Ms. Satenik Baghdasaryan is the Project Director of the RSC Black Sea project, focusing on broad economic, political and security issues in the wider Black Sea region. She also provides research and analysis in support of other RSC projects, and serves as a Teaching Assistant for graduate courses at the YerevanSateUniversity’s Centre for European Studies (CES).

Baghdasaryan holds an MA in European Studies from the YerevanStateUniversity‚Äôs (YSU) Center for European Studies, where she also earned a BA in Political Science, and completed the American Institute on Political and Economic Systems (AIPES) academic program at CharlesUniversity in Prague. She has also worked as a Research Assistant at the ArmenianCenter for National and International Studies (ACNIS) and as a Project Coordinator at the Civic Forum NGO, a Yerevan-based civil society organization. She has also officially represented the RSC in various conferences, both within Armenia and Europe, including a high-level conference devoted to the EU Eastern Partnership programme that was convened in Poland, and has also successfully completed a specialized ‚ÄúManaging Defense in the Wider Security Context‚ÄĚ training course implemented by the UK Ministry of Defence, which took place in Tbilisi, Georgia in May 2012.