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

May 2012
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ACNIS director Manvel Sargsian is the guest of “Ditaket” program on Civilnet internet television.

Center analyst Edgar Vardanian gives an interview to Lragir.am news agency on “From Boutique to System.”
   
2   Manvel Sargsian’s comments on Mashtots Park ecological issue are covered by Armenia Today news agency.
   
3  

ACNIS founder Raffi K. Hovannisian is the guest of “Hartsazruyts” program on H1 television.

Edgar Vardanian takes part in a roundtable-discussion entitled “The Characteristics of Social and Political Domains,” organized by the “School of Democracy” NGO.

   
4  

Center convenes a regular session of the seminar-course program at its youth school. The lecture, entitled “Formulations for the Society’s Ethno-Political Perspectives and Their Impact on Social and Political Processes,” is delivered by ACNIS analyst Saro Saroyan.

Raffi Hovannisian meets and exchanges greetings with Uruguay's Foreign Minister Luis Almagro.

Raffi Hovannisian meets and offers formal comments to the election observation missions of the OSCE, PACE, and European Parliament.

Hovannisian is the guest of “Banadzev” program on Armnews television.

ACNIS analyst Saro Saroyan gives comments to Epress.am news agency on upcoming parliamentary elections in Armenia.

Center analyst Edgar Vardanian is the guest of “Hayeli” program on Vem radio.

Edgar Vardanian gives comments to 1in.am news agency on “The Change of Power in the Parliament Will Commence If…”

   
 

Raffi Hovannisian receives a group of Turkish journalists visiting Armenia under the auspices of the Hrant Dink Foundation. He briefs the guests on the prospects of bilateral relations, on the Genocide and Great National Dispossession, and on Armenia’s domestic and foreign policy challenges.

Vardanian’s comments on upcoming parliamentary elections are covered by Hurrieyet Daily News news agency.

   
7  

Edgar Vardanian takes part in a press conference on the results of May 6 parliamentary elections, covered by H1, ATV and AR televisions, Public Radio, Aravot, Hayastani Hanrapetutyun, and Zhamanak dailies, Tert.am, Arminfo.am, and Novosti Armenia news agencies.

Saro Saroyan gives comments to Lragir.am news agency on international observers’ report on Armenia’s parliamentary elections.
   
8

ACNIS director Manvel Sargsian gives an interview to Arminfo.am news agency on “People Have Already Valued the Opposition at 5,000 Drams and Sold It to the Authorities.”

Sargsian gives comments to ArmeniaNow.com news agency on “International Observers’ Report on Armenia Elections Seen as Vague.”

Manvel Sargsian’s comments on “Entering to the National Assembly Means to Refuse to Fulfill the Constitutional Obligations” are covered by Epress.am news agency.

Center analyst Edgar Vardanian gives comments to 168 Zham newspaper on the results of May 6 parliamentary elections.

   
10   Sargsian’s comments on “PAP [‘Prosperous Armenia’ Party] Has Never Been and Will Never Be in Opposition Field” are covered by 1in.am news agency.
   
11  

ACNIS holds a regular session of the youth school program, devoted to the role of civil society in the process of democratization, with a presentation by the guest speaker Armen Grigoryan, Chairman of the “Democracy for Development” NGO.

Manvel Sargsian gives interview to Delovoy Express weekly on “What Did Determine the Victory?”

Center analyst Armine Ghazarian gives comments to 1in.am news agency on “The Authorities Humiliate the People, Though It Will Cost Them a Pretty Penny.”
   
12   Manvel Sargsian gives an interview to News.am news agency on “‘Prosperous Armenia’ Has Always Been a ‘Dark Horse’.”
   
14   Edgar Vardanian gives comments to Henaran.am news agency on “What Will Remain from ANC [Armenian National Congress]?”
   
15   Vardanian is the guest of “Discourse” online program on 1in.am news agency.
   
16  

ACNIS releases the inaugural issue of the new ACNIS quarterly public policy publication, entitled “The Changing World: Viewpoints from Yerevan,” during a special presentation-seminar. The presentation is attended by the quarterly’s contributors, other leading analysts, policy specialists, and members of the press, and is covered by Regnum.ru, Tert.am, Armenpress.am, 1in.am, Ankakh.com, Lragir.am, Zham.am, and Novosti Armenia news agencies.

Center director Manvel Sargsian is the guest of “Kartsikneri Khachmeruk” program on Yerevantelevision.

Sargsian’s comments on the Karabagh conflict are covered by Radio Liberty.

Manvel Sargsian gives an interview to Avangard daily on “Back to Soviet Times?”
   
17  

Sargsian meets with Program Development Officer Tyce Shideler of the USAID Armenia.

Edgar Vardanian is the guest of “Ashkharhayatsk” program on Vem radio.

Vardanian is the guest of “Ayb-Fe” news program on A1+ online television.
   
