Category: Washington

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 […]

Trump Avoids Use of ‘G’ Word

Trump Avoids Use of ‘G’ Word

WASHINGTON — On Monday, April 24, President Donald Trump issued a statement commemorating the Armenian Genocide, without using the word genocide. In his statement, he said, “Today, we remember and honor the memory of those who suffered during the Meds Yeghern (sic), one of the worst mass atrocities of the 20th century. Beginning in 1915, one […]

Activist David Phillips Talks Turkey — and Armenia

Activist David Phillips Talks Turkey — and Armenia

By Aram Arkun Mirror-Spectator Staff NEW YORK – David L. Phillips has been going around the country, and, in fact, a good part of the world, speaking out against the dictatorship of Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan. He just published a book on this issue (see last week’s Mirror-Spectator), and recently has even spoken at […]

The Armenian Genocide: Picking up Where Reagan Left off

The Armenian Genocide: Picking up Where Reagan Left off

By Anthony Barsamian and Noubar Afeyan Thirty-six years ago, President Reagan did what no president dared to do since. He used the term “genocide” to reference the horrific acts that took place between 1915 and 1923 — the systematic eradication of the Armenian people at the hands of the Ottoman Turks. This brutal event killed […]

Former Site Slated to Be Genocide Museum Sold for $57 Million

Former Site Slated to Be Genocide Museum Sold for $57 Million

WASHINGTON — The former National Bank of Washington building, which had for many years been the proposed site of a museum dedicated to the Armenian Genocide, was sold last week by the Cafesjian Family Foundation for $57 million to Lincoln Property Co. The historic building, a blight on the resurgent downtown for years, will be turned […]

Bipartisan Congressional Group Urges Trump to Affirm Armenian Genocide

Bipartisan Congressional Group Urges Trump to Affirm Armenian Genocide

WASHINGTON — A bipartisan letter signed by 84 Members of Congress was sent to President Donald Trump urging him to affirm the Armenian Genocide, reported the Armenian Assembly of America (Assembly). Armenian Caucus Co-Chair Representative Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) spearheaded the letter asking the White House to honor the United States’ historic leadership in defending […]