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

October 2011
1  

ACNIS founder Raffi. K. Hovannisian is the guest of “Hayelu Araj” program on Kentron television.

Center director Manvel Sargsian’s comments on domestic political issues are covered by 1in.am news agency.
   
2   ACNIS analyst Edgar Vardanian’s comments on “The Future Developments in Armenia Mainly Depend on Sarkozy’s Visit” are covered by Epress.am news agency.
   
3  

Sargsian attends German Embassy reception on the Day of German Unity.

Center analyst Saro Saroyan’s article entitled “Fiasco of the Concept of ‘Zero Problems’” is covered by News.am, Lragir.am, 1in.am, Hetq.am, 7or.am, Mardik.am, Armtown.com, Slaq.am, Zham.am, Armar.am, Ankakh.com, Haynews.am, and Artsakhnews.am news agencies.

Edgar Vardanian is the guest of Civilnet online television and gives comments on current political developments in Armenia.
   
4  

Raffi Hovannisian meets and confers with Justin Friedman, the Director of the Office of Caucasus Affairs and Regional Conflicts in the Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs at the U.S. Department of State.

ACNIS senior analyst Hovsep Khurshudian’s comments on Armenian-Iranian gas pipeline are covered by AR television.

Manvel Sargsian’s comments on French president Nicolas Sarkozy’s visit to the Caucasus are covered by 1in.am news agency.

Center analyst Edgar Vardanian gives an interview to Orakarg daily on “Armenia’s and Russia’s Realities Are Different.”
   
5  

ACNIS founder Raffi Hovannisian meets and confers with the Speaker Nabih Berri of Lebanese Parliament. 

Center director Manvel Sargsian’s comments on the role of France in Karabagh issue are covered by Regnum news agency.
   
6  

Raffi Hovannisian meets and confers with the Board Members of European Bank for Reconstruction and Development: Valeriu Razlog, the Head of RO Yerevan, Ole Hovland, the Alternate Director for Finland, Norway and Latvia, Kurt Bayer, the Director for Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Cyprus, Israel, Kazakhstan and Malta, and others.  

Manvel Sargsian is the guest of “Ashkharhayatsk” program on Vem radio.

Sargsian’s comments on domestic political issues are covered by Eurasianet.org and Medialab.am news agencies.
   
6-8 ACNIS analysts Edgar Vardanian and Saro Saroyan attend a conference entitled "What Future for Democracy", organized by the Open Society Foundations-Armenia.
   
7  

Center holds a regular session of the youth school program, entitled “The Concept of Constitutional State in Armenia and Modern Philosophy of Political Struggle,” with a presentation by ACNIS analyst Edgar Vardanian.

Manvel Sargsian’s commentary on “Putin’s Project of Eurasian Union is Unrealistic” is covered by 1in.am news agency.
   
10  

ACNIS founder Raffi K. Hovannisian attends a farewell reception for Ambassador Raul de Luzenberger, the Head of Delegation of the European Union in Armenia.

Center director Manvel Sargsian’s comments on domestic political issues are covered by Armenia Today news agency.

Saro Saroyan’s comments on current political developments in Armenia are covered by 1in.am news agency.
   
12   Raffi Hovannisian is the guest of “Hartsazruyts” program on H1 television.
   
12-13   ACNIS analyst Saro Saroyan’s article entitled “Shah Deniz at the Intersection of Azerbaijani-Turkish Interests” is covered by 1in.am, Hetq.am, News.am, Lragir.am, Armtown.com, Ankakh.com, Noratert.am, Haynews.am, Zham.am, 7or.am, and Artsakhnews.am news agencies.
   
13   Joint article by ACNIS director Manvel Sargsian and the Chairman of the Public Council on Foreign and Security Policy of Artsakh Masis Mayilian, entitled “Imperatives of Reconsidering the Principles for the Peaceful Settlement of the Karabagh Conflict,” is covered by Armenia Today news agency.
   
14  

Center enters the second stage of the seminar-courses marked with the lecture entitled “The Role of Civil Society in the Process of Democratization,” with a presentation by Armen Grigorian, Chairman of the “Democracy for Development” NGO.

In Stepanakert, Manvel Sargsian, as a keynote speaker, participates in the seminar discussion entitled “Imperatives of Reconsidering the Principles for the Settlement of the Artsakh Issue,” organized by the Consortium of international organizations, including International Alert, focused on peace-building initiatives.
   
15   Sargsian meets and confers with Professor Donnacha Ó Beacháin from Dublin City University.
   
17  

Manvel Sargsian’s comments on French President’s statements during his visit to the Caucasus are covered by Kavkazskiy Uzel news agency.

ACNIS analyst Edgar Vardanian’s commentary on “Iran Most Probably Has No New Proposals for the Settlement of the Karabagh Conflict” is covered by 1in.am news agency.
   
