Armenak Tokmajyan

Name: Armenak Tokmajyan

Title: Research Fellow, Center for Conflict, Negotiation and Recovery, School of Public Policy

Number of years at CEU: 1 year

Home city/town & country: Aleppo (Syria)/ Yerevan (Armenia)

What's your favorite Hungarian food?

Túró gombóc, rakott krumpli and trying to like túró rudi

Whose works of art or design have had the greatest impression on you?

Johannes Brahms' 1st 2nd 3rd and 4th Symphonies (I recommend 3rd Symphony, 29 min.)

What's your favorite language, whether you speak it or not?


What's your hidden skill or talent?

Singing terribly out of tune

What's your favorite quote or idiom?

"Some people are on the shoulders of this globe. Some carry the globe on their shoulders." [Translation from Armenian] - Paruyr Sevak

What do you like to do best on Sundays?

Go to the market in the morning and buy fish, be lazy in the evening

Which is your favorite building, park, museum, or public spot in Budapest?

The green bridge and the many markets of my beautiful Budapest

What's your guilty pleasure?

Working so much

What is your favorite or most visited website or blog?


Name one adventure you'd like to have:

Go hunting for an entire week!