ARMENIA IN THE INTERNATIONAL ARENA AND AN ASSESSMENT

The Armenian General Benevolent Union (AGBU) Armenia and the American University of Armenia (AUA) are co-hosting a lecture series dedicated to the centenary of the First Armenian Republic.

As the small Armenian state expanded to the prewar borders of so-called “Russian Armenia” and planned for the realization of the exalted slogan of “Free, Independent, United Armenia,”Armenian diplomats and Armenophile groups were striving on five continents to gain support for the Republic. The response of the Great Powers was critical in that endeavor, and it was a question of whether they would commit the resources necessary to honor their wartime pledges regarding the future of the Armenian people. The collapse of the First Armenian Republic in December 1920 gave the answer to that question. As the Republic passed into history, strongly divergent views became manifest regarding its actual significance. In this centennial year, what might be a realistic appraisal? More here.

Friday, 20 April, 18:30–20:00
AUA, Paramaz Avedisian Building, Manoogian Hall (40 Marshal Baghramyan str.)

Free entrance.

CREATING THE REPUBLIC’S INFRASTRUCTURE

The Armenian General Benevolent Union (AGBU) Armenia and the American University of Armenia (AUA) are co-hosting a lecture series dedicated to the centenary of the First Armenian Republic.
Amid difficulties in several minority-populated enclaves and constant hostilities along the borders, the Armenian government attempted to create the framework of a democratic republic.

This lecture and discussion will focus on the measures taken to lay the foundations of a republican form of government, while also dealing with internal tensions, not only among the several Armenian political parties, but also within the dominant party Dashnaktsutiun, The role of the Diaspora also came into play, as Armenian partisanship, regionalism, and dualism threatened the future of the Republic and of the Armenian people itself. But by 1920, significant progress had been made and there were signs of hope, both domestically and internationally. More here.

Wednesday, 18 April, 18:30–20:00
AUA, Paramaz Avedisian Building, Manoogian Hall (40 Marshal Baghramyan str.)

Free entrance.

AGBU AND ARMENIAN LITERATURE

From the very first days of its establishment, the Armenian General Benevolent Union, considering Armenian writing and literature to be a high priority, has provided direct support to Western Armenian and Diaspora Armenian literature. Through AGBU sponsorship, many works of literature have been published by Diaspora Armenian authors. Diaspora Armenian educators and writers have enjoyed constant support by the Union. Today, pieces on literary knowledge and Armenian studies continue to be published through the foundations established...

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MAY 28: THE UNCHARTED COURSE TOWARD INDEPENDENCE

The Armenian General Benevolent Union (AGBU) Armenia and the American University of Armenia (AUA) are co-hosting a lecture series dedicated to the centenary of the First Armenian Republic.
May 28 has become the symbol of resurrected Armenian statehood after centuries of foreign dominion. As it happened, Armenian independence in 1918 may have developed into a virtue born out of sheer necessity. 

This initial lecture and discussion focuses on the conditions during World War I which made the road to independence extremely treacherous and the challenges facing the desperate Armenian leadership seemingly insurmountable. But somehow the Republic managed to survive until the end of the war when strong rays of hope spread over the slopes of Mount Ararat. More here.

Monday, April 16, 18:30-20:00
AUA, Paramaz Avedisian Building, Manoogian Hall (40 Marshal Baghramyan str.)

Free entrance.

ANPO NEW CAMERATA: EVENING WITH TIGRAN MANSURIAN

AGBU Armenia cordially invites you to Armenian Philharmonic Orchestra's (ANPO) New Camerata’s concert dedicated to RA Meritorious Artist and composer Tigran Mansurian.

Performers:
Anna Margaryan, violin
Ivetta Korkina, violin
Gor Hovhannisyan, viola
Mikayel Navasardyan, cello
Armine Petrosyan, cello
Naira Israelyan, piano

Program:
Franz Schubert
Tigran Mansurian
Gor Hovhannisyan

Special guest of the evening is Tigran Mansurian.

Tuesday, April 10, 19:00
AGBU Armenia Hall (2/2 Melik-Adamyan Str.)

Entrance by registration only here.

 
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