18   ACNIS youth school holds its regular seminar-course. The guest speaker Arpine Galfayan, President of the Institute for Democracy and Human Rights (IDHR) NGO, makes a presentation on the essence of public activity, with particular emphasis on the activities carried out by civic initiatives in Armenia.
   
19   Manvel Sargsian gives an interview to Armenia Today news agency on “ANC Needs to be Reorganized.”
   
21  

Raffi Hovannisian receives and confers with United States Ambassador John Heffern.

Manvel Sargsian hosts and confers with British Ambassador Jonathan Aves.

Center analyst Edgar Vardanian’s comments on NATO’s Chicago declaration on the Karabagh issue are covered by Mardik.am news agency.
   
22  

ACNIS director Manvel Sargsian gives comments to Public Radio on “What We Expected and What We Have Got from NATO Summit.”

Center analyst Saro Saroyan gives comments to Kentron television on CSTO General Secretary Nikolai Bordyuzha’s statement on NATO’s Chicago declaration.

Saroyan’s comments on “Serzh Sargsyan’s Participation in NATO’s Summit in Chicago Would Be of Benefit for Armenia” are covered by 1in.am news agency.

Edgar Vardanian’s comments on “By Not Participating in NATO Summit, Serzh Sargsyan addressed a Message to Putin” are covered by Tert.am news agency.
   
23  

Manvel Sargsian meets and confers with the Ukrainian Embassy’s Deputy Head of Mission Igor S. Roman.

Sargsian’s interview to Zhamanak daily and 1in.am news agency on “The Reason for Serzh Sargsyan’s Refusal to Participate in NATO’s Chicago Summit Was Putin, Not the NATO Declaration” is covered by Kafkassam-merkez.com news agency.

Saro Saroyan gives comments to Gala television on post-election political situation in Armenia.

ACNIS analyst Armine Ghazarian gives an interview to Lragir.am news agency on “The Armenian Instinct of Freudianism.”

Armine Ghazarian’s comments on “Crystallization of Opposition Field Before the Presidential Elections” are covered by Hayeli.am news agency.

Center analyst Edgar Vardanian’s comments on “The Major Part of Society Remained Unsatisfied in Post-Election Period” are covered by Zhamanak daily and 1in.am news agency.

   
24  

Edgar Vardanian holds a press conference on “OSCE ODIHR and Armenian Elections Since 1996,” covered by Armnews television, Aravot and Yerkir dailies, Slaq.am, 1in.am, Zham.am, Panarmenian.net, and Arminfo.am news agencies.

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

Edgar Vardanian gives comments to Golos Rossii radio on post-election political situation in Armenia.
   
25  

ACNIS youth school holds a lecture on psychological peculiarities of social interactions, with a presentation by ACNIS analyst Armine Ghazarian. The seminar covered issues concerning psychological manifestations of interrelations among state, special services and society, and was closely linked with the facts derived from the experience.

Center analysts Saro Saroyan and Edgar Vardanian, and coordinator of research programs Ruzan Pluzian attend the “Caucasus-2011” annual international conference, organized by the Caucasus Media Institute.

ACNIS director Manvel Sargsian gives comments to Hraparak daily on “Is There an Agreement Between Republican Party of Armenia and “Prosperous Armenia” Party?”

Sargsian’s comments on “Nobody Knows What ‘Prosperous Armenia’ Party and Republican Party of Armenia Have Not Shared Out” are covered by 1in.am news agency.

Saro Saroyan’s comments on the issue of post-election political coalition are covered by Kentron television.
   
26   Center analyst Edgar Vardanian’s comments on “Foreign Forces, Probably Russia Had a Role to Play in the Decision Made by ‘Prosperous Armenia’ Party on Refusing to Join the Coalition” are covered by Tert.am news agency.
   
27  

Manvel Sargsian gives comments to Ekho Kavkaza radio on “Whose Side Are You on, ‘Prosperous Armenia’?”

Vardanian’s comments on the US State Secretary Hillary Clinton’s upcoming visit to Armenia are covered by 1in.am news agency.
   
28   Edgar Vardanian is the guest of “Kendani Matyan” program on Armenia television.
   
29  

ACNIS director Manvel Sargsian is the guest of “Discourse” online program on 1in.am news agency.

Vardanian’s article entitled “The Boycott and Armenia-NATO Relations” is covered by Lragir.am news agency.

Center analyst Edgar Vardanian’s comments on the US State Secretary Hillary Clinton’s forthcoming visit to Armenia are covered by ArmeniaNow.com and A1plus.am news agencies.
   
31  

ACNIS director of administration Karapet Kalenchian and coordinator of research programs Ruzan Pluzian meet with the German Embassy’s Deputy Chief of Mission Christoph Breunig.

Center senior analyst Hovsep Khurshudian gives comments to Kavkazskiy Uzel news agency on PACE report on parliamentary elections in Armenia.
 

 


 
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