Dikran is an entrepreneur trained by Conflict Management Group (Cambridge, MA, USA) in negotiation, conflict management and policy analysis using methods, materials and cases developed by Harvard Negotiation Project.
He has been a speaker, trainer and moderator for various local, regional and international events in Middle East, North Africa, Europe and Caucasus regions. Beside robust theoretical insights and studies, his negotiation and personal leadership trainings are grounded in his real life experience coming from start-up and management of several small business initiatives in Yerevan giving him vigorous experience in planning and executing deals.
Dikran is a principal at NegotiationLab and also heads the LYD Life Skills Resource Center in Yerevan which acts as a hub for various capacity development workshops and trainings.
He is involved both as a facilitator and negotiation trainer in Euro-MENA regional project of "Cultural Innovators Network" implemented by the German Goethe Institute encompassing 29 countries from Europe and the Arab world.
He earned his MA degree in 'EU International Relations and Diplomacy' from College of Europe (Belgium 2009) with specialization in international negotiation analysis, and BA degree from Yerevan State University (2008) alongside successful completion of Georgetown University course and the Center for Leadership Development (2006)
Dikran has acted as Vice-President of the 1st Euro-Mediterranean Youth Parliament (Cairo/Berlin 2007) and holds numerous awards including, "Honorary citizen of Brugge" (Belgium 2009), winner of National Public Speaking competition (ESU 2006) and winner of "Best Insight Award" in symposium "A Path towards Peace and Prosperity: Developing a Global Partnership for Development" (Athgo International 2005)
Dikran speaks English, Armenian and Arabic and has strong familiarity with Middle East and the Arab World after years of living and study in Syria. He is married and currently resides with his wife in Yerevan, Armenia.