In the latest in a regular series of special closed briefings on pressing issues, the Regional Studies Center (RSC) convened a special presentation and discussion on February 21 assessing developments in Ukraine. The briefing featured three specific presentations, followed by an open discussion (for more details, see the accompanying event summary notes):.
ASSESSING DEVELOPMENTS IN UKRAINE:
Richard Giragosian (in English)
Director, RegionalStudiesCenter (RSC)
David Shahnazaryan (in Armenian, with consecutive translation into English)
Head of “Concord” Centre for Political and Legal Studies
(former Armenian Minister of National Security and Ambassador Plenipotentiary)
Marion Kipiani (in English)
Norwegian Helsinki Committee’s Regional Project Coordinator for the Coalition for Trust initiative on peace and confidence building in the South Caucasus
The briefing was attended by a number of representatives from the diplomatic community and international organizations in Armenia, including Ambassador Andrey Sorokin, the head of the OSCE Office in Armenia, and officials from the Embassies of Estonia, France, Poland, Romania and the European Union Delegation to Armenia, as well as several leading civil society figures.
As an independent “think tank,” the Regional Studies Center (RSC) offers this series of special briefings in order to serve as more of a resource for the diplomatic community and international organizations in Armenia by providing objective analysis and information on a wide range of critical issues and developments.