Syuzanna Petrosyan is an M.Phil. student at Pardee RAND and an assistant policy researcher at RAND. Her research interests include struggling democracies, security agreements and cooperation, arms acquisition, and supply chain issues. She has a B.A. in economics and international studies from the University of California, Irvine and an M.A. in public diplomacy from the University of Southern California.
Prior to joining Pardee RAND, Petrosyan was an associate director at the USC Institute of Armenian Studies, where she led the organization’s research and programming initiatives in the post-Soviet area and Turkey. She is the co-founder of the Turkey-Armenia branch of the Olive Tree Initiative at University of California, an experiential education program that takes students and faculty to conflict regions.