Category: US

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 […]

House Approves Resolution to Provide Emergency Relief to Genocide Survivors in Iraq, Syria

House Approves Resolution to Provide Emergency Relief to Genocide Survivors in Iraq, Syria

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The US House of Representatives unanimously passed H.R. 390, the bipartisan Iraq and Syria Genocide Emergency Relief and Accountability Act of 2017, on June 7. H.R. 390, spearheaded by Helsinki Commission Co-Chair Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ) and Religious Minorities in the Middle East Caucus Co-Chair Rep. Anna Eshoo (D-CA), provides emergency relief to […]

US House Unanimously Condemns Turkish Violence against Protestors; Calls on Perpetrators to be Brought to Justice

US House Unanimously Condemns Turkish Violence against Protestors; Calls on Perpetrators to be Brought to Justice

WASHINGTON — On June 6, the US House of Representatives unanimously adopted House Resolution 354 with a vote of 397-0, which condemns the violence against peaceful protesters outside the Turkish Ambassador’s residence on May 16, 2017, and calls for measures to be taken to prevent similar incidents in the future. H.Res. 354 was spearheaded by […]

Knoxville Symphony Orchestra Music Director Aram Demirjian Lands Where He Belongs

Knoxville Symphony Orchestra Music Director Aram Demirjian Lands Where He Belongs

By Wayne Bledsoe  KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (USA Today Network) — Probably at no time in his life before he applied for the job did Aram Demirjian ever imagine himself as artistic director of the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra. “I’ve never wound up being where I thought I would be, but I wound up being where I was supposed to […]

House Resolution Condemning Turkish Violence against Protesters Passes Unanimously; ANCA Director Offers Eyewitness Testimony

House Resolution Condemning Turkish Violence against Protesters Passes Unanimously; ANCA Director Offers Eyewitness Testimony

WASHINGTON — The House Foreign Affairs Committee on May 25 unanimously adopted House Resolution 354 condemning the violence against peaceful protesters outside the Turkish Ambassador’s residence on May 16, 2017, and calls for measures to be taken to prevent similar incidents in the future. House Foreign Affairs Chairman Ed Royce (R-CA) was joined by Ranking […]

Armenian National Committee of South Carolina Leads Effort to Memorialize Genocide of Armenians, Greeks and Assyrians

Armenian National Committee of South Carolina Leads Effort to Memorialize Genocide of Armenians, Greeks and Assyrians

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. — The City Council of Myrtle Beach adopted a proclamation on May 23 signed by Mayor John T. Rhodes reaffirming the Armenian Genocide of 1915-1923. The proclamation, spearheaded by Council Member Randal Wallace, was timed to coincide with the remembrance day of the Greek Genocide observed every year on May 19. In […]

White House Submits Slashed Budget to Congress

White House Submits Slashed Budget to Congress

WASHINGTON — The administration released its budget recommendations for Fiscal Year 2018 (FY18) to Congress this week with substantial budget cuts, the Armenian Assembly of America (Assembly) reported. The proposed budget for FY18, called “A New Foundation for American Greatness,” recommended a 29 percent cut overall and a 60 percent reduction in assistance to Europe and Eurasia. […]

Akçam Honors Rev. Krikor Guerguerian, Announces Digitalization of Guerguerian Archival Collection, at ALMA Lecture

Akçam Honors Rev. Krikor Guerguerian, Announces Digitalization of Guerguerian Archival Collection, at ALMA Lecture

By Aram Arkun Mirror-Spectator Staff WATERTOWN — Prof. Taner Akçam presented a lecture with slides on the legacy of the work of Rev. Krikor Guerguerian on the Armenian Genocide, and announced the digitalization of the latter’s collection, at the Armenian Museum of America (ALMA) on May 11. There was a large audience present at this […]