Dr. Armen Mazmanyan

Senior Research Fellow Dr. Armen Mazmanyan holds a PhD in Law from the European University Institute (2009), an LLM from the University of Illinois (2002) and a graduate law degree from the Yerevan State University (1998). His research focuses on constitutionalism and democratic development in comparative perspective, as well as integration processes in post-Soviet countries. His publications include “Constrained, Pragmatic, Pro-democratic: Appraising Constitutional Review Courts in post-Soviet Politics”, Communist and Post-Communist Studies, (Elsevier, 2010) and “Failing Constitutionalism: From Political Legalism to Defective Empowerment”, Global Constitutionalism (Cambridge, 2012). He was also a co-editor, with Patricia Popelier and Werner Wandenbruwaene, of The Role of Constitutional Courts in Multilevel Governance (Cambridge/Intersentia, 2012).

Dr. Mazmanyan is currently the Director of the Apella Institute for Policy Analysis and Dialogue and its Center for Constitutional Studies in Yerevan Armenia. He was Assistant Professor of Law and Government in the American University of Armenia between 2009 and 2012 and held visiting research positions in the Universities of Antwerp and Munich (2010-2011), as well as in Columbia and Harvard Universities (2012-2013). In Spring 2015, Dr Mazmanyan will be Senior Research Fellow at the Electoral Integrity Project at the University of Sydney.