RESEARCH CENTER AT YEREVAN STATE UNIVERSITY
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CENTER VISITS YSU AT IJEVAN
Trainings for Lecturers
As part of its outreach efforts, the YSU Center for Gender Research and Leadership organized a meeting with the YSU branch in the town of Ijevan. The meeting aimed at presenting the operation, activities and projects of the Center. In addition to discussing the operation of the Center, the participants talked about
Center visits YSU at Ijevan
Visit to Gyumri
Training with Career Center
Collaboration with 3 Arizona State University CGLS Grant Projects
gender issues in Armenia and their possible solution. The meeting was attended by students and professors from different departments. Students from Psychology and Sociology Departments demonstrated particular interest in the topic. The mentoring project of the Center, as well as the possibility of participation of students from YSU at Ijevan, were among the topics discussed.
Visit to Gyumri AGATE NGO for Women with Special Needs was among the organizations were the YSU Center for Gender Research and Leadership was presented. The goal of the NGO is to support social integration of physically disabled young people in the Marz of Shirak and encourage them to live independent lives; promote creation of employment opportunities for them; pro
tect the rights of people with disabilities through improvement of the Armenian legislation; work toward changing the public attitude toward people with disabilities; promote capacity development of the NGO; and promote the development of cooperation among state structures and nongovernmental organizations engaged in the issues of people with disabilities.
Training with Career Center On November 19-21, 2013, the YSU Alumni and Career Center and the YSU Center for Gender Research and Leadership held a three-day workshop entitled Leadership, Career Advancement and Gender. The workshop was attended by 25 students and alumni from YSU and other universities. The participants learned about selfpresentation and motivation as important vehicles for leadership and career advancement. During the interactive event, through role games the participants engaged with
as important issues as leadership behavior, proficient communication and self-presentation, efficient work within a group, etc. The participants learned about legal and socio-cultural issues related to women’s leadership in various spheres, as well as ways of overcoming these obstacles. The participants received certificates upon the completion of the workshop.
According to “RA Law on provision od equal rights and equal opportunities for men and women”
Gender Equality is the Equality of Rights, Obligations and Responsibilities of Men and Women in Front of the Law (with consideration of the exceptions provided by law).
Feminist Literature: The Second Sex, Simone de Beauvoir, 1949
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Collaboration with Arizona State University The Arizona State University is located in the city of Tempe, Arizona. It was founded in 1885 and originally was a Normal School. In 1945, the school was named Arizona State College at the decision of the Arizona Board of Regents. In 1958, it was renamed Arizona State University. In 1994, the University was classified as Research University by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. Currently it is one of the innovative research universities in the United States. The University aims at establishing the New American University model the efficiency of which is measured on the success achieved by its students as opposed to universities that measure their efficiency through the shortcomings and dropout rates. The Arizona State University is among the top 25 research institutes in the United States thanks to its research results, innovations, development, research funds, as well as receipt of a large number of grants. The University offers Bachelorâ€™s, Masters, and doctoral degrees. A number of research and scientific centers operate within
Gender Research and Leadership Studies of Yerevan State University. In January 2014, a delegation from YSU headed by Rector Aram Simonyan visited the Arizona State University to discuss prospects of continuation of cothe University which in turn en- operation between the two unihance the learning process and versities around the Center for add to the ranking of the Univer- Gender Research and Leadership Studies. sity. Among such research Centers is the Melikian Center with which the YSU Center of Gender Research and Leadership collaborates. The Melikian Center specializes in research in Russian, Eurasian and Eastern European Studies. The Melikian center pursues both instructional and research goals. It is home to over 40 faculty affiliates from ASU and community colleges throughout Arizona. Within the framework of collaboration between the CGRL and Melikian Center, four YSU professors have so far been trained at the Arizona State Univeristy to develop courses on Gender Studies, and the training of two others is underway. of cooperation between the two universities around the Center for
Simone de Beauvoir (9 January, 1908 â€“ 14 April, 1986) French Feminist
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CGRL Grant Projects The YSU Center for Gender and Leadership grants the opportunity to those interested in gender politics to receive financial and professional support for research. The research supported by the Center has to aim at bringing about change in the sphere of gender politics. Currently, ten projects are underway in different spheres all of which aim at changing gender politics. Among them are research projects on sex-based abortions, women’s representation in the Armenian army, women’s representation in the political sphere, establish-
ment of information society in Armenia, obstacles in women’s academic career and advancement, etc.
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Published on May 27, 2014