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The Board, elected by the General Meeting of TIAC members, is the governing body of current activities of the Organization. It consists of 5 members who serve for 3-year terms.

Board Members and their respective Registers of Interests (RoI) are listed below:


Arsen Kharatyan

Co-Founder, Editor-in-Chief at Aliq Media

Arsen Kharatyan  

Arsen Kharatyan became a member of TIAC in 2012. He was elected to the TIAC Board in 2014 and again in 2020.

Arsen is a Conflict Analyst and Orientalist. During the last 20 years, he has been mostly active in the field of journalism. Since 2015, he has been the  Editor-in-Chief of  the bilingual “Aliq Media” information agency in Tbilisi, Georgia. Since 1997, Arsen has been active in the processes for the resolution of conflicts in the South Caucasus through dialogue. He has worked and colaborated with a number of international and local organizations active in Armenia. During the early 2000's, Arsen co-founded several youth and civic movements.

During the 100 days following the Armenian Revolution of 2018, Arsen Kharatyan served as advisor to the Armenian Prime Minister on foreign affairs.

 

Nvard Manasyan

Member

Nvard Manasyan  

Nvard became TIAC member in 2012 and in 2016 was elected as a board member. She was reelected in 2019 as board member by General Meeting.

Nvard is an education specialist with an extensive experience. Currently, she works as a free-lance consultant and teaches at the YSU Center for Women's and Leadership Studies Master program. She has a working experience in the public sector. Has taught and worked in a number of public universities. She is a member of the scholarship board of the Armenian Educational Foundation.

Nvard has a earned her Diploma with Honors from the SEUA's Faculty of Cybernetics. She has then, earned two Masters levels from the American University of Armenia and the University of Cincinnati. Nvard holds specializations of a political scientist and urban development specialist.  She is a member of ARF party since 2003.

[Register of Interests]

 

Armen Ohanyan

President, Armenian PEN Centre

Armen Ohanyan  

Armen was elected to the TIAC Board in 2020. 

Armen Ohanyan is a fiction writer and a columnist who writes under the pen name Armen Hayastantsi (Armen of Armenia). Since 2017, he has been the President of Armenian PEN Centre, a member of the Human Rights House Foundation. Armen has a Bachelor's Degree in Philosophy from Yerevan State University and holds a Graduate Certificate in Translation from the American University in Armenia. He has authored a number of books and articles, has vast experience in areas of education and public relations. He also worked at the Hayastan All Armenian Fund, taught both at public schools and in the frameworks of non-formal education programs. 

Armen has been very active in the civic and political life of Armenia since the beginning of the 2000's. He is a founding member of the Armenian National Congress Party and is also a member of the Helsinki Committee of Armenia. 

[Register of Interests]

 

Sarhat Petrosyan

Director of SP2 LLC

Sarhat Petrosyan  

Sarhat has been a member of TIAC since 2014, and in 2017 was elected board member. He was reelected to the Board in 2020.

Sarhat Petrosyan is the Director of SP2 LLC. He is also the Founder of Urbanlab - a Yerevan-based independent urban think-do-share lab. Formerly he was the Head of the Real Estate Cadastre Committee. He holds M.S. in Architecture and Ph.D. in Urban Planning from National University of Architecture and Construction of Armenia. During 2004-2017 he worked as an Associate Professor at the Chair of Urban Planning of the same university. Currently he is an Adjunct Lecturer at the Acopian Center for Environment of the American University of Armenia. His fields of interest are urban design qualities and policies on urban development. He is the author of around twenty publications and also magazine articles. In 2016 he was appointed curator of Armenian National Pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennale.

[Register of Interests]

 

Isabella Sargsyan

Program Director, Eurasia Partnership Foundation Armenia

Isabella Sargsyan  

Isabella Sargsyan was elected to the TIAC Board in 2020. 

Isabella has a 20-year professional experience in areas of human rights and development. Her main areas of specialization include theory and practice of human rights, freedom of religion and belief, conflicts transformation, qualitative research and data analysis. In 2016-2018, Isabella was a member of the OSCE/ODIHR Panel of Experts on Freedom of Religion or Belief. 

In 2017, for the work carried out in the area of human rights, Isabella received the Freedom Defender Award. 

 

[Register of Interests]

 

How to become a Board member

Any person who has been the Organization member for at least two years and is not included in the Organization staff may be elected a Board member. The same person can be elected as Board member no more than to two consecutive terms. The Board is formed from the members of the Organization by the General Meeting through elections.