Responding to the call of His Holiness Karekin II, Catholicos of All Armenians, to help fellow Armenians in Syria, Armenians in Tbilisi, organizing a variety of events, have raised funds to help Syrian Armenians.
In Cannes recently we met with Nora and Mike and were taken by their ambitious plans to organize a new New York City and state based film fest that deals mainly with the type of films we love the most. They bring impressive qualifications to this new task and we look forward next year to participating. The Rated SR “Socially Relevant” New York Film Festival Shines New Light on Film Violence. Nora Armani, Festival Founding Artistic Director, recently announced this new Film Festival to launch in both New York City and Rensselaerville, New York on March 14-20, 2014.
Armenian and Hellenic Americans from across the United States are calling on members of the House Natural Resources Committee to vote against legislation that would, if adopted as introduced, create special trade advantages for Turkey in its dealings with Indian Tribes, reported the Armenian National Committee of America.
The new Pasadena Armenian Center on Foothill Boulevard will be celebrated on June 12 at a ribbon cutting ceremony marking the official opening of the community center. The ribbon cutting ceremony will bring together a diverse cross-section of the community, religious leaders, and public officials who believe in the mission of the Pasadena Armenian Center – which is to serve as a home to a new generation of Armenian Americans. The ribbon cutting ceremony is open to the public and will be held at 4pm at the center, which is situated at 2242 East Foothill Boulevard.
When USC Law student Seepan Parseghian graduates this week, he won’t immediately take a job at a law firm or a position with the U.S. Attorney’s office. Instead, Parseghian will be preparing to travel this summer to work with judges and legal staff at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) in Arusha, Tanzania.
The OSCE Chairperson-in-Office, Lithuanian Foreign Minister Audronius Ažubalis, in Baku today, emphasized the importance of Azerbaijan in securing regional stability, and urged the authorities to work towards progress in the Nagorno-Karabakh settlement process and implement OSCE commitments to further democratic reforms, including promoting pluralism.