What is Emerging in the Emerging Post-Soviet Economies?

What is emerging in the emerging post-Soviet economies?

Are these economies “emerging” in the institutional and macroeconomic context? What were the main causes, major propagation channels of and to what extent did the financial crisis happen in these economies? What are the key risks to sustainable development in the net exporter and net importer markets? How to evaluate a potential for proactive economic diversification reforms?

Monday, November 26, 2012 at 7:00PM, discussion to be followed by light reception Location: Mudd 303, Columbia University

Panelists: Dr. Aleksandr V. Gevorkyan is a Senior Economist at The New York City Council, with extensive prior private sector experience in financial consulting, Dr. Vladimir Popov is an Interregional Adviser in DESA, UN and Professor Emeritus at the New Economic School in Moscow.

Moderator: Arpine Korekyan is a Governance and Public Administration Officer at the Division for Public Administration and Development Management, DESA, UN. She holds MSc in Development Management from London School of Economics Political Science and MPA from Harvard Kennedy School of Government.

The panel discussion is co-sponsored by the Armenian Society of Columbia University, Columbia University Economics Society, Columbia University Financial Investment Group, Columbia University Investment Banking Division, Columbia University Financial Engineers.

“Bird Study and the Environment in Armenia” Lecture by Professor Daniel Klem, Jr.

The speaker is a member of the renown Sarkis Acopian Foundation, professor of Or- nithology and Conservation Biology at Muhlenberg College in Allentown, Pennsyl- vania, and is the co-author with Dr. Martin S. Adamian of the Armenian National Academy of Sciences of two principal publications by the American University of Ar- menia on Armenian birds: A Field Guide to Birds of Armenia (1997 English Edition, 2000 Armenian Edition) and Handbook of the Birds of Armenia (1999). He con- tributed a chapter to the travel guide Armenia and Karabagh by M. Karanian and R. Kurkjian(2004).

The lecture is organized by the Armenian Engineers and Scientists of America; co-sponsored and hosted by the Armenian Society of Columbia University.

 

THE ARMENIAN GENOCIDE AND ITS AFTERMATH: POETRY, CINEMA, AND A PAINTER’S LIFE

An Illustrated Lecture by Armen T. Marsoobian Ordjanian Visiting Professor, Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies, Spring 2013, Columbia University Professor of Philosophy, Southern Connecticut State University & Renée Harlow, Professor, Honors College, Southern Connecticut State University

Wednesday, November 14, 2012, 7:00 pm Knox Hall 403, 606 West 122nd St (Btwn Bdway & Claremont), Columbia University Sponsored by the Armenian Center at Columbia University & the Armenian Society of Columbia University, Info: am3766@columbia.edu

The lecture is co-sponsored by the Armenian Society of Columbia University.

“Truth or Consequences III” Co-sponsored by ASCU

TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES, PART III CHALLENGES TO FAIR ELECTIONS AND DEMOCRACY BUILDING IN ARMENIA

In the last two forums in our continuing series, Armenia’s February 2008 presidential election and its violent aftermath were often cited as a crisis point in the republic’s struggle to build a functioning democracy. Now all eyes are on the upcoming May 2012 parliamentary election. Will it be a repeat of 2008? Will progress be demonstrated? What new challenges will emerge? Can the diaspora play a constructive role in bringing about free, fair and peaceful elections in the homeland?

FRIDAY, MAY 18, 2012 7:30 PM ST. LEON ARMENIAN CHURCH
CHARLES & GRACE PINAJIAN YOUTH CENTER 12-61 SADDLE RIVER ROAD, FAIR LAWN, NEW JERSEY* For further info call (201) 791-2862

“The Knock at the Door” Book Review by Margaret Ajemian Ahnert

The Armenian Society of Columbia University and New York Armenian Students’ Association invite you to a unique evening featuring the Winner of the 2008 New York Book Fair Award for Best Historical Memoir, Margaret Ajemian Ahnert. She will read from her book “The Knock At The Door” and answer questions from the audience. Books will be available for purchase and the author will sign books afterward.

Q&A by Professor David Philips and Screening of “Screamers” by Carla Garabedian

Armenian Society of Columbia University is inviting all the members of New York Armenians Group to a film screening about the Armenian Genocide on Campus. Details below:

Screening of “Screamers” directed by Clara Garapedian featuring “System Of A Down”
Where: Schermerhorn 501 at Columbia University (Morningside Campus)
When: April 24, 2012 at 7:30

The screening will begin with an introduction and Q&A by Prof.David Philips, director of the Program on Peace-building and Rights at Columbia University’s Institute for the Study of Human Rights.

Join us to raise our voice for our human rights.

TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES, PART II CHALLENGES TO ARMENIA-DIASPORA RELATIONS

From the first rumblings of independence in 1989 to policy clashes on the Armenia-Turkey protocols, the pullout of the Lincy Foundation from Armenia and the alienation of diasporan investors and philanthropists, relations between the diaspora and Armenia appear to be more strained than ever. What are the consequences of a standoff? Can the diaspora meaningfully participate in the affairs of the homeland? What can be done collectively and individually to build new bridges of mutual respect and cooperation?

FRIDAY, APRIL 20, 2012 7:30 PM
ST. LEON ARMENIAN CHURCH, ABAJIAN HALL 12-61 SADDLE RIVER ROAD, FAIR LAWN, NEW JERSEY* For further info call (201) 791-2862