Washington, D.C. - A panel discussion focusing on Turkey's Military Industrial Complex will take place virtually on Tuesday, October 26, 2021 from 11 am to 12:30 pm EDT, hosted by the Program on Peace-building & Human Rights at Columbia University's Institute for the Study of Human Rights, in partnership with the Turkish Democracy Project
The event, which highlights the dangerous growth of Turkey's drone program, which caused devastation and human rights abuses during the wa
WASHINGTON, D.C. - For the first time in the Armenian American New York City community since the COVID-19 pandemic, a live in-person event that featured thought-provoking panelists and topics took place, sponsored by the Armenian Assembly of America (Assembly). The event, held on Saturday, October 16, 2021 at The Cooper Union's Rose Auditorium, featured ten panelists from a range of backgrounds, who addressed topics related to the loss of Armenian cultural heritage, the role
Washington, D.C. - The United States Senate Committee on Appropriations released its Fiscal Year 2022 Appropriations Bills today, which includes a recommendation of $2 million in aid to Artsakh, reported the Armenian Assembly of America (Assembly).
Specifically, "the Committee recommends up to $2,000,000 for humanitarian demining and UXO clearance activities in areas affected by the 2020 fighting in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, subject to prior consultation with the Commit
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Armenian Assembly of America's (Assembly) special in-person event, "The Power of Community in Strengthening Armenia & Artsakh," will feature distinguished panelists who will discuss relevant issues facing our homeland today, including the erasure of cultural heritage, the role of media, and diasporan impact on Saturday, October 16, 2021 at The Cooper Union's Rose Auditorium, located at 41 Cooper Square in New York City. A networking happy hour event wil
Washington, D.C. - Yesterday, the Establishing New Authorities for Business Laundering and Enabling Risks to Security (ENABLERS) Act was introduced by Representatives Tom Malinowski (D-NJ), Maria Elvira Salazar (R-FL), Steve Cohen (D-TN) and Joe Wilson (R-SC) as a response to the Pandora Papers revelations about the monumental corruption of autocratic leaders, including Azerbaijan's President Ilham Aliyev, reported the Armenian Assembly of America (Assembly).
Washington, D.C. - The Armenian Assembly of America (Assembly) opposes the sale of 40 F-16 fighter jets to Turkey, emphasizing that it was that very same aircraft used against the Armenian people during last Fall's 44-day Artsakh War, launched by Azerbaijan with the full backing of Turkey. Satellite images confirm F-16 fighters were secretly deployed to Azerbaijan prior to the war, which also saw heavy usage of Turkish strike drones against the Armenian people in Artsakh.
Washington, D.C. - The Armenian Assembly of America (Assembly) will host a special event, "The Power of Community in Strengthening Armenia & Artsakh," on Saturday, October 16, 2021, from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm, at The Cooper Union's Rose Auditorium, located at 41 Cooper Square in New York City.
The event will feature three successive panels focusing on cultural heritage, the role of media, and the diaspora's impact in Armenia and Artsakh, followed by a networking/happy hour at n
Washington, D.C. - A trove of financial records called the Pandora Papers recently released to the public by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) and the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP) revealed the extent of Azerbaijan's Aliyev regime's corruption and exposes the depth of involvement by his family and close associates, reported the Armenian Assembly of America (Assembly).
The Pandora Papers, now referred as the biggest l
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Armenian Assembly of America (Assembly) organized its Fall 2021 Advocacy Week in a virtual manner during the week of September 27, 2021. A compendium of press releases reflecting on the relevant and informative panels can be found here: "One Year After the War in Artsakh: Atrocities and Cultural Desecration" and "Christians in Peril," "Working to Make Artsakh Safe and Green" and "Fuel Advocacy," and finally "Media Matters."
