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

October
1

Center analyst Marat Atovmian delivers a paper on “The Genesis of Human Rights in Armenia” at the Criminal-Executive Department of the Ministry of Justice.

   
2  

Center analyst Hovsep Khurshudian gives interview to Armenian public radio on investment prospects and opportunities from diaspora.

Analyst Marat Atovmian attends at the American University of Armenia a seminar on the Armenian government’s Poverty Reduction Strategy Program.

   
3  

Center research director Tatoul Manasserian attends German Embassy reception on Unification Day, confers with Ambassador Hans-Wulf Bartels.

Atovmian gives interview to Ardzagank radio on juvenile issues.

   
4  

ACNIS convenes a working seminar on “The Human Right to Life and Its Protection in Armenia,” attended by 80 specialists and covered by Shant television and Armenian public radio, Radio Liberty, and the Noyan Tapan, Arminfo, A1+ and Arka news agencies.

Atovmian delivers a paper on “Armenia and the European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms” at ACNIS seminar, gives interview to Armenian public radio and Shant television on the right to life and the death penalty.

   
5  

Analyst Sergei Shakariants’s comments on tensions in Georgia, headlined “Shevardnadze’s Policies Can Have Negative Consequences for the Region,” is published in Novoye Vremia.

ACNIS seminar is highlighted in Hayots Ashkharh and Orran dailies.

   
6-9  

Research director Tatoul Manasserian and analyst Sergei Shakariants attend in Moscow an international conference on “The World’s Armenians at Century’s Threshold: Contemporary Problems of International Relations” organized by the Union of Armenians in Russia; Manasserian addresses panel on “Economic Security Issues in Armenia.”

   
7  

Sergei Shakariants’s comments on the CIS Kishinev summit are broadcast by Mayak radio.

   
8  

Center analyst Marat Atovmian makes presentation on social cooperation at the Foreign Relations Department of the Ministry of Social Security.

   
10  

Center research director Tatoul Manasserian and Marat Atovmian attend and address panel on “The Prospects for Armenia’s Membership in WTO within the Context of Sustainable Development,” confer with Olga Ponizova, executive director of the Center for Environmental and Sustainable Development, and Mark Halle, director of the International Institute for Sustainable Development.

Analyst Atovmian delivers lectures at the Institute of Law of the Ministry of Justice on human resource management and control over labor legislation.

   
11  

ACNIS convenes a working seminar on “The Possibilities of Improving the State Management System,” attended by 60 specialists and covered by Armenia television and Radio Liberty, and the Noyan Tapan, A1+ and Arka news agencies.

Renowned writer Hrachia Matevosian’s opinion of NCI founder Raffi Hovannisian as future presidential candidate, is cited in Haikakan Zhamanak, Orran and Hayots Ashkharh dailies.

   
11-13  

Raffi K. Hovannisian attends in Zug, Switzerland, a special conference of the Nuclear Disarmament Forum (NDF), and holds separate meetings with former USSR President Mikhail Gorbachev, former Soviet Foreign Minister Alexander Bessmertnykh, Nobel Peace Prize winner Archbishop Desmond Tutu of South Africa, Princess Elizabeth of Yugoslavia, Russia’s former Chief of Military Intelligence General Fyodor Ladigin, Russian MP General Anatoliy Kulikov, Sheikh Salem al-Sabah of Kuwait, NDF founder Andrey Bykov, and NDF chairman and world chess champion Anatoliy Karpov.

   
12  

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

   
15-20  

ACNIS founder Raffi K. Hovannisian visits Beijing at the invitation of the Chinese government on the occasion of the tenth anniversary of the establishment of Chinese-Armenian diplomatic relations.

   
16  

On the occasion of the tenth anniversary of the establishment of Chinese-Armenian diplomatic relations Raffi Hovannisian is received at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs by Acting Minister Zhou Wenzhong with a substantive exchange and ceremony marking the historic communiqué on diplomatic relations conceived by Hovannisian and China’s Deputy Premier and then Foreign Minister Qian Qichen.

Hovannisian delivers keynote address on “Armenia, the Caucasus, and the Commonwealth of Independent States” to the leaders, academicians, specialists, and guests of the China Institute of International Studies (CIIS).

Center analyst Stiopa Safarian gives interview to Internews radio on the criteria for civil service reform.

   
17  

Center analyst Vrej Jiji attends and addresses at UN headquarters a workshop on “Growth Inequality and Poverty in Armenia.”

   
18  

ACNIS convenes a working seminar on “The Prospects for Civil Aviation Development,” attended by 60 specialists and covered by Armenia television and Radio Liberty, Noyan Tapan, A1+, Arka, Armenpress, De-Facto news agencies, Orran daily and Iravunk quarterly.

Center analyst Stiopa Safarian gives interview to Armenian public radio’s Andradardz program on Armenia’s anti-corruption policies.

   
19  

ACNIS anticorruption seminar entitled “Political Will and Determination” is covered by Law and Reality journal.

ACNIS Aviation Seminar is covered by Hayastani Hanrapetutiun, Aravot, Hayots Ashkarh and Orran dailies.

Sergei Shakariants’s comments on South Caucasian conflicts are published in Aravot daily.

   
22  

Center analyst Sergey Shakariants comments for Mir television on the results of local elections in Armenia.

   
23  

Raffi K. Hovannisian’s visit to Beijing is covered by Armenian public television Hailur program, Noyan Tapan news agency and Orran daily.

   
24  

Raffi K. Hovannisian attends official reception on the occasion of the UN’s ten years in Armenia.

Sergei Shakariants gives comments to Mir radio on the terrorist attack in Moscow.

Analyst Stiopa Safarian gives interview to the Czech Republic’s Transitions Online on local elections in Armenia and possible arrangements.

Center analyst Hovsep Khurshudian attends and addresses a workshop on “Armenia’s Competitive Opportunities in the International Market and the Role of Diaspora,” organized by the American Chamber of Commerce.

   
25  

ACNIS convenes a working seminar on “Contemporary Issues of Armenia’s Foreign Economic Relations and Regional Cooperation,” attended by 75 specialists and covered by Armenia and Center televisions, Radio Liberty, and the Noyan Tapan, A1+ and Arka news agencies, Hayastani Hanrapetutiun, Aravot, Or and Orran dailies.

   
26  

Shakariants gives comments to TVC (TV Center) of Moscow on the release of the Moscow hostages.

   
27  

Raffi K. Hovannisian addresses gathering on the third anniversary of the October 27 terrorist attack in Parliament.

   
28  

Noyan Tapan Highlights releases an article entitled “Raffi Hovannisian Takes Message to China.”

   
29  

Raffi K. Hovannisian and Tatoul Manasserian receive Indian Ambassador Deepak Vohra, confer on Indian-Armenian cooperation issues.

   
30  

Raffi K. Hovannisian’s interview to Yerkir weekly, headlined “Presidential Candidate by the People,” is briefly covered by Yerkir and Asbarez online.

Hovannisian gives interview to Radio Liberty on possible presidential candidacies.

Center analyst Marat Atovmian attends and addresses an ABA/CEELI roundtable on the Criminal Code of Armenia and its articles on money laundering and banking.

Center analyst Stiopa Safarian attends a seminar on “Security Issues in the Caucasus Region” organized by Public Dialogue and Development Center.

Former Greek Ambassador to Armenia Leonidas T. Chrysanthopoulos releases his book, “Caucasus Chronicles: Nation-Building and Diplomacy in Armenia, 1993-1994,” references former Minister of Foreign Affairs Raffi K. Hovannisian, ACNIS and its publications.

 
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