In dedication to the centenary of the First Armenian Republic, Professor Emeritus and founder of the USC Institute of Armenian Studies Program Richard Hovanissian will headline a series of lectures in Yerevan, starting with how the possibility of Armenian independence began after World War I. Starting today, AGBU Armenia, Armenian Virtual College - AGBU and American University of Armenia will host the three lectures (April 16th, 18th & 20th) by Dr. Hovanissian, which can be followed via livestream at ... See MoreSee Less
AGBU In anticipation of the AGBU General Assembly this weekend, and the celebration of our historic 110th anniversary, we present a uniquely personal episode of our WebTalks series. As a tribute to the founding of our organization, historian Raymond Kevorkian explains the circumstances that inspired the founding members to create AGBU in order to serve the humanitarian needs of Armenians, and how we have adapted throughout history to continue serving our communities at home and abroad. #AGBU110 #InUnityIsStrength ... See MoreSee Less
AGBU Last December, AGBU helped organize a panel on the subject of International Day of Commemoration and Dignity of the Victims of the Crime of Genocide and of the Prevention of this Crime. In honor of the upcoming Armenian Genocide Commemoration on April 24th, we have the pleasure of sharing some of the panelists’ inspiring and powerful words. To start off, Akshaya Kumar (Human Rights Watch) and Evan Cinq-Mars (Center for Civilians in Conflict) discuss turning dismay at war crimes into action. United Nations
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Check out rock star Serj Tankian giving a shout out to Armenian coffee in this cool interview with hipster music magazine Revolver. Tankian was a speaker at the AGBU 110th anniversary gala, and has used his platform countless times to boost the image of the homeland.
Did you catch this Sunday’s article in the The New York Times on one of our more famous AGBU Camp Nubar Alumni? Alexis Ohanian Sr. interview in the ‘Paper of Record’ runs the gamut from his start at CompUSA demo-ing software, to the inspiration he gets from his wife, tennis champion Serena Williams, whom he calls the hardest working person he knows.
Put it in your calendars and get excited! Celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown episode in Armenia and Artsakh will air on May 20th. You may even recognize one of his Armenian guides… (hint: it’s Serj Tankian)