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

November
1

Center analyst Syuzanna Barseghian attends seminar on “The Implementation of Cultural Rights in Armenia” in line with the United Nations Covenant on Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights.

   
2  

Center founder and Armenia’s first Minister of Foreign Affairs Raffi K. Hovannisian appears in the Karabagh Liberation War: 1988-1994 almanac as the initiator of Karabagh peace talks.

   
    Hovannisian is referenced by Noyan Tapan news agency in “‘17+1’ Coordinating Council Complains of Unequal Conditions of Agitation.”
   
3  

Ukrainian Embassy diplomat Vyacheslav Paramonov visits the Center, confers with administrator Karapet Kalenchian.

   
   

Center analysts Alvard Barkhudarian, Alen Ghevondian, and Hovsep Khurshudian attend conference on “International Experience of European Integration and the European Policy Prospects for Armenia.”

   
4  

Wang Lijiu and Din Xiaoxin of the China Institutes of Contemporary International Relations (CICIR) visit the Center, confer with research director Stiopa Safarian and analyst Hasmik Mkrtchian.

   
   

Center research director Stiopa Safarian and analyst Hovsep Khurshudian receive Virginijus Savukynas, director of the Center for Public Policy Strategies of Lithuania, confer on Armenia’s European integration and institutional cooperation.

   
5  

In San Francisco, California, Raffi Hovannisian delivers keynote address at the Krouzian-Zekarian-Vasbouragan Armenian School’s 25th anniversary gala.

   
   

Hovannisian is referenced by A1 Plus news agency and Aib-Fe newspaper as prominent opposition leader.

   
   

Oleksander Sushko, director of the Center for Peace, Conversion, and Foreign Policy of Ukraine, and Irena Brinar, head of the EU and International Programs Office of Slovenia, visit the Center, confer with research director Stiopa Safarian and the research staff.

   
7  

Raffi Hovannisian is referenced by Noyan Tapan Highlights in “Constitutional Referendum News” and by the Turkish Diplomatic Observer in “Armenian Opposition Put Pressures Over Kocharian.”

   
7-8  

In Tehran, Iran, Center analyst Hovhannes Vardanian attends the 13th International Conference on Central Asia and the Caucasus, entitled “Regional Developments: Interaction and Encounter of Strategies,” organized by the Institute for Political and International Studies (IPIS), talks on “The Future of Regional Security and Stability.”

   
8  

Stiopa Safarian attends US Embassy reception in honor of Alcee Hastings, US Congressman and President of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly.

   
   

Center analyst Syuzanna Barseghian attends seminar on “The Role of NGOs in the Realization of Millennium Challenge Account Projects in Armenia.”

   
9  

Center analyst Syuzanna Barseghian attends seminar on “The Implementation of Social Rights in Armenia.”

   
   

Center research director Stiopa Safarian attends and addresses seminar on “Dual Citizenship,” covered by A1 Plus news agency.

   
10  

Center administrator Karapet Kalenchian attends Chinese Embassy reception to welcome the newly-appointed military and air attaché Senior Colonel Ma Yongbao.

   
11  

Raffi Hovannisian is referenced by ArmeniaLiberty regarding his position on proposed constitutional amendments.

   
   

Center research director Stiopa Safarian appears in Clark University’s Year End Activities and 2005 Gift Report.

   
14  

Hovannisian is referenced by ArmeniaLiberty news in “Ex-Foreign Minister Seeks Public Support for 2008 Presidential Bid.”

   
   

Hovannisian’s position on constitutional referendum is covered by RFE/RL Newsline.

   
   

Stiopa Safarian’s comments on the proposed constitutional amendments are covered by Hetq online in “They Love Him, They Love Him Not....”

   
16  

Raffi Hovannisian is referenced by Yerevan Times as de facto Armenian citizen since 1991.

   
   

Hovannisian’s position on constitutional referendum is covered by Haikakan Zhamanak and Hayots Ashkharh newspapers.

   
   

Stoipa Safarian meets with Michel Ivor of the Brussels-based Center for International Cooperation and Development Studies.

   
17  

Petition for recognition of Raffi Hovannisian’s citizenship as of 1991 is referenced by Golos Armenii newspaper.

   
18  

Hovannisian is referenced by Iravunk, 168 Zham, and Aravot newspapers as a participant in a public meeting at Vanadzor.

   
19  

Center legal adviser Knarik Ohanian attends seminar on requirements for ABA/CEELI grant proposals.

   
21  

Center founder Raffi Hovannisian delivers address regarding the referendum on constitutional amendments, covered by Shant, Armenia, Kentron, Yerkir, AR, H2, Avetis television, Radio Liberty and Armenian public radio, Armenians Today Bulletin, Armenpress, ArmeniaLiberty, ArmInfo, Arka, Noyan Tapan, A1 Plus, Lragir, Panorama, France Press, Regnum, Spanish EFE news agencies, Day.Az. and Kavkazskiy Uzel.

