Sardar to Speak On Homeland-Diaspora Relations At ANC Grassroots

Alex Sardar

GLENDALE—The Armenian National Committee-Western Region announced that Alex Sardar, Chief of Party with Counterpoint International, will participate in the “Homeland and The Diaspora: From Challenges to Solutions” panel at the upcoming ANC Grassroots weekend.  The event will take place from Friday, November 25 to Sunday, November 27, 2011, at the Sheraton Universal Hotel.

Sardar currently serves at the Chief of Party for the Civil Society and Local Government Support Program (CSLGSP) and is also Counterpart International’s Vice President of Programs of the Civil Society and Government Strengthening Practice Area.  He has been living in Armenia for nearly a decade, working on USAID projects.

Before joining Counterpart, Sardar served as the Deputy Chief of Party of the USAID Armenia Legislative Strengthening Program, working with the National Assembly of Armenia on strengthening internal legislative processes, organizational management and constituency outreach mechanisms.  His main areas of specialization include organizational development, political management and advocacy, high level policy engagement and legislative process; management of deliberative institutions, with emphasis on constituent relations and public outreach, as well as external policy interaction.

Sardar joins the panel on Homeland-Diaspora relations, which includes Nagorno-Karabakh Republic (NKR) Representative to the United States Robert Avetisyan; Antranig Kasbarian, a specialist on Nagorno-Karabakh; and Elizabeth Chouldjian, a specialist on the Javakh region of the Republic of Georgia.

The three-day ANC Grassroots program is a groundbreaking weekend of workshops and panel presentations that will educate the community about civic leadership arising from grassroots efforts. ANC Grassroots will bookend the Armenian National Committee of America-Western Region Annual Banquet, which will take place on Saturday, November 26 at 7 p.m.

ANC Grassroots and the Annual Banquet are open to interested individuals throughout the entire United States, and participants are encouraged to register early. For more information including a day-to-day schedule of events and current ticket pricing, please visit

The event includes the Friday night cocktail in the Starview Room; as well as conference sessions on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, which include breakfast, post-banquet dance, and a keynote luncheon on Sunday.

Tickets for the ANCA-WR Annual Banquet are $200. Those interested in attending the Annual Banquet.

Students with valid ID can purchase discounted tickets to the Annual Banquet and Conference.

The Armenian National Committee – Western Region is the largest Armenian American grassroots community organization in the Western United States. Working in coordination with a network of offices, chapters, and supporters throughout the Western United States and affiliated organizations around the country, the ANC-WR works to promote understanding regarding issues of concern to the Armenian American community.


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