Arshak Balayan, PhD (Senior Fellow)

Arshak Balayan (Senior Fellow) earned his BA in Philosophy in 2004, an MA in Philosophy in 2006, and a PhD (kandidat nauk) in Philosophy in 2009. Between 2010 and 2013, Arshak spent three semesters at Harvard University where he was a visiting scholar at the Department of Philosophy. Arshak’s main academic interests include philosophy of science, communication ethics, and social transformation.

Currently Arshak teaches philosophical disciplines at Yerevan State University, as well as at the American University of Armenia.  Arshak is involved in a number of social and research projects. He has a number of publications and currently is working on the second edition of “Philosophy: Abridged Lectures”, a philosophy manual for university students in Armenia.  In addition, together with David Donabedian and John Carey, he is working on a book manuscript on Armenian libraries and the philosophy of information provisionally entitled  “Armenian Research Libraries:  Philosophy and Practice, 1991-2015”.