The Armenian Weekly

News of general interest to the Armenian-American community, as well as editorials, political analyses, regular columns, and short stories and poems.


Wed, 18 Jul 2018 20:34:04 +0000
Armenia Needs More Women in Politics, But What Will It Take?

“A woman’s place is in the revolution” read signs carried by countless young protesters who helped oust Armenia’s autocratic President Serge Sarkisian. (For many of Armenia’s female political activists, the ruling Republican regime embodied the [...]

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Raffi Elliott

Raffi Elliott is a Canadian-born entrepreneur and occasional journalist who like to ramble on about socioeconomic and political issues in Armenia. He lives in Yerevan with his family. He also holds a masters degree in International Relations.

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Wed, 18 Jul 2018 19:42:16 +0000
Turkish: The Secret Language of My Childhood

Growing up as a child of two Syrian immigrants of Armenian descent, I had access to multiple clandestine languages that perfumed the ether of my childhood. Both my parents were Middle Eastern city-slickers, raised in [...]

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Aramazt Kalayjian

Aramazt Kalayjian

Aramazt Kalayjian is a designer, artist and filmmaker living and working in Yerevan, Armenia. To see some of his works please visit www.aramazt.com.

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Wed, 18 Jul 2018 19:18:34 +0000
Aram Manoukian Statue Unveiled in Armenia

YEREVAN—Hundreds gathered at Republic Square on Tuesday evening, July 17, for the long-awaited unveiling of a statue of Aram Manoukian, the Armenian Revolutionary Federation leader who became the first Minister of Internal Affairs of the [...]

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Wed, 18 Jul 2018 15:56:55 +0000
Armenian Students May Have to Reject Offers to World’s Top Schools After Luys Scholarship Program Nixed

YEREVAN–Ani Khachatryan is a recent graduate in biophysics from Yerevan State University. She develops computer simulations to predict the results of genetic mutations without the need for experimentation on live subjects. The field is an [...]

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Harout Manougian

Harout Manougian has served on the Armenian National Committee (ANC) of Toronto and the Armenian Youth Federation (AYF) of Canada. Born into and raised in Toronto's Armenian community, he is a graduate of the University of Waterloo, where he studied power systems engineering. Notably, he served a three-year term as a Trustee with the Toronto District School Board, where he helped designate April as Genocide Awareness Month. He also writes a blog on Canadian electoral reform.

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Wed, 18 Jul 2018 15:51:57 +0000
Youth: Nature in Armenia

By Daron Pogharian, AYF-YOARF Philadelphia “Sebouh” chapter Recently, I had the opportunity to experience the natural beauty of Armenia through the Armenian Youth Federation (AYF) Internship. One Sunday, we had the chance to visit Garni Temple [...]

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Guest Contributor

Guest contributions to the Armenian Weekly are informative articles written and submitted by members of the community, which make up our community bulletin board.

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Wed, 18 Jul 2018 14:31:20 +0000
Returning Blows with Writer and Performance Artist Nancy Agabian

Nancy Agabian’s work occupies a unique place in our contemporary cultural landscape. Known for being a gifted essayist, performance artist and a respected creative writing teacher, Agabian straddles many identities. Within the Armenian world she [...]

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Christopher Atamian

Christopher Atamian is a noted writer and creative producer of Italian–Armenian background and the grandson of Armenian Genocide survivors. He is an alumnus of Harvard University, Columbia Business School and USC FIlm School, a former Fulbright Scholar. Apart from creative endeavors and professional activities as a senior executive in leading media companies and consultancies (ABC, Ogilvy & Mather, J.P. Morgan), Atamian has concentrated on community activism. He is the former President and a current board member of AGLA New York and in 2004 founded Nor Alik, a non-profit cultural organization responsible for producing the First Armenian International Film Festival. Atamian also co-produced the OBIE Award-winning play Trouble in Paradise in 2006, directed by Elyse Singer, as well as several music videos and short films. Atamian was selected for the 2009 Venice Biennale on the basis of his video Sarafian’s Desire and received a 2015 Ellis Island Medal of Honor. He continues to contribute critical pieces to leading publications such as The New York Times Book Review and The Huffington Post, Scenes Media and The Weekly Standard, while working on other creative endeavors in film and theater.

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Wed, 18 Jul 2018 14:12:42 +0000
A Conversation With Photographer Diana Markosian on Migration and Her Latest Project

Diàna Markosian, a 29-year-old Armenian-American photographer, has a firm grasp on what displacement can entail. At the age of seven, she moved from Moscow to America. She describes the impact of migration on her life [...]

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Lalai Manjikian

Lalai Manjikian holds a PhD in Communication Studies from McGill University (2013). She currently teaches in the Humanities department at Vanier College in Montreal. Lalai writes and teaches in the areas of human migration, refugee social exclusion and inclusion, the ethics of migration, media and migration, intercultural communication, and diaspora studies. She is the author of Collective Memory and Home in the Diaspora: The Armenian Community in Montreal (2008). Lalai writes a monthly column, titled “Scattered Beads” for the Armenian Weekly.

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Tue, 17 Jul 2018 19:15:13 +0000
VAR Had Other Plans for Croatia

Last Sunday, the World Cup 2018 reached its long-awaited conclusion in a riveting match that pitted France against its unlikely opponent, Croatia. An unprecedented 6 goals were scored. Throughout the first half, the Croatian team [...]

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Zaven Aharonian

Zaven Aharonian

Zaven Aharonian is a freelance soccer journalist. Grew up in Armenia and played for his alma mater, Yerevan Polytechnic University's soccer team, as attacking midfielder. A hi-tech engineer working in Silicon Valley, he has passionately followed soccer events around the world. In 2006, he was an accredited journalist at the World Cup in Germany. He has interviewed Italian football manager and former head coach of Milan's, Roma's, England's and Russia's teams, Fabio Capello.

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Tue, 17 Jul 2018 18:18:20 +0000
Armenian Vipers Born at Saint Louis Zoo

ST. LOUIS, Mo.–The St. Louis Patch reported that on Monday, July 16, World Snake Day, the Saint Louis Zoo celebrated the birth of six Armenian vipers, a threatened species found only in the mountains of [...]

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Tue, 17 Jul 2018 18:11:38 +0000
Henry Morgenthau III Dies at 101

WASHINGTON–Henry Morgenthau III passed away on July 10, 2018 at the age of 101. Morgenthau was the grandson of Henry Morgenthau Sr., the United States Ambassador to the Ottoman Empire during the Armenian genocide. His [...]

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