Graduate, Yerevan Institute Foreign Languages. Postgraduate in philosophy and art, Yerevan State University.
Spokesman for Information Center, Armenian National Movement, 1989-1990; former foreign affairs advisor to president and advisor to standing commission on foreign relations, Armenian Parliament former press secretary, President Republican of Armenia ambassador to the United States, Government of Republic of Armenia, Washington, since 1993. Former instructor English language.
Married Lilit Karapetian Shugarian. 2 children.