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


Dr. Martin Malek, security policy analyst at Vienna’s National Defense Academy, visits the Center, confers with Center founder Raffi K. Hovannisian on regional peace and security issues.


Raffi Hovannisian receives Alan Rousso, senior political counsellor of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD).


Hovannisian attends Italian Embassy reception, confers with Italian Ambassador Marco Clemente, UN Resident Representative Lise Grande, and OSCE Office Ambassador Michael Wygant.

Center analyst Stiopa Safarian’s article on Armenia’s domestic and foreign policy is published in AibFe daily.


Center legal adviser Knarik Ohanian attends in Tsakhkadzor a republican seminar on legal strategies and the rule of law.


Center administrator Karapet Kalenchian attends Russian Embassy reception, bids farewell to outgoing counsellor Sergei Kapinos and welcomes incoming officer Igor Gromiko.


Administrator Karapet Kalenchian attends US Embassy reception in honor of political/economic chief Dr. Cynthia Doell and officer Edward Schack of the Bureau for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL), confers with US chargé d’affaires Vivian Walker.


Center analyst Stiopa Safarian’s comments on global terrorism and the war against it are broadcast by Armenia television.


Hovannisian and Center analyst Hovsep Khurshudian attend in Holy Etchmiadzin a Church symposium on “Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow: Heritage, Mission, Hopes,” confer with His Holiness Karekin II, Catholicos of All Armenians, Academician Vladimir Barkhudarian, and Professor Sebastian Brock.


Ambassador Michael Wygant, head of the OSCE office in Yerevan, visits the Center, confers with Raffi Hovannisian.


Analyst Stiopa Safarian meets with representatives of Armenia’s national minorities to discuss the Center’s joint program with the Council of Europe on “Coordination among National Minorities and Information Exchanges on Minority Rights in Armenia.”


In New York, Raffi Hovannisian attends and addresses the Foreign Policy Association’s (FPA) World Leadership Forum, meets with President Vaira Vike-Freiberga of Latvia; President Abdoulaye Wade of Senegal; Romanian Foreign Minister Mircea Geoana; Austrian Foreign Minister Benita Ferrero-Waldner; Spanish Foreign Minister Ana Palacio Vallelersundi; Polish Foreign Minister Wlodzimierz Cimoszewicz; Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman William Donaldson; The New York Times President Russell Lewis; and of PepsiCo International President Peter Thompson.

Raffi Hovannisian confers with FPA President Noel Lateef and officials from European, Asian, and African foreign policy research organizations regarding the creation of a Global Affiliation of Institutes of International Affairs.


Center analyst Stiopa Safarian meets with representatives of Armenia’s national minorities to discuss the Center’s upcoming seminar within the framework of the Council of Europe project on “Coordination among National Minorities and Information Exchanges on Minority Rights in Armenia.”

Analyst Safarian attends reception marking the 50th anniversary of establishment of the Armenian broadcasting service of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, confers with RFE/RL Director of Broadcasting Michele DuBach.


Karapet Kalenchian attends Chinese Embassy reception marking the 54th anniversary of establishment of People’s Republic of China, confers with Ambassador Zuo Xueliang.

Stiopa Safarian meets with Nasser Saghafi-Ameri, director of the Center for Central Asia and Caucasus Studies at the Institute for Political and International Studies (IPIS) in Tehran.

Safarian gives interview to TV5 on the presidential election in Azerbaijan and its possible impact on Armenia, and to Kentron television on Armenian political parties.

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