Invitation Only Research Event

The Nagorny Karabakh Conflict: Popular Narratives and the Role of Civil Society


Gegham Baghdasaryan, President, Stepanakert Press Club; Editor-in-Chief, Analyticon
Avaz Hasanov, Director, Humanitarian Research Public Association, Georgia
Nouneh Sarkissian, Managing Director, Media Initiatives Center
Chair: Laurence Broers, Co-Editor-in-Chief, Caucasus Survey; Associate Fellow, Russia and Eurasia Programme, Chatham House


This year marks the 30th anniversary of the outbreak of fighting over Karabakh which continues to be an unresolved conflict involving Armenia and Azerbaijan. This event will examine the popular narratives around the conflict and preconceptions on all sides. Is there potential to change entrenched attitudes that have existed for 30 years? What is the role of civil society in encouraging reconciliation?

The event is organized in partnership with Conciliation Resources.

Attendance at this event is by invitation only. 

The Chatham House Rule

To enable as open a debate as possible, this event will be held under the Chatham House Rule.

Event contact

Maria Montague