AUA Alumnus Emil Babayan, who is also a Senior Lecturer in the Law Department, was recently appointed to head the Commission on Ethics of High Ranking Officials. The Commission, established by Presidential decree, aims to “raise society’s confidence in public institutions functioning in Armenia” and create a more transparent public domain. Previous to this appointment Babayan served as Deputy Minister of Justice of the Republic of Armenia. Babayan served as AUA’s 2011 Commencement Speaker.