Embassy Row Live! A Conversation with Armenian Ambassador Varuzhan Nersesyan


May 5


03:00 pm - 04:00 pm

Armenian Ambassador Varuzhan Nersesyan will address key topics in Armenian current affairs and international relations in conversation with WorldBoston and the World Affairs Councils of America network. Armenia has been in U.S. news recently because of President Biden’s recent labelling of the killing of 1.5 million Armenians by the Ottoman Empire between 1915-23 as genocide. Other important subjects may include regional tensions with Azerbaijan and the role of Russia, COVID recovery, upcoming June parliamentary elections, and relations with the U.S. and Turkey.

His Excellency Varuzhan Nersesyan was Appointed Ambassador of Armenia to the United States of America as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary in 2018. Previously, he served as Assistant to the Prime-Minister of the Republic of Armenia, as well as Deputy Chief of Mission at the Embassy of the Republic of Armenia in Washington DC. Before that, he was the Head of the External Relations Department at the National Assembly of the Republic of Armenia, Head of the OSCE Division at the European Department at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Armenia, Head of the Conventional Arms Control Division at the Arms Control and International Security Department at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Armenia, alongside other prestigious postings. He received the Medal of “Mkhitar Gosh” by the Decree of the President of the Republic of Armenia. He is a graduate of the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, and holds a Masters in Public Administration from the The Public Administration Academy of the Republic of Armenia.

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