David Hovhannisyan

David Hovhannisyan studied at Yerevan State University, at The Chair of Arabic Studies from 1971-79, and 1976 - 79 at the Institute of Asian and African Countries, Moscow State University, and received PhD from Oriental Studies, majoring Arabic Philology. Since 1998 until now be is the Head of Department of Arabic Studies, Yerevan State University. For the period of 1998 - 2003 worked at Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Armenia, Ambassador at Large, and was awarded the diplomatic range of Ambassador, Plenipotentiary and Extraordinary. He is a Founder and Member of the South Caucasus Institute of Regional Security, Member of the Armenian-Turkish Reconciliation Commission (TARC), Founder and current Director of Center for Cultural and Civilization Studies based at Yerevan State University, Member of “Arabic Studies” Journal Editorial Board, Member of “Language, Society, Communication” Journal Editorial Board, Member of Association for Caucasian Studies.