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

September
1

Center founder Raffi K. Hovannisian's comments on his 10-year quest for Armenian citizenship, entitled "Raffi Hovannisian Challenges the Authorities," "Retrospective Citizenship," "Raffi Hovannisian Presented the Reality" and "Armenian Exodus: Who is to Blame?" are published respectively in Haykakan Zhamanak, Hayots Ashkhar, and Aravot dailies.

A news brief entitled "Former Foreign Minister Raffi Hovannisian Became Citizen of the Republic of Armenia" is published in the Armenian National TV News website.

A commentary on "Armenian Ex-Foreign Minister Gets Citizenship 10 Years after Applying" is issued in Aravot daily's website.

   
2  

Political analyst Vardan Vardanian's comments on Raffi K. Hovannisian are broadcast by A1+ television.

Center analyst Sergey Shakaryants gives interview to Mir Television on the participation of Turkish fighter jets in a Baku military parade and the responses of various interested parties.

   
3  

Hovannisian's citizenship affair is discussed by Noyan Tapan television's "Fifth Microphone" live, call-in program (26 of 27 callers support Hovannisian's return to public life; Noyan Tapan television is subsequently taken off the air).

   
4  

Yerkrapah weekly headlines the Hovannisian matter as "Raffi Hovannisian is Granted."

An article titled "We Want Their Money but Not Them" reporting on Hovannisian's press conference at the Azdak Club, is published in Iravunk weekly.

Georgi Khosroev, Armenia's ambassador in Georgia, visits the Center, meets with executive director Hrach Hakobyan.

Hakobyan visits the Embassy of the Russian Federation, confers with political counselor Sergey Kapinos.

Hakobyan attends commemoration of the International Day of Peace and official launching of the UNIFEM Regional Project, confers with Casper Jan Kamp, UNDP officer in charge, and Valeri Tkatchouk, UN resident coordinator.

   
6  

An article headlined "Raffi Hovannisian Advocates Changes in the Power System" is published in Noyan Tapan Highlights.

In Moscow, Executive Director Hrach Hakobyan attends the Gorbachev Foundation's "Expertiza" roundtable series on "The Post-Soviet Space: Ten Years Later," addresses the "The CIS and Its First Decade."

   
7  

Center analyst Arman Musinyan's article, entitled "New Developments in Karabagh's Conflict Resolution in the Context of Iranian-Armenian Relations" is published in the book, Near and Middle Eastern Historical-Cultural Traditions and Modern Developments.

   
8  

Playwright Norair Adalian's "Letter of Welcome" on Raffi K. Hovannisian's citizenship is published in Azg daily.

   
11  

Hrach Hakobyan gives interview to Australia's SBS radio on the Turkish-Armenian Reconciliation Commission.

Center analyst Vrej Jiji attends the European regional partnership group meeting of the World Council of Churches and delivers keynote address on "Contemporary Socio-Political Aspects of Central and Eastern Europe."

   
12  

Aghasi Tadevosyan attends and addresses a seminar on "Democracy and the Dialogue of Civilizations" organized by the Association of University Women.

Analyst Sergey Shakaryants gives interview to Voice of Russia and BBC radios on the terrorist actions in the United States.

   
13  

Noyan Tapan Highlights, in its weekly column entitled "The Fifth Microphone," publishes the results of its poll on the question: "What is your attitude towards the decision of ex-foreign minister R. Hovannisian to engage in active public activity?" "The poll is the exceptional case when all respondents have expressed a positive opinion about a political figure," concludes the weekly.

   
14  

Center analysts Vrej Jiji and Arman Musinyan attend an Atlantic Association Seminar on "NATO and the Prospects of Security in Armenia and the Caucasus."

Analyst Sergey Shakaryants gives comments to Voice of America on Russian President Vladimir Putin's visit to Armenia.

Sergey Shakaryants confers with Yatsek Vrubel, an expert on the Caucasus from the Polish Center for Oriental Studies, on the current situation in and the prospects for conflict resolution in Karabagh.

   
17  

Professor Luca Zarrilli from Napoli University visits the Center, meets with Hrach Hakobyan.

Sergey Shakaryants's interview with Mir television on Russian President Vladimir Putin's visit to Armenia is rebroadcast on Mayak radio.

   
18  

The Armenian News Network Groong publishes Noyan Tapan Highlights' "Fifth Microphone" column on the Hovannisian affair, reporting on the closure of the "Fifth Microphone" television program after its broadcast on Hovannisian.

Center analyst Aghasi Tadevosyan attends a hearing of the Armenian National Assembly, expresses expert opinion on the draft law on "Non-Governmental Organizations."

Center analyst Sergey Shakaryants's interview on the US terror, headlined "Manhattan in Flames," is published in Yerkrapah weekly.

Sergey Shakaryants's interview with Mir television on Russian President Vladimir Putin's visit to Armenia is rebroadcast on Prometevs television.

Center analyst Arman Musinyan visits the Iranian Embassy, meets with Ambassador Mohammad Farhad Koleini.

   
19  

Hrach Hakobyan attends official presentation of high-school textbooks on Human Rights, Civic Education, and State and Law.

   
22  

Raffi K. Hovannisian attends the ceremony of blessing of Chrism at Holy Echmiadzin, meets with His Holiness Garegin II, Catholicos of All Armenians.

   
23  

Hovannisian attends the consecration ceremony of the St. Gregory the Illuminator Cathedral in Yerevan.

Hovannisian attends British Embassy reception to meet the Archbishop of Canterbury, confers with his Grace and British Ambassador Timothy Jones.

Hovannisian confers with Argentin presidential delegate, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Ambassador Norberto Padila.

Analyst Aghasi Tadevosyan expresses expert opinion on the draft law of the Concepts of National Security.

   
24  

Hovannisian attends Indian Embassy reception to meet the Indian delegation headed by H.H. Baseleos Marthoma Mathews-II, Catholicos of East and Malankara Metropolin, confers with the Catholicos and with Indian Ambassador Bal Anand.

   
25  

Herve Collet, secretary general of France's Colisee newsletter, visits the Center, meets with Hrach Hakobyan.

Baroness Caroline Cox, vice speaker of the UK House of Lords, visits the Center, confers with Hovannisian.

   
26  

Hovannisian attends World Bank reception, confers with Resident Representative Owaise Saadat.

Hovannisian attends Ecumenic Ceremony at St. Gregory the Illuminator Cathedral on the occasion of Pope John Paul II's visit.

   
27  

Hovannisian attends Italian Embassy reception to bid farewell to US Ambassador Michael Lemmon, confers with Italian Ambassador Paolo Andrea Trabalza, US Ambassador Michael Lemmon, and Russian Ambassador Anatoly Driukov.

Sergey Shakaryants gives interview to Mir television on the possible developments of events in Afghanistan.

Sergey Shakaryants gives interview to Yerkrapah weekly on Armenia's positive reaction to the US request to open its air space for anticipated military action against suspected terrorist targets in Central Asia.

   
28  

Aghasi Tadevosyan attends and addresses an Oxfam Seminar on "Poverty and Corruption in Armenia."

   
30  

Sergey Shakaryants gives interview to Mir television on possible scenarios of and after US reprisals.

 
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