Alen Amirkhanian

American University of Armenia’s (AUA) Acopian Center for the Environment

Alen Amirkhanian is the Director of the American University of Armenia’s (AUA) Acopian Center for the Environment since 2013 and the Interim Director of the AUAF Center for Responsible Mining since 2014. He teaches graduate and undergraduate environmental courses at AUAF. Prior to AUA, he was Senior Vice President of Research at Michael Porter’s Initiative for a Competitive Inner City. He has consulted with the World Bank, UNDP, and the Brookings Institution on energy efficiency as well as economic and urban-growth issues. His current academic interests include urban environmental sustainability, “greening” the built environment, and circular economy esp. as it relates to “greening” cities. He holds a Masters in City Planning (1997) from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Department of Urban Studies and Planning.