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Thu, 21 Oct 2021 22:07:46 +0000
ANCA-ER to host a silent auction at 15th annual gala in Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA, Penn. – The Armenian National Committee of America Eastern Region (ANCA-ER) will host a silent auction at its 15th annual gala on Saturday, October 23, 2021 at the Loews Philadelphia Hotel. All proceeds from [...]

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ANCA-Eastern Region

The Armenian National Committee of America Eastern Region is part of the largest and most influential Armenian American grassroots organization, the ANCA. Working in coordination with the ANCA in Washington, DC, and a network of chapters and supporters throughout the Eastern United States, the ANCA-ER actively advances the concerns of the Armenian American community on a broad range of issues.

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Thu, 21 Oct 2021 17:59:31 +0000
Briefings from the Turkish Press

A work program in the field of environmental protection was signed between Turkey and Azerbaijan Environment and Urbanization Minister Murat Kurum met with Azerbaijan’s Minister of Environment and Natural Resources Muhtar Babayev. Kurum stated that [...]

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Tsoler Aghjian

Tsoler Aghjian

Tsoler Aghjian is a registered pharmacist from Lebanon who has pursued her PharmD degree from the Lebanese University and gained her experience by working in several community pharmacies. Her professional interests focus on patient coaching and medication therapy management. She speaks five languages: Armenian, Arabic, English, French and Turkish; she is currently learning Spanish and considers translation a hobby. Her favorite quote is Paracelsus’ “Sola dosis facit venenum”.

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Wed, 20 Oct 2021 21:32:47 +0000
ARF Youth launch pan-Armenian resistance

Considering the dangers posed to the statehood of the Republic of Armenia, as well as the imperative duty of preventing the loss of Syunik and additional losses to Artsakh, the global family of Armenian Revolutionary [...]

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Guest Contributor

Guest Contributor

Guest contributions to the Armenian Weekly are informative articles or press releases written and submitted by members of the community.

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Wed, 20 Oct 2021 20:26:15 +0000
ALC announces new cases filed on “disappeared captives” and “unlawful killings” before the ECHR

WASHINGTON, DC — The Armenian Legal Center for Justice & Human Rights (ALC) has announced the filing of 16 new cases of “enforced disappearances” before the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) on behalf of [...]

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Based in Washington DC, the Armenian Legal Center for Justice & Human Rights is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, nongovernmental organization with the mission to pursue justice for human rights violations emanating from the Armenian Genocide including the regional security of the Armenia and Artsakh Republics.

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Wed, 20 Oct 2021 19:53:49 +0000
Returning to the Roots: Once an Armenian, Always an Armenian

“The feeling is quite strange when you stroll down the street and realize that anyone who passes by might be your blood relative,” says David Duell while recalling his first visit to Armenia. Born and [...]

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Lusine Minasyan

Lusine Minasyan

Born and raised in Yerevan, Armenia, Lusine Minasyan is a graduate of the American University of Armenia (AUA) and currently works for the Armenian Volunteer Corps (AVC) based in Yerevan. Right after her graduation, she volunteered in Athens, Greece for nine months and, coming back, she worked at the AUA Office of Communications for four years. She is passionate about writing, editing, and translating. In the framework of recent cooperation with Matenadaran — Mesrop Mashtots Institute of Ancient Manuscripts, she has translated around 100 letters from Western Armenian into English addressed to Khrimian Catholicos (written between 1893-1895). The letters have unprecedented historical, linguistic and geographical information and, acknowledging their significance, she is eager to continue translating and publishing more of them.

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Wed, 20 Oct 2021 19:31:50 +0000
Confessions of an Angry Armenian

Let us first understand that our enemies are smelling the blood of a very wounded Armenian nation. The once thriving Syrian Armenian community has been ravished by war. The significant Armenian community of Lebanon, once [...]

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George Aghjayan

George Aghjayan is the Director of the Armenian Historical Archives and the chair of the Armenian Revolutionary Federation (ARF) Central Committee of the Eastern United States. Aghjayan graduated with honors from Worcester Polytechnic Institute in 1988 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Actuarial Mathematics. He achieved Fellowship in the Society of Actuaries in 1996. After a career in both insurance and structured finance, Aghjayan retired in 2014 to concentrate on Armenian related research and projects. His primary area of focus is the demographics and geography of western Armenia as well as a keen interest in the hidden Armenians living there today. Other topics he has written and lectured on include Armenian genealogy and genocide denial. He is a board member of the National Association of Armenian Studies and Research (NAASR), a frequent contributor to the Armenian Weekly and Houshamadyan.org, and the creator and curator westernarmenia.weebly.com, a website dedicated to the preservation of Armenian culture in Western Armenia.

