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April 1, 2011

ACNIS Announces New Director of Research

Yerevan—As of today, 1 April 2011, Armenian Center for National and International Studies (ACNIS) senior analyst Manvel Sargsian will serve as the Center’s Director of Research. He replaces Richard Giragosian in this capacity.

“There are many creative ideas, projects, and contemporary subject matters of both international and domestic character which call for fresh and comprehensive analysis,” Sargsian noted during his inaugural meeting with ACNIS staff.

“And together we will conduct this work by way of separate monographs, collective studies, and regular seminar-roundtable discussions. It is beyond doubt that the Center needs innovative concepts and vigorous, cutting-edge content. In this connection, we are pleased to welcome to our research staff political scientist Edgar Vardanyan and historian Saro Saroyan.”

ACNIS extends its appreciation to Mr. Giragosian for his services.

The Armenian Center for National and International Studies (ACNIS) is a leading independent strategic research center located in Yerevan, Armenia.  As an independent, objective institution committed to conducting professional policy research and analysis, ACNIS strives to raise the level of public debate and seeks to broaden public engagement in the public policy process, as well as fostering greater and more inclusive public knowledge. Founded in 1994, ACNIS is the institutional initiative of Raffi K. Hovannisian, Armenia’s first Minister of Foreign Affairs.  Over the past fifteen years, ACNIS has acquired a prominent reputation as a primary source of professional independent research and analysis covering a wide range of national and international policy issues.

For further information on the Center call (37410) 52-87-80 or 27-48-18; fax (37410) 52-48-46; email root@acnis.am or info@acnis.am; or visit www.acnis.am.

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