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

December 2009
1  

ACNIS Senior Analyst Manvel Sargsian’s analysis, “Armenia: the lack of a formula for civil agreement,” is published by the ArmeniaToday news agency.

The ArmeniaToday news agency publishes ACNIS Analyst Armine Ghazarian’s analysis on the “Psychological peculiarities of the ‘normalization’ of Armenian-Turkish relations.”
   
3  

ACNIS Director Richard Giragosian gives several interviews on Armenian-Turkish diplomacy to the Zhamanak daily newspaper, Armenian Public Radio, and the Novosti Armenia and Arminfo news agencies.

Manvel Sargsian’s article, “The key political functions of society,” is published by the Arminfo news agency.
   
4   Sargsian’s article, “Society begins with a look upon itself,” is published by the Lragir.am news agency.
   
5-6   ACNIS Director Richard Giragosian speaks on Armenian-Turkish diplomacy during a two-day conference by the National Democratic Institute (NDI).
   
7   Sargsian’s article, “Several ‘secrets’ of international relations,” is published by the Arminfo news agency.
   
8   ACNIS Director Richard Giragosian comments on the Armenian-Turkish protocols and Karabagh for the Baku-based Trend News Agency and Armenia’s News.am website.
   
9 Giragosian and Senior Analyst Manvel Sargsian meet with Anja Luther, the Armenian Desk Officer for the German Foreign Ministry, and brief her on the latest developments in Armenia and the region.
   
10   Giragosian gives several interviews on Armenian-Turkish diplomacy, Karabagh and regional developments to the Azerbaijani News.Az and Day.Az news agencies, and the Vox Populi news agency in Kazakhstan.
   
11  

Sargsian’s commentary, “Maybe there’s another configuration,” is published by the Lragir.am news agency.

Analyst Manvel Sargsian gives an interview to the Haykakan Zhamanak daily newspaper and discusses domestic Armenian politics.
   
12   Sargsian gives an interview to Armenian Public Radio on the OSCE Minsk Group’s visit to Azerbaijan.
   
14   Giragosian’s comments on Turkish-Azerbaijani relations are published by the Baku-based Trend news agency.
   
16   ACNIS holds a special roundtable discussion on gender equality and the state of women’s rights in Armenia, with formal presentations by experts from the OSCE and UN in Armenia.  The event marks the launch of a new ACNIS “Gender Project,” aimed at assessing the social, economic and political aspects of gender equality and examining the state of women’s rights in Armenia.  This project also seeks to promote greater awareness of these gender-related issues and expand opportunities for women in Armenia, with a long-term focus on the need to empower Armenian women by advocating greater rights and a more active role within society, the workplace and the educational system.
   
17  

ACNIS convenes a closed seminar on cyber-security in Armenia, examining the state of Armenian critical IT infrastructure and assessing the challenges facing the development of a secure and reliable IT network in Armenia.

Giragosian speaks at a joint event organized by the Turkish research institute TESEV and the Yerevan-based Caucasus Institute on Armenian-Turkish diplomacy.
 

Manvel Sargsian is the guest of the “Yerkri Khndire” program on Yerkir Media television station and comments on Armenian-Turkish relations. His article, “The Armenian president’s statement proves the change in the political course,” is aso published by the ArmeniaToday news agency.
   
18  

ACNIS holds a special event moderated by Italian Ambassador Brunno Scapini with ACNIS visiting Italian scholar Luca Guiduzzi from the University of Turin presenting his findings from recent field research conducted in Karabagh.

Manvel Sargsian’s article entitled “Armenian-Turkish Relations: Where Do the Preconditions Lead?” is published by the ArmeniaToday news agency.
   
20   Giragosian gives a presentation on the latest developments in Armenian-Turkish diplomacy for a group of visiting Turkish journalists at an event organized by the Eurasia Partnership Foundation (EPF).
   
21   Sargsian’s article, “The authorities became ‘entangled’ by initiatives,” is published by the Lragir.am news agency.
   
23  

Manvel Sargsian comments on current domestic politics are covered by the ArmeniaToday news agency.

ACNIS Senior Analyst Sargsian gives an interview to Finland’s Finport.info news agency and his article, “If Armenia’s economy collapses, the delicate regional balance will be damaged,” is published by the Arminfo news agency.

Giragosian meets with British Ambassador Charles Lonsdale and briefs him on domestic and regional developments.
   
24   ACNIS Director Giragosian and Senior Analyst Sargsian give separate interviews on domestic Armenian politics to the Zhamanak daily newspaper.
   
25  

Sargsian’s article, “Turkey and Armenia are surrounded,” is published by the Lragir.am news agency.

Giragosian is interviewed by the Hetq online electronic media outlet.
   
     

 
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