Associate Professor of Political ScienceE-mail: email@example.com
Phone: (508) 565-1871
Office: Martin, 221
Recent Professional Appointments
Associate Professor, Department of Political Science and International Relations, Stonehill College, Easton, MA, December 2010 - present
Fulbright Scholar, J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board, Washington, D.C., July 2012 - July 2013
Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science and International Relations, Stonehill College, Easton, MA, January 2006 - January 2011
Visiting Research Scholar, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, East European Studies Program, Washington, D.C., Summer 2007
Pre-doctoral Research Fellow, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Cambridge, MA, July 2002 - August 2004Education
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
B.A. in Applied Sociology, August 1995 (with honors), Yerevan State University, Yerevan, ArmeniaResearch Interests
Transnational Politics and Globalization; International Organizations and Non-Governmental Organizations; Ethnicity, Nationalism and Conflict Management; Civil Society in the Post-Communist World; State-Society Relations in Developing Countries.
"NGOs, IGOs and the Network Mechanisms of Post-Conflict Global Governance in Microfinance" (Palgrave Macmillan: New York, NY, 2008)
Publications: Refereed Articles
"Transfer up or down? Dialogue groups between Turkish and Armenian communities in the United States," Conflict Resolution Quarterly 29, 4 (2012): 433-460.
"Network Institutionalism and NGO Studies," International Studies Perspectives, 13 (2012): 366-389.
"The Effects of Global Policy Networks on Peacebuilding: Framework of Evaluation" Global Society, 24, 4, October 2010.
"Policy Wars for Peace: Network Model of NGO Behavior" International Studies Review Vol. 13, No. 3, 2009.
"On Money and Memory: Political Economy of Cross-Border Engagement on the Politically Divided Armenia-Turkey Frontier" Conflict, Security and Development Vol. 7, No. 4, 2007.
"State-Society Nexus and Gender" in Women and Politics Around the World: A Comparative Encyclopedia, edited by Joyce Gelb and Marian Lief Palley. Publisher: ABC-CLIO, 2008.
"The Promise and the Perils of Dual Citizenship: The Case of Post-Communist Armenia," Diaspora: Journal of Transnational Studies 13.2/3 (2004): 279-306. © 2007
"The Politics and the Conflict Resolution Potential of Georgian-Abkhaz Interethnic Peacecamp, 1998-2001" Peace and Change, Vol. 30, No. 1, 2005.
"Nationalism in a Globalizing Context: Governance-Focused Intervention in the
Divided Plural Societies of the Developing World," International Journal on World Peace, Vol. 20, 2003.
"The Governance Potential of NGOs and Multi-Sectoral Partnerships in Armenian Public Sector: Lessons from Microcredit NGOs of Bosnia and Herzegovina," Armenian Journal of Public Policy, Vol. 1, No. 1, 2003.
"Global Public Policy Processes in Post-Conflict Regions: The Case of Microfinance Networks in Bosnia and Herzegovina," International Studies Perspectives, Vol. 3, No. 4, 2002.
"Negotiation Culture in the Post-Soviet Context: An Interdisciplinary Perspective,"
Conflict Resolution Quarterly Vol. 17, No. 1, Fall 1999.
Works in Progress
"On Networks, International Organizations, and Institutional Hegemony"
Publications: Un-Refereed Articles, Chapters and Book Reviews"Institutional Structure of a Microcredit Policy Cluster and Its Impact on Policy Outcomes: Case Study of PRODEM/BancoSol in Bolivia," Proc. 2nd Maxwell Symposium on Global Issues in Public Administration, 1999.
"State Sovereignty and International Macro-Structural Model" Development and Peace, Vol. 5, No. 2, August 1997.
Book Review: "Bringing Banking to the Poor or the Poor Back to Banking?" International Studies Review (2003) 5: 421-415.
Book review: "When the State is Out: Democratic Credentials of Transnational Rule-Making" International Studies Review (2008) 10, 4: 816-818.