   
22  

Raffi Hovannisian’s address is covered by Yerkir television, Radio Liberty, and RFE/RL Newsline, RFE/RL Caucasus Report, ArmeniaLiberty, A1 Plus, Noyan Tapan, Regnum news agencies, Aravot, 168 Zham, Pakagits, Iravunk, Golos Armenii, Novoye Vremia, Haikakan Zhamanak, Chorrord Ishkhanutiun, Taregir, Hayots Ashkharh, Iravunk, and Ambion newspapers, Panorama, Inside Europe online, and Armenians Today Bulletin.

   
22-23  

In Tbilisi, Georgia, Stiopa Safarian attends and addresses “Europe’s New Wave of Liberation: Democracy and Transformation” dedicated to the 2nd anniversary of the Rose Revolution in Georgia, meets with Speaker Nino Burjanadze of the Georgian Parliament; Georgian Prime Minister Zurab Nogaideli, Georgian Minister of Foreign Affairs Gela Bezhuashvili, US Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Matthew Bryza, Bruce Jackson, President of Project for Transitional Democracies, and Zeyno Baran, Director of International Security at the Nixon Center of Washington, DC.

   
23  

Raffi Hovannisian’s position on constitutional referendum in Armenia is covered by Prague-based RFE/RL article in “Opposition Calls for Boycott of Constitutional Referendum.”

   
   

Raffi Hovannisian’s call for a citizens’ assembly is covered by Zhamanak online, ArmeniaLiberty, A1 Plus news agencies, and Azg, Aravot, Haikakan Zhamanak, Pakagits, and Hayots Ashkharh newspapers.

   
   

Center analysts Alen Ghevondian and Hovhannes Vardanian attend conference on “The Application of International Experience of Good Governance in National Anti-Corruption Activities” organized by UNDP.

   
24  

Raffi Hovannisian’s call for a citizens’ assembly is covered by Shant and Kentron television, the Czech Republic’s Radio Free Europe, ArmeniaLiberty, A1 Plus news agency, Armenians Today Bulletin, and Azg, Aravot, Haykakan Zhamanak, 168 Zham, and Novoye Vremia newspapers.

   
   

Center analyst Hovsep Khurshudian gives comments to Radio Liberty on the citizens’ assembly.

   
25  

Raffi Hovannisian’s and his fellow citizens’ assembly is covered by Shant, H1, and Rossia television, Radio Liberty and Armenian public radio, Kavkazskiy Uzel, Panorama, Noyan Tapan, Regnum, Mediamax, A1 Plus news agencies, Armenians Today information bulletin, Lragir online, and Ambion, Azg, Aravot, Haikakan Zhamanak, Ayb-Fe, Hayots Ashkharh, Iravunk, Pakagits, and Chorrord Ishkhanutiun newspapers.

   
   

In Vilnius, Lithuanian President Voldas Adamkus receives Center administrator Karapet Kalenchian at his official residence.

   
25-26  

In Druskininkai, Lithuania, Karapet Kalenchian attends conference on “What Unites and What Separates the Countries of the Post-Soviet Space” organized by the Center for Public Policy Strategies and the Lithuanian Foreign Office, confers with Virginijus Savukynas, director of the Center for Public Policy Strategies, Jan Malicki, director of the Center for East European Studies, and Aleksander Milinkevich, Belarus opposition leader.

   
26  

The citizens’ assembly is covered by Yerkir television, Radio Liberty, ArmInfo, A1 Plus, Regnum, Noyan Tapan, Panorama news agencies, Zhamanak, ArmeniaNow, Taregir, Lragir online newspapers, Aravot, 168 Zham, Hayots Ashkharh, Haikakan Zhamanak, and Golos Armenii newspapers.

   
27  

The citizens’ assembly is covered by Radio Liberty, PanArmenian network, Arka, ArmInfo, A1 Plus, Regnum, Panorama, Eurasianet, ArmeniaLiberty news agencies, Lragir online, Armenians Today information bulletin.

   
28  

Raffi Hovannisian’s post-referendum address, delivered from the Matenadaran, is covered by H1, H2, Yerkir, ALM, Armenia, Kentron, Shant, AR television, ArmeniaNow, and Noyan Tapan Highlights, Aravot, Haikakan Zhamanak, Chorrord Ishkhanutiun, Hayots Ashkharh, and Hayastani Hanrapetutiun newspapers.

   
29  

Finnish Ambassador Terhi Hakala and Raffi Hovannisian meet to discuss a full agenda of domestic and international issues.

   
   

The citizens’ assembly is covered by Azg, Pakagits, 168 Zham, Haikakan Zhamanak, Taregir, Chorrord Ishkhanutiun, Iravunk, Novoye Vremia, and Golos Armenii newspapers.

   
   

Center research director Stiopa Safarian gives comments to mass media regarding the violations registered during the constitutional referendum.

   
30  

Raffi Hovannisian’s detention at Yerevan airport is covered by ArmeniaLiberty, Noyan Tapan, A1 Plus news agencies, Armenians Today Information Bulletin, Aravot, Pakagits, Hayots Ashkharh newspapers.

   
   

In Kyiv, Ukraine, Raffi K. Hovannisian attends and addresses the International Public Forum of the Community for Democratic Choice.

   
   

Claude Gluntz, Swiss reporter of L’illustré weekly visits the Center, confers with Stiopa Safarian.

   
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