Articles by Vart Ajemian

About Vart Ajemian (12 Articles)
Vart K. Ajemian was born in Cairo, Egypt, in 1943. He became an ARF member at the age of 16 and was a contributor to the Armenian daily newspaper “Houssaper.” Ajemian worked for a German company in Egypt that was awarded the project of saving the Abu Simbel Temples, as well as for the Australian Embassy in Cairo. In the early 1970’s, he moved first to Montreal, Canada, and then to the United States. Ajemian worked for the Continental Grain Company (New York) for 30 years, holding executive positions in the United States, Italy, Switzerland, and England; the last 8 years of his tenure was as executive vice president and chief operating officer. In 2005, he retired to Fort Lauderdale, Fla. He is an avid supporter of the ANCA and a regular reader of the Armenian Weekly.

Armenian Genocide Reparations: An Absolute Must

I found the article “Before We Talk about Genocide Reparations, There Is Another Accounting Due” by Henry Theriault an intellectually challenging read that raised several questions in my mind. His philosophy background, vast experience, and involvement in issues related to genocide, and unique [more...]

July 24, 2017 // 11 Comments

Artsakh’s Representative in South Florida

  BOCA RATON, Fla. (A.W.)—Seizing on the opportunity that Artsakh’s Permanent Representative H.E. Robert Avetisyan was visiting the Florida International University, arrangements were made for him to visit the ACAA-Florida Agoump in Boca Raton on April 14, to deliver a lecture on the [more...]

April 17, 2017 // 0 Comments

Reflections on the Armenian Center for Justice and Human Rights

  On Sept. 28, 2016 the formation and establishment of the Armenian Center for Justice and Human Rights (ALC) was announced. This was an admirable first step, long overdue and most eagerly awaited. The Center faces huge challenges, complex legal issues, and judicial systems and jurisdictions [more...]

January 26, 2017 // 0 Comments

Election 2016: Finally, It’s Over

Special for the Armenian Weekly Finally, it’s over… After 18 months of an unprecedented, contentious, full-of-controversies, huge sums of money spent on political ads and counter ads, nasty primaries in both parties, and party Conventions that lacked any meaningful, realistic, and [more...]

December 22, 2016 // 2 Comments

The Messy and Confusing Presidential Elections

We are in the midst of a very scary economic reality as the United States is facing significant and fundamental budgetary challenges and yet the rhetoric from the presidential candidates is abundant with promises that none of them can keep, accomplish, or have any possibility of passage in the [more...]

October 10, 2016 // 2 Comments

Florida ARS Raises Funds for Soseh Kindergarten in Artsakh

BOCA RATON, Fla.—On March 19, the Armenian Relief Society (ARS) “Sosseh” Chapter of Florida held a Gala Banquet at St. David Armenian Church’s Mardigian Hall in Boca Raton, for the benefit of the ARS Soseh Kindergarten Project in Stepanakert, the capital of Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabagh). [more...]

March 28, 2016 // 1 Comment

Lend Your Voice for Artsakh Peace

The commemoration of the Armenian Genocide Centennial was a momentous and remarkable success worldwide and in Armenia. A great deal was accomplished—from the Pope’s  acknowledgement and the historical Mass held at the Vatican, to the statement made by the President of Germany , the resolutions [more...]

October 7, 2015 // 1 Comment

Lessons Learned

Andy Rooney was born in 1919 and died in 2011 at the age of 92. He began his career in journalism in 1942 while he was in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was a radio and television writer. His most notable work, other than his 15 books, was his weekly broadcast, “A few minutes with Andy [more...]

August 21, 2015 // 2 Comments

Photograph from Egypt Precipitates Flood of Memories and Reflections

Special to the Armenian Weekly Recently while going through my files looking for a specific document, I came upon a picture that brought up memories and made me reflect on what my generation—now in our 70s, all born in Egypt in the 1940’s—went through in life, and what is next. A 3rd grade [more...]

June 30, 2015 // 17 Comments

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