Armen Mazmanyan is the Director of the Apella Institute and of its Center for Constitutional Studies. He has obtained his PhD in Law from the European University Institute in 2009 after a four-year intensive research on constitutional review in post-Soviet countries. He has several articles and chapters on comparative constitutional law and politics published by international journals. Dr. Mazmanyan taught comparative and international law in the American University of Armenia between 2003 and 2012 and held research positions in different universities in Europe and the US, most recently in the Sanford School of Public Policy, Duke University, University of Sydney, Harvard’s Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies, and Columbia University Law School. He frequently advises international organizations and NGOs on legal reforms and democratic institutions in countries in transition to democracy. He is currently a member of the International Steering Committee of the European Human Rights Advocacy Centre (EHRAC).
Armen Mazmanyan’s expertise includes constitutional research, human rights, democratization, elections and electoral integrity, European law and integration, international law.