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April 13, 2012

ACNIS Considers the Experience of Democratization

Yerevan—The Armenian Center for National and International Studies (ACNIS) within the framework of its youth school program today convened the forth and last session of the series of thematic workshops entitled “Peculiarities of Transitional Societies.” During the meeting a documentary film was shown followed by the ACNIS analyst Edgar Vardanian’s presentation on “The Twentieth Century Experience of Democratization.”

The next nine lectures envisaged by the program will end on June 15.  They will scrutinize issues with relevance to citizen-society-state triangle and Armenia’s and Artsakh’s paths of democratization. The youth school with 24 selected participants is open to the public. The seminars entitled “Establishment of Civil Society and Formation of Constitutional State in Armenia: Key Issues and New Challenges” are held on a weekly basis.

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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