27 ապրիլ, 2017 18:18 The Story of Hayir Turkey voted in a referendum that amended the constitution and would transform the country from a parliamentary system into a presidential one, giving President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan sweeping new powers. Nearly half the country voted against the proposed changes, but within Turkey those voices were hardly heard. Here is their story, the story of "hayir." 27 ապրիլ, 2017 18:12 Armenia and Diaspora: Where Would Change Come From? Dr. Martin Galstyan, visiting professor at the American University of Armenia speaks to CivilNet about issues related to the evolution of the Armenian identity and the diverging agendas of Armenian communities worldwide. The interview was conducted by CivilNet guest host Raffi Doudaklian during the live broadcast on April 24, 2017. 24 ապրիլ, 2017 23:27 We Do Not Have a Choice But to Be Global: Arman Jilavian Arman Jilavian, CEO of the Aurora Humanitarian Initiative speaks to CivilNet about the initiative’s mission and vision. The interview was broadcast live on April 24, 2017. 24 ապրիլ, 2017 21:30 Ara Sanjian: Armenia and Diaspora Without Unified Agendas Dr. Ara Sanjian, Director of the Armenian Research Center at the University of Michigan-Dearborn speaks to CivilNet's guest host Raffi Doudaklian about diverging agendas of Diasporan communities and Armenia. Dr. Sanjian stresses that Genocide is the central pillar of the Armenian communities' Agenda, while the majority of people there do not have the same commitment about Armenia's domestic problems. 24 ապրիլ, 2017 14:50 Finalists of Aurora Prize Announced The Selection Committee for the Aurora Prize for Awakening Humanity has announced on April 24 in Yerevan the1 names of the five 2017 finalists who have been chosen for their exceptional impact, courage and commitment to preserving human life and advancing humanitarian causes. The ultimate Aurora Prize Laureate will Receive US$1,000,000 Award to Amplify Humanitarian Work. 23 ապրիլ, 2017 21:50 Hrant Kostanyan: EU-Armenia Relations: A Story of Stalled Transition Dr. Hrant Kostanyan, who is a Researcher at CEPS, a Senior Expert at the College of Europe Natolin and an Adjunct Professor at Vesalius College, speaks about EU-Armenia relations. His research focuses on EU institutions and decision-making, primarily on the European External Action Service (EEAS), the European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP) and the EU’s relations with Eastern Neighbours and Russia. Kostanyan was a panelist at the END OF TRANSITION conference, hosted by USC Institute of Armenian Studies on April 9-10, 2017. 23 ապրիլ, 2017 19:51 Shant Shekherdimian։ The Diaspora’s Role in Armenia’s Health Care Transition Shant Shekherdimian, who is a pediatric surgeon and an Assistant Professor of Surgery at UCLA, speaks about the Diaspora’s role in Armenia’s health care transition. He has a deep interest in health care systems in Armenia, including the development of a pediatric quality improvement program, and spearheading a new model of effective diaspora contribution to Armenia’s health care system. Shekherdimian was a panelist at the END OF TRANSITION conference, hosted by USC Institute of Armenian Studies on April 9-10, 2017. 23 ապրիլ, 2017 16:20 Garik Hayrapetyan։ Armenia - The Transition of Demographics and the Demographics of Transition Garik Hayrapetyan has led the UNFPA – the United Nations Fund for Population Activities – for a dozen years. His research has impacted policy, and he and his team are observers of the key demographic trends during this period of transition. Hayrapetyan was a panelist at the END OF TRANSITION conference, hosted by USC Institute of Armenian Studies on April 9-10, 2017.
23 ապրիլ, 2017 15:26 Arman Grigoryan: Why Did Armenia's Transition Fail? Professor Arman Grigoryan teaches at LeHigh University. His doctoral dissertation is on the role of third parties in state-minority conflicts. Grigoryan was a panelist at the END OF TRANSITION conference, hosted by USC Institute of Armenian Studies on April 9-10, 2017.
22 ապրիլ, 2017 23:22 Philip Gamaghelyan։ The Cynical Politics of Fluid Memory in the Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict Philip Gamaghelyan, who is a conflict resolution scholar-practitioner, the co-founder of the Imagine Center for Conflict Transformation, and the managing editor of the Caucasus Edition, speaks about the role of memory in the Nagorno-Karabakh war. Gamaghelyan was a panelist at the END OF TRANSITION conference, hosted by USC Institute of Armenian Studies on April 9-10, 2017.
21 ապրիլ, 2017 22:34 Gregory Aftandilian: The Diminishing Importance of Armenia in US Foreign Policy Gregory Aftandilian, who is an adjunct professor in the U.S. Foreign Policy program of American University, Washington, DC. and lecturer in international relations at the Pardee School of Global Studies, Boston University, speaks about Armenia and US foreign policy. Aftandilian was a panelist at the END OF TRANSITION conference, hosted by USC Institute of Armenian Studies on April 9-10, 2017. 18 ապրիլ, 2017 14:50 Thomas de Waal: Step-by-step Solution to the Karabakh Conflict Would be Good University of Southern California Institute of Armenia Studies held a Q&A session with Senior Fellow of Carnegie Europe, Thomas de Waal, on the Armenia-Azerbaijan status quo. The author of “Black Garden” and “The Caucasus: An Introduction,” De Waal (TW) answered questions put to him by the Focus on Karabakh editor, Emil Sanamyan (ES).
Periodic reminders from the Armenian side that this land is being held as a buffer zone and something to be traded in the negotiations in return for a desired status for the Karabakh Armenians would give a bit of hope to those Azerbaijanis who long to return home and persuade them that they should be invested in a peace process, not preparing for a war. I know President Sargsyan commented once that “Aghdam is not a part of the [Armenian] homeland” and was criticized for that. But actually he was saying a right and brave thing.
15 ապրիլ, 2017 16:09 Eric Nazarian: 25 Years of Transition in Cinema Eric Nazarian speaks about 25 Years of Transition in Cinema, since Armenia’s independence from the Soviet Union in 1991. Nazarian was a panelist at the END OF TRANSITION conference, hosted by USC Institute of Armenian Studies on April 9-10, 2017. Eric Nazarian is a filmmaker, born in Armenia and raised in Los Angeles. He is a member of the Writer’s Guild of America and a Fellow at the USC Institute of Armenian Studies.