Andranik Migranyan, a member of the Public Chamber of Russia and a Foreign Policy Expert

Andranik Migranyan
Foreign Policy Expert

1949 - Born in Yerevan
1972 - Graduates, Moscow State Institute of International Relations
1974 - Receives PhD in History, Institute of International Labour Movement, Moscow
1976 - Professor, Moscow Road Building Institute
1985 - Senior Researcher, Institute of World Economy and International Relations, Moscow
1988 - Senior Researcher, Institute of International Economic and Political Research, USSR Academy of Sciences, Moscow
1990 - Visiting Professor, University of California, San Diego
1991 - Professor, Moscow State Institute of International Relations
1992 - Senior Advisor, International Relations Committee, Russian State Duma
1993 - Member, Presidential Advisory Council of the Russian Federation
1994 - First Vice President, Reforma Fund, Moscow
1994 - Senior Expert, Committee on CIS, State Duma
1995 - Professor, Political Science Department, Moscow State Institute of International Relations
1996 - Chairman, Scientific Council of the CIS Members Institute, Moscow
2004 - First Vice President, Soglasie Fund, Moscow
2005 - Chairman, Public Chamber Commission on Questions of Globalism and National Strategy Development, Moscow
 
Andranik Migranyan was born into a refugee family. Both of his parents had fled from Turkey into Western Armenia during the genocide. Their paths crossed in Southern Russia, where they later got married. They then moved to Armenia, where he was born. Professor Migranyan graduated from the Moscow State Institute of International Relations, specialising in issues relating to the American political system, socialism and the international social-democratic movement. During his career, Professor Migronyan has published several books and written hundreds of articles for leading Russian and international publications. He is a frequent commentator on television and radio. Professor Migranyan is an academician at the Academy of Political Sciences and a Professor at the Moscow State Institute of International Relations. He has held several key advisory positions in the Russian State Duma and on the Federation Council during the course of his career. He is also a board member of the Union of Armenians in Russia.
 
The Russian Foreign Minister, Sergey Lavrov, has addressed the State Duma, saying that the Commonwealth of Independent States has failed to become either a fully-fledged integrated association or an effective international organisation. Sergey Lavrov has called into question the effectiveness of the CIS. Does this mean the integration process in the post-Soviet space has failed? Andranik Migranyan, a member of the Public Chamber of Russia and a Foreign Policy Expert, is on Spotlight to tell us more.