Senior Staff

Aram T. Terzyan

Dr. Aram Terzyan holds the titles of Research Coordinator of Eurasia Institutes (EI) in the United States of America and Research Director of the Center for East European and Russian Studies (CEERS). His research focuses on Eastern European and Russian politics and societies, including but not limited to the issues of human rights and democracy. Prior to joining EI, Dr. Terzyan held research and teaching positions at Malmo University (2017-2018); Yerevan State University (2011-2018); Ghent University (2015-2016); UNESCO chair of Human Rights Democracy and European Studies of Brusov State University (2014-2017); New Europe College-  Bucharest Institute for Advanced Studies (2012-2013), etc. He is an alumnus of Swedish Institute. He has authored over fifty peer-reviewed articles, book chapters, as well as policy papers.


 

Narek S. Galstyan

Dr. Narek Galstyan is the Research Coordinator of Eurasia Institutes (EI) in Armenia and Research Director of the Center for Eurasian and Central Asian Studies (CECAS). His research focuses on foreign policy behavior of small states, as well as on post-Soviet and European politics. Dr. Galstyan has authored over thirty peer-reviewed articles and book chapters.


 

Affiliated Researchers

Agnieszka Miarka

is an Affiliated Researcher at the Center for East European and Russian Studies (CEERS). She is a doctoral candidate and research assistant at the Institute of Political Science, University of Silesia in Katowice, Poland, as well as a member of the Polish Political Science Association. Her research focuses on unrecognized states in the post-Soviet space, domestic and foreign policies of post-communist states, as well as on armed conflicts in the 21st century. Her research articles have been published in “Communist and Post-Communist Studies,” “Central Asia and the Caucasus,” “Journal of Strategic Security,” etc.


 

Nina Kolarzik

is an Affiliated Researcher at the Institute for Human Rights, Peace and Development (IHRPD). She is a doctoral candidate in Public International Law at Jagiellonian University, Poland. Her research focuses on the international legal status of de-facto regimes in post-Soviet space, human rights in post-Soviet countries, as well as on legal aspects of humanitarian interventions. Prior to joining EI, she held research positions at Ghent University (Belgium) and Yanka Kupala State University (Belarus). She is an alumna of the European Academy of Diplomacy.


 

Alena Kuzmich

is an Affiliated Researcher at the Institute for Human Rights, Peace and Development (IHRPD). She is a doctoral candidate in Public International Law at Jagiellonian University, Poland. Her research focuses on the international legal status of de-facto regimes in post-Soviet space, human rights in post-Soviet countries, as well as on legal aspects of humanitarian interventions. Prior to joining EI, she held research positions at Ghent University (Belgium) and Yanka Kupala State University (Belarus). She is an alumna of the European Academy of Diplomacy.

 

Hayk Grigoryan, LLM

Mr. Grigoryan is A Chief Legal Advisor and In-House Legal Expert of Eurasia Institutes. He earned his LL.M. Degree (Master’s Degree) in Tax Law from University of Washington School of Law (2013) and holds another Master's Degree in Constitutional Law from Yerevan State University (2007). Mr. Grigoryan is an active member of California State Bar Association (2016) and Armenian Bar Association (2009).