Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
of the Republic of Armenia to the Republic of Lithuania  

Tigran Mkrtchyan

Date of Birth

29 May 1978 


2011-2014 PhD in Political Science at the Russian-Armenian (Slavonic) University

(Chair of Political Theory, Faculty of Political Science). Dissertation topic “Formation of Political Conservatism in England at the end of 18th and early 19th centuries.” Dissertation on specialty 23.00.01 – “History and Theory of Political Science” was successfully defended on September 11, 2015 in the National Strategic Research Institute under the MoD of RA at the 056 HAC Specialized Chamber session

2003-2004 MPhil in International Relations

Cambridge University, Darwin College, Centre of International Studies, UK (Chevening Scholar)

1999-2001 MA in World History 

Yerevan State University, Faculty of History, Department of World History

1995-1999 BA in History, First Class

Yerevan State University, Faculty of History 

Work experience

2014-2016 Lecturer, History and Theory of International Relations, History Faculty of Yerevan State University

June 2010-2016 Acting Head of the Department of Press, Information and Public Relations, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Armenia

Febr 2010-2014 Advisor to the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Armenia

Nov 2007-Febr 2010 European Stability Initiative (ESI) Armenia Analyst 

March 2007-Aug 2008 Executive Director of the Armenian International Policy Research Group (AIPRG), NGO

Sept 2006-June 2007 Lecturer, History of International Relations Theory, European Regional Academy, Yerevan

Sept 2005-June 2006 Foreign Affairs Adviser to the Speaker of the National Assembly of the Republic of Armenia

Sept 2005-July 2006 Lecturer, History of International Relations Theory, Political Science and International Relations Department in Yerevan State University 


June 10, 2013 By the decision of the President of the Republic of Armenia was awarded with the Diplomatic Rank of Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Armenia 


March 2, 2015 Ministry of Foreign Affairs Medal named after John Kirakossian for effective and successful performance of official duties.

March 1, 2016 Presidential medal of “Mkhitar Gosh”

May 10, 2018 By the order of Edward Nalbandian, Foreign Minister of Armenia, Ambassador Mkrtchyan has been awarded with the Medal of Honor of 1st order of the MFA of Armenia for most effectively fulfilling his official duties during long service.


Author of a monograph and more than two dozen articles on political theory, international relations and regional politics


English, Russian

Marital status

Married, with three sons and a daughter.

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