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April 7, 2011

ACNIS Director of Research Holds First Press Conference

Yerevan—Today, 7 April 2011, political scientist and Armenian Center for National and International Studies (ACNIS) Director of Research Manvel Sargsian held his introductory news conference in this capacity.

Welcoming the audience with opening remarks, ACNIS Administrative Director Karapet Kalenchian also introduced the Center’s new analysts: political scientists Edgar Vardanian and Saro Saroyan.

The range of questions asked by the journalists was extensive and it included recent developments in foreign and domestic politics, and contemporary issues with respect to the Center’s new challenges and its future projects and policies.

Responding to the numerous questions posed by the news reporters, Manvel Sargsian thoroughly presented his vision for meeting a variety of immediate challenges, and expressed hope that productive collaboration with the media and wide publicity of ACNIS’s reports and activities will greatly promote the transparency of the Center’s endeavors and raise the efficiency of the conducted studies and envisioned organizational events.

The Armenian Center for National and International Studies (ACNIS) is a leading independent strategic research center located in Yerevan, Armenia.  As an independent, objective institution committed to conducting professional policy research and analysis, ACNIS strives to raise the level of public debate and seeks to broaden public engagement in the public policy process, as well as fostering greater and more inclusive public knowledge. Founded in 1994, ACNIS is the institutional initiative of Raffi K. Hovannisian, Armenia’s first Minister of Foreign Affairs.  Over the past fifteen years, ACNIS has acquired a prominent reputation as a primary source of professional independent research and analysis covering a wide range of national and international policy issues.

For further information on the Center call (37410) 52-87-80 or 27-48-18; fax (37410) 52-48-46; email root@acnis.am or info@acnis.am; or visit www.acnis.am.

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