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About Dickran Khodanian (14 Articles)
Dickran Khodanian is the assistant editor of the Armenian Weekly. He is the former assistant editor of Asbarez (English). Dickran is a graduate student at Boston University studying History with an emphasis in Armenian History, and a graduate of California State University, Northridge, where he completed his bachelor's degree in History with a minor in Armenian Studies. He has served on the local executives of the Armenian Youth Federation (AYF) Western United States and has been a very active member in the Los Angeles Armenian community. He plans to pursue his Ph.D in History.

From the Land Down Under to the ‘Other Hairenik’

An Interview with AYF Australia Central Executive Chairperson Aram Tufenkjian Special for the Armenian Weekly WATERTOWN, Mass. (A.W.)—The Armenian Youth Federation (AYF) is an 84-year-old organization that has spread its roots across the globe, establishing a presence in over ten regions where [more...]

June 16, 2017 // 0 Comments

Getting to Know Michael He: The ‘Armenia Enthusiast’

  Special for the Armenian Weekly It all began with a tour guide video of Yerevan. Michael He wanted to show his friends and family back home in Atlanta, Ga. the country in which he was living as an intern. It all began with a tour guide video of Yerevan… He had no prior knowledge about [more...]

April 28, 2017 // 13 Comments

Armenian Genocide Commemorated at Massachusetts State House

  Special for the Armenian Weekly BOSTON, Mass. (A.W.)—The Armenian community joined state legislators and guests for the 33rd Massachusetts State House Commemoration of the Armenian Genocide. The commemoration, which took place on the morning of April 21 in the House Chamber, included a [more...]

April 26, 2017 // 0 Comments

Campaign Controversy: Allegations of Campaigning in Armenian Schools

Special for the Armenian Weekly YEREVAN (A.W.)—Ahead of Armenia’s upcoming Parliamentary Elections on April 2, Armenia has witnessed the creation of new alliances, allegations of early campaigning, and several instances of violence linked to election campaigns. According a teacher who wished to [more...]

March 28, 2017 // 1 Comment

‘The Four Day War and its Aftermath’ Panel Takes Place in New Jersey

RIDGEFIELD, N.J. (A.W.)— On March 17, the Armenian Revolutionary Federation (ARF) New Jersey “Dro” committee and the Armenian Democratic Liberal (ADL) Party of New York-New Jersey hosted an panel discussion entitled “The Four Day War and its Aftermath.” (L to R) ARF New Jersey chairman [more...]

March 23, 2017 // 1 Comment

Javakhk: Historical Overview, Current Issues

  Special for the Armenian Weekly Javakhk (called Samstekh-Javakheti by Georgians)—a historically Armenian region in the southern part of the Republic of Georgia—remains a forgotten fabric in our modern day pursuit to help our homeland develop and prosper. The Akhalkalak Fortress (Photo: [more...]

January 18, 2017 // 2 Comments

For Yuri, Vladimir, Arthur, and the Rest of My Artsakh Ungers

Special for the Armenian Weekly Last week, I received an unexpected phone call from my good friend Arthur from Martuni, Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabagh/NKR) who is currently serving his mandatory two years in the NKR Armed Forces. AYF Youth Corps participants in Martuni in 2014 After not being able to [more...]

December 15, 2016 // 0 Comments

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