Raffi Hovhannisian

Date and Place of Birth

20 November 1959, Fresno


1977-1978 University of California, Berkeley, Department of Political science

1979-1980 University of California, Los Angeles,

Department of Armenian History

1982 State of Massachusetts, Tafts University,

Fletcher Scholl Ph.D. in international law and diplomacy

1985 Washington Georgetown University, legal center,

Doctor in law Professional Experience

1981-1982 Tafts University, lecturer of Armenian History

1985-1989 International Lawyer and Civil Litigator in the firms of Hill, Farrer and Burrill, Whitman & Ransom, Stroock & Stroock & Lavan, and Coudert Brothers

1989 Founder and director of Union of Armenian lawyers

1990 Director of the office of the Armenian Assembly of Armenia for reconstruction of earthquake zone

1991-1992 Minister of foreign affairs of Republic of Armenia

1993 till now - Founding Director, Armenian Center of Strategic and National Studies

1998 Chief of Department of Information and Publications,

Republic of Armenia, "Hayastan" All-Armenian Fund,

Executive Director

2007 Deputy of National Assembly of Republic of Armenia

Married with five children

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