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I N   T H I S   I S S U E
- AGBU supports young scholars of Matenadaran
- AVC to help refugees integrate through language learning  
- H1TV segments on AGBU youth programs 2017. 
- AGBU Armenia cultural events 
- The Promise team in Armenia: video highlights
-  and more...
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AGBU SUPPORTS YOUNG SCHOLARS OF MATENADARAN 
For 3 years now AGBU has been providing scholarships to bright researchers of Matenadaran. Since then, 29 scientists have received an opportunity to contribute to science and research and globally promote the development of Armenian studies.
Read the full article here. 
Ցանցային կրթությունը փրկություն է հայերի համար
AVC TO HELP REFUGEES INTEGRATE THROUGH LANGUAGE LEARNING
RA Minister of Education and Science Levon Mkrtchyan and the AGBU Armenian Virtual College (AVC) founding president Dr. Yervant Zorian signed a Partnership Agreement, marking the launch of a joint initiative that will provide Armenian language classes for refugees and asylum seekers in Armenia. 
Read the full article here. 
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Meronq: AGBU Yerevan Summer Internship Program
AGBU SUMMER INTERNSHIP PROGRAM 2018: APPLY NOW!
Every year, AGBU empowers young people from the diaspora and Armenia through its professional development programs, including the flagship AGBU Summer Internship Program.  Don’t miss out on this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to gain real-world professional experience while exploring a brand new city! New York, London, Paris, Buenos Aires, or Yerevan? Choose your destination and apply  now.  
Read more here.
Meronq: AGBU Discover Armenia Program and Antranik Scout Camp 2017
AGBU DISCOVER ARMENIA PROGRAM 2018: APPLY NOW!
Forging a deeper connection with their land and their people, each summer Discover Armenia participants embark on an incredible three-week journey filled with sightseeing, community service experiences and culturally enriching activities. Youth ages 15-18 form lifelong bonds and return home forever transformed, with greater respect for their heritage and an increased sense of responsibility towards their communities.
Dates: 4-22 August, 2018.
See AGBU DAP 2018 brochure 
here.
Meronq: AGBU Musical Armenia Program 2017
MUSICAL ARMENIA PROGRAM 2018: APPLY NOW!
AGBU announces application for Musical Armenia Program (MAP) 2018, a three-week intensive music education program organized every year in July, where musicians and music lovers from around the globe have the opportunity to enrich their musical knowledge, performance technique and artistry, while working closely with the best Armenia has to offer.
Dates: 9-29 July |
Apply by: 14 May
www.agbumusicalarmenia.org 
 
B R I D G E   F O R   C S O s
Bringing Real Impact with Diaspora Global Engagement
BRIDGE4CSOs: A look back at 2017
BRIDGE4CSOs: A LOOK BACK AT 2017  
The BRIDGE for CSOs team looks back at 2017. Here is the first reflection from the Team Leader Arsen Stepanyan. Stay engaged and support the project's efforts for a vibrant, sustainable and innovative civil society in Armenia. 
E V E N T S

 

Armenian State Jazz Orchestra at AGBU Armenia
ARMENIAN STATE JAZZ ORCHESTRA
The 19-member Armenian State Jazz Orchestra headed by its artistic director and conductor Armen Hyusnunts  performed an unforgettable evening of jazz music at AGBU Armenia. 
Read the concert review in Russian here. 
AGBU STANDS WITH THE UN TO MARK THE INTERNATIONAL DAY OF GENOCIDE COMMEMORATION 
With a series of events worldwide, AGBU stands with the UN to mark the International Day of Genocide Commemoration and Prevention on December 9. Co-sponsored by AGBU Armenia, Verdi’s “Requiem” performed by the Armenian National Philharmonic Orchestra, Armenian National Academic Choir and renowned international soloists took place at Aram Khachaturyan Concert Hall in Yerevan.
See the Facebook post 
here. 
INTENT TO DESTROY: DEATH, DENIAL AND DEPICTION 
Joe Berlinger's Intent to Destroy documentary on the making of The Promise film was screened at AGBU Armenia in support of the UN International Day of Genocide Commemoration and Prevention
See the Facebook post 
here. 
THE BOOK HOMELAND: VOSKAN YEREVANTSI  
AGBU Armenia screened the English premiere of the monumental documentary "Voskan Yerevantsi", which is the longest of a trilogy entitled "Book Homeland". Voskan Yerevantsi was one of the first Armenian book publishers during the years 1640-1666. He published the Bible in Amsterdam in 1668, which is believed to be one of the best samples of old Armenian printing. 
See the event photos
here. 
CLASSIC FRENCH CINEMA - 2017
Jean-Luc Godard's "Le mépris", with incredible Brigitte Bardot, closed the French Classic Cinema 2017 series at AGBU Armenia. Throughout the year, the series brought together film lovers and French speakers for eight classic French movie screenings.  
PHOTOLURE 15 
15 years ago, AGBU supported the establishment of Photolure News Agency. On December 1, AGBU hosted the Instant exhibition to celebrate the 15th anniversary of one of the leading photo news agencies in Armenia. 
See the exhibition photos here. 
HOME TO HOME
"Home to Home" documentary photo exhibition is a retrospective of the lives of Syrian-Armenian newcomers in Armenia and Artsakh documented by prominent female photographers Nazik Armenakyan and Piruza Khalapyan of the 4 Plus Documentary Photography Center and Anush Babajanyan of VII Photo Agency. Read Al Jazeera's article: 'Syrian refugees improve Armenia's social fabric'.
Follow the event here.
KIN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 
60 films from 20 countries were screened as part of the 14th International KIN Festival hosted by AGBU Armenia. The purpose of the festival is to address through films issues of violence, inequality, discrimination and other women’s rights and gender related problems.
See our Facebook post 
here.
T H E  P R O M I S E  T E A M  I N  A R M E N I A  
The Promise team in Armenia
THE PROMISE TEAM IN ARMENIA: VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS
In September 2017, Oscar-winning director Terry George and producer Eric Esrailian visited Armenia at AGBU's invitation for a series of events to honor the late Kirk Kerkorian and The Promise movie.  Here's a short video highlighting the most memorable moments of the visit. 
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