 2002- August 2003
  • Syracuse University Fellowship, February 2002
  • European Union Center Summer Research Grant, Summer 2002
  • Geokjian Series Research Grant for preliminary field research in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Global Affairs Institute, Syracuse University, Summer 2001
  • Research Grant for summer research in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Syracuse University, 2001
  • Research Fellowship, Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, Sept. 1995 - May 1996

Courses Taught

  • International Politics
  • Contemporary Global Issues
  • International Political Econ
  • International Organizations & State Building
  • Ethnicity & Conflict Management
  • Comparing States
  • Capstone Seminar