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Armenian Assembly Internship Alumni Headline This Week's Speaker Series


Tamar Barsamian and Lincoln Zaleski

Washington, D.C. - Register for this week's Armenian Assembly of America Internship Program Summer Speaker Series on Thursday, June 24, 2021, at 6:30 p.m. Eastern Time, that will feature Tamar Barsamian and Lincoln Zaleski in a Young Professionals Media Panel Discussion. Ms. Tamar Barsamian, a 2018 Armenian Assembly alumni, is a Product Manager at POLITICO on the Pro Product team. Before joining the Pro Product team, Ms. Barsamian was a Business Development Associate on the POLITICO Pro Sales team. POLITICO Pro is a subscription service that provides professionals news, analysis, and online tools to track data in wide variety of policy areas. Mr. Lincoln Zaleski, a 2018 Armenian Assembly alumnus, is a Junior Program Manager at AidData on the Tracking Development Footprints team. The TDF team focuses on tracking Chinese official financing and Russian disinformation. AidData is a research lab at William & Mary's Global Research Institute that provides scholars and policymakers with data-based evidence. Moderating the discussion will be Assembly Communications Director Taleen Babayan. This virtual event, free and open to the public, particularly encourages college students to participate and interact with speakers to help shape their professional futures, while connecting with fellow Armenian Americans in the field. The Terjenian-Thomas Assembly Internship Program, which is taking place virtually this summer, provides college students of Armenian descent an opportunity to gain exposure to the policymaking process in our nation’s capital for eight weeks each summer. Since 1977, the Armenian Assembly of America has assisted over 1,200 participants in securing placements in prominent congressional offices, government agencies, media outlets, think tanks, and non-governmental organizations in Washington, D.C.

Established in 1972, the Armenian Assembly of America is the largest Washington-based nationwide organization promoting public understanding and awareness of Armenian issues. The Assembly is a non-partisan, 501(c)(3) tax-exempt membership organization.

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NR# 2021-59

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