17-18   Center director Manvel Sargsian’s address during the discussion in Artsakh entitled “Imperatives of Reconsidering the Principles for the Settlement of the Artsakh Issue” is covered by Artsakhnews.am and Armedia.am news agencies.
   
19   Edgar Vardanian is the guest of “Discourse” online program on 1in.am news agency.
   
20   Manvel Sargsian’s comments on “CIS is an Easy Way for Armenia to Create Economic and Political Relations with Russia” are covered by 1in.am news agency.
   
21  

ACNIS holds a regular session of the youth school program, devoted to “Key Issues of Human Rights Protection in Armenia,” with a presentation by Arthur Sakunts, Head of Helsinki Citizen’s Assembly-Vanadzor.

Center senior analyst Hovsep Khurshudian meets and confers with Romanian consul Dragos Nitipir-Zamfirescu.

ACNIS analyst Saro Saroyan’s commentary on “Libya’s Ex-leader Muammar Gaddafi’s Death Can Not Be a Lesson for Other Dictators” is covered by 1in.am news agency.
   
22  

Center founder Raffi Hovannisian attends the reopening ceremony of The Saint Kirakos Church in Diyarbakir.

Manvel Sargsian’s comments on domestic and international political issues are covered by 1in.am news agency.
   
23  

ACNIS analyst Edgar Vardanian gives comments to Ekho Kavkaza on “Armenia Joins the Agreement on Free Trade Zone.”

Vardanian’s comments on “Why Does Armenia Need Free Trade Zone?” are covered by Birzhevoy Leader news agency.
   
24  

Center analyst Armine Ghazarian’s article entitled “Inertia of the Soviet Thinking” is covered by 1in.am, 7or.am, Zham.am, and Haynews.am news agencies.

ACNIS director Manvel Sargsian’s comments on current political developments in Armenia are covered by Armenia Today news agency.
   
25  

Sargsian meets and confers with regional conflicts adviser Claire Dellesard of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

Center analyst Saro Saroyan’s commentary on “[Minsk Group] Co-Chairs Put Fresh Impetus through a Sacred Factor” is covered by Public Radio.

Saroyan’s comments on Azerbaijan’s non-permanent membership in the UN Security Council are covered by Ilur.am news agency.
   
26  

Manvel Sargsian’s comments on Azerbaijan’s non-permanent membership in UN Security Council are published by Zhamanak daily.

Sargsian gives an interview to Regnum news agency on “Azerbaijan Has Found One More Platform for Propaganda and Agitation: The UN Security Council.”

ACNIS analyst Edgar Vardanian’s comments on “It is Difficult to Answer Uniquely Why Turkey Eventually Accepted Israel's Offer to Help Him” are covered by 1in.am news agency.
   
27   Center convenes a policy roundtable entitled “Domestic Political Developments in Armenia: Limits and Opportunities of Political Forces and Society”, covered by Arminfo.am, Mardik.am, Lragir.am, Hetq.am, 1in.am, Armenia Today, Ankakh.com, Zham.am, and Haynews.am news agencies.
   
28  

ACNIS holds a regular session of the youth school program, devoted to the problem of freedom of conscience in states governed by the rule of law, with a presentation by Stepan Danielyan, Chairman of “Collaboration for Democracy” Center.

Center director Manvel Sargsian’s address during ACNIS roundtable discussion entitled “Domestic Political Developments in Armenia: Limits and Opportunities of Political Forces and Society” is covered by Regnum news agency.

ACNIS senior analyst Hovsep Khurshudian’s comments on “Armenia’s Uncompetitive Economy” are covered by Institute for War and Peace Reporting.

Manvel Sargsian’s commentary on the prospects of Eurasian union is published by Hayastani Zrutsakits weekly.

Sargsian’s comments on Azerbaijan’s membership in UN Security Council are published by Respublika Armenia daily.
   
28-31   Edgar Vardanian’s article entitled “In Search of ‘Against’ and ‘For’” is covered by Hetq.am, Lragir.am, Zham.am, and Armenia Today news agencies.
   
29  

ACNIS founder Raffi K. Hovannisian meets and confers with Nicolas Briec, European People Party’s Secretary of External Relations, and Eduardo Lorenzo Ochoa, Long-term Policy Advisor for Strengthening Democratic Structures from the EU Advisory Group to the Republic of Armenia.

Manvel Sargsian is the guest of “Tesaketneri Khachmeruk” program on Radio Liberty.
   
31  

Center director Manvel Sargsian takes part in a press conference-discussion on domestic political issues, covered by H1 and Yerevan televisions, Public Radio, Arminfo.am, Novosti Armenia, Armenia Today and Mardik.am news agencies.

Manvel Sargsian’s comments on “Deals or Free Elections” are covered by Lragir.am news agency.

Center analyst Saro Saroyan’s analysis entitled “South Caucasus: Missed Opportunities?” is published by The Analyticon magazine.
   
     

 
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