The winter school aims to present comprehensively Armenia and the region to students in the context of historical, cultural, political, social, economic, and security issues. The school is particularly important for those interested in world politics, international relations, and political studies in general.
YSU vice-rector for development and innovation Mikayel Hovhannisyan mentioned that YSU cooperates with "SciencesPo" University for the first time, and the winter school is considered the first step of long-term cooperation. In his speech, M. Hovhannisyan noted that further joint activities might include student and professor exchange programs, research projects, and summer and winter schools. According to the YSU vice-rector, the school can be used as a model in the framework of cooperation with other partner universities interested in regional politics.
Referring to the other opportunities offered by the winter school, the vice-rector stated that cultural and political theories developed at Yerevan State University will be presented within its framework.
"The Center for Civilization and Cultural Research of YSU has developed a theory called "Three Seas System". It represents the Mediterranean, Black, and Caspian Sea regions. "Many processes in the region are analyzed taking into account that they are mainly determined by the coefficient and competitive factors existing there, which affect the whole world," M. Hovhannisyan pointed out.
In a conversation with us, the senior researcher of "SciencesPo" University, Katie Rousselent, stated that YSU's cooperative relationship with its partners contributed to the fact that the winter school was held in Armenia, at YSU. According to her, it is particularly important to acquire comprehensive knowledge about the region in the given region.
It should be noted that within the framework of the school, lecturers from both YSU and partner universities will give lectures, meetings will be organized with executive and legislative authorities, civil society, and mass media representatives, and study visits will be made to Yerevan's Mesrop Mashtots Matenadaran, Armenian Genocide Museum-Institute.