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Lucineh Kassarjian has joined ATP’s leadership team in Armenia as country director.

Lucineh Kassarjian Joins ATP Team as Country Director

YEREVAN—Armenia Tree Project (ATP) recently announced that Lucineh Kassarjian has been appointed director of ATP operations in Armenia. Lucineh Kassarjian has joined ATP’s leadership team in Armenia as country director. Kassarjian has a degree in linguistics and pedagogy from Yerevan State [more...]

September 30, 2014 // 0 Comments

Valerie Boyer

French Parliamentarian to Address AIWA Conference

BOSTON, Mass.—Valerie Boyer, a deputy in the French National Assembly who has spearheaded legislation to criminalize denial of the Armenian Genocide, heads the list of distinguished speakers who will participate in the 7th International Conference of the Armenian International Women’s [more...]

September 29, 2014 // 0 Comments

AWHHE visits a pesticide disposal site in Armenia with national and international authorities.

Eight Women Strive for Health and Healthy Environment in Armenia

Special for the Armenian Weekly This is the first article in a six-part series about environmental organizations in Armenia. Today, like much of the world, Armenia faces significant environmental challenges, from poor waste management and mining exploitation to deforestation and conservation [more...]

September 24, 2014 // 0 Comments

The Society for Armenian Studies recently announced the publication of Volume 22 (2013) of the Journal of the Society for Armenian Studies (JSAS).

Society for Armenian Studies to Hold 40th Anniversary Workshop in Yerevan

From Oct. 2-5, the Society for Armenian Studies (SAS), founded in 1974, will hold a workshop marking the 40th anniversary of its founding. With the participation of the Armenian National Academy of Sciences, the workshop will bring together 20 scholars from abroad and 20 from Armenia to present a [more...]

September 10, 2014 // 0 Comments

Dr. Al Phillips in consultation with a patient in Vanadzor

AMAA Completes 6th Medical Mission Trip to Armenia

For the 6th year in a row, Dr. Al and Sue Phillips led a group of medical professionals and volunteers on a 10-day medical mission trip to Armenia. This year, the group was quite large with 40 volunteers and 6 Armenian translators; the team included 3 physicians, 1 physician assistant, 4 nurses, 1 [more...]

September 9, 2014 // 0 Comments

Local band ‘1243K’ performs on the second day of River Fest. The band’s name is shorthand for the wages of many working-class Armenians (12 hours for 3,000 dram).

River Fest 2014: Turning the Volume Up on Armenia’s Urban Music

Special for the Armenian Weekly The second half of the 20th century witnessed Armenia flourish as the underbelly of rock and roll in the Soviet Union, a status that reached its peak when the Armenian Ministry of Culture in 1981 hosted a weeklong rock music festival in Yerevan that came to be known [more...]

September 4, 2014 // 0 Comments

When we arrived, Hovig and Vrej automatically got into tour-guide mode and hoped that we didn’t mind having muddy shoes as it had been raining all day.

Syrian Olives in Artsakh

Special for the Armenian Weekly As small and accessible as Armenia may be, I tend to hear about so many interesting and unique projects that it can actually feel strangely overwhelming at times. Whether it’s a woman who makes soaps for different skin conditions with local herbs grown in her own [more...]

September 2, 2014 // 11 Comments

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Changing the Face of Philanthropy in Armenia

In Armenia, philanthropy is an area of society familiar to all, but deeply misunderstood by many. Spurred by “the growing cynicism around donating to charitable causes in Armenia,” Patrick Sarkissian, philanthropist and CEO of the innovative, New York-based design studio Sarkissian Mason, asked [more...]

August 29, 2014 // 0 Comments

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