Asmik Arutyunyan is a program officer for the Russia and Europe Center at USIP.
Arutyunyan joined USIP after spending over a decade in the private sector. Her commitment to USIP’s mission and vision is driven by her childhood experience in a war zone. Her research interests are focused on the intersection of gender, international security and development. Specifically, she looks at the inclusion of men and boys in gender equality efforts in post-war environments, conflict-related gender-based violence in Eastern Europe and Caucasus, intersectionality-based policy analysis, as well as women’s peacebuilding movements and advancement of LGBTQ+ rights.
Arutyunyan holds a master’s in international policy and practice from the George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs. She is fluent in Armenian, Russian and Spanish and is currently improving her proficiency in French.