Turpanjian Center for Policy Analysis

Turpanjian Center for Policy Analysis
American University of Armenia
40 Marshal Baghramyan Avenue
Yerevan 0019, Republic of Armenia
Phone: (+374 60) 61 25 80
(+374 10) 32 40 40
(+374 60) 69 40 40
Fax: (+374 60) 61 25 12
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Dr. Vahram Ter-Matevosyan specializes in Turkish domestic and foreign policy, Regional Security and Conflicts in the post-Soviet Space. He is also the Head of the Turkish Studies Department (part-time) at the Institute for Oriental Studies, National Academy of Sciences of Armenia. He has received his Dr. Philosophy Degree from the University of Bergen (Norway), Master’s degree from Lund University (Sweden), Candidate of historical sciences degree from the Institute of Oriental Studies and Yerevan State University (Armenia). He was Visiting Professor at Duke University, NC (2016), Fulbright Scholar at the University of California, Berkeley, CA (2009-2010) and Visiting Doctoral Student at the University of Washington, Seattle, WA (2005). He authored an award-winning monograph “Islam in the Social and Political Life of Turkey, 1970-2001” in 2008 and co-authored “History of Turkish Republic” in 2014.
Assistant Director  
Dr. Yevgenya (Jenny) Paturyan holds a PhD in Political Science from Jacobs University Bremen. Her academic interests are in the sphere of civil society, volunteering, democratization of post-communist countries and corruption. She teaches “Civil Society”, “Public Policy Analysis” and “Research Design” graduate courses at the PSIA Program. Prior to that, she worked at Eurasia Partnership foundation and at Caucasus Research Resource Centers – Armenia. Dr. Jenny Paturyan is a PSIA alumna.

Current Students/Alumni Team

Viktorya Aydinyan
Anna Darbinyan
Hranush Dermoyan
Lusine Hovannisyan
Tina Kharatyan
Tatevik Manukyan
Norayr Mirakyan
Martina Sardaryan
Anush Yepremyan