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, 2010-2011Student Undergraduate Research Experience, Research Grant, Summer 2010
The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Research Grant, Summer 2007
Stonehill College, Professional Development Grant, Summer Research Grant, 2007 (deferred to 2008)
Stonehill College, Pedagogy Technology Grant, Fall 2006
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
Roscoe Martin Research Grant for summer research in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Syracuse University, Graduate School, Summer 2001
Research Grant for summer research in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Summer School, Syracuse University, Graduate School, Summer 2001
Teaching Fellowship, Maxwell School Dean's Office, Syracuse University, January 2001 - May 2002
Tuition Scholarship, Political Science Department, Syracuse University, September 1998 - December 2000
Tuition Scholarship and Research Assistantship, Department of Dispute Resolution, School of Social and Systemic Studies, Nova Southeastern University, Sept. 1996 - July 1998
Research Fellowship, Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, Sept. 1995 - May 1996
International Relations and Transnational Politics; International Political Economy; Politics of Transition in Eastern Europe, Russia and the Caucasus; International Relations of Central and South Asia; Ethnicity, Nationalism and Conflict Management; Theories of Conflict and Negotiation; Public Administration in Developing Countries; International Organizations and Law.
Teaching Experience / Teaching Awards
Visiting Assistant Professor, Simmons College
International Organizations and Law, Fall 2004
Introduction to International Relations, Fall 2004 and Spring 2005
Ethnicity, Nationalism and Conflict Management, Spring 2005
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Tufts University
International Relations of Central Asia and South Asia, Spring 2004
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Bentley College
International Conflict and Negotiation, Spring 2004
Regions, Cultures and Societies, Fall 2003
Instructor, Syracuse University, Syracuse University
Introduction to International Relations, Summer 2003
Teaching Fellow, Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University
Global Communities, January 2001 - May 2002
Teaching Associate, Political Science Department, Syracuse University, Teaching Assistantship,
Syracuse, NY, September, 1999 - May 2000
Teaching Assistant, Political Science Department, Syracuse University, Teaching Assistantship,
Syracuse, NY, September, 1998 - May, 1999
Related Professional Experience
Research Fellow, Armenian International Policy Research Group, Washington, D.C., 2003 - present
Visiting Scholar, Dispute Resolution Program, University of Massachusetts Boston, Boston, MA, September 2004 - May 2005
Consultant, U.S. Department of State, Belfast, Northern Ireland, June 9-21, 2002, September 2-12, 2002 and February 4-18, 2003
Consultant, Conflict Management Group, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, November 2001 and August 2002
Consultant, Academy of Educational Development, Yerevan, Armenia, June 18 - July 7, 2001
Consultant, The Carter Center, Atlanta, GA, March 4 - 24, 2001
Consultant, Center for International and Security Studies (CISS), National Intelligence Council ProjectMaryland University, College Park, MD, April 2000
Consultant, Alliance for Conflict Transformation, Inc., Alexandria, VA, July 3 - August 8, 2000
Consultant, United Nations Foundation, Project on UN Vision: Global Public Policy Networks, Washington, DC, July 1999 - November, 1999
Associate, Permanent Mission of Armenia to the United Nations, New York, NY, October 1997 - January 1998
Associate, International Peace Academy, New York, NY, October 1997 - January 1998
Visiting Fellow, Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA, August 1995 - May 1996
Invited Speaker Presentations
Chair for the "Just War, Military Intervention, and Civil-Military Relations", New Generation of Ideas Conference, University of Massachusetts, Boston, October 22, 2010
Speaker, "Advancing Reform in Bosnia", U.S. State Department, October 20, 2010
Chair for the "Comparative Politics: When Citizens Act" panel, New England Political Science Association 2010 Annual Meeting, April 2010
"Liberty and the Liberal Arts" conference, New Hampshire Institute of Politics in Manchester, New Hampshire, June 1-2, 2010
"Dual Citizenship Law and the Global Context of Armenian Statehood"
The National Assembly of the Republic of Armenia, June 22, 2006, Yerevan, Armenia.
"The Governance Potential of NGOs and Multi-Sectoral Partnerships in the Armenian Public Sector:
Lessons from Microcredit NGOs of Bosnia," The World Bank, January 2003, Washington, DC.
"Politics of Post-Conflict Reconstruction in Bosnia and Herzegovina,"
St. Bonaventure University, December 2001, Olean, NY.
"Teaching in post-Communist Academia: Legacies and Innovations,"
Sponsored by the Russian-Armenian International University and the Institute of National Economy, July 2001, Yerevan, Armenia.
"The Politics of Microcredit Global Networks,"
National Intelligence Council Project, Center for International and Security Studies,
Maryland University, April 2000, College Park, MD.
"Microcredit Networks" in Workshop on Global Public Policy Networks
Sponsored by the World Bank and the United Nations Foundation,
September 1999, Overseas Development Agency, Washington, DC.
