Professor Anna Ohanyan has joined the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (CEIP), one of the world’s most prominent, non-partisan policy think tanks with global offices in Beijing, Beirut, Brussels, Moscow, New Delhi, and Washington.

In her role as nonresident senior scholar in Russia and Eurasia program, she focuses on Eurasian strategic security, armed conflicts and peacebuilding; she presents at high level and often closed-door Carnegie panels for U.S. and European policymakers.

And, there are other opportunities for Ohanyan whose scholarship explores Eurasian strategic security, armed conflicts and peacebuilding, in addition to democratization and modern authoritarianism in post-Communist Eurasia.

“Carnegie also offers a new outlet where I can publish my policy-pieces on current affairs, which can reach broad audiences beyond the academia and the policy world. I am passionate about translating my research into policy domains. This appointment offers me a great outlet to reach the policy-makers directly,” says Ohanyan who is also hoping to engage Stonehill students as interns on her Carnegie projects.

While her Carnegie appointment is for the Russia-Eurasia program, it will also include briefings and writing focused on the South Caucasus, an area of scholarly focus for Ohanyan, especially Armenia's democratic transition and the long-running Nagorno-Karabakh conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan. To read her Carnegie profile, visit here.

“Professor Ohanyan is one of our top scholars and, given the depth and range of her scholarship, I am not surprised that she has received this prestigious appointment. Her speaking engagements with Carnegie will promote Stonehill globally while also supporting our students' work in the process,” says Professor Peter Ubertaccio, dean of the May School of Arts & Sciences.

At Stonehill, Ohanyan is the Richard B. Finnegan professor of political science and international relations. She is the author of Networked Regionalism as Conflict Management (Stanford University Press 2015) and editor of Russia Abroad: Driving Regional Fracture in Post-Communist Eurasia and Beyond (Georgetown University Press 2018). Her co-edited volume on Armenia’s Velvet Revolution was published in 2020.

Read more about Professor Ohanyan’s research and publications.