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

February 2008
1   Center political affairs associate Stiopa Safarian analyzes the domestic political situation, covered by Noyan Tapan and ArmeniaNow news agencies and Eurasianet.org site.
2   Center senior analyst Hovsep Khurshudian speaks on current political matters, covered by Arminfo news agency.
4   Center founder Raffi K. Hovannisian gives interview to Noyan Tapan news agency and Radio Liberty on national political challenges, covered by armradio.am, Day.Az and Lragir.am sites, Pakagits, 168 Zham, Azg, Golos Armenii and Respublika Armenia dailies, and by Radio Hay.
5   Safarian attends official opening of the new building of the European Commission’s representation in Armenia, confers with Ambassador Raul de Luzenberger, Head of the European Commission Delegation in Armenia.
6   Raffi K. Hovannisian meets with Ambassador Peter Semneby, EU Special Representative for the South Caucasus.
7-8   Center director of administration Karapet Kalenchian attends conference on “Countries of the Caucasus and the Middle East: Possible Partners in the Process of Formation of Regional Security System.”

Hovannisian attends US Embassy reception welcoming the newly appointed UK Ambassador to Armenia Charles Londsdale, confers with US Chargé d’Affaires Joseph Pennington, Italian Ambassador Massimo Lavezzo Cassinelli, and Ambassador Londsdale.

Hovannisian’s interview on the Mountainous Karabagh issue is covered by Panarmenian.Net site.

Stiopa Safarian speaks on domestic political matters, covered by Noyan Tapan, ArmeniaNow, Regnum and A1+ news agencies, Hayastani Hanrapetutiun, Haykakan Zhamanak, 168 Zham and Pakagits dailies, and Panorama.am and Day.Az sites, and by Radio Liberty and Public Radio.

Hovsep Khurshudian gives interview to Arminfo news agency on the current domestic situation.

Center research coordinator Syuzanna Barseghian and research assistant Veronica Mkrtchian attend conference on “Democratic Reforms in Armenia in an Evolving Geopolitial Context: A Focus on the Forthcoming Presidential Elections.”

Karapet Kalenchian and Syuzanna Barseghian attend Iranian Embassy reception marking the 29th anniversary of the Islamic Revolution. 

Barseghian gives interview to 168 Zham daily on the Karabagh issue and its impact on today’s youth.

Hovsep Khurshudian speaks on current domestic affairs, covered by Haik, Zhamanak Yerevan, Azg, Hayastani Hanrapetutiun, Pakagits, Hayots Ashkharh, Haikakan Zhamanak, Respublika Armenia, Taregir and Aravot dailies, A1+, Day.Az, Novosti Armenia, Armenpress, Noyan Tapan, ArmeniaNow and Arminfo news agencies, Eurasianet.org and Panorama.am sites, and by Chorrord Ishkhanutiun newspaper.
12   Raffi Hovannisian gives interview to Le Monde magazine on national and international challenges.

Safarian speaks on the Meghri issue, covered by A1+, Arminfo, Novosti Armenia, Day.Az and Noyan Tapan news agency, and Panorama.am site.

Syuzanna Barseghian attends the launch of the documentary compilation “Mountainous Karabagh Within International Law and Global Politics.”
14   Kalenchian and Barseghian receive First Secretary Wu Lianwen of the Chinese Embassy and Associate Professor Bao Yi of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences.
16   Center economic affairs associate Zoya Tadevosian gives interview to ArmeniaNow weekly on inflation and the strengthening dram’s bearing on the elections.

At Liberty Square in Yerevan, Raffi Hovannisian addresses the nation, covered by Haik, Azg, Aravot, Haikakan Zhamanak, Hraparak, Zhamanak Yerevan, Golos Armenii and Hayots Ashkharh dailies, Chorrord Ishkhanutiun newspaper, Arminfo, A1+ and Regnum news agencies, Lragir.am and Panarmenian.net sites.

Stiopa Safarian gives press briefing on current political matters, covered by 168 Zham daily, A1+, Noyan Tapan and Novosti Armenia news agencies, and Day.Az and Panorama.am sites.

Stiopa Safarian meets with Chairman of the Council of Europe’s Committee of Ministers, Slovakian Foreign Minister Jan Kubiš, covered by Hayastani Hanrapetutiun daily and Panorama.am site.

Syuzanna Barseghian attends international conference on “Intolerance and Xenophobia in the South Caucasus,” devoted to the 20th anniversary of the Sumgait pogroms.

Raffi Hovannisian welcomes OSCE Chairman-in-Office and Finland’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Ilkka Kanerva and OSCE Parliamentary Assembly President Goran Lennmarker, covered by Lragir.am site and Novosti Armenia news agency.

Hovannisian gives interview to Radio Liberty.
27   Center founder Raffi Hovannisian meets with Ambassadors Peter Semneby and Raul de Luzenberger.
29   Center research coordinator Syuzanna Barseghian participates in a news conference on the pre-election campaign and post-election processes.

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