"Conflict Management Capacities of Global Public Policy Networks: the Case of Microcredit,"
Program of Analysis and Resolution of Conflict, Maxwell School, Syracuse University, February 1999, Syracuse, NY.
"Negotiation Culture in Post-Communist Context,"
Political Psychological Speaker Series, November 1998, Syracuse, NY.
"The Intra-Organizational Communication Patterns within the United Nations: Observations from Within," School of Social and Systemic Studies, March 1998, Ft. Lauderdale, FL.
"Network Institutionalism and NGO Studies" International Studies Association, New Orleans, LA, February 17, 2010.
"On NGOs, Networks and the Multilateral Millennium" in pre-conference Workshop "NGO Challenge for IR Theory", International Studies Association, New York, NY, 2009.
"The Effects of Global Policy Networks on Peacebuilding" International Studies Association Annual Convention, San Francisco, March 2008.
"Portable Governance in Post-Conflict Regions: Global Policy Transfers in Kosovo and Afghanistan" International Studies Association Annual Convention, San Francisco, March 2008.
"Pennies, Power and Peace: NGOs, IGOs and Their Networks in Microfinance Sector of Post-conflict BiH" International Studies Association Annual Convention, Chicago, March 1, 2007
"State Capacities and the Developmental Potential of Cross-Border Engagement of Armenian Statehood," The Turkish-Armenian Border Conference, October 6-7, 2006, Armenia.
"Dual Citizenship Prospects in Armenia" Armenian International Policy Research Group, Yerevan, Armenia, June, 2006
"Gendered Transitions in the post-Communist Caucasus and Eastern Europe"
Armenian International Women's Association, Geneva, Switzerland, October 25, 2004.
"Globalizing or Localizing? Policy Diffusion in the Microfinance Sector of the Caucasus and Central Asia," Central Eurasian Studies Society Conference, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, October 2, 2003.
"The Global Struggle over Sovereignty in Public Policy," International Studies Association Annual Conference, Portland, OR, February 26, 2003.
"The Institutional Politics of Global Governance in Bosnia and Herzegovina," International Studies Association Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA, March 24, 2002.
"Interethnic Peacecamps as a Conflict Resolution Strategy,"
International Studies Association Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA, March 24, 2002.
"The Politics of Governance in Policy Networks: The Case Study of NGOs in Microenterprise Finance," International Studies Association Annual Conference, Chicago, February 2001.
"Linking Policy Networks to Conflict Management Capacities of International Organizations: The Case of the World Bank Engagement in the Balkans," International Studies Association Annual Conference, Los Angeles, CA March 15-18, 2000.
"Impact of Globalization on the Dynamics of Secessionist Ethnic Conflict," New York State Political Association Annual Conference, St. Johns University, New York, NY, May 7 - 8, 1999.
"The Role of International Public Policy in Ethnic Conflict Management," Conference on Institutions in the Post-Cold War World. Elliot School of International Affairs, George Washington University, Washington, DC, November 14, 1998.
"Culture of Negotiation Culture in Post-Soviet Reality," Conference on Conflict Studies: Generation of New Ideas. University of Massachusetts, Boston, MA, October 23-24, 1998.
"Macro-Structural Changes and Ethnic Conflicts: Holistic Approaches to International Conflict Resolution," Conference on Conflict Studies: Generation of New Ideas. University of Massachusetts, Boston, MA, October 23-24, 1998.
"The Impact of the Institution of State on the Structural Causes of Ethnic Conflict," 1998 Summer Symposium for Graduate Students in International Affairs. Women in International Security School of Public Affairs, University of Maryland, St. Johns College, Annapolis, MD, June 11-16, 1998.
"Integration Models and Ethnic Conflict Management," Panel Moderator and presenter. International Conference of the Society of Professionals in Dispute Resolution. Orlando, FL September, 22-28, 1998.
"State Sovereignty and International Macro-Structural Intervention: the Transformation of Ethnic Conflicts," Florida Political Association Annual Conference Ft. Lauderdale, FL, April 4, 1997.
Mediation Training Certificate, Department of Dispute Resolution, Nova Southeastern University, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, November 1996
Mediation Training Certificate, Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA, February 1996
English (fluent), Russian (fluent), Armenian (native)
- PS 243 International Politics
- PS 344 Contemporary Global Issues
- PS 377 International Political Economy
- PS 353 International Organizations and Statebuilding
- Ethnicity, Nationalism and Conflict Management
- PS 357 Post-Conflict Governance
- PS 134 Comparing Nations
- PS 422 Capstone Seminar