Yerevan Talks 2017 - End of Transition Conference: Armenia 25 Years on, Now What?

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END OF TRANSITION

ARMENIA 25 YEARS ON, NOW WHAT?

MAY 23-24, 2017 | YEREVAN, ARMENIA

Twenty-five years after the Soviet collapse, citizens of Armenia, as well as observers and scholars are asking “Now What?” In an effort to better understand the past quarter century and to look for ways forward, the USC Institute of Armenian Studies is presenting a two-city conference entitled “The End of Transition: Shifting Focus a Quarter Century After the Soviet Collapse.”

Held in Yerevan, Armenia, May 23 and May 24, 2017, the conference brings together notable names in media, government, academia and the arts to explore regionalisms of Armenia, demographic changes, transitions in social and economic policy, the development of formal and informal political and social institutions, bottom-up social change and civil society formation. Speakers looked at the transition from the Soviet sphere to other foreign and regional alliances, and the evolution of Armenia’s bilateral relations with its immediate neighbors and other major powers. The first leg of the conference took place at the University of Southern California campus on April 9-10, 2017.

Conference participants included USC Provost Michael Quick, Vice President Anthony Bailey, Professor Robert English, Ambassador Jack Matlock, Professor Ronald Suny, Ambassador Ed Djerejian, Ruben Vardanyan, Tim Judah, Anna Arutunyan, Garik Hayrapetyan, Hans Gutbrod, Professor Ugur Ümit Üngör, Razmik Panossian, and many others.

USC END OF TRANSITION: Armenia 25 Years On. Now What? | DAY 1_Yerevan

USC END OF TRANSITION: Armenia 25 Years On. Now What? | DAY 1_Yerevan (Armenian Translation)

USC END OF TRANSITION: Armenia 25 Years On. Now What? | DAY 2_Yerevan

USC END OF TRANSITION: Armenia 25 Years On. Now What? | DAY 2_Yerevan (Armenian Translation)

Provost of the University of Southern California, Michael Quick, opens the END OF TRANSITION: Armenia 25 Years On, Now What?" conference in Yerevan.

Ambassadors Edward P. Djerejian and Jack Matlock, as well as professors Robert English and Ronald Grigor Suny were panelists at a conference entitled END OF TRANSITION: Armenia 25 Years On. Now What?

The first leg of this international conference took place April 9-10, 2017 at the University of Southern California. They discussed the transition of Southern Caucasus republics as well as domestic problems in the context of global and regional rivalries.

Ambassador Edward P. Djerejian is the director of Rice University's Baker Institute for Public Policy. His career in the U.S. Foreign Service spanned the administrations of eight presidents from John F. Kennedy to William J. Clinton.

Ambassador Jack Matlock is a career diplomat who served on the front lines of American diplomacy during the Cold War and was the last U.S. ambassador to the Soviet Union when the Cold War ended. During his 35 years in the US Foreign Service, Matlock also served as Special Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs and Senior Director for European and Soviet Affairs on the National Security Council Staff.

Professor Robert English is a graduate of Princeton and served as the director of the USC School of International Relations from 2013 to 2016. He specializes in Russian and post-Soviet international relations, political economy, and nationalism in post-communist countries.

Ronald Grigor Suny is the William H. Sewell Jr. Distinguished University. Professor of History at the University of Michigan, Emeritus Professor of Political Science and History at the University of Chicago, and Senior Researcher at the National Research University – Higher School of Economics in Saint Petersburg, Russia

Ronald Grigor Suny, Professor at the University of Chicago, presented a talk entitled “Where Did All the Transitions Go? Façade Democracy and Authoritarianism in the Post-Soviet World” at a conference entitled END OF TRANSITION: Armenia 25 Years On. Now What?

Jack Matlock, the last US ambassador to the USSR presented a talk entitled “The End and the Beginning” at a conference entitled END OF TRANSITION: Armenia 25 Years On. Now What?.

Ambassador Edward P. Djerejian, a US veteran diplomat presented a talk entitled “Lessons from Transition” at a conference entitled END OF TRANSITION: Armenia 25 Years On. Now What?

Ruben Vardanyan delivered a keynote speech at a conference entitled END OF TRANSITION: Armenia 25 Years On. Now What?

Robert English, from USC School of International Relations, during the END OF TRANSITION: Armenia 25 Years On. Now What? conference.

Tim Judah, the Balkans correspondent for The Economist, and a writer for the New York Review, presented a talk on the transition processes in the Balkans at a conference entitled END OF TRANSITION: Armenia 25 Years On. Now What?

Dr. Hans Gutbrod, director of Tbilisi-based Transparify, presented a talk on “The Transition of Everything” at a conference entitled END OF TRANSITION: Armenia 25 Years On. Now What?

Anna Arutunyan, a Russian-American journalist, presented a keynote speech at a conference entitled END OF TRANSITION: Armenia 25 Years On. Now What?

Professor Georgi Derluguian from New York University Abu Dhabi, at the END OF TRANSITION: Armenia 25 Years On. Now What? conference

Vrej Haroutounian, at the END OF TRANSITION: Armenia 25 Years On. Now What? conference 

Dr. Razmik Panossian, from the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation at the END OF TRANSITION: Armenia 25 Years On. Now What? conference

Dr. John Antranig Kasbarian, from the Tufenkian Foundation, at the END OF TRANSITION: Armenia 25 Years On. Now What? conference

Sabrina Papazian, at the END OF TRANSITION: Armenia 25 Years On. Now What? conference

Professor Ugur Ümit Üngör of Utrecht University in Netherlands, at the END OF TRANSITION: Armenia 25 Years On. Now What? conference



Publish Date
September 01, 2017




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