Maria Karapetyan is a Member of the National Assembly of the Republic of Armenia. She was the Development Director of the Imagine Center for Conflict Transformation and one of the managing editors of the Caucasus Edition: Journal of Conflict Transformation between 2011 and 2018. She is a Board Member of the Association Rondine Citadel of Peace in Arezzo, Italy. She holds an MA in Peace Studies from the University of Rome Three. She has been involved in designing and implementing Azerbaijani-Armenian, Turkish-Armenian, Abkhazian-Georgian-South Ossetian, Russian-Ukrainian, and Caucasus-wide dialogues, workshops, and trainings.