19 June, 2019 18:16 Dialects of Coffee at USC Innovate Armenia Demand for high quality Armenian coffee has been on the uptick in the past decade. The age-old beverage was being served to a new generation of drinkers at Innovate Armenia - the festival of ideas and action that took place at the University of Southern California on May 18.

Hundreds lined up at the festival’s Dialects of Coffee space to taste free samples of Armenian coffee from Henry’s House of Coffee and Kavat Coffee, while journalist Liana Aghajanian talked and recorded conversations about the memories that Armenian coffee evoked.

Hrag Kalebjian’s family has been roasting and serving coffee for three generations, and he now continues the tradition at Henry’s House of Coffee in San Francisco.

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.
18 June, 2019 22:58 Women Underrepresented in Pashinyan’s Party Board Civil Contract, Armenia’s ruling party led by Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan, held its 5th congressional session on June 16. Through a secret ballot, members elected a new board. 18 June, 2019 17:23 Vlume Brings Armenian Literature to the Digital World Organizations from Armenia and around the world were invited to showcase their work at Innovate Armenia, a festival of ideas and action that took place at the University of Southern California on May 18.

VLUME, an Armenian digital library of eBooks and audiobooks, was present to introduce their new app. Mardig Tcholakian, co-founder of VLUME, explains how the app works and how the company operates.

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.

17 June, 2019 20:31 PoliTalks Delves into Armenia’s Agricultural Sector In this episode of PoliTalks, host Eric Hacopian talks to Armenia’s former Deputy Minister of Agriculture Armen Harutyunyan about new developments in the sector.
17 June, 2019 17:15 Towards a Mine Free Karabakh Organizations from Armenia and around the world were invited to showcase their work at Innovate Armenia, a festival of ideas and action that took place at the University of Southern California on May 18.

The HALO Trust, a non-profit organization that works to remove landmines leftover from war, presented on its work in Karabakh, at the festival. Amasia Zargarian, Grants and Development Manager at the HALO Trust, talked about the challenges - and triumphs - of removing mines from the region.

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.
14 June, 2019 22:56 PODCAST: A New Phase in Armenia-Georgia Relations? On June 4, for the first time, Armenia abstained from voting on a United Nations resolution that reaffirms the rights of Georgians displaced from South Ossetia and Abkhazia to return to their homes. This decision by Armenia’s government has wide implications – it’s a gesture of friendship towards Georgia, but it also exposes the critical geopolitical realities, number one being the issue of Russia influencing not just Armenia’s vote at the UN, but also Armenia’s place in the international community.

The resolution was first introduced in 2008 and until now, Armenia has always sided with Russia in voting against the resolution in the annual votes at the United Nations General Assembly.

Arsen Kharatyan, former advisor to Armenia’s Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan and editor of Tbilisi-based Armenian-Georgian media platform “Aliq Media”, joins the conversation.
14 հունիս, 2019 19:21 Հաղթահարելով արգելքները․ Ծաղկաձորը հյուրընկալեց հաշմանդամային սպորտի մարզիկներին | Overcoming Obstacles. Tsakhkadzor Hosts Athletes with Disabilities Հունիսի 11-13-ին Ծաղկաձորում տեղի ունեցավ հաշմանդամություն ունեցող անձանց հանրապետական-մարզական 17-րդ փառատոնը, որի նպատակն է հաշմանդամություն ունեցող մարդկանց մրցելու, կարողությունները ցույց տալու, դժվարությունները միասին հաղթահարելու հնարավորություն տալը։

On June 11-13 Armenia’s resort town of Tsakhkadzor hosted the 17th Republican Sporting Festival for Disabled Athletes, which aims at providing a venue where people with disabilities can showcase their skills through competing and overcoming obstacles together.

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.