Artak Ayunts has BA and MA degrees in Sociology from Yerevan State University. He also has an MA degree in Conflict Resolution from Bradford University, Peace Studies Department, United Kingdom. He completed his PhD studies at Yerevan State University in 2004 on the topic of Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. He has been a Tavitian Fellow at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy and DAAD Fellow at Peace Research Institute Frankfurt. Prior to that, he was the representative of the International Alert in Armenia. Currently he teaches at Yerevan State University. His research interests include Conflict Management, Peace Studies and Discourse Analysis.