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UCLA international conference series on historic Armenian cities and provinces Friday, February 05, 2010

March 20, 2010, Saturday, 9:30-5:30
The Armenian Communities of Asia Minor (Adabazar, Bardizag, Ismid, Bursa, Armash, Kutahia and others near the Sea of Marmara)
1200 Rolfe Hall, UCLA No admission fee.


Sponsored by the AEF Chair in Modern Armenian History,
with support from the Organization of Istanbul Armenians.

For information, e-mail Prof. Richard Hovannisian at hovannis@history.ucla.edu

Khachaturian Trio's new CD Friday, January 08, 2010

Khachaturian TrioThe world famous trio recently brought out a CD dedicated to Arno Babadjanian and Dmitri Shostakovich, an exceptional performance, which should be enjoyed by all music lovers.

You can purchase the CD by visiting www.khachaturiantrio.com (purchasing link is found under “Trio History”).

The CD is recorded at Aram Khachaturian House-museum in Yerevan, Armenia, on June 2009.

You will find all necessary information about the Trio in the above website.

Khachaturian Trio is planning to give concerts in London, Paris, New York an LA in May 2010.
Kind regards,
Assadour Guzelian
Sponsor of CD

Read also: New CD by Khachaturian Trio dedicated to Arno Babajanyan

Website: http://www.khachaturiantrio.com/

Khachaturian Trio's album cover

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Centennial Year of the Armenian Relief Society Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Best wishes from Armenian Relief SocietyThe Century Old Armenian Relief Society, Inc. wishes You a Happy and a Prosperous New Year

2010 marks the Centennial Year of the Armenian Relief Society, Inc. (ARS).

On this occasion, we will be periodically sending electronic newsletters to individuals and organizations interested in the ARS's humanitarian and charitable operations.

Website: http://ars1910.org/

ArmTech Congress 2009 Friday, October 23, 2009

Armtech Congress 2009Armenia's global high-tech industry business and conference

November 5-8, 2009, at the Fairmont Hotel, San Jose, California

Connect with Armenia’s Emerging High-Tech Industry
Explore Investment Opportunities

The Republic of Armenian officially adopted ArmTech Congress as its global high-tech industry business conference and platform.

ArmTech Congress is designed to further the success of Armenia’s high-tech industry, a priority in the country’s progressive economic development program. ArmTech Congress ’09 strengthens the cooperation and collaboration among the high-tech and business communities in Armenia and Diaspora including, USA, Canada, Western Europe, S. America, Russia and Middle East, and examines the challenges and opportunities for the high-tech industry in a dynamic global economy.

Most importantly, ArmTech Congress ’09 establishes a platform that assists Armenia’s government, companies, academia and related organizations to prepare a global environment supportive of this strategic industry in general, and showcases Armenia as a viable, emerging high-tech destination.

ArmTech Congress ’09 takes place in the heart of Silicon Valley, highlighting the synergy and connections between the region that is technology’s acknowledged world leader and Armenia’s drive to become a top high-tech destination.

The four-day conference program includes session tracks addressing critical high-tech industry and business topics, and renowned keynote speakers including:

The Honorable Tigran Sargsyan, Prime Minister of the Republic of Armenia
The Honorable Nerses Yeritsyan, Minister of Economy of RA
Joe Simitian, California State Senator
Dr. Chi-Foon Chan, President and chief Operating Officer of Synopsys Inc.
Daniel Mahoney, President & CEO, Renesas Technology America

In addition to plenary sessions, the conference features parallel track sessions: All supporters of the Republic of Armenia’s passion to become a high-tech destination:

- Software Industry & Services
- High-tech business professionals
- Telecommunications & Internet
- Foreign investors
- Renewable & Green Energy
- Venture capitalists
- Microelectronics Design & Test
- Government agencies and NGOs
- Investment Projects
- International trade & outsourcing executives
- Higher Education & Research
- Digital Media
- Biotechnologies
- Engineering/Instrumentation Design
- Advanced Materials
- Professional Networking

How Can You Benefit from the Conference?

- Network with global high-tech leaders & innovators
- Connect with peers from around the world
- Learn from conference tracks & social events ·
- Enjoy Armenian culture and food
- Experience the ArmTech awards program

Visit the website: www.armtechcongress.com

Euro Caucasian Congress of Cardiology Friday, October 09, 2009

PosterOctober 29-30, 2009, Yerevan

The “Euro Caucasian Congress of Cardiology” will be held on October 29-30, 2009 in Yerevan under the auspices of the Ministry of Diaspora of the Republic of Armenia and the “France-Armenia Health Action” organization.

The aim of the congress is to identify and consolidate the potential of all Diaspora Armenian cardiologists in maintaining the health of all Armenians in Armenia and the Diaspora, as well as contribute to the development of medicine.

