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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 2009
1  

ACNIS Director Richard Giragosian’s comments on the current developments in Armenian-Turkish relations are covered by the Iravunk newspaper.  

Richard Giragosian gives an interview to the Golos Armenii newspaper on domestic political issues in Armenia.

Giragosian gives an interview to the Azerbaijani Trend news agency on current developments in the Armenian foreign policy. The interview is referenced by the Day.Az news agency.

Richard Giragosian gives an interview to the Reuters news agency on the current state of Armenian-Turkish relations.

Giragosian gives an interview to the News.am news agency on the latest Armenian-Turkish developments.  

Richard Giragosian gives a live interview to CNN Turk television on the present-day political situation concerning Armenian-Turkish issues.    

Giragosian gives an interview to the Radio Free Europe (RFE/RL) on Armenian foreign policy.
   
2  

Giragosian gives an interview to the Zhamanak daily on the diplomatic “protocols” released by the Armenian and Turkish governments, on the normalization of bilateral relations.  

Richard Giragosian’s comments on the Armenian-Turkish protocols are covered by the Capital daily.

Giragosian meets with Gideon Dewhirst, Deputy Head of the Mission at the British Embassy, and briefs him on political and economic developments in Armenia, including the latest stage of diplomacy with Turkey.
   
3-6   In Berlin, Richard Giragosian attends and speaks at the Ebert Foundation’s conference devoted to Turkish foreign policy.
   
7  

Richard Giragosian gives an interview to the Turkish Milliyet newspaper on the current state of Armenian-Turkish relations.

Giragosian meets with former US Ambassador Michael Lemmon, and briefs him on the present political situation in Armenia.

Richard Giragosian is the guest of the “Herankar” program on the Shant television.
   
8   Giragosian gives an interview to the Public Radio of Finland on current developments in the region.
   
9   Richard Giragosian meets with Johannes Regenbrecht, a senior official of the German Foreign Ministry, and briefs him on the latest political situation in Armenia and the state of Armenian-Turkish diplomacy.
   
10

Richard Giragosian gives an interview to the Hayots Ashkharh daily newspaper on the present developments concerning Armenia and Turkey.

Giragosian’s comments on the replacement of Matthew Bryza as the Co-Chair of the OSCE Minsk Group are covered by the Arminfo news agency and Public Radio.

Giragosian gives an interview to Matthew Collin of Al Jazeera television, and speaks on the current state of the Armenian-Turkish relations.
   
11  

ACNIS Senior Analyst Manvel Sargsian’s comments on the present situation in the Armenian-Turkish diplomatic relations are covered by the Haikakan Zhamanak daily, 7or.am, Lragir.am, Novosti Armenia, Panarmenian.Net and News.am news agencies, and by Armenian Public Radio.

Richard Giragosian gives a presentation at the National Democratic Institute’s (NDI) roundtable on “Information Security: Role of Youth in Public Policy.”
   
12   Giragosian gives an interview to Armenian Public Radio on the replacement of Matthew Bryza as the US Co-Chair of the OSCE Minsk Group.
   
14  

Giragosian meets with Marina Malkhasian of the United Nation’s Development Program (UNDP), and discusses domestic and foreign policy issues in Armenia.

Giragosian delivers a lecture for the “Leadership School” on the current political, social and economic challenges facing Armenia.
   
15  

ACNIS Senior Analyst Manvel Sargsian’s article on “No One Can Circumvent Or Not Discuss a Matter That is Urgent For the Society” is published by the Zhamanak daily newspaper.

Richard Giragosian meets with EU Commission delegation members Henrik Holonei, Deputy Director-General for Enlargement; Siim Kallas, Vice-President responsible for Administrative Affairs; Rutger Wissels, Director of DG Enlargement’s Wider Europe Task Force; John Kjaer, Head of the Unit for Relations with Ukraine, Belarus, Moldova and Southern Caucasus at the Directorate General for External Affairs.
   
16-17   Giragosian speaks at a meeting of the regional directors of the Council of Europe’s School of Political Studies, including representatives from the Balkans, South Caucasus and the CIS.
   
17  

ACNIS Senior Analyst Manvel Sargsian’s article on “Armenian-Turkish Protocols: Is It Possible to Normalize Relations and Remain Enemies?” is published by the Armenia Today news agency.

ACNIS holds an off-the-record presentation devoted to the North Caucasus. Dr. Domitilla Sagramoso, from the King’s College London Department of War Studies, delivers the keynote address.
   
18   Manvel Sargsian gives an interview to the Novosti Armenia news agency on “Armenian-Turkish Relations Can Not Be Normalized Unless Turkey Recognizes the Genocide.”
   
18-20   Richard Giragosian attends a seminar of the Armenian and Azerbaijani Schools of political Studies, serving as an expert.
   
21   Manvel Sargsian’s article on “One Must Respect Himself First” is published by the Lragir.am news agency.
   
22  

ACNIS Senior Analyst Manvel Sargsian attends and addresses Civilitas Foundation roundtable on the current Armenian-Turkish developments.  

Richard Giragosian meets with visiting Estonian Ambassador to Armenia Toomas Lukk and discusses domestic and external issues in the region.
   
23  

Richard Giragosian meets with Craig Oliphant of the UK Foreign Office, and briefs him on the present-day political, diplomatic, security and economic trends in Armenia and the wider region.

Giragosian gives a lecture to the members of the “Birthright Armenia” organization on Armenian foreign policy issues.

Giragosian meets with Italian Ambassador Bruno Scapini.

Giragosian meets with the European Commission delegation and briefs them on recent developments in Armenia.   

ACNIS Senior Analyst Manvel Sargsian gives comments to the Hraparak daily on the recent political matters and foreign policy.

Manvel Sargsian is the guest of the “Hraparak” program on the Yerkir Media television.
   
24-25  

Richard Giragosian meets with the EU Special Representative for the South Caucasus Peter Semneby and his advisers and briefs them on the current state of Armenia’s political affairs.

Giragosian attends a meeting of the OSCE Heads of Office and discusses regional developments.
   
25  

Giragosian meets with Austrian researcher Daniela Mussnig and discusses the state of Armenian-Turkish diplomacy.  

ACNIS Senior Analyst Manvel Sargsian’s article on “The Normalization of Armenian-Turkish Relations: The Problem is Crucial, the Approach Is the Same” is published by the Armenia Today news agency.
   
26-27  

Richard Giragosian attends the US National Democratic Institute (NDI) roundtable discussion on the “Relations Between Armenia and Turkey, Prospects, and the Role of Political Parties and Non-Governmental Organizations in That Process,” and delivers a speech on “Promise or Peril: An Assessment of Armenian-Turkish Diplomacy.”

Giragosian presents a lecture on “Armenia and European Integration” to the students of the Yerevan School of Political Studies.
   
28   ACNIS Senior Analyst Manvel Sargsian’s article on “What is There To Fear?” is published by the Lragir.am news agency.
   
29   ACNIS Director Richard Giragosian gives an interview to the Trend news agency on the Armenian-Turkish protocols.
     
     

 
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