Venice 2022 – Conference Participants

List of in-person participants

Kevork Abazajian
Professor, University of California, Irvine
California, USA
Victor Agadjanian
Professor, Department of Sociology and the International Institute, University of California Los Angeles
California, USA
Felix Aharonian
Professor, Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies (DIAS), Professor, Max Plank Institute of Nuclear Physics (MPIK)
Ireland, Germany
Yulia Antonyan
Associate Professor, Department of Cultural Studies, Faculty of History, Yerevan State University
Ani Aprahamian
Professor of Nuclear Physics, Notre Dame, Director of A. Alikhanyan National Science Laboratory of Armenia
Indiana, USA
Tamara Babaian
Professor of Computer Science, Bentley University
Massachusetts, USA
Paul Boghossian
Professor of Philosophy, New York University, Dir. of the Inst. of Philosophy & GIAS
New York, USA
Ted Bogosian
Visiting Professor, Brown University
Rhode Island, USA
Mark Chenian
UBS Financial Services Inc.
California, USA
Vicken Cheterian
Lecturer, History and International Relations, University of Geneva, Webster University
Taniel Danelian
Professor of Paleobiodiversity and Paleoenvironments, University of Lille, Director of the ULille Institute on Environmental Sciences
George Derlugyan
New York University in Abu Dhabi
United Arab Emirates, Armenia
Anaid Donabedian
Professor, Chair of Armenian Studies, Institut National des Langues et Civilisations Orientales (Inalco), Investigator, SeDyL (Structure et Dynamique des langues, Inalco-CNRS-IRD joint research team )
Grigori Enikolopov
Professor, Center for Developmental Genetics, Stony Brook University
New York, USA
Ruben Enikolopov
Rector and Professor, New Economic School, Professor, Universitat Pompeu Fabra
Moscow, Russia, Spain
Khachik Gevorgyan
President, ARMACAD, Director, ASPIRANTUM - Armenian School of Languages and Cultures
Talinn Grigor
Professor, Department of Art and Art History, University of California, Davis
California, USA
Avedis Hadjian
Editor in Chief, Bazmavep Journal, Ph.D. student, École des hautes études en sciences sociales (EHESS)
Nina Hovnanian
Hovnanian International
Adam Kablanian
California, USA, Armenia
Sossie Kasbarian
University of Stirling
United Kingdom
Norayr Kasper
Director of Photography, Canadian Society of Cinematographers, IATSE667, IMAGO
Ontario, Canada, Italy
Armen Kherlopian
Scientific Advisory Board Member, Translational Research Institute for Space Health, Professor, American University of Armenia, Founding Partner, BAJ Accelerator, Chief Science and Innovation Officer, Covenant Venture Capital
New York, USA, Armenia
Raffi Kortoshian
Codirector, Research on Armenian Architecture Foundation
Armen Marsoobian
Southern Connecticut State University, University of Connecticut
Connecticut, USA
Hakob Matevosyan
Senior Researcher, Leibniz Institute for the History and Culture of Eastern Europe (GWZO)
Ruben Minasian
Professor, Institut de Physique Théorique, CEA-Saclay
Aram Pakhchanian
Co-founder and Chairman of the Board, Ayb Foundation, Head of the Council of , Vice President at ABBYY, Head of the Course on Educational Leadership at Universal University, Moscow, Russia
Mary Papazian
Professor of English, San Jose State University
California, USA
Taline Papazian
Sciences Po (Aix-en-Provence), Ecole de l'Air
Levon Pogosian
Professor, Department of Physics, Simon Fraser University
British Columbia, Canada
Vatche Sahakian
Professor of Theoretical Physics, Harvey Mudd College, Visiting Professor, California Institute of Technology
California, USA
Pollet Samvelian
Professor, Department of linguistics, Sorbonne Nouvelle University
Misak Sargsian
Professor, Department of Physics, Florida International University
Florida, USA
Armen Sedrakian
Fellow at Frankfurt Institute of Advanced Studies, Professor at Wroclaw University
Sarkis Shahinian
Secretary General of the Switzerland-Armenia Parliamentary Friendship Group, Honorary President of the Switzerland-Armenia Association
Armen Shirikyan
Professor, Department of Mathematics, CY Cergy Paris University, Adjunct Professor, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, McGill University
Ara Tekian
Professor, Department of Medical Education, University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine
Illinois, USA
Paul Tour-Sarkissian
Tour-Sarkissian Law Offices
California, USA
Vahagn Vardanyan
Principal, Han Academy (Secondary)
Hong Kong
Tido von Schoen-Angerer
Hôpital de La Tour, Geneva, Switzerland Dept of Pediatrics, Fribourg Cantonal Hospital, Executive Director of Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) Access Campaign from 2006-2012

Al Eisaian

Co-Founder and Board Member of IntelinAir, Inc.

