A Trend or an Exception?: Democratization in Armenia and Authoritarianism Worldwide
Panel Discussion Moderated by Dr. Lisa Gulesserian
Lecturer on Armenian, Dept. of Near Eastern Languages & Civilizations, Harvard University
Dr. Anna Ohanyan: Richard B. Finnegan Distinguished Professor of Political Science and International Relations, Stonehill College
Dr. Dimitri Sotiropoulos: Visiting Scholar, Center for European Studies at Harvard University
Dr. Valerie Sperling: Dept. of Political Science, Clark University
At a time when there is great concern over the apparent decline of liberal democracy around the world, in 2018 Armenia seemed to be a notable exception and was hailed as “badly needed good news for democracy” by the Washington Post. As the one-year anniversary of the Velvet Revolution approaches, is the news still good? Is Armenia an outlier, an exceptional case in a world where government-by-strong-man increasingly is the model? What can be learned from the examples of other states where democracy is in peril? Join with a panel of distinguished scholars to discuss these and other issues relating to democracy and authoritarianism in Armenia and around the world.
Free and open to the public. Reception and refreshments immediately following the program and question-and-answer session.
AGBU Young Professionals of Boston
Harvard Armenian Student Association
National Association for Armenian Studies and Research – NAASR /
Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian Lecture Series on Contemporary Armenian Topics