Homosexuality and Armenian Genocide Advocacy

  Special for the Armenian Weekly A gay man became the world’s most prominent advocate for Armenian Genocide recognition. On Feb.  26, Elton John and his AIDS foundation hosted their annual Oscar Viewing Party with a screening of the highly anticipated period drama, The Promise, set during [more...]

March 22, 2017 // 7 Comments

Pressure and Pride: Opening for Tigran Hamasyan

Special for the Armenian Weekly I learned about the genius of Tigran Hamasyan halfway through my time at Berklee College of Music. I knew of him before, of course. As Armenians, we know when fellow compatriots are doing great things. I knew there was an Armenian pianist, who much like my father [more...]

March 21, 2017 // 0 Comments

Turkey vs. Europe: Any Lessons?

Special for the Armenian Weekly Last week, for the first time in the history of the Turkish Republic, one of its ministers was declared persona non grata—an undesirable alien—and was deported from Netherlands, a state which is a NATO ally of Turkey. Again for the first time, the Turkish [more...]

March 16, 2017 // 9 Comments

A Message from ‘The Promise’ Producer Eric Esrailian

  Below is a public message from Eric Esrailian, the producer of the upcoming Armenian Genocide film The Promise. The Promise will be in theaters on April 21 *** My name is Eric Esrailian, I am a proud Armenian, and I am the great-grandson of Armenian Genocide survivors. The story of the [more...]

March 13, 2017 // 7 Comments

A Diasporan Minister of Diaspora: A Proposal

Special for the Armenian Weekly When the Government of Armenia decided to establish the Ministry of Diaspora in 2008, the objective was to form a partnership between the Armenian state and Armenians in Diaspora and to help strengthen the ties between Armenia and Armenians abroad, by preserving the [more...]

March 8, 2017 // 17 Comments

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