From May 29 to June 2, ASPU is hosting Dr. Jakub Bornio of the Department of European Studies at the University of Wrocław, Poland, who is in Armenia within the framework of the Erasmus+ program.
Today, the guest speaker delivered a lecture entitled “Southern Caucasus in Poland's Eastern Policy” for students and lecturers of the Faculty of History and Social Sciences.
Jakub Bornio spoke about Poland, the main principles adopted by the country, including those in the context of the EU’s foreign policy, referred to security issues and centuries-old Armenian-Polish relations.
This is Jakub Bornio’s first visit to Armenia. He confesses that he is impressed by the warm welcome and reception of Armenians and the Armenian culture. During his meetings with ASPU lecturers, he even managed to learn a few Armenian words and get acquainted with the history of the country.
The Polish specialist thinks that the two peoples have a lot in common, which allows the sides to deepen centuries-old friendship.
Edgar Hovhannisyan, Dean of the Faculty of History and Social Sciences, emphasized the importance of the visit and the lecture in these decisive times (for Armenia).
Mr. Hovhannisyan says it is very important to look at the issues that interest us from a different scientific perspective and to listen to other opinions as well.
He added that in the near future Jakub Bornio will have more meetings with ASPU lecturers to discuss issues related to the European Union, foreign policy, the region, ethnic conflicts, etc. The working meeting held on May 29 allows the dean of the Faculty of History and Social Sciences to say that the sides are willing to deepen international cooperation between the two universities in question.
While at ASPU, Jakub Bornio also got acquainted with the history and events of the hundred-year-old Pedagogical University during his visit to the ASPU Museum. The Polish guest was also greatly impressed by “Radio Fama” – the first-ever university radio station in Armenia.