19 հոկտեմբեր, 2017 19:35 Brazil’s Armenian Community: Why Connect with Roots? Haig Apovian, Director of the Armenian General Benevolent Union (AGBU) in Brazil, speaks with CivilNet’s Maral Tavitian about the history of Armenian migration to Brazil, and the makeup of the diaspora community today. Apovian describes efforts to involve young people in AGBU’s leadership, and strategies for effective engagement with the Republic of Armenia. 16 հոկտեմբեր, 2017 17:51 The Week in Armenia, Oct. 16 Today on The Week in Armenia, a proposed domestic violence law unleashes public debate, Armenia’s Prime Minister conducts an official state visit to Iran, and Yerevan celebrates its birthday. Maral Tavitian updates you on these stories and more. 16 հոկտեմբեր, 2017 16:39 Joint Statement by the Foreign Ministers of Armenia and Azerbaijan and the Co-Chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group The President of the Republic of Armenia Serzh Sargsyan and the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev held a summit today in Geneva, Switzerland Foreign Ministers Edward Nalbandian and Elmar Mammadyarov also attended the meeting, which was organized under the auspices of the CoChairs of the OSCE Minsk Group Igor Popov of the Russian Federation, Stephane Visconti of France, and Andrew Schofer of the United States of America The Personal Representative of the OSCE ChairpersoninOffice Andrzej Kasprzyk also participated in the summit
The meeting took place in a constructive atmosphere 
The Presidents agreed to take measures to intensify the negotiation process and to take additional steps to reduce tensions on the Line of Contact
The CoChairs expressed their satisfaction with these direct talks, which took place after a long interval They remain ready to work with the sides on mediating a peacefully negotiated settlement of the NagornoKarabakh conflict As a next step, the CoC
12 հոկտեմբեր, 2017 18:19 ‘Not a Single Armenian Woman is Protected’ A draft law on domestic violence has unleashed intense public debate about the tension between ‘traditional’ Armenian family values and the government’s obligation to protect citizens from abuse. If passed, the legislation would introduce administrative and criminal liability for domestic violence cases, and would expand support services provided by the state. 12 հոկտեմբեր, 2017 17:10 First Diaspora Dialogues in Armenia Armenia hosted the inaugural Diaspora Dialogues from October 8-10, 2017. The inaugural Dialogues were organized by leadership development organization, Common Purpose in cooperation with UWC Dilijan and with the support of the Aurora Humanitarian Initiative. The Dialogues took place in Dilijan and Yerevan. The 60 participants of Diaspora Dialogues come from diverse backgrounds and experiences of multiple cultures and geographies. They represent education, business, philanthropy, innovation, civil society and humanitarian organizations. 11 հոկտեմբեր, 2017 21:27 Exhibit Unites Past and Present Armenian Lives Past and present collide in an exhibition combining rare postcards from Anatolia with photographs of many of the same locations captured a century later. Presented by the University of Southern California Institute of Armenian Studies, “Undeliverable: Postcards and Photos of Lives Interrupted,” documents Armenian life from the Ottoman Empire to modern day. Photographer Norair Chahinian and curator Narineh Mirzaeian describe the inspiration behind the installation, on display in USC’s Doheny Memorial Library until December 18.
10 հոկտեմբեր, 2017 20:05 Adrin Nazarian: Reliable Information Key to Diaspora Involvement in Armenia Adrin Nazarian, a member of the California State Assembly, speaks with CivilNet’s Maral Tavitian about strengthening bilateral relations between California and Armenia. In early October, Nazarian and colleagues from the California legislature conducted an information-gathering tour throughout Armenia and the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic. Nazarian discusses key issues covered during his visit, and opportunities for effective diaspora involvement in Armenia and Karabakh.
10 հոկտեմբեր, 2017 15:54 Ünal Çeviköz: Five Scenarios Turkey and Armenia Can Normalize Relations Veteran Turkish diplomat Ünal Çeviköz suggests five possible scenarios for normalization of ArmeniaTurkey relations Çeviköz is the president of the Ankara Policy Centre and one of the authors of the 2009 ArmeniaTurkey protocols He presented a paper at an international conference on ArmenianTurkish relations organized in Yerevan by the Eurasia Partnership Foundation and the Center for Civilization and Cultural Studies of Yerevan State University The conference was held on September 18 Below is an excerpt from Çeviköz’s paper
Why is normalization between Turkey and Armenia important
Eight years after the signing of the two protocols in Zürich, Turkey and Armenia still fail to establish diplomatic relations This situation presents an anomaly for the stability of the South Caucasus and needs to be addressed constructively and with open mindedness It is obvious that there is lack of mutual trust and confidence between the leaders of the two neighbour
9 հոկտեմբեր, 2017 20:46 The Week in Armenia, Oct. 9 Today on The Week in Armenia, young engineers unveil an electric car, Germany and Armenia celebrate 25 years of diplomatic relations, and an annual festival showcases Armenia’s vibrant wine industry. Maral Tavitian updates you on these stories and more.
8 հոկտեմբեր, 2017 14:00 Straight to Aygedzor VITAL EcoGarden | Թիմը գնում է Այգեձոր. «Վիտալ Էկո Գարդեն» In Aygedzor, a production company called VITAL EcoGarden produces delicious local fruit and vegetable conserves. The village is located near the border with Azerbaijan. Some villagers left Aygedzor, the others stayed unemployed. Through creating job opportunities in this northeastern village, VITAL EcoGarden promises to make life smoother for the people of Aygedzor. 3 հոկտեմբեր, 2017 10:10 Germany’s Goals in Armenia Unchanged Over 25 Years Matthias Kiesler, Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to Armenia, speaks with CivilNet’s Karen Harutyunyan about the 25th anniversary of German-Armenian diplomatic relations. October 3 is German Unity Day, which is also celebrated in Armenia. 28 սեպտեմբեր, 2017 20:10 Azerbaijan Needs $40 billion Investment to Recover Its Oil Reserves: Petrostrategies Azerbaijan is hoping to produce more oil by the end of 2049 than it has produced to date on the Azeri, Chirag and Deep Guneshli (ACG) fields, in the Caspian, thanks to the implementation of enhanced recovery techniques. But in order to achieve this, $40 billion will have to be invested, a very large sum given current crude oil prices, which could put a strain on the profitability of the operation. An agreement was signed to this end on September 14, 2017, between Baku and the consortium of companies led by BP, which currently exploits ACG. The role of operator is still assigned to BP. The share of the Azeri state-owned company Socar, which currently stands at 11.65%, is going to rise to 25%. The shares of the other companies will be lowered on a pro-rata basis (see table). Foreign firms are going to pay the Azeri State a bonus of $3.6 billion in eight annuities. 26 սեպտեմբեր, 2017 22:33 Byurakan Observatory: Armenia’s Shining Star in the Sciences | Բյուրականի աստղադիտարանում Located on the picturesque slope of Mount Aragats, Byurakan Astrophysical Observatory is Armenia’s shining star in the sciences. Renowned Armenian astronomer Victor Ambartsumian established the observatory in 1946. Ambartsumian was one of the founding members of the Armenian Academy of Sciences, and played an instrumental role in advancing the study of all mathematical and physical sciences in Armenia.

ՍիվիլՆեթի թիմը շրջում է Բյուրականի աստղադիտարանում, զրուցում աստղագետների հետ, ծանոթանում գիտական կենտրոնի պատմությանը։