RAU hosted a lecture by the leading US professors
On October 18th Russian-Armenian University hosted professors Jack Norman Rakove (Stanford University) and Robert Allison (Suffolk University). The topic of the lecture was "How the US Constitution established a modern system; designing of constitution; prospects for democratic unions".
As it was mentioned by the RAU Director of the Institute of Law and Politics Dr. Larisa Alaverdyan, this topic is very relevant for Armenia.
The lecture was a small excursion into modern political system of the USA. The lecturers spoke about the history of the Constitution and pointed out its weaknesses. In particular, the professors explained which aspects of the country's electoral system cannot satisfy US citizens in terms of law.
After the lecture, students asked the speakers questions concerning both the theoretical foundations of set topics and pressing issues. For example, one student was interested in the opinion of professors as the US citizens about the upcoming presidential elections in America. It is noteworthy that the lecturers disagreed on the topic: they were representatives of the different parties in this matter.
It should be mentioned that the event was organized by the RAU Institute of Law and Politics together with the US Embassy in Armenia. According to students, the lecture was useful both from a professional point of view and in terms of acculturation of another country.