Washington, D.C. - This week's Assembly Summer Speaker Series will feature Mr. Robert Avetisyan, Permanent Representative of the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic (NKR) to the United States, on Thursday, July 15, 2021 at 6:30 pm Eastern Time. Register here to participate in the informative talk that will offer the latest developments and insights into Artsakh. This event is free and open to the public and encourages questions from participants during the unique forum. Mr. Robert Avetisyan has served as the Permanent Representative of the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic to the United States since his appointment by Artsakh's President Bako Sahakyan in 2009. Previously, Mr. Avetisyan served in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Nagorno-Karabakh. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in philology from Artsakh State University, and a Master’s degree in international affairs from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. 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.
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