Dr. Hrach Gregorian joins Policy Forum Armenia’s Academic Board
Policy Forum Armenia (PFA) is pleased to announce that Dr. Hrach Gregorian, a member of the Graduate Faculty of the School of Peace and Conflict Management at Royal Roads University and a Research Fellow at the Centre for Military and Strategic Studies at the University of Calgary, has joined the organization as the newest member of its Academic Board. Dr. Gregorian served as one of the founding directors of the United States Institute of Peace and developed the Institute’s first professional training program in conflict analysis and negotiation. He is also one of the co-founders of the Alliance for Peacebuilding, the largest US-based membership organization of institutions and professionals in the field of peace and conflict management.
Dr. Gregorian’s work on stability and peace operations in fragile states has taken him to over twenty-five countries. For over three decades, he has been active in deep cultural and risk analysis in various parts of the world, including in Africa, the Middle East, the Balkans, and Central and East Asia. Dr. Gregorian’s recent publications have focused on interagency coordination in peace operations, capacity-building in fragile states, and energy and conflict. He earned his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees at Brandeis University and B.A. at Boston University.
PFA's co-founder Vladimir Shekoyan noted that PFA is proud to have an academic and practitioner of Dr. Gregorian’s caliber join the organization. “Hrach’s knowledge and experience is invaluable and we look forward to working with him to advance PFA’s objectives of offering innovative analysis and practical recommendations for public policy design and implementation in Armenia,” said Shekoyan.
“It is an honor to be joining an organization with the vision and commitment to humanistic values that are hallmarks of PFA,” said Dr. Gregorian. “PFA is a thought leader in the fight for freedom, democracy, and economic modernization in Armenia. I hope to contribute in some small way to its work in advancing peace and genuine security for our people.”
Policy Forum Armenia is an independent non-profit association dedicated to strengthening discourse on Armenia’s economic development and national security and through such efforts helping to shape public policy in Armenia.