Valentina Gevorgyan
2019 April, Hertie School of Governance, Advanced training course on Research and Effective Writing
2018 April, Central European University, Public Policy School, training course on Research, Effective Writing and Advocacy
2017 April-2021 October University of Fribourg (Switzerland), Department of Social Sciences, PhD researcher in Political Science
2015 May-November Academic Swiss Caucasus Net Training Seminar on Qualitative Data Management and Analysis
2013 October-November Academic Swiss Caucasus Net Training Seminar on Survey Design and Quantitative Data Collection
2012 June-July The Fund for American Studies in partnership with Georgetown University and Charles University in Prague, American Institute on Political and Economic Systems
2011 May-June Central European University in partnership with Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University and Hamline University School of Law, Course on Mediation and Democratic Dialogue
2009 September-2011 June American University of Armenia, School of Political Science and International Affairs, MA student
2002 September-2004 June Yerevan Haybusak University, Department of Pedagogy and Foreign Languages, BA student

Academic degree
PhD in Political Science
Department of Social Sciences, Fribourg University, Switzerland
Thesis: "Armenia Leaving Behind the “Post-Soviet" Title. Civil Society and Government Institutions” (October 21, 2021)

Professional experience
2017 July-2022 December Open Society Foundations - Armenia, Public Policy Research Fellowships, Research Specialist and Civil Society Program Coordinator
2022 January-February Armenian Research Center in Humanities, Trainer (course on Civil Society, Social Movements and Social Science Research)
2017 March-September Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation in South Caucasus in partnership with United Nations Development Program, Assessment of Reforms in Enlarged Communities of Armenia, Research Specialist
2017 January-June American University of Armenia, College of Humanities & Social Sciences,
Lecturer (BA courses: Introduction to Political Science; Survey and Polling Methodology)
2015 February-2017 May American University of Armenia in partnership with the Embassy of the United States in Armenia, Women’s Mentoring Program, Coordinator
2012 February-2017 June American University of Armenia, College of Humanities & Social Sciences, School of Political Science and International Affairs, Teaching Associate and Laboratory Assistant (MA courses: Research Methods in Political Science; Public Policy Analysis)
2012 February-2017 June American University of Armenia, Turpanjian Center for Policy Analysis, Senior Researcher
2012 March-July Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (OSCE ODIHR), Election Observation Mission to Armenia (parliamentary elections), Political Analyst Associate
2003 September-2004 February International Foundation for Election Systems (IFES), Yerevan, Armenia, Public Information and Outreach Department, Library and Project Assistant

Academic courses
"Political Debate"; "Civil society" (seminar)

Scientific interests
Development dynamics of civil society and political culture in post-Soviet countries, Relations between civil society and public institutions, social science research methodology

Research fellowships
2016 EU Commission, Eastern Partnership Civil Society Facility, Dialogue for Progress, Research Fellowship Award
2014 Open Society Foundations - Armenia, Research Fellowship Award

Armenian, English, Russian


Valentina Gevorgyan