AGBU PRESIDENT BERGE SETRAKIAN VISITS ARMENIA

AGBU President Berge Setrakian visited Armenia on December 13-19. As part of his visit, the AGBU President met with the RA President Serzh Sargsyan, Catholicos of All Armenians Karekin II, RA Foreign Minister Eduard Nalbandyan, RA Diaspora Minister Hranoush Hakobyan, French Ambassador to Armenia Jean Francois Charpentier, visited the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, the construction site of the AGBU Headquarters in Yerevan and the AGBU Vahe Karapetyan Center. On December 14th, President Setrakian was received by His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians...

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ALEPPO’S AGBU LAZAR NAJARIAN-CALOUSTE GULBENKIAN SCHOOL CELEBRATES 60TH YEAR (VIDEO MATERIAL)

With AGBU’s support, a celebration of the 60th anniversary of Aleppo’s AGBU Lazar Najarian-Calouste Gulbenkian school took place at Yerevan’s Arno Babajanian concert hall on December 5th. The ceremony was attended by the RA Deputy Minister of Diaspora Serzh Srapionyan, AGBU Central Board Member, AGBU Armenia and Middle East Coordinator Vasken Yacoubian, AGBU Interim Director Hovig Eordekian, almost 400 alumni, supporters and guests. The ceremony began with the performance of the hymns of the Republic of Armenia...

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FRENCH UNIVERSITY’S TOP 23 STUDENTS RECEIVE AGBU SCHOLARSHIPS (VIDEO MATERIAL)

The graduation ceremony of the French University of Armenia (UFAR) took place on December 5th, at the Gabriel Sundukyan National Academy Theatre. 250 students from UFAR’s Management, Law and Marketing Departments received their undergraduate and graduate diplomas. The day was festive for both the students and guests with speeches by the President of the Board of Trustees of UFAR Arthur Baghdasaryan, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of France in Armenia Jean Francois Charpentier, Rector of the French University of Armenia Jean-Jacques Montois...

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YOUNG ARMENIAN MUSICIANS AT THE NUTCRACKER 15TH INTERNATIONAL TV CONTEST

15th international TV contest Nutcracker (Shchelkunchik) took place in Moscow, Russia, December 2nd-9th. Two Armenians, 14-year-old trumpet player Daniel Melkonyan (professor G. Sargsyan) and 12-year-old violinist Paulina Sharafyan (professor Al. Kosemyan), both from Yerevan’s Tchaikovsky Music School, participated in the contest with the support of the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Armenia. The final concert took place at Moscow’s Tchaikovsky Music Hall on December 9th. Winners of the three main categories included...

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RUBEN VARDANYAN: THE FORMULA OF THE FUTURE

American University of Armenia organizes periodic meetings and discussions with today’s prominent individuals. On December 6th, the Manoogian Hall of the AUA Paramaz Avedisian Building gathered both students and the public for an engaging talk with one of the most successful Armenian businessmen, Ruben Vardanyan. The AUA administration, faculty, staff and students, as well as interested individuals attended the meeting. After the opening remarks, AUA President Dr. Armen Der Kiureghian invited Mr. Vardanyan to take the stage and share his...

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