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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 the 28 local chapters in the Western Region.

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.

Sahakyan’s articles have appeared in a variety of national media outlets, including The National Interest, The Hill, The Christian Science Monitor, European Affairs, and CQ Researcher Magazine. Additionally, he has presented at a number of conferences, including ones held at Georgetown, Columbia, and George Washington universities.

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