Final reports of SEG: the role of TT in the RA was presented
During this month, ASUE SEG of 2015-2016 present the final results of their research in the form of final reports.
Today, “Think tanks” in the current political processes” SEG presented their research, which operates under the supervision of Vardan Atoyan, Deputy Executive Director at “Noravank” Foundation, Candidate in Economics, Associate Professor. The presentation was attended by Samvel Avetisyan, Director of “AMBERD” research center, collaborators of the center, Khoren Mkhitaryan, Head of Science Division, representatives of Faculty staff, members of SEG.
Khoren Mkhitaryan welcomed the attendees acclaiming the start of final reports of SEG. Vardan Atoyan presented the key areas of research, stressing that particular importance was attached to study of the role of Armenian TT centers and in this regard, the research is unprecedented, as there is no relevant research.
The members of “Think tanks” in the current political processes” SEG are Sofia Ohanyan, Candidate of Philosophy, Associate Professor , Chair of Political Science and Law and Arpine Malkdjyan, lecturer of the same Chair.
Sofia Ohanyan briefly presented the group’s work. She referred to key directions of the research, spoke about study criteriaofArmenian TT centers, reasons for the formation of the RA think tanks, development stages (5 stages were distinguished), referred to distribution according to foundation date, classification (university, public, private, etc.), job specifications.
Among the conclusions, the speaker mentioned that the number of TT is growing, which is due to demand.
The SEG suggested: the RA TT should seek to become internal participants of political debates, should fulfill educational functions, should enter market of ideas and etc.
It’s remarkable, that the group suggests to invest “Think tanks” in the current political processes” course in MA programs, which will enable to study the Western experience and to localize it in the RA.
At the end of the report, the attendees came up with questions, discussion was held.
Summarizing the seminar, Khoren Mkhitaryan mentioned that the group had conducted remarkable and comprehensive research.
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