13TH GENERAL CONFERENCE OF INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR ARMENIAN STUDIES (AIEA) TOOK PLACE IN YEREVAN (VIDEO MATERIAL)

On October 9-11, 2014 the International Association for Armenian Studies (AIEA) opened its 13th General Conference in Yerevan in partnership with the Mesrop Mashtots Institute of Ancient Manuscripts (Matenadaran). The AIEA is an internationally recognized organization founded in 1981 through the initiative of specialists of Armenian studies Professor Michael E. Stone and Professor Jos J. Weitenberg. The organization brings together more than 400 specialists of Armenian studies, as well as representatives of related fields, from 20 countries of the world, including Armenia since 1988. The core of this association are the Armenian...

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CHESS CONTINUES TO EXPAND IN ARMENIA (VIDEO MATERIAL)

October 2014 saw the beginning of the Republican Interschool Chess Championship uniting the Republic’s students and Armenia’s chess lovers. The tense competition to select the best team and individual players will last 8 months. Over the last 9 years, 1,500 students have competed each year for the coveted first prize. Each team must first win their school competition to go through to the next round. The 2nd Community round of the Olympiad of 2014 took place on November...

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AGBU TO PROVIDE $130,000 TO SYRIAN ARMENIAN STUDENTS FOR 2014-2015 ACADEMIC YEAR (VIDEO MATERIAL)

As the number of Syrian Armenian students arriving in Armenia continues to grow, AGBU is taking measures to ensure that their education does not suffer as a result of their displacement. Considering AGBU’s commitment to support Syrian Armenians in Armenia, the Union plans to cover tuition fees for Syrian Armenian students during the 2014-2015 and 2015-2016 academic...

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THE 5TH ARMENIA-DIASPORA CONFERENCE IS OVER

The official opening ceremony of the 5th Armenia-Diaspora Conference, organized by the RA Ministry of Diaspora commenced at the Alexander Spendiaryan National Academic Theater of Opera and Ballet on September 19. The plenary session began with opening remarks by the RA Prime Minister Hovik Abrahamyan and President of the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic Bako Sahakyan. His Holiness Karekin II, Catholicos of All Armenians, His Holiness Aram I, Catholicos of the Great House of Cilicia, Patriarch-Catholicos Nerses Petros XIX of the...

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AGBU PRESENTS ITS PROGRAMS TO THE INTER-AGENCY COMMISSION COORDINATING SYRIAN-ARMENIAN ISSUES

Interim Director of AGBU Armenia Hovik Eordekian, presented the Union’s past activities and its future plans at the Inter-Agency Commission Coordinating Syrian-Armenian Issues session held at the RA Ministry of Diaspora on August 27. The Union’s humanitarian mission to help Syrian-Armenian has a three directional approach: Syria, Lebanon and Armenia, raising an overall of 1,600,000 US dollars for the Syrian-Armenian Relief Fund. AGBU’s assistance falls within varies categories: apartment rent, medical assistance, food...

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