Armenia President Receives Dean of Fletcher School and President of Tavitian Foundation


From left, Dr. Joyce Barsam, Prof. RIchard Schultz, Aso Tavitian, Dean James Stavridis and President Serge Sargisian

From left, Dr. Joyce Barsam, Prof. RIchard Schultz, Aso Tavitian, Dean James Stavridis and President Serge Sargisian

YEREVAN (Armenpress) — President of the Republic of Armenia Serge Sargisian received on November 19 Dean of the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University Admiral James Stavridis and President of Tavitian Foundation Aso Tavitian.

During the meeting the parties talked about the cooperation between Tavitian Foundation founded by Armenian benefactor Aso Tavitian and Fletcher School. In the framework of this cooperation and due to scholarships provided by Tavitian Foundation, talented young people of the Republic of Armenia receive high-level education in Fletcher School.

More than 250 graduates have returnd to Armenia after receiving education in the framework of the abovementioned program to implement their knowledge and skills in homeland.

Tavitian Foundation simultaneously finances the visits of the deans, distinguished lecturers of Fletcher School to Armenia so that they become familiarized with the Armenian people and the existing geopolitical realities.

Stavridis is also a member of US Council on Foreign Relations, has served in United States Navy for many years holding various senior positions. During his service he was decorated with more than 50 international medals and diplomas. During the meeting with the President of the Republic of Armenia current international issues, challenges, regional development were touched upon.

Tavitian stressed that they will continue their programs and their support to young Armenian representatives of state bodies in studying at Fletcher Law and Diplomacy School.

Fletcher School Prof. Richard Schultz lectured further on “Armed Groups in Authoritarian States and Irregular Military Strategies” in Armenian Defense Ministry administration building.

First Deputy Defense Minister Davit Tonoyan stressed that Richard Schultz is well-known around the world, as one of the best specialists in international security field.

The guests visited Kanayan Institute for National Strategic Studies where they were presented with briefing on the newly created National Defense Research University.