Date and Place of Birth: May 23, 1963, village of Selda, Javakhk, Georgia


1981-1986 Yerevan State University; History Department; historian-ethnographer


2008 (June)-2009 (April) RA Minister of Education and Science

2007-2008 – chief editor of “Yerkir” newspaper

2006 (July)-2007 member of editorial board of “Yerkir” newspaper

2001-2006 deputy director of “Noravank” scientific educational foundation

2004-2006 chief editor of “Yerkir” newspaper

2001-2004 member of “Yerkir” newspaper editorial board

2001-2002 head of the analytical center of “Dashnaktsutiun” Armenian Revolutionary Federation

1997-2001 deputy director of “Hayots Ashkhar” newspaper

1993-1997 member of the board of Center for National Issue and Genocide Research

1986-1990 researcher of Armenian State Ethnography Museum

Membership in Parties and Their Governing Bodies

Since 1990 “Dashnaktsutiun” Armenian Revolutionary Federation

Membership in Elective State Administration Bodies:

Since July 2006

In 2006-2007 deputy of the RA National Assembly of third summon (2003-2007), member of the Standing Commission on Defense, National Security and Home Affairs

Publications: “Hayots Ashkhar”, “Yerkir” newspapers

Hobbies: music, literature, computer games

Languages: Armenian, Russian

Marital Status: married, two children

Contact Information:

Tel. (374 10) 52 18 90