PAARA’s Chair on Political Governance and Public Policy and Student Scientific Society initiated a summer school on “Identity Issues in Establishing New World Order: Armenia’s Vision for Future” to be held on June 15-22.
The Rector of PAARA, Mr. Arsen Lokyan, Doctor of Psychology, welcoming the attendees on the occasion of the online launch of the Summer School, expressed his satisfaction with the choice of such a relevant topic and noted that issues of the Armenian identity and world order changes would be addressed.
Mr. Lokyan also expressed hope that as a result of the discussions on spiritual security and psychological security issues, the Summer School attendees would come to conclusions contributing to the implementation of the vision for our future.
By drawing parallels with wildlife, the Rector noted that in general the species that are more adaptive in the natural selection process are more viable, and then he added that it might also apply to nations and states, including Armenians.
He wished for a fruitful continuation in terms of the online discussions on this vital topic.
Reflecting upon the choice of the topic for the Summer School, Professor Mariam Margaryan, Head of the Chair of Political Governance and Public Policy, Doctor of Political Sciences, noticed that they had adjusted the topic of identity to the global development trends.
Regarding the problem of viability that Armenians are facing nowadays, Mrs. Mariam Margaryan said that it is not only conditioned by how much we can adapt to the world, but also by how much we will be able to adapt the world to us.
The best specialists in the field will deliver lectures for the Summer School participants. Mrs. Margaryan informed that they had tried to select a comprehensive faculty, involving Turkologists, and globalists, and in general, scholars, who in their theories complete the issues of the biological existence and physical security of a society.
In the meantime, according to Mrs. Margaryan, in the frame of the Summer School discussions, the stress will be put on the natural modernization and not on the loss, atomization, or chaotic perception of identity.
Various opinions and views are expected to be voiced during the Summer School, however, the focal one will be: “We are Armenians, we are viable and we will forge our future.”