We are proud to announce the launch of theAGBUHighlights- a new electronic monthly newsletter spotlighting all the major and noteworthy news, undertakings and events of AGBU in Armenia and worldwide.
I N T H I S I S S U E - BERGE SETRAKIAN: 15 YEARS OF PRESIDENCY
- NKR OMBUDSMAN TOURS EUROPE
- AGBU NUBAR LIBRARY LAUNCHES DIGITAL COLLECTION WEBSITE
- 250 SYRIAN-ARMENIAN FAMILIES RECEIVE FINANCIAL AID
- KOTAYK LIBRARY GETS AGBU GRANT
- AGBU YOUNG PROFESSIONALS HOST "GRQABATS" BOOK-RAISING
- ARMENIAN ARMY MARKS 25TH ANNIVERSARY
- AGBU ARMENIA CULTURAL EVENTS
- 2.4 MLN EURO EU GRANT TO HELP AGBU BUILD CSO CAPACITY IN ARMENIA
- CHESS: FROM BUDDHISM TO STRATEGIC THINKING
- SUMMER YOUTH PROGRAMS
- UPCOMING EVENTS
A G B U G L O B A L
15 YEARS OF PRESIDENCY AGBU members across the world are proud to mark the 15th anniversary of our current leadership. Fifteen years ago, AGBU President Berge Setrakian took on the great task from his predecessor, Louise Manoogian Simone and he continues to lead with great passion and vision. We thank you Mr. Setrakian.
NKR OMBUDSMAN TOURS EUROPE
The Ombudsman of Nagorno-Karabakh Republic (NKR), Ruben Melikyan, toured Europe from February 13-16, to engage EU and its civil society with NKR. His visit was coordinated by AGBU Europe.
For the full article click here.
For the video interview click here.
AGBU NUBAR LIBRARY
LAUNCHES NEW WEBSITE The AGBU Nubar Library in Paris is proud to announce the launch of its website, offering a wealth of information, photos and documents about Armenians in the Ottoman Empire and the Armenian diaspora.
Click here for more.
N E W S
250 SYRIAN-ARMENIAN FAMILIES
RECEIVE FINANCIAL AID In the frames of the programs aimed at providing financial and material support to our compatriots, on February 10th at AGBU Vahe Karapetian Center, 250 Syrian-Armenian families received a donation of $100 each from the $25,000 endowment provided by Diaspora-Armenian donors Mr. and Mrs. Kirk and Arsineh Kazazian.
Read more here. For the video click here.
KOTAYK LIBRARY GETS
AGBU GRANT Thanks to the grant provided by AGBU to the Kotayq Regional Librarya series of events are being regularly organized in the AGBU-renovated library hall to raise interest and love towards literature and reading among kids.
Like our Facebook post here.
AGBU YOUNG PROFESSIONALS HOST "GRQABATS" BOOK-RAISING AGBU Armenia hosted "Grqabats" book-raising event by AGBU Young Professionals' Yerevan team. The books collected will be used to establish children's libraries and reading rooms at Armenia's kindergartens and orphanages. Like the post here. To join AGBU YP Yerevan team please fill in the registration here.
ARMENIAN ARMY MARKS 25TH ANNIVERSARY AGBU Armenia President Vasken Yacoubian congratulates RA National Army's 25th anniversary.
E V E N T S
AGBU ARMENIA LAUNCHES
EVENTS SEASON 2017
AGBU Armenia launches its 2017 events season with a jazz evening with CHICO'S NEW TRIO and YEREVAN VOICES vocal trio. See the event photos here.
5-DAY WORKSHOP BY DOUG BLUSH
AGBU Armenia partnered with US Embassy in Armenia for the American Film Showcase (AFS) 2017. Prominent US filmmaker and editor Doug Blush held a public lecture and a 5-day workshop with young Armenian filmmakers.
Read more here.
For film screenings program click here.
"UNTITLED" - NAREK BARSEGHYAN
AGBU Armenia hosted the exhibition of works by young talented painter Narek Barseghyan. 16 paintings by Narek were exhibited at the AGBU Armenia building from February 9 to March 1.
Click here for the opening event photos.
B R I D G E F O R C S O s Bringing Real Impact with Diaspora Global Engagement
2.4 MLN EU GRANT TO HELP AGBU BUILD CSO CAPACITY IN ARMENIA As a global Armenian nonprofit organization with a 110-year legacy, AGBU is committed to strengthening civil society in Armenia through helping shape its resilience, sustainability and increasing its impact. In December 2016, the European Union Delegation in Armenia awarded ABGU Armenia a three-year grant to work on upgrading CSO’s capacities. Read more here.
P E R S P E C T I V E Hakob Mikayelian
FROM BUDDHISM TO STRATEGIC THINKING By chance I came across the name “Kalmykia”. I looked up in the internet and revealed that it is the name of a Russian province (Republic), which has about 300.000 population. It turns out to be the only region in Europe, where Buddhism is practiced by the majority of the population and is well known as an international center for chess.
For the full article click here.
S U M M E R Y O U T H P R O G R A M S
SUMMER INTERNSHIP PROGRAM Yerevan? Paris? Buenos-Aires?
The deadlines for AGBU Summer Internship Programs are approaching. Hurry up to apply for an unforgettable summer of professional enrichment and networking seasoned with fun and adventures! Join one of the AGBU Summer Internship Programs for summer 2017 and gain access to a range of networking events, professional development seminars, workshops and cultural activities.
Apply: http://agbu-internship.org/portal/gateway.php More: http://agbu.org/program/internships/
MUSICAL ARMENIA Make your summer plans today and apply for the AGBU Musical Armenia Program, July 10-30, 2017!
Learn about an ancient musical tradition, surrounded by Armenia's rich culture and landscape; meet like-minded people from around the world; perfect your skills (and learn new ones!); perform and attend countless concerts and events and so much more!
Apply today at: www.agbuperformingarts.org/musical-armenia-program
U P C O M I N G E V E N T S
MARCH 14: LITERATURE: Contemporary Armenian Writers (15:00)
MARCH 15: SEMINAR: E-Reputation (9:30)
MARCH 16: FILM SCREENING: AFS-2017: Some Kind of Spark (19:00)
MARCH 20: MUSIC: New York - Yerevan Jazz Masters: (19:30)
MARCH 23: FILM SCREENING: AFS-2017: How to Dance in Ohio (19:00)
MARCH 25: MUSIC: Drive Fest 2017: Meeting with Festival Musicians (15:00)
MARCH 30: FILM SCREENING: AFS-2017: Song of Lahore (19:00)
MARCH 31: FILM SCREENING: AFS-2017: Latin Explosion: A New America (19:00)