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


Center analyst Stiopa Safarian gives comments to Kentron television on the current stage of Mountainous Karabagh peace talks and trends in Armenia-Azerbaijan relations.


In Steyning, England, Center founder Raffi K. Hovannisian attends and addresses Wilton Park conference on "The EU's New Eastern Neighbors: How Will The EU's New Policy Evolve?"; meets with Colin Jennings, Chief Executive of Wilton Park; Michael Leigh, Deputy Director General of External Relations for the European Commission in Brussels; Ukrainian Deputy Foreign Minister for European Integration Oleksandr Chalyi; Armenian Deputy Foreign Minister Ruben Shugarian, who was also a key speaker at the conference; and various officials from the European Union and other foreign countries.


Center administrator Karapet Kalenchian represents ACNIS at the first graduation ceremony of the Slavonic University, confers with its rector Armen Darbinian.


Analyst Stiopa Safarian attends and keynotes a conference on "The Constitutional Court: Jurisdiction and Reality" organized by the Yerevan debate club.


Taregir daily covers Safarian's address on the Constitutional Court.


Raffi Hovannisian receives Craig Oliphant, principal research officer for the Eastern Research Group of the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

Egyptian Ambassador Abla Abdel Rahman visits the Center, confers with Hovannisian.


Hovannisian receives John Fox, director of the US State Department's Office of Caucasus and Central Asian Affairs, and Cynthia Doell, chief of political and economic affairs at the US Embassy.


In Paris, Brussels, and Strasbourg, Raffi Hovannisian conducts meetings with EU and Council of Europe officials, Armenian ambassadors, and Armenian community representatives.


Safarian offers comments to Voice of America on presidential elections in Russia and the future of Armenian-Russian relations.


Administrator Karapet Kalenchian attends Armenian intellectuals' forum on the anniversary of the Russian-Turkish treaty of 1921.


Stiopa Safarian gives interview to Internews agency's "Aniv" program on current political developments.


Center associate Knarik Ohanian attends at the National Assembly of Armenia a policy discussion on the Armenian Labor Code.


Raffi Hovannisian receives Heikki Talvitie, EU Special Representative for the South Caucasus; Jacques Vantomme, first counselor of the Delegation of the European Commission to Georgia and Armenia; Harri Kamarainen, assistant to Ambassador Talvitie; William Boe of the Council of the EU Policy Unit in Brussels; and German Ambassador Hans Wulf Bartels.

Hovannisian attends Greek National Day reception, confers with Ambassador Antonios Vlavianos and members of the diplomatic corps.


Project director Stiopa Safarian presents to the public the methodology and results of the Center's program on "Coordination among National Minorities and Information Exchanges on Minority Rights in Armenia."


Safarian gives interview to Kentron television about the newly established governmental Board on National and Religious Minority Issues, which was born of the Center's minorities project.


Chief accountant Haik Azatian attends a seminar on "Corporate Social Responsibility" organized by the FACET Dutch Consulting Company, the Business Support Center Consulting Company, and the DAI ASME Program.

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