Recent guest lecturers

17.07.2018 • Ambassador of China Tian Erlong

On July 17 th , Diplomatic School hosted the Ambassador of China to Armenia, H.E. Tian Erlong. Ambassador Erlong delivered a lecture on the stages of development of China’s foreign policy, its characteristic features and priorities, and the “One belt, one road” initiative, as well as spoke about the bilateral relations between Armenia and China and China-funded programmes in Armenia. Ambassador Erlong answered the student’s questions on these and other topics.

17.07.2018 • Ambassador of France Jonathan Lacote

On July 17 th , Diplomatic School hosted the Ambassador of the Republic of France to Armenia, H.E. Jonathan Lacote. The Ambassador of France gave a short presentation on the structure of the French foreign affairs and diplomatic service, spoke about the priorities of his country’s foreign policy, the bilateral relations between Armenia and France and answered the students’ questions on France’s engagement in different international and regional issues, the upcoming Francophonie summit in Yerevan and other topics.  

13.07.2018 • The Head of the European Union to Armenia Piotr Switalski

On July 13 th , the Diplomatic School hosted the Head of the EU Delegation to Armenia, Ambassador Piotr Switalski. Ambassador Switalski talked about the current state of relations between Armenia and EU after the signing of the Comprehensive and Enhanced Partnership Agreement (CEPA), the possible visa liberalization between EU and Armenia, different EU-funded projects in Armenia, the EU enlargement perspectives, Brexit, relations between EU member states, as well as relations between the EU and different non-member states and other related topics.

12.07.2018 • Ambassador of the USA to Armenia Richard Mills Jr.

On July 12 th , the Diplomatic School hosted the Ambassador of the USA to Armenia, H.E. Mr. Richard Mills Jr.. Ambassador Mills spoke about the main priorities of the US foreign policy in light of the national Security Strategy, and development of the American-Armenian bilateral relations. He then answered a multitude of questions about the US position on various issues of global and regional importance.

26.06.2018 • The Ambassador of the Syrian Arabic Republic Mohammed Haj Ibrahim

On June 26 th , the Diplomatic School hosted the Ambassador of the Syrian Arabic Republic to Armenia, H.E. Mr. Mohammed Haj Ibrahim. Ambassador Ibrahim spoke about the history and current level of the bilateral relations with Armenia, as well as about the developments and situation in Syria and answered the numerous questions of the students.

25.06.2018 • Ambassador of the UAE Jasem al Qasemi

On June 25 th , the Diplomatic School hosted the Ambassador of the United Arab Emirates, H.E. Mr. Jasem al Qasemi. The Ambassador spoke about the foreign policy priorities of the UAE, the bilateral relations between Armenia and Emirates, as well as about the situation in the Gulf region and the UAE’s position on the existing there problems.

21.06.2018 • Rouben Galichian

On June 21th, the Diplomatic School hosted Rouben Galichian, the author of several well-known books on historic maps of Armenia and the region. An Honorary Doctor of the National Academy of Sciences of Armenia, and a long-time researcher, Galichian has published several books on these topics, in English, Armenian and Russian, including “Historic Maps of Armenia. The Cartographic Heritage”, “Countries South of the Caucasus in Medieval Maps”, “The Invention of History” and “Clash of Histories in the South Caucasus”. Galichian spoke about map-making principles and how they evolved during history, types and peculiarities of different maps and inclusion of Armenia in maps throughout history.

11.06.2018 • Ambassador of the Belarus to Armenia Igor Nazaruk

On 11 th   June, on the day when 25 years ago diplomatic relations were established between Armenia and Belarus, the Diplomatic School hosted the Ambassador of the Belarus to Armenia, H.E. Mr. Igor Nazaruk. Ambassador Nazaruk congratulated future diplomats on this occasion and wished them success in strengthening bilateral relations. Ambassador Nazaruk   spoke about the main priorities of the foreign policy of Belarus, the current level of bilateral relations with Armenia, as well as cooperation of the countries within international organizations, particularly the CSTO and EAEU. He answered students’ questions related to regional issues, bilateral relations and other topics.  

07.06.2018 • Ambassador of the Swiss Confederation Lukas Gasser

On 7 th June, the Diplomatic School hosted H.E. Lukas Gasser , Ambassador of the Swiss Confederation in the Republic of Armenia. Ambassador Gasser spoke about the foreign policy specificities of Switzerland , the current state of bilateral economic relations between Armenia and Switzerland and the possible new opportunities of cooperation. The students’ questions covered these and other questions.  

07.06.2018 • Ambassador of India Yogeshwar Sangwan

On 7 th   June Diplomatic School of Armenia hosted Ambassador of the Republic of India in Armenia H.E. Yogeshwar Sangwan. Ambassador Sangwan spoke about the priorities of India’s foreign policy,   India’s policy in region and bilateral relations between Armenia and India. H e described India’s achievements in foreign relations and his government’s efforts to keep the India’s multicultural and multilanguage population informed of these achievements, and answered a number of questions about these and other issues.