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Armen V. Sahakyan serves as the ANCA-WR Executive Director. In this role, Sahakyan oversees the far-ranging projects and initiatives of the ANCA Western Region, including grassroots community development, public policy advocacy, coalition building, media relations, and coordination of goals and priorities among over 30 local chapters in the western U.S..

Previously, Sahakyan led the ANCA Eastern Region office for four years and has been active with the organization since high school, including as a Leo Sarkisian intern and a Capital Gateway Program fellow.

Sahakyan has taught Government Studies at his alma mater Bloomfield College as an adjunct professor. Additionally, he has worked at the World Bank Group, the Permanent Mission of Armenia to the United Nations, and the European Institute.

He holds M.A. degree in International Relations and International Economics from the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) and B.A. degree in International Political Economy (summa cum laude, class valedictorian) from Bloomfield College.

Sahakyan’s articles have appeared in a variety of national media outlets, including The National Interest, The Hill, The Christian Science Monitor, Asia Times, and Providence Magazine. You can follow him on Twitter @ArmenVS.