(l-r) Assembly Communications Director Taleen Babayan, journalist Lilit Markosian, strategic communications advisor Arda Haratunian, and public relations commentator Peter Mirijanian Washington, D.C. - The final panel discussion of the Armenian Assembly of America's (Assembly) 2021 Fall Advocacy Week focused on "Media Matters," which endeavored to evaluate the mainstream media's coverage of the 44-day war on Artsakh, launched on September 27, 2020 by Azerbaijan, with the full
(l-r) Armenia Tree Project's Jeanmarie Papelian, The HALO Trust USA's Amasia Zargarian, and the Assembly's Mariam Khaloyan Washington, D.C. - The Armenian Assembly of America (Assembly) continued its 2021 Fall Advocacy Week, organized in remembrance of the first anniversary of the 44-day war on Artsakh, with two additional relevant panels, "Working to Make Artsakh Safe and Green," and "Fuel Advocacy," that took place virtually on Tuesday, September 28. Jeanmarie Papelian, Exe
Washington, D.C. - During today’s confirmation hearing of former U.S. Senator Jeff Flake (R-AZ) to serve as the next U.S. Ambassador to Turkey, the Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ), pressed Flake on Turkey's ongoing denial in light of U.S. affirmation of the Armenian Genocide by President Joe Biden, reported the Armenian Assembly of America (Assembly). Senator Menendez stated that "for many decades, the Armenian Genocide has been
Washington, D.C. - The Armenian Assembly of America launched its 2021 Fall Advocacy Week on September 27, 2021 in honor of the first anniversary of the 44-day war on Artsakh. Panel discussions by specialists addressed the topics "One Year After the War in Artsakh: Atrocities" and "Cultural Desecration and Christians in Peril," which shed light on the state of Artsakh and its people one year later. The first panel, moderated by David L. Phillips, focused on the adversity that
Washington, D.C. - One year ago today, Azerbaijan, with the full and open support of Turkey, and Turkish-recruited jihadist mercenaries, launched an unprecedented war on the Armenian people of Artsakh. Over the course of 44 days, the citizens of Artsakh were subject to brutal incendiary weapons, such as internationally banned cluster and white phosphorus munitions, which were aimed at civilians and civilian infrastructure, including hospitals and schools.
On this solemn day,
Washington, D.C. - Five decisive human rights and accountability amendments were adopted en bloc as part of the overall National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2022, known as bill H.R. 4350, reported the Armenian Assembly of America (Assembly). In the aftermath of last Fall’s 44-day war launched by Azerbaijan with the full support of Turkey against the Armenian people of Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh), the Assembly strongly advocated for and welcomed passage of
Washington, D.C. - Today, we proudly mark the 30th anniversary of the independent Republic of Armenia. Before independence and since, the strength and character of the Armenian people has been tested time and again: from the Armenian Genocide of 1915 to the devastating earthquake in 1988 to the 1992 war launched by Azerbaijan, the resilience and unity of Armenians in the face of existential external threats has stood front and center. This anniversary emphasizes the critical
Washington, D.C. - Dr. Michael Carpenter, an American diplomat who is the nominee to serve as the U.S. Representative to the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), spoke about combating the demise of democracy and the rise of corruption in the OSCE region during a full committee hearing yesterday by the United States Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, presided by Senator Chris Coons (D-DE), reported the Armenian Assembly of America (Assembly).
Washington, D.C. - A series of ten key human rights and accountability amendments were submitted to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2022, known as bill H.R. 4350, reported the Armenian Assembly of America (Assembly). The proposed amendments express serious concerns over human rights violations on a global scale, as well as address security and humanitarian issues resulting from Azerbaijan's 44-day war against Artsakh.
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Savey Tufenkian (middle) with her dear friends and fellow AAA Board Members Elizabeth Agbabian (left) and Flora Dunaians (right) Washington, D.C. - The Armenian Assembly of America (Assembly) mourns the loss of longtime Assembly Trustee and Board of Directors member, Mrs. Savey Tufenkian.
A leading benefactor of the Assembly's Summer Internship Program in Washington, D.C., she and her husband Ralph contributed immensely to the program by establishing the Richard Tufenkian Me
Washington, D.C. - The Armenian Assembly of America (Assembly) is hosting a special event on August 22, 2021 that will feature a seaside outdoor Armenian wine tasting.
The Assembly is partnering with Storica Wines, a U.S.-based Armenian wine import company co-founded by Zack Armen, who will be present to share his insights on the Armenian wine industry. Storica's Head of Wine, Ara Sarkissian, who is a certified wine educator and teacher at Boston University's Wine School, wi