Edgar Vardanyan is a Master of Political Science. After his postgraduate studies at St. Petersburg State University, he received a qualification of a researcher-trainer (2017). His areas of interest are the theory of democracy, democratization processes, and civic resistance. He is the author of several studies on these topics. He has taught political science at the Moscow Institute of Business and Law (2007-2012) and at the Eurasia International University (2008-2009). Edgar Vardanyan has collaborated with a number of leading Armenian and international organizations and foundations, including the IDHR, , Lragir, Hetk, Junior Achievement of Armenia, International IDEA, CIS IPA Institute of Democracy, ACNIS, Institute of Public Policy , Boon TV. As a political commentator Mr. Vardanyan often shares his analyzes on political processes in the Armenian media. Currently he is the editor-in-chief of “Detector” informational-analytical project at Boon Foundation.