United States; Armenia

Zephyr Ohanian

Certified Public Accountant

California, USA

List of remote participants

Levon Abrahamian
Head of the Department of Contemporary Anthropological Studies, Institute of Archaeology & Ethnography, National Academy of Sciences of Armenia
Boris Adjemian
AGBU Nubar Library, Paris
Bedros Afeyan
Polymath Research Inc.
California, USA
Artur Alaverdyan
Co-Founder, Member of Board, Foundation for Armenian Science and Technology, Physicist, serial entrepreneur, high- tech investor
Armenak Antinyan
Cardiff Business School, Cardiff University, United Kingdom, Wenlan School of Business, Zhongnan University of Economics and Law, China
United Kingdom
Gassia Apkarian
Judge, Superior Court of California, County of Orange
California, USA
Ivan Aprahamian
Professor of Chemistry, Dartmouth College
New Hampshire, USA
Nora Armani
Founding Artistic Director of SR Socially Relevant Film Festival NY since 2013
New York, USA, France, Armenia
Zareh Asatryan
Deputy Head, Department of Public Finance, ZEW - Leibniz Centre for European Economic Research
Christopher Atamian
Digital Marketing and Content Consultant, Indiepix--Digital FIlm Acquisitions
New York, USA
Hourig Attarian
Associate Professor, College of Humanities & Social Sciences, American University of Armenia
Rafi Baghdjian
Advisor to the Centre for Scientific Innovation & Education Foundation
Peter Balakian
Pulitzer prize winning poet, Literary scholar, Donald M and Constance H Rebar Professor, Department of English, Colgate University
New York, USA
Jan Balakian
Kean University, School of English Studies, Arthur Miller Society, Thornton Wilder Society, Modern Language Association, American Literature Association
New Jersey, USA
Diane Barber
Professor, Department of Cell and Tissue Biology, University of California San Francisco
California, USA
Houri Berberian
Professor of History, Meghrouni Family Presidential Chair in Armenian Studies, University of California Irvine, Director of the Center for Armenian Studies, University of California Irvine
California, USA
Hrachoohi Boghosian
Founder and CEO of (CIPR) Center for Innovation Promotion and Research
Armen Der Kiureghian
Professor Emeritus, University of California, Berkeley, President Emeritus, American University of Armenia
California, USA
Lerna Ekmekcioglu
Professor of History, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Massachusetts, USA
Haig Alexander Eskandarian
TB RAMP Scholar, Center for TB Research, Division of Experimental Medicine, University of California, San Francisco
California, USA
Stephan Fauve
Professor, Department of Physics, Ecole normale superieure
Karina Galoian
Research associate professor University of Miami , Miller School of Medicine
Florida, USA
Aleksandr Gevorkyan
Henry George Chair in Economics and Associate Professor, The Peter J. Tobin College of Business, St. John
New York, USA
Irina Ghaplanyan
Adjunct Lecturer, American University of Armenia, Senior Advisor on Climate Change, the World Bank Group
Gassia Haroutiounian
Saint Joseph University, Department of Geography, Libanese University, Department of Archeology, Médiatrice culturelle pour le musée et les expositions à l’Institut du Monde Arabe, Paris, Directrice du Bureau Administratif de l’Université Saint Joseph, Paris
France, Beirut, Lebanon
Ann Karagozian
Distinguished Professor, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of California, Los Angeles, Director, The Promise Armenian Institute at UCLA
California, USA
Gor Khachatryan
Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematics and Mechanics, Department of Economics and Management, Yerevan State University, Director, Economic Research Center, Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Armenia
Stefan Kristensen
Professor of Philosophy, University of Strasbourg, Faculty of Arts
Sergio La Porta
Associate Dean of the College of Arts and Humanities, California State University, Fresno
California, USA
Jerry Manoukian
Emeritus Staff El Camino Hospital, CME Surveyor California Medical Association
California, USA
Narek Manukyan
Paradigma Educational Foundation, UNDP
Sarkis Mazmanian
Luis & Nelly Soux Professor of Microbiology, California Institute of Technology
California, USA
Khatchig Mouradian
Lecturer, Columbia University, Armenian and Georgian Area Specialist, Library of Congress
New York, NY, USA, Washington D.C., DC, USA
Hagop Panossian
The ARPA Institute, Founder & President,, The Armenian Engineers and Scientists of America (AESA), Founder and Past President
California, USA
Alexandre Persat
Global Health Institute and Institute for Bioengineering, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)
Vahe Petrosian
Professor of Physics and Applied Physics Departments, Chair of Astronomy Program, Stanford University
California, USA
David Petrosyan
Principal Researcher (Associate Professor), Institute of Electronic Structure and Laser, Foundation for Research and Technology - Hellas, Mercator Fellow, Center for Quantum Science, Physikalisches Institut, University of Tübingen
Grant Pogosyan
Professor Emeritus (Former Dean and Professor of Mathematics & Computer Science), International Christian University, Tokyo, First Ambassador of Armenia to Japan, 2012-2021
Dork Sahagian
Professor, Department of Earth & Environmental Sciences, and the Environmental Initiative, Lehigh University
Pennsylvania, USA
Vahe Sahakyan
Research Associate, Senior Information Resources Specialist, Armenian Research Center, University of Michigan-Dearborn
Michigan, USA
Naira Sahakyan
Senior Researcher, Artsakh Study Department, Armenian Genocide Museum-Institute
Ara Sanjian
University of Michigan-Dearborn
Michigan, USA, Lebanon, Armenia
Khachik Sargsyan
Principal Member of Technical Staff, Sandia National Laboratories
New York, USA
Allen Sayegh
INVIVIA, Harvard University Graduate School of Design
Massachusetts, USA
Audrey Selian
Artha Initiative
Melanie Tanielian
Director of the Center for Armenian Studies, University of Michigan
Illinois, USA
Artyom Tonoyan
Center for Holocaust & Genocide Studies, Minnesota
Minnesota, USA
Emil Yuzbashyan
Professor, Rutgers University
New Jersey, USA
Vahan Zanoyan
Armenia, California, USA
Yervant Zorian
Chief Architect & Fellow, Synopsys Corp, President, Synopsys Armenia
California, USA

List of additional remote participants

Lara Setrakian

Founding Board Member, APRI Armenia; Impact Partner, Fresco Capital


Sheila Paylan

International law, Human rights, & Gender


Karin Markides

President of the American University of Armenia


Bertrand Venard

President of the French University of Armenia


Robert Khachatryan

Minister of High-Tech Industry of the Republic of Armenia


Vahan Kerobyan

Minister of the Economy of the Republic of Armenia