Sossi Tatikyan has a Diploma from Yerevan State University, Master of Public Administration from Harvard Kennedy School of Government and Executive Master of Business Administration from ESCP Europe Business School. She has had two interrelated careers.
She has worked in the Armenian Foreign Ministry for over a decade, mostly dealing with Armenia's relations with NATO, International Atomic Energy Agency, international human rights bodies and Iran. Sossi has worked with the OSCE, UN and EU Missions in Europe, Asia and Africa, providing political and strategic advice in the area of good governance and security policies, and designing and managing technical assistance programmes and projects in reforming security and rule of law institutions. She also served as Project Coordinator of UNDP Modern Parliament and Freedom House’ Advancing Democratic Culture projects in Armenia. Currently, she is providing advisory services to public, non-profit and private organizations both in Armenia and globally. She has a number of publications, such as on Euro-Atlantic integration and energy security issues published by NATO Defense College.
While Armenia’s second President Robert Kocharyan’s trial continues, Sossi Tatikyan writes about the need to amend relevant provisions of the Constitution to delineate the distinct responsibilities of the army and internal security forces, and to ensure checks and balances when declaring a state of emergency.
Armenia is set to have a new National Security Strategy. The current strategy, adopted in January 2007, had all the necessary components, but was outdated and remained a largely superficial and declarative document as many of the defined values and principles were not fully respected or promoted.