A California-licensed attorney who was born and educated in California, Vahan Bournazian relocated to Armenia in 2004. He served as associate dean of the Law Department of the American University of Armenia until 2012. Currently he teaches human rights courses in the Master’s Programme in Human Rights and Democratisation at Yerevan State University, and he is engaged in a variety of research projects. He has conducted human rights fact-finding and reporting in countries such as Mexico, Guatemala, Iraq, and Armenia. He is also the author of Development Discourse, a discussion guide dedicated to individual and societal development in Armenia.