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The annual conference, The Armenians and Progressive Politics, will take place at Columbia University in the city of New York on September 28 and 29, 2012.
Please click here to meet the panelists.
You can download the pdf of the letter here.
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?
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.
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