In our program we have had a lot of success: 97 percent of our graduates have found work in Armenia.

An Interview with Amalya Yeghoyan of the Gyumri IT Center

The Gyumri IT Center (GITC) was founded about nine years ago to provide education in information technologies in the Gyumri region. Gyumri, Armenia’s second largest city, was heavily damaged by the 1988 earthquake. An objective of the GITC is to provide a pool of IT expertise in the area to [more...]

August 28, 2014 // 0 Comments

A young protester holds up a sign at the Tewsbury, Mass. store. (Photo by Nanore Barsoumian/The Armenian Weekly)

Basket Case: Store Director Gulezian Discusses Market Basket Saga

Special for the Armenian Weekly Manchester, N.H. (A.W.)—As the conflict between Market Basket’s employees and Board of Directors surrounding the firing of CEO Arthur T. Demoulas enters its third month, the Armenian Weekly sought an inside perspective on the standoff that has made the news as [more...]

August 4, 2014 // 2 Comments

HIVE co-founder Laura Bilazarian

Meet HIVE, the Armenian LinkedIn with a Powerful Twist

No Armenian online project in recent memory has generated as much global buzz as HIVE, a website launched earlier this year. HIVE is the first virtual network designed specifically to accelerate the inception and growth of Armenian (and even part-Armenian) internet startups. It enables them to [more...]

July 17, 2014 // 0 Comments

Razmik Panossian

A Bold New Plan: Interview with Razmik Panossian

Razmik Panossian As Diasporan Armenian organizations struggle to shift their focus to better accommodate the needs facing Armenians worldwide—both in the independent republics, as well as in communities faced with renewed challenges—the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation recently drafted a bold [more...]

June 13, 2014 // 5 Comments

Ara Papian at the Armenian Weekly offices in Watertown (Photo by Nanore Barsoumian)

Past the Tipping Point: An Interview with Ara Papian

WATERTOWN, Mass. (A.W.)—In April, I conducted an interview with Ara Papian, former Ambassador of Armenia to Canada (2000-06) and president of the Modus Vivendi Center, at the Armenian Weekly offices in Watertown. A former diplomat, Papian’s perspective is that of a strategist with a long-term [more...]

May 18, 2014 // 20 Comments

The official unveiling ceremony of the Vancouver Genocide monument on April 27, 2014

An Interview with Designer of Genocide Monument in Vancouver

“The fingerprint is an evidence of absence and the design monumentalizes the reality of that absence.” —Matilda Aslizadeh   Matilda Aslizadeh is a visual artist who works in a hybrid style between video, photography, and animation and has an interest in (re)thinking narrative structures. [more...]

May 7, 2014 // 1 Comment

'Because we do direct help, and have been doing this for nine years, we have the reward of seeing good results first-hand.'

Big Help in Small Packages: One Diasporan’s Resolve to Support a Village

Special for the Armenian Weekly You may not have heard of Harry Nakashian or his organization, Armenia Assist, and its nearly decade-long endeavor to assist villagers living in poverty. Their humble efforts to sponsor Armenia’s neediest have virtually flown under the radar. Through the website, [more...]

February 24, 2014 // 6 Comments

The cover of 'David of Sassoun'

Retelling David of Sassoun: An Interview with David Kherdian

In Fresno, where I grew up just a couple of blocks down from William Saroyan’s childhood home, there was a sculptor named Varaz. His studio was near my house, and once in a while I’d pass by and see him pounding and chiseling away at one of his many wild and wonderful large-scale pieces. During [more...]

February 12, 2014 // 6 Comments

Khouri and Barsamian (Photo by Keenan Duffey)

Mohamed Bouazizi and the Arab Revolts: Barsamian Interviews Khouri

After being humiliated by state authorities, Mohamed Bouazizi, an unknown street vendor in the Tunisian town of Sidi Bouaziz, set himself on fire on Dec. 17, 2010. Just a few weeks before, WikiLeaks had published revelations confirming what virtually every Tunisian knew: The regime of Ben Ali was [more...]

January 24, 2014 // 1 Comment

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