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Nishanian Sharpens PR Skills at ANC

LOS ANGELES–As one of four participants in the 2008 Autumn Session of the Armenian National Committee-Western Region’s Internship-Externship Program (ANC-WR IEP), Anna Maria Nishanian is looking forward to developing valuable skills, knowledge and experience within the field of public and media relations. In addition to building relationships, Nishanian looks forward to writing articles and press

Armenian Genocide Discussed in Australian Parliament

CANBERRA, Australia–A Federal Member for North Sydney, Joe Hockey, Monday spoke openly about the Armenian Genocide in the Federal Parliament of Australia, calling for recognition of the heinous crime. In response to appeals by the Armenian National Committee of Australia (ANC Australia), Hockey raised in Parliament the Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s (ABC) recent use of the

Turkey Hires Former Bush Official to Lobby Jewish Groups Against Genocide Recognition

WASHINGTON–The Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA) revealed today that the Turkish Government has hired former Bush Administration official, Noam Neusner, to harness Jewish American support for a Pro-Turkey agenda in Congress, with defeat of the Armenian Genocide Resolution as his top priority. "If Turkey had a credible case to make to the Jewish American

ANC Responds to Watertown Town Councilor’s Remarks on ADL Assurances

WATERTOWN–The Armenian National Committee of Massachusetts has asked Watertown Town Council President Clyde Younger to clarify his remarks in the Boston Globe suggesting that he is “comfortable with assurances from the Anti-Defamation League’s national leader, Abraham H. Foxman, that the organization recognizes the Armenian genocide." In a Sunday, October 19 article, entitled, “ADL fight appears

ANCA Chairman Challenges State Department Attack on Karabakh

WASHINGTON–Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA) Chairman Ken Hachikian, in remarks delivered Sunday before more than 900 elected officials and community leaders at the annual Western Region banquet, publicly and forcefully challenged recent statemen’s by senior State Department official Matthew Bryza that, as a precondition for peace, Armenia must agree that Nagorno Karabakh is part

Taking the ANCA Capital Gateway Program on the Road to College Campuses

WASHINGTON–Armenian American students at Brown University, Boston College, Boston University, Babson College, and Harvard University learned about internship and career opportunities in politics and the media during a series of Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA) Capital Gateway Program informational sessions held at campuses throughout the northeastern United States. Capital Gateway Program Director Serouj Aprahamian

Burbank Community Festival Draws Hundreds

BURBANK–The 1st Annual Burbank Community Festival was an overwhelming success last Sunday, October 12, as more than 500 residents of the community gathered to enjoy a day at the park with the organizers and friends from the Burbank Armenian Center. The festivities began at 11 a.m. at Robert E.Gross Park in Burbank, where festival-goers enjoyed

Armenians for Obama Meets with VP Nominee Senator Joe Biden

LOS ANGELES, CA–Armenia’s for Obama Chairmen, Areen Ibran’ssian, met with Senator Joe Biden during a fundraiser at the Pacific Design Center in the heart of Los Angeles. During the course of the meeting Ibran’ssian was able to discuss with the Senator numerous issues relating to Armenian-Americans as well as the work being done by Armenia’s

State Department Presses new Attack Against Karabakh Self Determination

WASHINGTON–Bush Administration officials continued to press forward their new, more aggressive position against freedom for Nagorno Karabakh, citing, as recently as Friday in Yerevan, that a resolution of this longstanding conflict must proceed from theprinciple of Azerbaijan’s territorial integrity, while remaining conspicuously silent on the core American value of self-determination, reported the Armenian National Committee

Celebrated Musicians to Perform at ANC-WR Banquet

LOS ANGELES–Notable musicians Jivan Gasparyan Jr., Vik Momjian and Antranig Kzirian will be performing at the Armenian National Committee-Western Region’s annual banquet set for October 12 at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California. The group will perform Armenian traditional and classical music during the cocktail hour and silent auction taking place from