THE MEDIA AS A DIASPORA-HOMELAND BRIDGE

1512, Venice, Italy and 1794, Madras (Chennai), India – what do these years and places, each so far apart from the other, have in common? They were both significant firsts in the Armenian world: the first published Armenian book and the first Armenian newspaper. The printing press has played a key role in keeping the Armenian identity alive around the world for centuries now, whether through Bibles or school books, yerazahans...

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AGBU VATCHE AND TAMAR MANOUKIAN SCHOOL STUDENTS VISITED MEMORIAL COMPLEX OF SARDARAPAT BATTLE AND NATIONAL MUSEUM OF ARMENIAN ETHNOGRAPHY AND HISTORY OF LIBERAL STRUGGLE

The students of AGBU Vatche and Tamar Manoukian school of Pasadena visited Armenia during the days of May heroic battles centennial celebration. Accompanied by teachers Lora Kuyumjian, and Maida Akrabian, and AGBU Diaspora Youth Programs Coordinator Hermine Duzian, on May 31 the group also visited Sardarapat Battle Memorial Complex and National Museum of Armenian Ethnography...

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AGBU CELEBRATES THE 100TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE TRIUMPH OF THE FIRST REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA

May 28, 1918 symbolizes a heroic moment in our history, when an army of brave Armenians led by patriotic military leadership and inspired by a call to arms issued by HH the Catholicos of All Armenians Gevorg V, managed, against all odds, to overcome a series of formidable political and military events culminating in their victory at Sardarabad. Despite the decimation of the Armenian people through genocide...

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AGBU CONGRATULATES NIKOL PASHINYAN ON HIS ELECTION AS THE NEW PRIME MINISTER OF THE REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA

The Armenian General Benevolent Union congratulates Nikol Pashinyan on his momentous election as prime minister of the Republic of Armenia. He has come to office against a backdrop of renewed hope and inspired vision among the people, marked by a vibrancy in the civic life of the country. The potential for constructive...

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DR. RICHARD HOVANNISIAN DELIVERS SERIES OF LECTURES IN CELEBRATION OF FIRST ARMENIAN REPUBLIC CENTENNIAL

On April 16, 18, and 20, 2018, the American University of Armenia (AUA) and the Armenian General Benevolent Union (AGBU) Armenia co-hosted a lecture series by eminent historian Dr. Richard Hovannisian. The lectures were dedicated to the centennial of the First Armenian Republic. AUA President Dr. Armen Der Kiureghian introduced Dr. Hovannisian, who is an Armenian-American historian and professor emeritus at the University of California, Los Angeles...

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