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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 Hovsep Khurshudian's analysis on "Armenia in 2003: Political and Social Retreat" is published in Orer, a Prague-based Armenian magazine.


Center founder Raffi K. Hovannisian hosts inaugural meeting of government and opposition representatives at ACNIS headquarters; held on the initiative of the Armenian Intellectuals' Forum, the event is covered by Yerkir, Aravot, and Haikakan Zhamanak dailies.


General Eduard Simonyants' comments on the good offices of ACNIS, headlined "Efforts for Dialogue are Continued," are highlighted in Aravot daily.


Hovannisian attends Divine Easter Liturgy at the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, congratulates His Holiness Garegin II, Catholicos of All Armenians.


Raffi K. Hovannisian's statement condemning the official acts of violence against his fellow citizens is broadcast by Radio Liberty, Ardzagank, and Armenian public radio and covered by Groong and Noyan Tapan new agency.

14   Hovannisian's statement is covered by Aravot daily, RFE/RL Newsline, ArmeniaLiberty, and A1+ .

Center administrator Karapet Kalenchian and analyst Stiopa Safarian meet with Bohdan Siarhei, international relations expert at Belarus State University, and confer on regional developments.


Hovannisian's statement is covered by Aib-Fe weekly.

Stiopa Safarian meets with Matilda Bogner, senior researcher for Human Rights Watch, and gives expert opinion for a briefing paper on "Cycle of Repression: Human Rights Violations in Armenia."


Center administrator Karapet Kalenchian represents ACNIS at a reception on the Armed Forces Day of the Islamic Republic of Iran, meets with Iranian Ambassador Mohammad Farhad Koleini and military attache Colonel Majid Eshghi, Belarus Ambassador Marina Dolgopolova, Russian military attache Colonel Yuriy Urin, and first secretary of the Ukrainian Embassy Vladimir Lisenko.


The efforts of Raffi K. Hovannisian and the Armenian Intellectuals' Forum to initiate a political dialogue between authorities and opposition are covered by Noyan Tapan and ArmeniaLiberty.


Raffi Hovannisian's interview on the current situation in Armenia is published in Haikakan Zhamanak.

Center analyst Hovsep Khurshudian's interview on the latest events in Armenia is broadcast by Radio Ardzagank.


Raffi Hovannisian gives live interview on Armenian political developments to Kentron television's "Urvagits" program.


In Tbilisi, Georgia, Center analyst Stiopa Safarian attends and addresses the Eurasia Foundation's regional conference on "The Public Policy Process in the South Caucasus."


Center staff lays wreath at the Tsitsernakaberd memorial to the victims of the 1915 Genocide.

Raffi Hovannisian's comments on the Armenian Genocide and its commemoration are broadcast by Armenia and Kentron television, and by Radio France and Radio Canada.

Hovannisian receives Miriam Lanskoy, program officer for Central Asia and the Caucasus of the National Endowment for Democracy.


Raffi K. Hovannisian attends US embassy reception, confers with General Charles Wald, Deputy Commander of the US European Command; James MacDougall, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Eurasia; and Vivian Walker, the charge d'affaires of the United States of America.


Raffi Hovannisian bids farewell to Director Lloyd Dakin of UNHCR.


Hovannisian visits Iranian Embassy, confers with Ambassador Mohammad Farhad Koleini.

Hovannisian receives Michael Emerson, senior research fellow of the Center for European Policy Studies in Brussels and former EU ambassador to Russia, addresses the regional geopolitical situation and the EU-Armenia relationship.

Hovannisian discusses Armenia and Diaspora with Carolyn Mugar, president of the Armenian Assembly's Board of Trustees.

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