Category: Armenian Assembly of America

House Committee Approves Assistance for Nations Hosting Syrian Refugees

House Committee Approves Assistance for Nations Hosting Syrian Refugees

WASHINGTON — Last week, the US House Appropriations Committee approved the Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs (SFOPS) Appropriations Bill, the Armenian Assembly of America (Assembly) reported. In total, the bill provides $47.4 billion in funding for SFOPS, which is $10 billion less than FY17. The bill maintains Section 907 of […]

Armenian Assembly Longtime Trustee Elizabeth Agbabian Honored by President of Armenia

Armenian Assembly Longtime Trustee Elizabeth Agbabian Honored by President of Armenia

WASHINGTON — Armenian Assembly of America longtime trustee Elizabeth Agbabian, a respected leader in the Armenian American community, was awarded the Movses Khorenatsi Medal last month by Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan on the 99th anniversary of the First Republic. In a written statement, President Sargsyan stated: “I decided to award E. Agbabian with the Movses […]

Aram Gavoor Receives Teaching Award at George Washington University Law School

Aram Gavoor Receives Teaching Award at George Washington University Law School

WASHINGTON — Armenian Assembly of America (Assembly) Board Member Aram A. Gavoor was honored with the 2017 Distinguished Adjunct Faculty Teaching Award from The George Washington University (GWU) Law School on May 21. “I am delighted to present the 2017 Distinguished Adjunct Faculty Teaching Award to Professorial Lecturer in Law Aram Gavoor for his outstanding […]

Armenian Assembly Hosts Discussion with Chris Bohjalian in Los Angeles

Armenian Assembly Hosts Discussion with Chris Bohjalian in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — The Armenian Assembly of America in April hosted a discussion and book signing with critically-acclaimed novelist Chris Bohjalian, the #1 New York Times bestselling author. Aline Ohanesian, herself an acclaimed writer, moderated the event, which was followed by a question-and-answer session with the audience. After the discussion, guests had an opportunity to have books […]

‘ArmComedy’ Sells out in All Three Cities

‘ArmComedy’ Sells out in All Three Cities

WASHINGTON — “ArmComedy” benefit shows, co-hosted by the Armenian Assembly of America (Assembly) and Armenia Tree Project (ATP), sold out in all three tour locations —Boston, Los Angeles and San Francisco. Incorporating Armenian and American politics, comedians Narek Margaryan and Sergey Sargsyan brought political satire and shared cultures to new audiences in the US. “With […]

Aram Kaloosdian’s Book on Life and Death of Tadem Continues to Receive Praise

Aram Kaloosdian’s Book on Life and Death of Tadem Continues to Receive Praise

WASHINGTON — The Armenian National Institute announces that Robert Aram Kaloosdian’s book, Tadem: My Father’s Village Extinguished during the 1915 Armenian Genocide, was reviewed in the April 2017 issue of Holocaust and Genocide Studies, the premier journal of the discipline published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. In […]

Armenian Assembly Joins Community in Promoting ‘The Promise’; Armenian National Institute Credited in the Film

Armenian Assembly Joins Community in Promoting ‘The Promise’; Armenian National Institute Credited in the Film

WASHINGTON — With the release of the much anticipated film “The Promise” last week, the Armenian Assembly of America released a statement strongly encouraging Armenians and non-Armenians alike to see the movie this weekend. “The Promise,” a Hollywood epic that depicts the extraordinary events of the Armenian Genocide, was created by the late Kirk Kerkorian’s […]

Author Dawn MacKeen Speaks on Armenian Genocide at Newport Beach City Council

Author Dawn MacKeen Speaks on Armenian Genocide at Newport Beach City Council

By Mihran Toumajan NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. — On April 11, Armenian Assembly of America Western Region office joined author and award-winning investigative journalist, Dawn Anahid MacKeen, at the City Council of Newport Beach. MacKeen delivered the city council session’s invocation and educated councilmembers, as well as the audience in attendance, on the Armenian Genocide. MacKeen was […]