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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 founder Raffi K. Hovannisian’s comments are covered by Zhamanak daily in “Armenia Needs New Approaches.”


Raffi Hovannisian’s press conference at the Pakagits Press Club is covered by Shant and Yerkir television, Radio Liberty and Armenian Public Radio, ArmeniaLiberty, RFE/RL Newsline, Noyan Tapan and ArmInfo news agencies, Lragir, Panorama, Kavkazskiy Uzel, and Azg, Aravot and 168 Zham newspapers.

4   Center research director Stiopa Safarian’s comments on the West’s increased impact on Armenia is covered by Day.Az.

Research director Stiopa Safarian and analyst Hovsep Khurshudian attend and address conference on “Return and Reintegration: Meeting the Economic Challenge” organized by OSCE and the Danish Refugee Council.


Raffi Hovannisian confers with EU Special Representative for the South Caucasus Ambassador Peter Semneby.


Stiopa Safarian meets with Dutch diplomat Camilla Veerman.

  Safarian takes part as a special guest in Armenian Public Radio’s “Sharp Angle” program.
11   Research director Stiopa Safarian attends US Embassy reception, meets with Congressmen Jim Kolbe and Scott Garrett and with Ambassador John Danilovich of the Millennium Challenge Corporation.

Stiopa Safarian’s comments are broadcast by Yerkir television’s “Mamuli Akumb Plus” program.


The Center publicly presents its annual almanac, entitled “Armenia in a Transforming World,” with research director and academic editor Stiopa Safarian moderating the event, covered by Armenian Public Radio, Noyan Tapan, Arminfo, A1Plus and Arka news agencies, Panorama, Human Rights in Armenia, Redtram, Armenian Diaspora, The World Press, Armtown, World News Herald, Mediaforum, and Lragir.


Safarian’s comments are published by Noyan Tapan and Mediaforum in “Powers Try to Derive Maximum Benefit from Karabagh Issue Settlement Process.”


Center analyst Syuzanna Barseghian’s article on “Language Issues in the Republic of Armenia during the Transition Period” is published by Moscow University Press, 2006, in the Proceedings of the XIII International Conference for Undergraduate and Graduate Students and Young Scientists.

13   Stiopa Safarian attends US Embassy reception, meets with Ambassador John Evans, public relations officer Kimberly Hargan, and Armenian and Georgian area specialist Levon Avdoyan of the Library of Congress.

Safarian’s comments on the US role in the Karabagh peace process is covered by RIA Novosti and Kavkazskiy Uzel.


The Center’s yearbook presentation is covered by Aravot, Azg, Pakagits, Noyan Tapan Highlights, and ArmeniaNow.


Raffi Hovannisian receives delegation of the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs.


Stiopa Safarian attends and addresses seminar on “EU Neighborhood Policy,” covered by Yerkir, Kentron, Armenia and AR television, Hayastani Hanrapetutiun, 168 Zham, Taregir.


Safarian’s comments are covered by A1Plus in “The Armenian and Azeri Presidents Were Given a Deadline” and by RIA Novosti in “The West Takes Extra Measures to Increase Its Impact on Armenia.”


Center analyst Hovsep Khurshudian appears as a special guest on ArmeniaLiberty’s “Caucasian Crossroads” program, addresses new economic policies for the South Caucasus.


Hovannisian’s commemorative visit to Karen Demirchian’s memorial dedicated to the late parliament Speaker’s 74th birthday is referenced by A1 Plus and Panorama.


Safarian’s comments on the Karabagh peace process are covered by RIA Novosti.


Center administrator Karapet Kalenchian attends Iran’s Armed Forces Day reception, meets with Iranian Ambassador Ali Reza Haghighian and Colonel Bijan Hamzehil, Ukrainian Ambassador Olexander Bozhko, and Chinese Military and Air Attaché Senior Colonel Ma Yongbao.


Center research director Stiopa Safarian represents the Center at KPMG reception, meets with managing director Alan Kutchukian and new partner Andrew Coxshall.


Chief of party Chedomir Flego and electoral expert Keti Maisuradze of the International Foundation for Election Systems (IFES) visit the Center, meet with research director Stiopa Safarian and analyst Hovsep Khurshudian.


Assistant military attaché Major Lu Veidun of the Chinese Embassy visits the Center, meets with Center administrator Karapet Kalenchian.


Safarian’s comments on Iran are covered by Iravunk.


Stiopa Safarian attends conference on “Financial Sector Policies and Challenges” organized by the World Bank.


Stiopa Safarian addresses seminar on “Analysis of European Integration Experience: New EU Members and Candidates for Membership.”


Safarian’s comments on the experience of Romania’s and Poland’s EU membership are covered by ArmNews television.


Safarian’s interview with Regnum news agency is headlined “The Mediators’ Efforts.”


Center staff lay wreath at the Tsitsernakaberd memorial to the victims of the 1915 Genocide. Raffi Hovannisian offers comments to Armenia, Yerkir, Avetis, Noyan Tapan, and French television, to Armenpress, ArmInfo, and A1Plus news agencies, and to Radio Liberty and Panorama.


IFES chief of party Chedomir Flego visits the Center, confers with Raffi Hovannisian.


Raffi Hovannisian receives Indian Ambassador Reena Pandey.


Raffi Hovannisian and Stiopa Safarian give interview to Slovenian television editor Mojca Mavec for a featured report on the Center.


Iranian deputy chief of mission Ali Akbar Jokar visits the Center, meets with Raffi Hovannisian.


Stiopa Safarian takes part in Yerkir television’s “Mamuli Akumb Plus” program on Armenian public and foreign policy.


Stiopa Safarian attends IMF seminar on “Growth and Poverty Reduction in Armenia: Achievements and Challenges,” confers with James McHugh, IMF Resident Representative in Armenia.


Raffi Hovannisian’s article is published and distributed by United Press International as “Outside View: Armenia Seeking a New Place in the World,” and is reprinted in the World Peace Herald.


Center research director Stiopa Safarian attends Dutch Embassy reception on the occasion of Queen’s day, confers with Ambassador Onno Elderenbosch.


Center analyst Syuzanna Barseghian attends policy discussion on “Business and Politics.”


In Belgium, Center founder Raffi Hovannisian attends and addresses the Brussels Forum on “Transatlantic Challenges in a Global Era,” meets with Dr. Javier
Solana, Secretary General of the Council of the European Union; NATO Secretary General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer; Romanian President Traian Basescu;
United States Senators John McCain, Bob Bennett, and George Voinovich, and John Edwards (former);Crown Prince Philippe of Belgium; Belgian Prime Minister Guy Verhofstadt; General James Jones, Supreme Allied Commander in Europe; Chairman Elmar Brok of the European Parliament’s Committee on Foreign Affairs; Belgian Foreign Minister and OSCE Chairman-in-Office Karel De Gucht; Canadian Foreign Minister Peter MacKay; Jordanian Senator Marwan al-Muasher; former Spanish Foreign Minister Ana Palacio; DaimlerChrysler Chairman Dieter Zetsche; and several others.

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