Forum : Inside/Outside Perspectives on Nagorno-Karabakh

Forum : Inside/Outside Perspectives on Nagorno-Karabakh

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Speakers: Dr. Laurence Broers, Lilit Gevorgyan and Dr. Armine Ishkanian

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Join us in examining the current situation concerning Nagorno-Karabakh, Armenia and Azerbaijan. As conditions change rapidly, the Forum will address the current situation in the context of causes of the conflict, the problems of negotiating a solution to the varied responses, and the role of civil society in the conflict. Taking part will be Dr. Laurence Broers of Conciliation Resources, Lilit Gevorgyan economist and political analyst, and Dr. Armine Ishkanian, Assocciate Professor, Department of Social Policy at the LSE. Perspectives from local, regional, and global levels will include views of people on the ground who are directly affected.

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Laurence Broers is the Caucasus programme director at Conciliation Resources and co-editor-in-chief of Caucasus Survey. He has more than 20 years’ experience as a researcher of conflicts in the South Caucasus and practitioner of peacebuilding initiatives in the region. Author of Armenia and Azerbaijan: Anatomy of a Rivalry (Edinburgh University Press, 2019) and co-editor, with Anna Ohanyan, of Armenia’s Velvet Revolution: Authoritarian Decline and Civil Resistance in a Multipolar World (I.B. Tauris, 2020), he also serves as associate fellow at the Russia and Eurasia Programme at the Royal Institute of International Affairs at Chatham House.

Lilit Gevorgyan is the Russia and CIS principal economist at IHS Markit, responsible for analyzing the macroeconomic, political, security, and business environment of Russia and the former Soviet republics. She has lived and worked in Armenia, Russia, Ukraine and the US and is a regular contributor to major media outlets, including frequent guest appearances on BBC Radio Four's Today Show. Prior to joining IHS Markit, Ms. Gevorgyan gained knowledge of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) risk environment at Eurasia House at Cambridge University, the International Institute for Strategic Studies, LSE Enterprise and the U.N.

Dr Armine Ishkanian is Associate Professor in the Department of Social Policy at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and the Executive Director of the Atlantic Fellows for Social and Economic Equity programme at the International Inequalities Institute (III), LSE. Her research examines how civil society organisations and social movements engage in policy processes and transformative politics. Armine is co-convenor of the Politics of Inequality research programme based at the III.