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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

Yerkir weekly congratulates the tenth anniversary of the Center’s founding.

   
5
 

The Center celebrates its tenth anniversary with an official banquet at the Armenia Marriott Hotel, with Center founder Raffi K. Hovannisian and Finnish Foreign Minister Erkki Tuomioja keynoting the gala, covered by HaiTV, H1, Shant, Avetis, and Armenia television.

   
6  

The Center’s 10th anniversary is covered by Aravot daily, Noyan Tapan news agency, and Radio Liberty.

Center analyst Hovsep Khurshudian meets with a delegation from the German Bundestag.

   
7  

Center analyst Stiopa Safarian gives interview to Georgia’s Rustavi television on Russian-Armenian relations.

   
8  

The Center convenes a public roundtable to present the results of its expert and public opinion surveys on “Armenia’s Thirteen-Year-Old Independence and Sovereignty,” covered by ALM, Armenia, Yerkir, Kentron, Yerevan, HaiTV, and AR television, Radio Liberty and Armenian public radio, Mediamax, A1 Plus, Arka, Arminfo, Armenpress, and Regnum news agencies.

The Center’s public opinion results on corruption are referenced in Iravunk weekly.

Stiopa Safarian appears as special guest on AR television’s “Janaparh” program.

   
9  

Center roundtable is covered by Taregir, Aravot, Hayastani Hanrapetutiun, Hayots Ashkharh, Ambion, Avangard, Novoye Vremia, Yerevan Times, and RFE/RL Caucasus Report.

   
11  

Stiopa Safarian’s comments on the potential dispatch of Armenian specialists to Iraq is covered by the Institute of War and Peace Reporting and the Georgian Times in “Iraq Dispatch Splits Armenia.”

   
   

Stiopa Safarian gives interview to Armenia television’s “Express” program on the Electoral Code and its potential amendment.

   
13  

The Center’s 10th anniversary celebration is covered by Noyan Tapan Highlights and Avangard weeklies.

   
14  

On the occasion of its 10th anniversary, the Center publicly presents its annual almanac, entitled “Accounting for the Decade,” with editor-in-chief Hrachuhi Palanduzian moderating the event, covered by Shant, Armenia, Kentron, Avetis, and AR television and by Noyan Tapan, Arminfo, and Arka news agencies.

   
   

Center analyst Hovsep Khurshudian gives interview to ArmNews television on the Armenian International Economic Forum being held in Yerevan, the investment climate in Armenia, and Russian-Armenian relations.

   
   

The Center’s poll on Armenia’s independence and sovereignty is referenced in the website of Canada’s Center for Public Opinion and Democracy and RFE/RL Caucasus Report.

   
   

Artsrun Pepanian, political analyst for AR television, refers to the Center’s public opinion polls in his “Janaparh” program.

   
14-16  

Center analyst Stiopa Safarian attends in Luxembourg a Clark University Leir Center Conference on “The Economy of the Republic of Armenia and the European Union,” delivers paper on “Closed Gates: The Caucasus Region in the Labyrinth of Old Security Measures.”

   
15  

Center founder Raffi Hovannisian’s interview on the Center’s first decade of public service is covered by Iravunk in “A Creed that Harmonizes the Trinity of National Interest, Democracy, and Rule of Right,” and by Aravot in “We Will Partake to Our Full Capacity.”

   
   

Raffi Hovannisian’s comments on the recognition of Mountainous Karabagh, the current phase and future of the Karabagh peace process, and Armenian-Turkish relations are published in Hayots Ashkharh daily.

   
   

The presentation of the Center’s yearbook “Accounting for the Decade” is covered by Aravot and Hayots Ashkarh dailies and by Yerkir, Yerevan 7 Days, Pakagits, and ArmeniaNow weeklies.

   
18-22  

In Steyning, England, Center founder Raffi K. Hovannisian attends and addresses a Wilton Park conference on “Russia: Towards True Partnership with the West,” confers with Lord Douglas Hurd of Westwell, former British Foreign Secretary, Sir Rodric Braithwaite, former British Ambassador in Moscow and chairman of the London-based Moscow School of Political Studies, Marko Mihkelson, Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Estonian Parliament, and Mats Staffanson, Swedish Ambassador in Warsaw.

