Adelaida Baghdasaryan is Chair of the LL.M. Program at the American University of Armenia, where she has been teaching since 2010. Before that she taught at the Yerevan University of Law and Ecology (2000-02). Her work experience has spanned a variety of public and private sector positions focused on rule of law as well as economic and business issues. Among those positions have been as Legal Consultant with the Armadel Consulting Law Office, providing counsel on international business (2009 to present); U.S. Embassy in Yerevan, Political-Economic Section, focused on corruption, foreign assistance programs, and rule of law (2006 to 2014); Center for Agribusiness and Rural Development/USDA, focusing on political and economic processes and policy impacting the agricultural sector in Armenia (2005-07).
Professor Baghdasaryan’s impactful work has earned her a number of awards, including the U.S. Embassy Honor Award for “Exemplary performance in advancing Embassy Yerevan’s human rights and anti-corruption goals” as well as the U.S. Department of State Franklin Award. She recently became one of the first licensed mediators in Armenia to work with the courts on alternative dispute resolution in civil cases.
She is a graduate of Yerevan State University and obtained a Master of Comparative Legal Studies from the American University of Armenia Law Department and LLM from Harvard Law School.