AGBU ARMENIA ORGANIZES “BRIDGE” CHARITY EXHIBITION AND SALE OF PAINTINGS BY ZULUM AND MUSHEGH GRIGORYANS (VIDEO MATERIALS)

Over the past three years, the Armenian General Benevolent Union (AGBU) has supported Syrian-Armenians who have found themselves in difficult circumstances. Since the beginning of the Civil War in Syria, AGBU has been among the first organizations lening a helping a hand to our compatriots in Syria, Lebanon and Armenia. During this time, the AGBU has contributed over 2.5 million US dollars to Syrian-Armenian relief programs. On October 22nd, 2015, as part of its Syrian-Armenian...

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HISTORIAN AND AUTHOR GEORGE BOURNOUTIAN DISCUSSES ARMENIAN, IRANIAN AND RUSSIAN HISTORY AT AUA

On October 13th, 2015, the American University of Armenia (AUA) welcomed historian and author George Bournoutian for a public lecture. Bouroutian divided his presentation into two parts, with each focusing on a combination of Armenian, Iranian, and Russian history. Part one dealt with the murder of Russian diplomat Alexander Griboyedov in Tehran and the sending of an Iranian prince with a letter of apology and gifts to Tsar Nicholas. The Iranian mission traveled through Armenia, Georgia, and Russia. Bournoutian discussed...

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BERGE AND VERA SETRAKIAN HOST RECEPTION FOR AMERICAN UNIVERSITY OF ARMENIA (AUA) PRESIDENT ARMEN DER KIUREGHIAN

On October 10, 2015, AGBU President Berge Setrakian and his wife Vera hosted a luncheon in honor of AUA President Armen Der Kiureghian at the Waterside Restaurant in North Bergen, New Jersey. The event provided an opportunity to meet Dr. Der Kiureghian and learn about the university. Among the guests were members of the AGBU Central Board and Council of Trustees, AUA Board of Trustees and alumni along with members of the Greater New York Armenian community. In his welcoming remarks...

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SEEING THE UNSEEN

On September 29th, AGBU and Luys Foundation presented a modern installation at the AGBU Armenia headquarters exhibition hall, by German-based Armenian designer Natalia Sookias, architect Avedik Vardanyan, his brother, painter Hrachya Vardanyan from Gyumri, and Alexander Harutyunyan. Yerevan’s art lovers explored the synergy between mystical symbols, technology and science, discovered the emerging science of projection design and experienced the presence of the legendary “Vishap” and the eruption...

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AGBU ARMENIA PARTICIPATES IN THE FIRST YEREVAN HALF MARATHON

The first Yerevan international half marathon took place on October 4th 2015. “Yerevan Half-Marathon” initiative, Repat Armenia Fund and the Yerevan Municipality were the organizers of this superb race offering four different distances. 21km & 10 km for professional runners and 2 km & 1 km for beginners and kids. The separation of the routes allowed for the maximum number of participants, irrespective of age or ability. The first Yerevan Half-Marathon was organized...

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