Syuzanna Galstyan received her MA in Global Studies on completion of a double-degree programme from the University of Leipzig and University of Vienna. Originally from Armenia, she has lived and studied in different countries. Her main research interests lie in the civil society sector and good governance, with particular focus on the role of civil society in conflict transformation and anticorruption. Syuzanna has been engaged in projects aimed at promoting dialogue, cultural exchange and active citizenship. She has worked at Transparency International, Theodor-Heuss-Kolleg (a joint programme of the Robert Bosch Stiftung und MitOst e.V), Gyumri Youth Initative Centre non-governmental organization (NGO), as well as at other NGOs.
She has extensive experience in designing and implementing educational projects and trainings for the capacity building of different civil society actors. Currently, she is engaged as a trainer in the field of global education for one of the programmes of the German non-profit limited organisation Engagement Global – Service für Entwicklungsinitiativen (Service for Development Initiatives).
She participated in the RAUN programme in the 2016-2017 academic year, during which she conducted research on the topic of corruption. Upon successful completion of the programme, the modified and extended version of her research paper was published by Springer in the textbook ''Fraud and Corruption''.