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The Future of Artsakh: A Conversation with Foreign Minister Davit Babayan

The Future of Artsakh: A Conversation with Foreign Minister Davit Babayan

The Promise Armenian Institute at UCLA, in collaboration with the Armenian National Committee of America – Western Region (ANCA-WR), presents "The Future of Artsakh: A Conversation with Foreign Minister Davit Babayan."

This event is co-sponsored by the Promise Institute for Human Rights at UCLA Law, the International and Comparative Law Program at UCLA Law, and UCLA Armenian Students' Association.

Wednesday, September 28, 2022
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM (Pacific Time)

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This event will take place at the Mong Learning Center (Engineering VI Building) on Wednesday, September 28 at 7PM Pacific Time.

Registration for this event is required and free. Please click here to RSVP by Monday, September 26, 2022.

Per UCLA’s COVID-19 protocols, we strongly recommend the wearing of masks at this indoor event to prevent the spread of the virus.  More information on UCLA’s COVID-19 protocols for visitors may be found here.

Davit Babayan was born in Stepanakert, the capital of Artsakh. He was appointed Foreign Minister of the Republic of Artsakh for a second time in January 2021; prior to this, from 2007-2021, he was Artsakh’s presidential spokesperson. He also served as an Adviser to the President of Artsakh from 2005 to 2007. Dr. Babayan is the founding leader of the “Artsakh Conservative Party.” He received a bachelor’s degree in economics from the Yerevan Institute of National Economy, and master’s degrees from American University of Armenia and the Central European University (Budapest). He holds a doctorate in historical science from the Armenian National Academy of Sciences Institute of Oriental Studies. Dr. Babayan has authored more than 300 articles and monographs related to Azerbaijan – Artsakh (Karabakh) negotiations, Caucasus geopolitics, great power competition, and Chinese geopolitics.


Visitor parking available at UCLA Parking Structure 8.

  1. Park on the roof of Parking Structure 8
  2. Pay for parking at a Paystation
  3. Take the stairs or the elevator to Level 1/Westwood Plaza 
  4. Cross the street diagonally, then turn slightly left, continuing north, past the bus stop
  5. Engineering VI will be on your right as you walk north on Westwood Plaza

Please note: This event will be photographed and recorded for documentation and distribution. All audience members agree to the possibility of appearing in these photographs and recordings by virtue of attending the event or participating in the event.