Raffi K. Hovannisian is a former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Armenia. International lawyer. Graduate of UCLA (History and Near Eastern Studies), The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy (International Relations and Soviet Affairs), and Georgetown University Law Center. Armenian Center for National and International Studies (ACNIS) Founder and President. He presently leads the pro-Western Heritage (Ժառանգություն, Zharangutiun) party which holds 7 seats in the Armenian parliament.