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May 18, 2012

ACNIS Youth School Examines Civic Initiatives in Armenia

Yerevan—The Armenian Center for National and International Studies (ACNIS) today held a regular seminar-course at its youth school. The guest speaker was Arpine Galfayan, President of the Institute for Democracy and Human Rights (IDHR) NGO, who made a presentation on the essence of public activity, with particular emphasis on the activities carried out by civic initiatives in Armenia. The lecture encouraged a lively exchange with the audience.

The next session of a thematic workshop series, entitled “Key Issues of Democratization in Armenia and Artsakh,” will be convened on May 25, and will be devoted to some psychological aspects of social interactions.

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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