The congress will also contribute to the cooperation between cardiologists of Armenia and the Diaspora, the perfection of professionals and exchange of innovative approaches.

Taking into account Armenia’s leading role in the field of cardiology in the region, the congress will bring a new sweep in further cooperation between cardiologists of the region.

Applicants may submit their applications and receive further information on our websites at www.mindiaspora.am and www.hayernaysor.am.

Ministry of Diaspora of the Republic of Armenia

Schedule (PDF format, 3 pages, English)

Official invitation (PDF format, 1 page, English)

Poster is available here: http://www.euroccc.com/

Baghdad: Letter of protest addressed to President Serzh Sargsyan Friday, October 09, 2009

Iraq National Council: Letter of ProtestLetter of protest in relation with the pre-signed Armenian-Turkish Protocols, issued by Iraqi national bodies on 07 October 2009.

The letter is in Armenian and is signed by:

1) Barouyr Hagopian, Chairman of the National Council.
2) Boghos Mihranian, Chairman of Baghdad's Armenian Youth Union.
3) Shakeh Ardzivian, Chairman of the Iraqi Armenian Ladies' Cultural Union.
4) Vahe Mihranian, Chairman of the Armenian General Athletic Union.
5) Kerovpeh Mouradian, On behalf of the Executive Council of Rejineh Agheksanderian Committee

Open letter to President Serzh Sargsyan by the Defense Council of Western Armenia Saturday, September 26, 2009

DCWA logo

Dear President Sarkisyan:

Armenians, represented by the President and Foreign Minister of the Republic of (Eastern) Armenia, are facing a new and tough diplomatic ordeal with Turkey – an experienced and difficult adversary - which has come out on top in all of its previous diplomatic negotiations.

You must fittingly assess your decision Mr. President, putting the subject matter of negotiations between the Republic of (Eastern) Armenia and Turkey up for discussion amongst Armenians in the homeland and around the world – to learn the most Armenian-friendly option.

Read the full text (in PDF format)

P.O. Box 8022
La Crescenta, CA 91224 U.S.A.

04 September 2009

On 21 September 2009, the Defense Council of Western Armenia issued the following announcement (1 page, PDF format, in Armenia).

National Library of Armenia calls for donations of books published abroad Thursday, September 24, 2009

Davit Sargsyan

Davit Sargsyan

The National Library of Armenia, the largest and most important library in the Republic of Armenia, has issued a call for donations of all recent books published in the diaspora. In 2012, it will be celebrating 500 years of printing in Armenian, and will be preparing many different programs and exhibitions. For this purpose, it hopes to fill the gaps in its collections.

The National Library is the equivalent of the Library of Congress in the United States. It is the storehouse of the wealth of the Armenian people’s knowledge and creativity. It holds copies of books published worldwide from 1515 to the present, as well a periodicals, works of music and art, and other items. At present, its holdings number 6.5 million items, making it the largest library of Armenian works in the world. It is also a center for scientific, cultural, informational, and educational activities.

By donating books to the National Library, Armenians—not only in Armenia, but worldwide—can become aware of and have access to various authors. And this will lead to the study of their works and contribute to their international reputation.

The National Library enjoys good working relations with the great libraries of the world, as well as with many organizations, Armenological centers, and individuals. This gives it the opportunity to introduce Armenian books and culture around the globe, and in exchange to receive many valuable publications from various countries. Nonetheless, Armenian- or foreign-language Armenological publications dealing with Armenian history, literature, culture, and other relevant topics are issued in so many countries and places that they do not always reach the homeland. This is a serious shortcoming for the library, its readers, and of course, publishers and authors. The National Library is thus asking for your help.

It is asking individuals, libraries, and organizations to please send any Armenian- or foreign-language publications—including books, magazines, newspapers, maps, or albums—to the National Library of Armenia, Director Davit Sargsyan, Teryan 72, Yerevan 375009.

For more information, visit www.nla.am, which has an English-language variant, or email Alisa Adamian, director of exchanges and foreign relations, at armnatlib@mail.ru

Sireli Yegpayris in Yerevan Saturday, September 12, 2009

Sirely Yeghpayrs in Yerevan

(an exhibition on Armenians in Turkey 100 years ago)

Սիրելի Եղբայրս - Sireli Yeghpayrs




Սեպտեմբերի 15-28, 2009 թ. – Կինոթատրոն Մոսկվա – Աբովյան 18, Երևան

September 15-28, 2009 - Cinema Moscow – 18, Abovyan Street, Yerevan

Ցուցահանդեսի նյութերը պատրաստված են Օսման Քյոքերի և
Բիրզամանլար հրատարակչության կողմից

An exhibition by Osman Koker and Birzamanlar Yayincilik

Exhibition leaflet:  

An International Academic Conference on the Armenian Genocide and International Law Saturday, August 29, 2009

Haigazian University
Press Release

From September 2, 2009 an International Academic Conference on the Armenian Genocide and International Law will take place at Haigazian University, Beirut-Lebanon.

