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The Center's most important events and activities, including meetings, visits, conferences, roundtables and seminars, receptions, interviews and media comments

September
2

UNDP National Human Development Report project coordinator Narine Sahakian visits the Center, confers with research director Tatoul Manasserian and the research staff.

   
3  

“Our Tomorrow Today: A Charter for the Nation,” authored by Raffi K. Hovannisian, is published in Aravot daily.

Tatoul Manasserian visits British Embassy, confers with Ambassador Timothy Jones.

Professor Michael Stone of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem visits the Center, confers with research staff on Armenian studies and the Armenian community in Israel.

Center analyst Marat Atovmian attends and addresses a specialized meeting on “Social Partnership: Tripartite Relations” at the Yerevan NGO Center.

   
4  

Sergei Shakariants gives comments to Mir radio on Russian-Georgian relations.

   
5  

UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative Joel Boutroue visits the Center, meets with Center founder Raffi Hovannisian.

   
5-6  

Center staff participate in a two-day volunteer initiative “Good Will, Good Deeds, Good Results,” to support the elderly, orphans, handicapped, as well as local libraries.

   
5-10  

Analyst Marat Atovmian attends and addresses in Lusakert a seminar on “Human Rights Monitoring and Reporting” organized by OSCE and the Polish Foundation for Human Rights.

   
7  

German Ambassador Hans-Wulf Bartels visits the Center, meets with Raffi Hovannisian.

   
9  

Center analysts Vahagn Aglian and Sergei Shakariants give interview to Voice of America on the September 11 tragedy and its impact.

Center analyst Stiopa Safarian gives interview to Armenian public radio’s analytical program Andradardz on pre-election politics.

   
11  

Tatoul Manasserian gives comments to Armenian public radio on economic reforms in Armenia.

Analyst Sergei Shakariants gives interview to Armenian public radio’s analytical program Andradardz on the first anniversary of the September 11 tragedy.

Analyst Stiopa Safarian gives expert opinion on the rating of Armenia’s top ten political figures.

   
12-13  

Tatoul Manasserian and Center analyst Vrej Jiji attend seminar on “Good Governance in Economic Policy Development in Armenia: Promoting Economic Competition” organized by OSCE and USAID; Manasserian chairs a session on “Legislative Framework for Competition.”

   
12-16  

Marat Atovmian attends a seminar on “Human Rights and Rule of Law Issues” organized by the Armenian Young Lawyers Association and the European Young Bar Association, confers with lawyers from the Council of Europe, Czech Republic, Estonia, Denmark, France, and Great Britain.

   
13  

Tatoul Manasserian and Vrej Jiji visit UN headquarters, confer with Joel Boutroue, UN resident coordinator and UNDP resident representative in Armenia.

ACNIS convenes a working seminar on “The Process of Denationalization and Prospects for Energy Sector Development in Armenia,” attended by 60 specialists and covered by Armenian television and Armenian public radio, Radio Liberty, and the Noyan Tapan, Armenpress and Arka news agencies.

Stiopa Safarian gives comments to Internews agency on internal political developments, the consolidation of opposition parties, and ongoing processes at the National Assembly.

   
14  

ACNIS energy sector seminar is covered by Hayastani Hanrapetutiun, Orran, Hayots Ashkarh, Haikakan Zhamanak, Or and Aravot dailies and by Delovoy Express weekly.

   
15-21  

Marat Atovmian attends in Tsaghkadzor an NGO legal workshop organized by the Academy of Educational Development, confers with research director Przemyslaw Kulawczuk of the Institute for Private Enterprise and Democracy and with president Mieczyslaw Bak of the Polish-American Consultative Agency.

   
16  

Center analyst Artsvi Bakhchinian gives interview to Armenian public radio and Horizon television of Canada on Atom Egoyan’s film “Ararat.”

   
17  

Raffi Hovannisian is analyzed and assessed in Orran daily’s “Political Carousel” column.

Tatoul Manasserian visits the National Academy of Sciences, confers with its president Fadei Sargsian and vice president Vladimir Barkhudarian on cooperation for intellectual property management in Armenia.

Center analyst Hovsep Khurshudian addresses “The Jerusalem Issue in the Evolution of Contemporary Political Processes” at a National Citizens’ Initiative roundtable on “Armenian Rights and Interests in Jerusalem: New Challenges.”

   
18  

Sergei Shakariants gives comments to Mir radio on Russian-Georgian relations and the Shevardnadze-Aliev-Sezer trilateral meeting in Baku.

   
19  

Shakariants gives comments to Armenian public radio’s Andradardz program on developments in Iraq and the possibility of war, and to Radio Liberty on the probable effects for Armenia of Russian-Georgian tensions.

   
20  

Hovannisian’s interview headlined “Raffi Hovannisian Contemplates” is published in Haikakan Zhamanak daily.

An interview with Hovannisian entitled “In Preliminary Exploration” is published in Hayots Ashkar daily.

ACNIS convenes a working seminar on “Military Security Issues and Prospects for Achieving Peace in the South Caucasus,” attended by 60 participants and covered by Armenian television and public radio, Radio Liberty, and Noyan Tapan, Arminfo, Defacto and A1+ news agencies.

Tatoul Manasserian’s interview on international banking standards and Armenia’s banking system is broadcast by Armenian public radio.

   
21  

ACNIS security seminar is covered by Hayastani Hanrapetutiun, Orran, Aravot, Azg, Haikakan Zhamanak, and Hayots Ashkhar dailies.

Tatoul Manasserian and Vrej Jiji attend Industrial Armenia EXPO 2002 organized by Union of Manufacturers and Businessmen of Armenia.

Sergei Shakariants comments for Mir radio on the Russian-Azerbaijani agreement on the Caspian Sea.

   
24  

Dr. Bahram Amirahmadian, political geographer and expert in Caucasian issues, visits the Center, confers with Tatoul Manasserian and the research staff.

Roderick Peters, program manager of the Canadian Bureau for International Education, visits the Center, meets with Manasserian.

Center analyst Marat Atovmian delivers a paper on “The European System of Human Rights Protection” at the Criminal-Executive Department of the Ministry of Justice.

   
25  

Tatoul Manasserian chairs and delivers a university lecture on “Current Trends of the World Economy and their Impact on Armenia.”

Marat Atovmian takes part at the Academy for Educational Development in a discussion on the obstacles to effective development of public sector.

   
26  

Tatoul Manasserian gives interview to Andradardz radio on the economic results of forecasts beyond the first 11 years of independence.

   
27  

Jon Geddes of the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s OSCE/Council of Europe Department visits the Center, meets with Raffi K. Hovannisian.

Hovannisian receives Bernd Braun, head of the Southern Caucasus and Central Asia Division of the German Federal Foreign Office.

ACNIS convenes a roundtable discussion on anti-corruption strategies, attended by 60 participants and covered by Armenian television and public radio, Radio Liberty, Noyan Tapan, Arminfo, Defacto and A1+ news agencies.

Manasserian gives interview to the Orenk yev Irakanutiun (Law and Reality) policy journal on corruption and its prevention.

   
28  

ACNIS working seminar is covered by Orran, Hayastani Hanrapetutiun, and Aravot dailies.

   
30  

Hovannisian and Manasserian attend Chinese Embassy reception on the 53rd anniversary of the establishment of the People’s Republic of China.

Manasserian receives Lawrence Robertson, social science analyst of USAID’s Bureau for Europe and Eurasia, discusses on conflict prevention assessment.

Center analyst Vrej Jiji attends the presentation of “Country Corruption Assessment: Public Opinion Survey,” organized by the Center for Regional Development and Transparency International.

 
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