Prof. Dr. Ruben Safrastyan
Hon'ble Board Member
IJBST Journal Group
Full Member of National Academy of Sciences of Armenia (Academician), Prof, PhD, Dr. Sci.
Hon'ble Editorial Board Member, IJBST Journal Group
Director of Institute of Oriental Studies, National Academy of Sciences of Armenia; Holder of Chair of the World History and its Teaching Method, Armenian State Pedagogical University; Adjunct Professor, American University of Armenia; Founding Editor, Contemporary Eurasia: International Journal of Eurasian Geopolitics; Founding Editor and Head of Editorial Board, Turkic and Ottoman Studies.
CURRENT INTERNATIONAL POSITIONS (HONORARY):
Reviewer / Editorial Board Member, Inside Journal, Tirupati, India; Member of Advisory and Scientific Board, Brolly. Journal of Socıal Scıences, London Academic Publishing Ltd., London, UK; Member of Advisory Board, IJBST Journal Group, Coimbatore, India; Member of Editorial Board, History Research, a peer-reviewed open access journal published bimonthly in English-language, Science Publishing Group, New York, US; Member of the Scientific-Expert Council at Chairman of the Board of the Eurasian Economic Commission, Moscow, Russia; Member of Advisory Board, International Journal of Research and Humanities Studies, international, double-blind peer-reviewed, open-access, online journal in Arabic and English languages, San Francisco, USA; Member of Editorial Board, Russia and new States of Eurasia, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow; Member of Editorial Board, Asiatiсa: Studies in Philosophy and Culture of Orient, Saint Petersburg University, Saint Petersburg, Russia; Member of Editorial Board, Sociology and Anthropology: International Peer-Reviewed Journal, Horizon Research Publishing, Alhambra, USA; Senior Analyst, Wikistrat Inc., Washington, D.C., USA; Senior Fellow, New Westminster College, Vancouver, Canada.
PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP (INTERNATIONAL):
Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung-Alumni, Bonn, Deutschland; Deutsche Arbeitsgemeinschaft Vorderer Orient für gegenwartsbezogene Forschung und
Dokumentation e.V (DAVO), Mainz, Deutschland; Fulbright Association, Washington D.C., USA.
SOME PAST POSITIONS:
Deputy Director, Department of Political Analysis, Administration of the President of Armenia; Senior Expert on International Relations, Department of Political Analysis and Information, Supreme Soviet of Armenia.
Counselor of the Embassy, Embassy of Armenia in Germany.
SOME GRANTS AND FELLOWSHIPS:
International Policy Fellowship, CEU – OSI, Hungary, Budapest; Fulbright Senior Scholarship, USA, Berkeley, UC Berkeley; Germany, Bochum, G. Foster Fellowship, A. von Humboldt Foundation, Ruhr University; The Program on Post-Communist Security Studies "Europe in Transition”, London University, King's College, Department of War Studies, UK, London.
SUPERVISION ON 16 DEFENDED PhD DISSERTATIONS.
ARMENIAN STATE AWARDS: “Certificate of honor”, National Assembly of Armenia; Medal “Garegin Njdeh”, Ministry of Defense; Medal “Movses Khorenatsi” for achievements in the field of Social Sciences.
Scientist of Year, “Iravunk” weekly.
MEMBER OF ELECTION OBSERVATION MISSIONS OF OSCE/ODIHR:
Russian Federation, Parliamentary Election (Samara); Kazakhstan, Presidential Election (Alma-Ata); Russian Federation, Presidential Election (Irkutsk); Kazakhstan, Parliamentary Election (Inder).