SUMMER PROGRAM - Challenges of Socio-political Development in Post-Colonial Societies, 6-17 July, Yerevan

Publish Date: May 20, 2015

Deadline: May 31, 2015

Event Dates: from Jul 06, 2015 12:00 to Jul 17, 2015 12:00


The Armenian Higher Education Initiative (AHEI), in partnership with the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation and the American University of Armenia, is pleased to announce its 2015 Summer Program.  This year’s topic will be Challenges of Socio-political Development in Post-Colonial Societies,” and it will have a particular focus on Armenia.  The program will take place from July 6 to July 17, 2015, at the American University of Armenia, and it is open to graduate and post-graduate students of Social Sciences (students of political science, anthropology, and sociology are particularly encouraged to apply).  The goals of the program are to enhance participants’ existing research capabilities and create links with one another, staff, and instructors that will enable future discussion of and collaboration on academic-related undertakings.

The program will run from 10:00-15:00, Monday to Friday, during the course of the two weeks.  It will include lectures, seminars, and discussions on the following topics:

  • Globalization and development in an international context.
  • Demographic shifts as a factor of development in Armenia.
  • Sustainable development and development policies in Armenia.
  • Civil society challenges and opportunities in Armenia.
  • The role of political institutions in Armenia’s developmental policies.
  • Policy research and analysis methods.

Attendance in all classes is mandatory.

Program alumni will have the opportunity to collaborate with distinguished program faculty members on research projects for a period following the completion of the program.  Research projects will also be considered for publication in the Armenian Review, which is an English language academic journal.  Alumni will have access to a wealth of academic resources shared by the AHEI organizational network, the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, and the American University of Armenia.

The program will be conducted in Armenian and its expenses are covered by the sponsoring institutions.  There will be a maximum of 20 participants in the course.  Interested candidates should send a résumé and application form - (available online at to  Incomplete applications will not be processed.

The deadline for applications is May 31, 2015, and selected applicants will be notified by June 15, 2015.

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Study Levels

Non Degree

Opportunity Types


Eligible Countries

Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh)


Host Countries