AIPRG: Invitation for lecture
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__,_._,__In the framework of its Lecture Series the Armenian International Policy Research Group (AIPRG) in cooperation with Institute for War and Peace Reporting (IWPR) is inviting you to participate in its successive lecture entitledâThe Outlook for Armenian National SecurityâThe lecture will examine the outlook for Armenian national security, with a focus on four specific trends: (1) Armenia within a context of shifting regional geopolitics; (2) the challenge of political change in Armenia; (3) the next generation of Armenian economic development; (4) and Armeniaâs position in a globalized world. After presenting an analysis of these four trends, the lecture will conclude with several proposals to enhance Armenian national security, including security considerations for both the Nagorno Karabakh Republic and Javakhk.
The lecture is based on two earlier AIPRG Working Papers written by Richard Giragosian, including âRepositioning Armenian Security and Foreign Policy within a Region at Riskâ (March 2006), and âTowards a New Concept of Armenian National Securityâ (January 2005), presented at the Third Annual International AIPRG conference at the World Bank headquarters in Washington, DC in January 2005.The lecture will be conducted by AIRPG Fellow,Richard GiragosianRichard Giragosian is a security analyst specializing in international relations, with an expertise in economics, military security and political developments in the former Soviet Union, the Middle East and the Asia-Pacific region. He was formerly with the U.S. Senate and is now a regular contributor to Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) publications and is a contributing analyst for the London-based Janeâs Information Group. Since 2002, Giragosian has served as a guest lecturer for the US Armyâs Special Warfare Center and School. He has written a number of reports for the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), the Bertelsmann Foundation, the Swiss Peace Foundation, and has published articles in the China and Eurasia Forum Quarterly, Asia Times Online, Demokratizatsiya, the Journal of Slavic Military Studies, the Turkish Policy Quarterly, and the Harvard International Review, among others. Giragosian has also participated in research and consulting projects for the U.S. Army, Navy and Air Force, as well as for NATO, the World Bank, the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), and the U.S. Department of State. He is a member of the Academy of Political Science, the Central Eurasian Studies Association (CESS), Armenian International Policy research Group (AIPRG), the Association for the Study of Nationalities (ASN), the U.S. Naval Institute and the U.S. Naval War College Foundation.Date: October 05, 2006Time: 16:00 â 17:30Venue: 39 Yeznik Koghbatsi str, 4th floor.The Lecture language is EnglishThose interested in the lecture are invited to confirm their participation by October 05 (1:00 p.m.) by calling 52-87-23 or e-mailing Naira@... .
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