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I N   T H I S   I S S U E
- The AGBU Central Board Emphasizes its Youth in a Series of Strategic Meetings
- HOKIS Storms Gyumri
- AGBU'S BRIDGE4CSOs Project Participates in Europe Day Celebrations 
- AVC Presents Multimedia E-books at the Geneva International Book Fair
- AGBU Armenia Events

  and more...
N E W S
THE AGBU CENTRAL BOARD EMPHASIZES ITS YOUTH IN A SERIES OF STRATEGIC MEETINGS 
For the third year in a row, the Central Board gathered in London for a conference that brought together AGBU leadership, Young Professionals, and the local community for a weekend of events that emphasized the role of young leaders and provided an opportunity to cultivate a shared vision. Read more here. 
HOKIS STORMS GYUMRI 
On May 21, “Hokis” musical performance was staged at Vardan Atjemyan Gyumri State Drama Theater. The Gyumri premiere of “Hokis” devoted to the 2nd anniversary of TUMOxAGBU center in Gyumri became possible due to cooperation between AGBU, Nork Children’s Center, TUMO Center for Creative Technologies, and “Pyunik”  foundation for human resources development.
Read more here. 
UP DESIGN PAVILION OPENS AT AGBU ARMENIA 
The opening of UP Design Pavilion's first edition took place at AGBU Armenia HQ with an array of design pieces created by around 25 designers of Armenian origin from Armenia, Georgia, Russia, Ukraine, US, UK, Germany, France, Iran, Brazil and the Netherlands. UP Pavilion is sponsored by IDeA Foundation, AGBU, TFA Architects, and Pernod Ricard.  It will operate on the 1st floor of AGBU Armenia HQ until July 9.
Read m
ore here. 
AGBU-FUNDED 11TH REPUBLICAN SCHOOL CHESS TOURNAMENT CAME TO AN END
11th Republican Interschool Chess Tournament came to an end. The best individual players and teams  received awards, cash prize, medals and certificates. For 10 consecutive years AGBU has been the sponsor of this tournament. 
Read more here.  More photos here.
AGBU YP YEREVAN HOSTS CV WRITING WORKSHOP
AGBU Young Professionals Yerevan team hosted Narine Petrosyan, a Certified Career Advisor, for a workshop on writing a winning CV at AGBU Armenia.
See our FB post here. 
To join AGBU YP Yerevan click
here.
AVC PRESENTS MULTIMEDIA E-BOOKS AT THE GENEVA BOOK FAIR
The popularity of AVC’s multimedia eBooks increased among international book lovers when the multimedia eBook series was presented during the recent International Book and Press Fair in Geneva, Switzerland.
Read full article 
here.
E V E N T S

 

CLASSIC FRENCH CINEMA - 2017
"MR. KLEIN"

AGBU Armenia continues Classic French Cinema series in partnership with Alliance Française d'ArménieAFG Film Club  and Institut Français. The second movie presented in the series was Joseph Losey's "Mr. Klein" with the one and only Alain Delon and Jeanne Moreau. We cordially invite everyone, the first Thursday of every month, to the screenings of restored French classic films. Admission is free. 
See the event photos here.
MIQAYEL VOSKANYAN AND FRIENDS AT AGBU ARMENIA
Miqayel Voskanyan & Friends together with Sevana Tchakerian concluded their AGBU-supported US and France tour with a concert at AGBU Armenia.
See the event photos
here.
Հողի դողը ոտքերի տակ. Հրատարակվել է Դավիթ Հակոբյանի լուսանկարների ժողովածուն
DAVID HAKOBYAN'S "THE GROUND SHAKES UNDER THE FEET"
AGBU Armenia hosted the presentation of photographer Davit Hakobyan's "The Ground Shakes Under the Feet" photo book accompanied by an exhibition of selected works of David and the beautiful voice of Elena Yerevantsi
See our Facebook post here.
B R I D G E   F O R   C S O s
Bringing Real Impact with Diaspora Global Engagement
AGBU'S BRIDGE4CSOs PARTICIPATES
IN EUROPE DAY CELEBRATIONS

AGBU's BRIDGE4CSOs team joined the Europe Day celebrations in Yerevan and across Armenia visiting Gyumri, Vanadzor, Dilijan, Goris and Yeghegnadzor.
See our Facebook post
here. 

More photos here.
Learn more about BRIDGE4CSOs here.
P E R S P E C T I V E
by Hakob Mikayelian
SHOUSHI'S ANTHEM, THE SYMBOL OF LIBERATED SHOUSHI'S PROGRESS AND RISE!
May, the month of victories, was bursting with the events of the 25th anniversary of Shoushi’s liberation, among which was the premiere of the video clip, featuring a live performance of Shushi’s Anthem. 
Read full article here.
E D U C A T I O N A L  &  Y O U T H   P R O G R A M S
AGBU Musical Armenia Program - Get Inspired. Make it your own.
MUSICAL ARMENIA: GET INSPIRED,
MAKE IT YOUR OWN!

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 
here.

JOIN DISCOVER ARMENIA 2017!
AGBU Discover Armenia Youth Program for summer 2017 is almost sold out.
Last chance for teenagers from all over the world to join the trip!
Apply while you still can.
For more information click here:
http://discoverarmenia.org/
Apply here: http://discoverarmenia.org/apply.php

AGBU ARMENIAN VIRTUAL COLLEGE ANNOUNCES SUMMER TERM - 2017
The AGBU Armenian Virtual College is pleased to announce Summer Term 2017. The classes start on July 24, 2017. The courses offered are Eastern and Western Armenian Languages, Armenian History, Armenian Culture (Architecture and Music) and Chess. The courses are available in multiple levels and in seven languages of instruction.
For more details about enrollment and classes, please click
here.

A G B U   G L O B A L

 

AGBU EUROPE CO-ORGANIZES A CONFERENCE ON THE ARMENIAN GENOCIDE  
The Armenian Committee of Belgium, in partnership with AGBU Europe and the Secular Jewish Community Centre (CCLJ), and with the support of the Boghossian Foundation, organized a teacher training seminar on the Armenian Genocide and a conference on the contemporary significance of the genocide.  Read more here.
AGBU LEBANON ANNOUNCES COMMITMENT TO THE UN GLOBAL COMPACT PLATFORM 
AGBU Lebanon announced its participation in the United Nations Global Compact Platform (UNGC), an international platform for development, implementation and disclosure of responsible and sustainable policies and practices. It calls for the participation of both businesses and NGOs to work toward a vision of creating “an engaged community that advances sustainability practices nation-wide.”
Read more here.
NEWLY PUBLISHED BOOKS ENRICH AGBU LIBRARY 
“AGBU Iraq Memoribilia”, a new book published in California on the history and activities of the Union’s Near East chapters, and a compilation of photos called “Desert’s Sorrowful Melody: Bedouin Armenians in Nourhan Balian’s Photographs”, come to enrich the AGBU library.  Read more here.
U P C O M I N G   E V E N T S

JUNE 24: AGBU PRESS CONFERENCE: ##4EUinArstakh campaign, with Artsakh Ombudsman Ruben Melikyan (11:00) 
JUNE 26: BRIDGE4CSOs Project: Kick-off Event (11:00)
JUNE 26: BOOK PRESENTATION: "Desert's Sorrowful Melody; Bedouin Armenians in Nourhan Balian's photographs" (17:00) 
JULY 3: CONCERT: VAHAN ARTSRUNI: "Mashtots, Komitas" Project Presentation (19:30)
JULY 6: FILM: CLASSIC FRENCH CINEMA: Pierrot Le Fou (19:00)
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