Organized by the Haigazian University and the Armenian National Committee-Middle East, the conference will discuss the Armenian Genocide from the perspective of international law and tackle issues such as professional ethics and genocide denial, the consequences of the Genocide and the rights of the Armenian nation within the context of international law, and means of further promoting  the field of Armenian Genocide Studies.

A number of scholars in genocide studies and experts in international law are invited for this two-day conference. They will be arriving from Armenia, Canada, Egypt, Ireland, Lebanon, England, Switzerland, Turkey, the United Kingdom and the United States. The participants include professors and scholars Taner Akçam, Bilgin Ayata, Seyhan Bayraktar, Georges Charaf, Haik Demoyan, Richard Hovannissian, Khatchig Mouradian, Mohammad Rifaat, William Schabas, Roger Smith, Henry Theriault, Ugur Ungor, Ragip Zarakolu, and Alfred De Zayas.

The papers which will be presented during the four sessions of the Conference will cover:“The Problem of Minorities and Majorities: The Case of the Ottoman Empire”, “Demographic Engineering in the Ottoman Empire and the Armenian Genocide”, “The Armenian Question According to Arab Sources”, “Genocide and International Law  (60 Years after the Convention, Problems and Prospects)”, “The Armenian Genocide: Issues of Justice and International Law”, “The Armenians, Raphael Lemkin and the UN Genocide Convention”, “Turkish Nationalism and the Armenian Genocide Issue in Turkey Today”, “Genocide Denialism and Law in Turkey”, “The Evolution of the Armenian Genocide Denial in Turkish Press”, “Kurdish–Armenian Relations and the Armenian Genocide”, “Professional Ethics and the Denial of Armenian Genocide”, “Restorative Justice and Alleviating the Consequences of Genocide”, “Universalizing the Legacy of the Armenian Genocide”. The proceedings of the conference will be later published in a book.

Concurrently, on Thursday, September 3 and Friday, September 4, as well as on Tuesday, September 8 there will be evening  public lectures. Details will be announced later.

Haigazian University & Armenian National Committee-Middle East, Beirut-Lebanon, August 24, 2009

The Armenian Genocide and International Law
(September 3 - 4, 2009 )
Beirut -Lebanon


Formal Opening Session: 6:00 p.m.

Guest Speaker: Marios Garoyian, President of the House of Representatives - Cyprus


Registration: 9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

Session One: 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Moderator: Dr. Arda Ekmekji
Discussant: Dr. Naila Kaidbey

The problem of minorities and majorities: The case of the Ottoman Empire (in Arabic), Dr. Georges Charaf

Demographic engineering in the Ottoman Empire and the Armenian Genocide, Dr.Ugur Ungor

The Armenian Question according to arab sources (in Arabic), Dr. Mohammad Rifaat

Coffee Break: 10:30 a.m. - 10:50 a.m.

Discussion: 10:50 -11:30 a.m.

Session Two: 11:40 a.m. – 1:20 p.m.
Moderator: Giro Manoyan
Discussant: Dr. Rania Masri

Genocide and International Law  (60 Years after the convention, problems and prospects), Dr. William Schabas

The Armenian Genocide: Issues of justice and International Law, Dr. Alfred De Zayas

The Armenians, Raphael Lemkin and the UN Genocide Convention, Khatchig Mouradian

Discussion: 12:40 p.m. – 1:20 p.m.

Lunch: 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Session Three: 3:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Moderator: Dr. Joseph Bayeh
Discussant: Dr. Ohannes Geokjian

Turkish nationalism and the Armenian Genocide issue in Turkey today, Dr. Taner Akcam

Genocide denialism and law in Turkey, Ragip Zarakolu

The evolution of the Armenian Genocide denial in Turkish press, Dr. Seyhan Bayraktar

Kurdish – Armenian relations and the Armenian Genocide,   Bilgin Ayata

Coffee Break: 4:00 p.m. – 4:20 p.m.

Discussion: 4:40 p.m.  – 5:30 p.m.


Session Four: 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Moderator: Antranig Dakessian
Discussant: Dr. Haig Demoyan

Professional ethics and the denial of Armenian Genocide, Dr. Roger Smith

Restorative justice and alleviating the consequences of Genocide, Dr. Henry Theriault

Universalizing the legacy of the Armenian Genocide, Dr. Richard Hovannissian

Coffee Break: 10:30 a.m. – 10:50 a.m.

Discussion: 10:50 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

CLOSING SESSION: 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Website of Haigazian University
Website of the Armenian National Committee - Middle East

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