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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 meets with President Arkadiy Ghukasian of the Mountainous Karabagh Republic.


Raffi Hovannisian speaks at Constitutional Court conference on the 15th anniversary of Armenia's membership in the United Nations.

Hovannisian attends Bulgarian National Day, confers with Ambassador Stefan Dimitrov.

Hovannisian's interview on the upcoming parliamentary elections is covered by Radio Liberty.

Radio Liberty reports on Armenia's first Minister of Foreign Affairs Raffi Hovannisian's inaugural address and raising of the flag at the United Nations on March 2, 1992.



Raffi Hovannisian meets with the European Union's Special Representative Ambassador Peter Semneby.

In Steyning, England, visiting fellow Garin Hovannisian attends and addresses a Wilton Park conference on “Turkey's Accession Negotiations with the European Union: Toward a Renewed Impetus?,” confers with Greek Ambassador to the EU Vassilis Kaskarelis, Suat Kiniklioglu of the German Marshall Fund, Christos Katharios of the EU Secretariat, Soli Ozel of Bilgi University, and Ayse Sezgin of Turkey's Ministry of Foreign Affairs.


Raffi Hovannisian visits Yerablur Military Cemetery on Sparapet Vazgen Sargsian’s birthday.


The Center convenes a policy roundtable on “Mass Media Monitoring Results in the Pre-Electoral Period.”

The Center's monitoring results are covered by Shant television, Radio Liberty, and Hayastani Hanrapetutiun daily.

Center director of research Stiopa Safarian's interview on monitoring results is covered by A1 Plus, Day.Az, and Panorama.am sites.


The Center's monitoring results are covered by Azg and Hayastani Hanrapetutiun dailies.


The Center convenes an International Visitors' Series lecture on “Elections and Democratic Consolidation”; Dr. Valerie Bunce of Cornell University speaks on “Elections and Democratic Consolidation” and Dr. Sharon Wolchik of George Washington University treats “Women's Role in Elections.”

Raffi Hovannisian's address on the parliamentary elections is covered by Yerkir Media television, Public Radio and Radio Liberty, A1 Plus and Noyan Tapan news agencies, and Lragir.am and Panorama.am sites.


As part of an international partnership with the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, the Center convenes a policy and public-opinion roundtable on “Global Warming,” covered by ArmInfo and Noyan Tapan news agencies and Lragir.am.


In Worcester, Massachusetts, Raffi K. Hovannisian delivers the annual international lecture at Clark University on “Ancient Civilization and Modern Statecraft: Armenia at the Crossroads.”

The Center hosts an International Visitors' Series lecture on “Promoting Democracy and Controlling Vote Fraud” with Professor David Schultz of Hamline University.


The Center's seminar is covered by Entrutyunner 2007 and Lragir.am.


In Philadelphia, Raffi Hovannisian delivers lecture to the Armenian Bar Association and the local community.


The Center convenes an international policy and public-opinion roundtable on “Labor and Environmental Standards in Trade Agreements,” covered by ArmInfo, Lragir.am, Armradio.am, and Novosti Armenia and Arka news agencies.


Raffi Hovannisian's message of condolence on the occasion of Prime Minister Andranik Margarian's passing is covered by Hayinfo, Novosti Armenia, Noyan Tapan, A1 Plus and Arka news agencies, and Lragir.am.


In Berlin, Germany, Center research director Stiopa Safarian participates in an international workshop on “EU and Black Sea Regional Cooperation” at the German Institute for International and Security Affairs, meets with Dr. Johanna Deimel of the Southeast Europe Association, Nicu Popescu of the Center For European Policy Studies, and Sonja Diez and Gernot Erler of the German Federal Foreign Office.


In Yerevan, Raffi Hovannisian and Center senior analyst Hovsep Khurshudian attend Council of Europe conference on “Free and Fair Elections as a Cornerstone of Democracy”; Hovannisian's intervention at the conference is covered by Radio Hay and by A1 Plus and Noyan Tapan news agencies.

Hovannisian attends requiem service for Prime Minister Andranik Margarian, with his message of condolence carried by Shant television, Noyan Tapan news agency, Iravunk weekly, and Hayastani Hanrapetutiun daily.

Center associate expert on human rights Zhanna Aleksanian attends Political Discussion Club roundtable on “Civil Society Investment on Electoral Processes.”


Raffi Hovannisian attends funeral of Prime Minister Andranik Margarian.

Raffi Hovannisian's intervention at the Council of Europe conference is covered by Aravot daily.


Raffi Hovannisian is the guest of the “Urvagits” talk show on Kentron television.

Raffi Hovannisian's message on the occasion of Prime Minister Andranik Margarian's passing is covered by 168 Zham daily.


Raffi Hovannisian attends Romanian Embassy reception, confers with Ambassador Crina Prunariu.

Center founder Raffi Hovannisian is the guest of the “Press Club Plus” program on Yerkir Media television.

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In Tsakhkadzor, Center program assistant Jemma Melkonian attends a Starlink training course on “Democratic Governance of the Security Sector: Defense.”


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