Sossi Tatikyan has a Diploma from Yerevan State University, Master of Public Administration from Harvard Kennedy School of Government and Executive Master of Business Administration from ESCP Europe Business School.
She has had two interrelated careers. She has worked in the Armenian Foreign Ministry for over a decade, mostly dealing with Armenia's relations with NATO, International Atomic Energy Agency, international human rights bodies and Iran. Sossi has worked with the OSCE and UN political and peacekeeping missions, and dealt with NATO, EU and African Union in Europe, Asia and Africa, providing political and strategic advice in the area of good governance and security policies, and designing, managing and overseeing programmes and projects in reforming security and rule of law institutions. Over the last 3 years, she is providing advisory services to public, non-profit and private organizations both in Armenia and globally, including UNDP, US Freedom House and Geneva Centre for Security Sector Governance (DCAF). She has a number of publications and research and has given a series of TV interviews and organized public discussions on the issues of international relations and security, national security strategies and policies, energy security and Euro-Atlantic integration, good governance and institutional reform, democracy and human rights, remedial rights and international law for conflict resolution.