   
19  

According to Zhamanaki Mitk weekly’s public opinion poll, Raffi K. Hovannisian is one of Armenia’s most respected public figures.

   
   

Raffi Hovannisian’s address during the Center’s yearbook presentation is covered by Zhamanaki Mitk weekly.

   
   

Stiopa Safarian gives interview to Armenia television on the Millennium Challenge Account and the Luxembourg conference.

   
   

The Center’s poll on national and regional security is referenced in Eurasianet.

   
21  

Stiopa Safarian attends reception organized by the British Council and the John Smith Memorial Trust, confers with British Ambassador Thorda Abbott-Watt.

   
   

Stiopa Safarian appears as special guest on ALM television’s “Dirkoroshum” program.

   
22  

The Center’s public opinion findings on Russian-Armenian relations are quoted in RFE/RL Caucasus Report.

   
   

An article covering the Center’s ten-year track record, its activities, and its founder appears in Grakan Tert weekly.

   
   

Stiopa Safarian attends and addresses a British Council roundtable on “The Armenian Media and the Age of Globalization,” confers with Lord James Stuart Gordon, Member of the House of Lords and Life Peer, and Angus Robertson, Member of the House of Commons and Shadow Scottish Minister for Foreign Affairs and Defense.

   
23  

Stiopa Safarian’s comments concerning the Report on the 2003 Presidential and Parliamentary Elections in Armenia, prepared by the Washington-based Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe (CSCE), are published in Haikakan Zhamanak daily.

   
   

Safarian’s remarks at the British Council roundtable are quoted by Aravot daily in “Globalization is a Neutral Instrument.”

   
   

Analyst Hovsep Khurshudian’s assessments of Armenia’s monetary policy and the share of private remittances in GDP growth are reflected by Golos Armenii newspaper.

   
25  

Stiopa Safarian comments for Armenia television’s “Express” program.

   
26  

Safarian’s interview on the October 27, 1999 parliament assassinations is broadcast by Radio Liberty.

   
   

Hayots Ashkharh daily comments on Safarian’s evaluation of the CSCE report.

   
27  

Raffi K. Hovannisian attends commemorative ceremonies on the fifth anniversary of the National Tragedy in the Armenian Parliament, covered by Shant, ALM, Armenia, ArmNews, Avetis, Yerevan, HaiTV, H2, and Etchmiadzin television, Armenian public radio, and Armenpress news agency.

   
   

Safarian gives interview to Yerkir television on the legacy of the October 27 tragedy.

   
28  

Hovannisian’s participation in commemorative events is covered by Haikakan Zhamanak, Aravot, and Hayastani Hanrapetutiun dailies.

   
   

Raffi Hovannisian receives members of the Armenian International Policy Research Group.

   
   

Stiopa Safarian and Hovsep Khurshudian meet with Alan Rousso, senior political counsellor of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development in London.

   
   

Safarian attends a NATO seminar on “Contributing to a More Favorable Security Environment through Informing Public Opinion,” confers with Jean Fournet, NATO’s Assistant Secretary General for Public Diplomacy, and Despina-Ino Afentouli of its Public Diplomacy Division.

   
29-31  

Hovsep Khurshudian attends and addresses in Tsakhkadzor a seminar on “Democracy Development in Armenia: New Challenges.”

   
30  

Aravot daily releases recent public opinion survey ranking Raffi K. Hovannisian among the top three potential presidential candidates.

   
31  

Stiopa Safarian attends and addresses in Tbilisi an international conference on “The European Union: Foreign Policy Priority of the South Caucasus Countries,” confers with General Sir Garry Johnson, Chairman of the International Security Advisory Board, Torben Holtze, Head of the European Commission for Georgia and Armenia, and Roy Reeve, Head of the OSCE Mission to Georgia.

   
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