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Young Chess Champion Interns with AYF

For the last month and a half, Tatev Abrahamyan, a senior majoring in Psychology at Cal State Long Beach and a nationally renowned chess champion, has been volunteering every week at the AYF Central Office in Glendale in an effort to give back to her community.

Unique Armenian Oral History Conference at UCLA

Oral Historians of the Armenian Genocide gathered in Los Angeles on April 1 and 2, to share information about their collections and consider issues of utilization, digitization, preservation, and archiving. The conference was organized by AEF Chair in Modern Armenian History, Richard Hovannisian, and the UCLA Oral History Research Center, with support from the Near Eastern Center, Bob and Nora Movel Fund, and the Souren and Verkin Papazian Fund.

Export-Import Bank Approves Controversial Baku Satellite Financing Deal

The U.S. Export-Import Bank Wednesday voted to approve a controversial deal to finance Azerbaijan’s purchase of an advanced satellite just weeks after Azerbaijan threatened to shoot down a civilian airliner. The decision comes despite serious Congressional reservations and strong opposition by the Armenian American community to U.S. actions that will strengthen Azerbaijan’s military capabilities at a time of increasing threats and acts of aggression by Baku against both Armenia and Nagorno-Karabakh, reported the Armenian National Committee of America