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



David Letteney, second secretary of the US Embassy, visits the Center, confers with analyst Stiopa Safarian on Center activities and future programs. 


Center administrator Karapet Kalenchian attends Polish Embassy reception marking National Day, confers with Ambassador Wiktor Ross.

Center legal adviser Knarik Ohanian gives expert opinion in public television’s Nkugh program


In Berlin, Raffi K. Hovannisian attends and addresses an International Policy Dialogue on “The Southern Caucasus: Political Challenges and Development Perspectives,” organized under the auspices of the Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) of the Federal Republic of Germany.   He meets with Erich Stather, State Secretary of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development; Jan Kubis, Secretary General of OSCE; Ambassador Heikki Talvitie, EU Special Representative for the Caucasus; Marc Scheuer, Director of Political Advice and Cooperation of the Council of Europe; Ambassador Medhi Safari, Special Envoy of the Islamic Republic of Iran; Vladimir Goudev, Director General of the CIS Department of the Russian Foreign Ministry; and Jorg Tauss, Spokesman of the Social Democratic Party in the German Bundestag.


Analyst Stiopa Safaian attends and addresses the Post-Election Forum of the Supreme Council Deputy Club.


Research fellow Artsvi Bakhchinian attends and addresses the UCLA International Conference on Armenian New Julfa.

Center analyst Hovsep Khurshudian attends and addresses in Tsakhkadzor the first Armenian-Diaspora Mass Media Conference. 


Hovsep Khurshudian’s opinion on e-conferences that help to specify methods of cooperation is quoted in Hayastani Hanrapetutiun daily and Noyan Tapan news agency’s Armenians Today bulletin.


Research fellow Aram Harutiunian attends in Austria a PfP Consortium Workshop on  “Security Sector Governance in the Southern Caucasus: Challenges and Visions,” delivers paper on “Armenia as a Factor of Balance in the Southern Caucasus Region.”  


Karapet Kalenchian attends Lebanese Embassy reception marking the 60th anniversary of the independence of Lebanon, confers with Ambassador Gabriel Geara.


Raffi Hovannisian receives Simon Butt, head of the Eastern Department of the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office; Cate Pye, Armenian desk officer of  the UK Ministry of Defense; and British Ambassador Thorda Abbott-Watt.


Hovannisian attends US Embassy reception, confers with Ambassador John Ordway.

Stiopa Safarian gives interview to Voice of America on Georgia’s political transition.

Within the framework of the project on “Coordination among National Minorities and Information Exchanges on Minority Rights in Armenia,” ACNIS convenes a specialized policy seminar on “The Religious Problems of National Minorities in the Armenian Reality.” Held with the support of the Council of Europe Confidence-Building Measures (CBM) Program, the meeting is covered by  Shant, ALM, TV5, Kentron,Mir, AR, and Armnews television, by Armenian public radio, and by the Noyan Tapan news agency.

Stiopa Safarian’s comments at the national minorities seminar is broadcast by Radio Liberty. 

Center administrator Karapet Kalenchian receives Russian military attaché Yuriy Urin.


The Center’s seminar on “The Religious Problems of National Minorities in the Armenian Reality” is covered by Hayastani Hanrapetutiun, Aravot, and Aib-Fe dailies and  by the Armenian news network Groong.

Stiopa Safarian gives comments to Voice of America on the ACNIS seminar.

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