Committees

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Membership & Nominations

The Membership and Nominations Committee is charged with soliciting and collecting nominations for new Fellows and Board officer positions. The Committee then presents its recommendations to the Board for a vote. New Fellows and Board officers need to receive a vote of two-thirds of the Executive Board to become a Fellow or officer respectively.

The Chair of the Membership & Nominations Committee cannot nominate new Fellows to the Society.

Committee Chair:
Vatche Sahakian

Committee Members

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Ani Aprahamian
Professor of Nuclear Physics, Notre Dame
Astrophysics, Nuclear Chemistry, Nuclear Physics
Indiana, USA
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Nina Hovnanian
Hovnanian International
Art History
Armenia
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Karnig Kerkonian
Kerkonian Dajani LLP
International Law, Law
Illinois, USA
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Vatche Sahakian
Professor of Theoretical Physics, Harvey Mudd College
High Energy Physics, Theoretical Physics
California, USA

Assessment

The purpose of establishing the Assessment Committee (AC) is to provide expert analysis, become the memory and the learning centre of ASOF. It will start its work by evaluating three decades of education development projects that external actors attempted to realize in Armenia, their failures and successes, and conclude by lessons learned. The second source for AC is the state of the art in international education development based as practiced by international development agencies, NGO’s and other specialized centers. A third source of field of activity of the AC is the changing political, cultural and social conditions in Armenia itself: how does an external initiative interact with the current reforms within the education sector in Armenia, for example. In short, AC will produce specialized studies to inform ASOF of past lessons and the best practices in the field of international development, and specifically concerning past and present conditions of education development in Armenia. 2. Function: The function of the AC is to inform and consult the board of ASOF. AC has no executive or decision-making prerogatives. Its own studies are expert opinions, and its reports will reflect it. In case of disagreement within the AS, different opinions and their reasons might be included in the same report, as well as consequences of different choices. 3. Composition: The AC is be composed by members of the ASOF. It is be headed by a member of ASOF board. AC might call for the expertise of external consultants, if such expertise is needed and lacking within the ranks of ASOF.

Committee Chair:
Vatche Sahakian

Committee Members

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Vicken Cheterian
Lecturer, History and International Relations, University of Geneva
History, International Relations, Journalism
Switzerland
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Nina Hovnanian
Hovnanian International
Art History
Armenia
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Adam Kablanian
Hight-Tech Executive, Entrepreneur, and Investor Founder of Alexandrea Winery
Electrical Engineering, High-Tech
California, USA
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Vatche Sahakian
Professor of Theoretical Physics, Harvey Mudd College
High Energy Physics, Theoretical Physics
California, USA
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Naira Sahakyan
Senior Researcher, Artsakh Study Department, Armenian Genocide Museum-Institute
Caucasus Studies, History, Islamic Studies
Armenia
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Virginia Valian
Hunter College - CUNY; Graduate Center - CUNY
Cognitive science, Gender, Languages, Sociology
New York, USA