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Mikayel Zolyan

Political Analyst and Historian

YGLN Civil Society

Michael Zolyan is a political analyst and historian from Yerevan, Armenia. Since January 2019 Zolyan is a member of the National Asembly of the Republic of Armenia, from “My Step” faction. In 2019-2020 Zolyan served as a member of the Standing Committee on Foreign Relations, and since January 2021 he is a member of the Standing Committee on European Integration. He is also a member of the Euronest Eastern Partnership Parliamentary Forum. In his analytical and academic work Zolyan is specializing in issues of national identity, ethnic conflict, nationalism and ethnicity, as well as democratization and democracy in the post- Soviet context. Zolyan holds a Ph.D. (candidate of science) in History from Yerevan State University and Master’s degree in Nationalism Studies at Budapest’s Central European University. Zolyan teaches UNESCO Chair of Democracy at Yerevan State Linguistic University after Brusov. Zolyan has published numerous scientific articles and chapters in Armenia and abroad, including Armenian, as well as English, Russian and German. His analytical articles are frequently published in Armenian and international media about events in Armenia and the region.