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Raffi K. Hovannisian

Manvel Sargsian

Director of Research
Armenian Center for National and
International Studies

He was born in Mountainous Karabagh on November 25, 1955. In 1978, he graduated from the Construction Engineering Institute of Baku, with a degree in architecture. From 1978 to 1979, he worked in Mountainous Karabagh’s capital Stepanakert as an architect. Between 1980 and 1982, he served in the Soviet army. From 1982 to 1988, he worked at the Armenian Governmental Committee on Monument Protection. Ever since 1988, he was a leader of the Karabagh movement.

Manvel Sargsian is one of the founders and first members of the Karabagh Committee. In 1992, he was appointed as the Mountainous Karabagh Republic’s (MKR) permanent representative to Armenia; in 1993, as adviser to the MKR’s Minister of Foreign Affairs; and between 1995 and 1999, he worked as an ACNIS analyst. From 2000 to 2005, he was the MKR Presidential Adviser on International Affairs and between 2006 and 2007, an analyst at the Caucasus Center. Since 2008, Sargsian has worked as ACNIS Senior Analyst and as of April 1, 2011, he serves as the Center’s Director of Research.

Manvel Sargsian is married and has two children.



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