New April, New Armenia
Lecture | August 29 | 7:30-9:30 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall
Tatul Hakobyan, Yerevan-based Reporter and Political Analyst
This talk, followed by a discussion, will analyze the latest political developments in Armenia that resulted in the so-called Velvet Revolution led by Nigol Pashinyan. This revolution brought about the resignation of newly-elected Prime Minister Serzh Sargsyan, who had already served two terms as Armenias President, and his replacement by Pashinyan. Some of the questions to be addressed include the following:
-What were the causes of this unexpected revolution?
-What has been achieved over the past hundred, or so, days?
-What are the prospects for Pashinyans success in the coming legislative elections?
-Is a counter-revolution that would bring back the kleptocratic, authoritarian leadership of the previous regimes still possible.