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Wed, 20 Oct 2021 19:27:54 +0000
Ruling party faces defeats in local elections

PM Nikol Pashinyan’s ruling Civil Contract Party faced defeats in the limited municipal elections held on October 17. Elections were held in four major municipalities, including Goris, Meghri, Gyumri and Dilijan, as well as the [...]

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Lillian Avedian

Lillian Avedian

Lillian Avedian is a staff writer for the Armenian Weekly. Her writing has also been published in the Los Angeles Review of Books, Hetq and the Daily Californian. She is pursuing master’s degrees in Journalism and Near Eastern Studies at New York University. A human rights journalist and feminist poet, Lillian's first poetry collection Journey to Tatev was released with Girls on Key Press in spring of 2021.

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Wed, 20 Oct 2021 18:26:25 +0000
The Weekly’s Kristina Ayanian crowned Miss Grand Armenia

YEREVAN—Kristina Ayanian has been granted the most prestigious title of her pageantry career to date: Miss Grand Armenia.  “It’s been my dream since I was a little girl to be Miss Armenia,” said the elated [...]

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Leeza Arakelian

Leeza Arakelian

Assistant Editor

Leeza Arakelian is the assistant editor of the Armenian Weekly. She is a graduate of UCLA and Emerson College. Leeza has written and produced for local and network television news including Boston 25 and Al Jazeera America.

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Wed, 20 Oct 2021 17:37:00 +0000
Georgian Peaceful Neighborhood Initiative: New mark on the South Caucasus geopolitical map

On September 24, 2021, Georgia announced the launch of the Peaceful Neighborhood Initiative to promote stability in the South Caucasus region. Speaking at the United Nations General Assembly, PM Irakli Garibashvili said it would facilitate [...]

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Dr. Benyamin Poghosyan

Dr. Benyamin Poghosyan

Dr. Benyamin Poghosyan is the founder and chairman of the Center for Political and Economic Strategic Studies. He was the former vice president for research – head of the Institute for National Strategic Studies at the National Defense Research University in Armenia. In March 2009, he joined the Institute for National Strategic Studies as a research Fellow and was appointed as INSS Deputy Director for research in November 2010. Dr. Poghosyan has prepared and managed the elaboration of more than 100 policy papers which were presented to the political-military leadership of Armenia, including the president, the prime minister and the Minister of Foreign Affairs. Dr. Poghosyan has participated in more than 50 international conferences and workshops on regional and international security dynamics. His research focuses on the geopolitics of the South Caucasus and the Middle East, US – Russian relations and their implications for the region, as well as the Chinese Belt and Road Initiative. He is the author of more than 200 academic papers and articles in different leading Armenian and international journals. In 2013, Dr. Poghosyan was a Distinguished Research Fellow at the US National Defense University College of International Security Affairs. He is a graduate from the US State Department Study of the US Institutes for Scholars 2012 Program on US National Security Policy Making. He holds a PhD in history and is a graduate from the 2006 Tavitian Program on International Relations at Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy.

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Wed, 20 Oct 2021 17:20:56 +0000
When will we reach our dignity threshold?

We have become all too familiar with the names Yeraskh, Goris, Kapan, Gegharkunik and Tavush within Armenia, and most recently, Martakert in Artsakh. These are but a few examples of where Azerbaijan has violated the [...]

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Stepan Piligian

Stepan Piligian

Columnist

Stepan was raised in the Armenian community of Indian Orchard, MA at the St. Gregory Parish. A former member of the AYF Central Executive and the Eastern Prelacy Executive Council, he also served many years as a delegate to the Eastern Diocesan Assembly. Currently , he serves as a member of the board and executive committee of the National Association for Armenian Studies and Research (NAASR). He also serves on the board of the Armenian Heritage Foundation. Stepan is a retired executive in the computer storage industry and resides in the Boston area with his wife Susan. He has spent many years as a volunteer teacher of Armenian history and contemporary issues to the young generation and adults at schools, camps and churches. His interests include the Armenian diaspora, Armenia, sports and reading.

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