Dr. Syuzanna Vasilyan, Assistant Professor of Political Science and International Affairs, recently published “The External Legitimacy of the European Union in the South Caucasus” in the 2011 European Foreign Affairs Review. The article analyzes perceptions about the EU’s image and role by Armenian, Azeri, and Georgian governments, the public, and political parties. Dr.

Vahram Ter-Matevosyan, Visiting Lecturer in Political Science and International Affairs, was recently awarded “The Best Academic Research” in the field of Oriental Studies for the monograph “Islam in the Social and Political Life of Turkey (1970-2001), Yerevan, 2008, 249 p.” The awarded was granted by the National Academy of Sciences of Armenia, the Union of Armenians of Russia and the World Armenian Congress.