Education: Vardan Atoyan earned his Degree of Doctor of Sciences (Political Science) in 2018, which has been awarded the by the Specialised Council of National Defence Research University of the Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Armenia. In 2015 Vardan Atoyan graduated from Diplomatic School of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Armenia, in 2010 from Yerevan School of Political Studies of the Council of Europe. In 2004, he was awarded his PhD in Economics by the Specialized Council of Economic Research Institute of the Ministry of Finance and Economy of the Republic of Armenia. In 2002, Vardan Atoyan graduated from Yerevan State Institute of Economy (current Armenian State University of Economics).
Experience: 2018 to present he held a position of Deputy Director-Senior Expert of AMBERD Research Center. He is an Associate Professor of Political Science at Armenian State University of Economics. Prior to assuming his current post, Vardan Atoyan hold different leading positions in Government Affiliate and University Affiliate Think Tanks. He was Deputy Executive Director at NORAVANK Foundation (2016-2017). He also served as the Director of National Security Research Program at AMBERD Research Center of Armenian State University of Economics (2013-2016), Senior Expert at Center for Political Studies at NORAVANK Foundation (October – December, 2015). Vardan Atoyan has significant work experience for the Government. He was the Chief Specialist at Staff of National Security Council of the Republic of Armenia (2010-2013), Assistant to the Deputy Minister-Chief Treasurer at Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Armenia (2008-2010, 2005-2007). He also served as a Deputy Head of Operational Department - Head of State Budget Registration Division at the same Ministry (2007-2008), and as an Assistant to the Head of Social Fees and Income Tax Control Department at State Tax Service at the Government of the Republic of Armenia (January – March, 2005). From May to December, 2004 he was a Research Fellow at Institute of Economic Research at the Ministry of Finance and Economy of the Republic of Armenia.
Research Focus: Think Tank Industry.
Additional information: 2019 up to now member of American Political Science Association (APSA). In 2015, Vardan Atoyan received a title of Associate Professor in Political Science by decision of Armenian State University of Economics Scientific Council. In 2011 by Secretary of National Security Council he Received the Rank of Counselor of the Second Class of Special Civil Service of the Republic of Armenia. In 2008 he Received “Garegin Nzhdeh” Medal by Minister of Defense of the Republic of Armenia. In 2008 by Minister of Finance and Economy Vardan Atoyan Received the Rank of Counselor of the Second Class of Civil Service of the Republic of Armenia.