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Course - Geopolitics in the Era of Digitization: Lost in Space, 22 February- 1 March 2017, AUA, Yerevan, Armenia

Publish Date: Dec 01, 2016

Event Dates: from Feb 22, 2017 06:30 to Mar 01, 2017 08:30

Geopolitics in the Era of Digitization: Lost in Space, February 22-March 1, 2017, AUA, Yerevan, Armenia

This course will focus on the transformation of the geopolitical landscape and the impact of cyberocracy in this context, which poses new challenges to democracy, sovereignty and security making it crucial to understand contemporary developments and their influence on geopolitics at large. The goal is to provide students with comprehensive knowledge of how the Industrial revolution 4.0 has reshaped the concept of power and its influence on geopolitics. 

In this course you will

  1. Gain a cohesive understanding of the traditional theories of Geostrategy, Geopolitics and their implication on the changing political landscape,
  2. Understand the grand picture of power, global, regional and national security as well as actors in world politics,
  3. Comprehend civilizational peculiarities in the context of political globalization and international competition (in a flat world),
  4. Attain knowledge on the digital revolution and development of interconnected networks across diverse ranges of global and societal interaction (energy, healthcare, politics, national defense, commerce, etc.),

Course duration: 8 hours
Schedule: February 22, Wednesday
               February  24, Friday
               February 27, Monday
               March 1, Wednesday
Hours: 6:30 – 8:30 PM
Course Fee: 28,000 AMD

About the Instructor: Dr. Karen Galoyan has been working at the National Defense Research University, MoD, RA for almost 3 years. As the Head of the National Security Policy Group of the Center for Information-Communication Technologies and National Security Policy of the National Defense Research University, MoD, RA, he participated in the elaboration of strategic policy papers for defense affiliated high-ranking officials and the political elite of the RA. He was also actively involved in the development of the RA National Cyber Security Strategy, which was reviewed at the U.S. National Defense University during his fellowship in 2015. For the past 4 years he has also lectured Geopolitics (used to lecture Political Globalization and Theory of Bureaucracy) at the Public Administration Academy of the RA. Karen Galoyan holds a PhD in Political science (January 2012), is the author of a number of articles, and is a participant to conferences related to his academic field.

Enrollment: To enroll in AUA Extension courses, please go through the following steps (see below for the Armenian version):

  • Visit
  • Create an account by clicking New User Registration.
  • If you are not a new user and already have an AUA account (having previously taken the AUA e-Math Test or applied to AUA), you should log into the account that you had created at that time.
  • If you just registered as a new user, you will get an email asking to activate your account.
  • Now, for registering to take a course, choose the Extension tab, then Extension Applications, and apply for the course(s) you choose.
  • After you register online, your application will be reviewed and you will receive an email acknowledging your application.
  • Closer to the course start date, you will receive another email confirming your enrollment, requesting that you make payment before the course start date. The fee can be paid online via credit card or through the EasyPay terminal (located at the entrance to AUA). Alternatively, you may pay the fee via bank transfer to American University of Armenia Fund, account 001-006402-001, HSBC Bank Armenia, indicating your full name (as in the registration) and the course you are paying for.
  • The completed application together with the record of payment completes your enrollment.

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