International Conference. Local Roots of Global Peace

On June 23-24 Eurasia International University in collaboration with Stonehill College and Eurasia Partnership Foundation will host The Local Roots of Global Peace: Junior Voices on Global Security Studies Annual International Conference.

Bringing together civil society leaders, journalists, peacebuilding and development practitioners, international project coordinators and emerging junior scholars from twelve countries, this conference will explore the key conflict and global security concerns impacting us all today. This year’s conference maps challenges of global security onto major trends in global politics: polarization, populism and authoritarianism, transnational violent extremism and civil war, and frozen conflict. Key themes include nationalism, religion and armed conflict, gender, peace and violence, security and sustainable development, conflict management across geographical contexts, and the impact of refugees on global security.

This conference places a special emphasis on professional development for junior scholars and educators. Seasoned practitioners and researchers will speak at panels on effective communication, research processes and publishing internationally. Speakers for the professional development panels include Richard Giragosian (Regional Studies Center, Armenia), Maria Titizian (EVN Armenia), Irina Ghaplanyan (AUA), Isabella Sargsyan (Eurasia Partnership Foundation), Richard Finnegan (Stonehill College), Anna Ohanyan (Stonehill College), and Aleksandra Nesic (US Army JFK Special Warfare Center and School).

In addition, practitioner panels on global security will include Nvard Manasyan (UNICEF), Maro Matosian (Women’s Support Center), Tatul Hakobyan (, Aleksandra Nesic, and Deborah Grieser (USAID). The keynote speech for the conference will be delivered by Deborah Grieser, USAID Mission Director in Armenia.

The conference is free and open to the public but space is limited. The deadline for registration is June 20th. To register, please contact Asya Hayrapetyan or call 29-90-88 or register at

Agenda can be downloaded here.

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