Articles by Harout Manougian

About Harout Manougian (7 Articles)
Harout Manougian has served on the Armenian National Committee (ANC) of Toronto and the Armenian Youth Federation (AYF) of Canada. Born into and raised in Toronto's Armenian community, he is a graduate of the University of Waterloo, where he studied power systems engineering. Notably, he served a three-year term as a Trustee with the Toronto District School Board, where he helped designate April as Genocide Awareness Month. He also writes a blog on Canadian electoral reform.

Iraqi Kurdistan: Going Forward with Independence Referendum on Sept. 25

“There will be no delay.  The referendum [on independence] will take place on Sept. 25.”  It was a clear message from Bayan Sami Rahman, the representative of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) [of Iraq] to the United States, during a panel discussion at the U.S. House of Representatives [more...]

July 25, 2017 // 1 Comment

Armenia’s First Solar Plant to Begin Construction in 2019

The Armenia Renewable Resources and Energy Efficiency Fund (R2E2) is moving ahead with plans to begin construction on a 55 MW utility-scale photovoltaic solar plant in the Gegharkunik region east of Lake Sevan by 2019.  This month marked an important milestone as 10 consortia were short-listed as [more...]

July 24, 2017 // 0 Comments

Diversity Our Strength

By Harout Manougian Harvard Kennedy School – Class of 2019 2017ANCA Leo Sarkisian Intern The motto on the coat of arms of the City of Toronto reads “Diversity Our Strength.”  Having grown up in that multicultural city, I always considered it a privilege to be surrounded by students, [more...]

June 30, 2017 // 0 Comments

German-Armenian Researcher Pioneered Election Prediction Using Twitter

Special for the Armenian Weekly If you’ve watched the last season of “House of Cards,” you have an appreciation for the role that data and social media can play in elections. Few know, however, that a German-Armenian researcher was among the first to analyze public Twitter data to see if [more...]

August 17, 2016 // 1 Comment

The 2016 Yerevan Protests and the Armenian Genocide Connection

For two weeks now, crowds have occupied Yerevan neighborhoods, resulting in several confrontations with riot police.  Although the protests were sparked by the takeover of a police station by a militant group, it would be wrong to interpret the public reaction as loyalty to the individuals who [more...]

August 1, 2016 // 1 Comment