Mher Sahakyan is founder and director of the China-Eurasia Council for Political and Strategic Research, Armenia. He is the founder of the annual international conference Eurasian Research on Modern China and Eurasia. He is an elected advisory board member of the International Institute for Peace (IIP), Austria. He is a member of the British Association for Chinese Studies.
Mher holds a doctorate in international relations from China’s Nanjing University and is now a lecturer at the Russian-Armenian University and at the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) of Armenia. In Armenia, Mher initiated an annual special course Rethinking China’s Foreign Policy for young specialists. He has many academic and analytical publications regarding security issues and China’s foreign. He is the author of the book China’s Belt and Road Initiative and Armenia, which was published in Armenian and in Russian.
Mher has presented and introduced his researches in many conferences at the IIP, University of Oxford, University of Cambridge, Moscow State University, Shanghai University, University of Edinburgh, King’s College London, Academic Council on the United Nations System, Delegation of the EU to China, etc.