14 June, 2019 16:47 Irina Ghaplanyan on Armenia’s Environmental Issues Officials from Armenia’s government participated in Innovate Armenia - a festival of ideas and action that took place at the University of Southern California on May 18.

Dr. Irina Ghaplanyan, First Deputy Minister of Nature Protection, presented on Armenia’s top environmental challenges and possible solutions. She also discussed the intersection of women’s rights and environmental issues.

Innovate Armenia is organized by the USC Institute of Armenian Studies. The program featured fifty participants, from six countries, and nearly 4,000 attendees. This is the fourth time in five years that this unique event has been staged by the Institute.
12 June, 2019 16:55 Towards Sustainable Peace in Conflict-Torn Societies Organizations from Armenia and around the world were invited to showcase their work at Innovate Armenia - the festival of ideas and action that took place at the University of Southern California on May 18, 2019.

The IMAGINE Center for Conflict Transformation a non-political organization dedicated to laying the foundations for sustainable peace in conflict-torn societies, presented its work dedicated to solving the Karabakh conflict.

Philip Gamaghelyan, co-founder and director of the IMAGINE Center, talked about the necessity of civil society’s commitment to the peace building process.

Innovate Armenia is organized by the USC Institute of Armenian Studies. The program featured fifty participants, from six countries, and nearly 4,000 attendees. This is the fourth time in five years that this unique event has been staged by the Institute.
12 June, 2019 03:06 Staff Reorganized in Karabakh’s Government Karabakh President Bako Sahakyan has made a number of changes to his government’s cabinet.

Sahakyan approved the decision of the cabinet to relieve Levon Mnatsakanyan from the position of Director of the State Service of Emergency Situations and to appoint him as Police Chief of Artsakh, according to the Artsakh Presidential Office. From 2015 to 2018, Mnatsakanyan was head of the Karabakh Defense Ministry.
11 June, 2019 16:11 Landscapes of Memory with Matthew Karanian Matthew Karanian, photographer and author of THE ARMENIAN HIGHLAND, was one of the more than dozen speakers at Innovate Armenia, a festival of ideas and innovation that took place at the University of Southern California on May 18.

Karanian spoke about his journey to trace memory and identity through photography in present day Turkey.

Innovate Armenia is organized by the USC Institute of Armenian Studies. The program featured fifty participants, from six countries, and nearly 4,000 attendees. This is the fourth time in five years that this unique event has been staged by the Institute.

10 June, 2019 19:08 Improving Armenia’s Health System Improving Armenia’s healthy system was one of the topics of conversation at Innovate Armenia, a festival of ideas and action that took place at the University of Southern California on May 18. Doctor Shant Shekherdimian, a pediatric surgeon at UCLA, talked about sustainable solutions for improving Armenia’s health care system, particularly with the contribution of the diaspora.

Innovate Armenia is organized by the USC Institute of Armenian Studies. The program featured fifty participants, from six countries, and nearly 4,000 attendees. This is the fourth time in five years that this unique event has been staged by the Institute.
10 June, 2019 18:39 PoliTalks with Samson Avetian On this episode of PoliTalks, host Eric Hacopian talks to economist Samson Avetian. Avetian is the author of “Armenia’s Economy. The Next 25 Years,” and an adjunct lecturer at American University of Armenia. He is the managing director of Avetian & Co. research firm as well as the co-founder and vice president of the Angel Investors Club of Armenia. Avetian holds an MBA from Harvard University.
8 June, 2019 20:16 Is Russia Cultivating ‘Symmetric Separatism’ in Karabakh? On May 20, Pashinyan sharply rebuked the decision of an Armenian court to release Kocharyan from pre-trial detention. The judge in the case had acted in part based on a “guarantee request” submitted by the former and incumbent “presidents of Artsakh,” Arkadiy Ghukasyan and Bako Sahakyan, respectively (Armenpress.am, May 16). Whether intended this way or not, Kocharyan’s release deepened the preexisting rifts in Armenian society and was interpreted as a challenge to Pashinyan’s rule (see EDM, June 3). The Armenian prime minister urged his fellow citizens to reject outside efforts to drive a wedge between Armenians living at home and in Karabakh. “I call upon the people of Artsakh to support only those powers who support the people of Armenia and its legitimate representative government,” Pashinyan concluded (YouTube, May 20). 7 հունիս, 2019 11:36 Medieval Manuscripts as Art, Sacred Objects, and Cultural Heritage Scholars, policymakers and officials from Armenia’s government participated in Innovate Armenia - a festival of ideas and action that took place at the University of Southern California on May 18.

During the program, Heghnar Zeitlian Watenpaugh, Professor of Art History at the University of California, Davis, talked about the Zeytun Gospels and the significance of preserving manuscripts. Her new book, THE MISSING PAGES: THE MODERN LIFE OF A MEDIEVAL MANUSCRIPT, tells the story of an ancient illuminated manuscript that is at once art, a sacred object, and also a piece of cultural heritage.

Innovate Armenia is organized by the USC Institute of Armenian Studies. The program featured fifty participants, from six countries, and nearly 4,000 attendees. This is the fourth time in five years that this unique event has been staged by the Institute.
6 հունիս, 2019 19:40 From Armenian to Turkish Translating Zabel Yesayan Mehmet Fatih Uslu is a Turkish scholar who has translated the works of Zabel Yesayan from Armenian to Turkish.

Uslu traveled from Istanbul to Los Angeles to participate in Innovate Armenia, a festival of ideas and innovation that took place at the University of Southern California on May 18.

Uslu, who is an Assistant Professor of Turkish Language and Literature, presented on his adventures with Armenian and Zabel Yesayan.

Innovate Armenia is organized by the USC Institute of Armenian Studies. The program featured fifty participants, from six countries, and nearly 4,000 attendees. This is the fourth time in five years that this unique event has been staged by the Institute.
5 հունիս, 2019 19:52 Karabakh – Life in an Unrecognized Republic Officials from Armenia’s government, as well as policymakers and scholars, participated in Innovate Armenia - a festival of ideas and action that took place at the University of Southern California on May 18.

During the program, Armine Aleksanyan, Deputy Foreign Minister of Karabakh, talked about life in Karabakh and the daily challenges that come with living in an unrecognized republic.

Innovate Armenia is organized by the USC Institute of Armenian Studies. The program featured fifty participants, from six countries, and nearly 4,000 attendees. This is the fourth time in five years that this unique event has been staged by the Institute.
5 հունիս, 2019 18:38 The Science and Art of Craft Beer For forty years, Charlie Papazian has dedicated his life to making craft beer. He is the founder of the Home Brewers Association in the US.

The beer guru was present at INNOVATE ARMENIA, the festival of ideas and innovation that took place at the University of Southern California on May 18.

For Papazian, beer is both a science and art -- all about flavors and innovation.

Innovate Armenia is organized by the USC Institute of Armenian Studies. The program featured fifty participants, from six countries, and nearly 4,000 attendees. This is the fourth time in five years that this unique event has been staged by the Institute.
4 հունիս, 2019 18:15 Reforming Armenia’s Educational System Officials from Armenia’s government participated in Innovate Armenia - a festival of ideas and action that took place at the University of Southern California on May 18.

Arevik Anapiosyan, Deputy Minister of Education, was there to talk about the challenges, strategies, and solutions for reforming Armenia’s educational system.

Innovate Armenia is organized by the USC Institute of Armenian Studies. The program featured fifty participants from six countries, and nearly 4,000 attendees. This is the fourth time in five years that this unique event has been staged by the Institute.