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AUA Advocates for Expanded US Aid during Capitol Hill Lobby Day

On February 23rd, AUA was proudly represented in the American Schools and Hospitals Abroad (ASHA) Coalition Lobby Day.
An Interview with Dr. Larry Pitts, Chairman, AUA Board of Trustees

Dr. Lawrence H. Pitts is the chair of AUA’s board of trustees. He assumed this post in 2012, shortly after retiring from his position as Provost and Executive Vice President of academic affairs at the University of California (UC).
Graduate Open House

On Saturday February 27th, the AUA Admissions Department hosted a public Open House for the graduate programs AUA has to offer.
Youth Speak Forum at AUA Allows Armenia’s Youth to Take Part in a Global Conversation on Sustainable Development

AIESEC Armenia, with support from the United Nations (UN) Office in Armenia, held its premiere event, Youth Speak Forum, on February 13th at the American University of Armenia (AUA).
Guest Speaker Session with Anna Kukarskikh, Head of HR, RVVZ Foundation

As part of her course, BUS 307 Human Resources Management, professor Mané Beglaryan hosted Ms. Anna Kukarskikh who is the Head of Human Resources at RVVZ (Foundation of Ruben Vardanyan and Veronika Zonabend).
Legal and Regulatory Matters: Telecommunications, Gas, and Electricity Talk Hosted by AUA LL.M. Program

YEREVAN, Armenia – On February 5th, the American University of Armenia (AUA) LL.M. Program, in partnership with GPartners NGO, organized a presentation on how businesses operations in the energy sector navigate an increasingly complex regulatory landscape in order to function effectively.
The Complex of Victimhood: Israel and Armenia

On February 22nd, the AUA’s Undergraduate Student Council hosted a public lecture featuring Yair Auron.
AUA faculty member Arman Tatoyan has been elected as the fourth Ombudsman of the Republic of Armenia

AUA faculty member Arman Tatoyan has been elected as the fourth Ombudsman of the Republic of Armenia.
AUA College of Humanities and Social Sciences Hosts Talk on Why Democracies Fail and How They Can Succeed

YEREVAN, Armenia – On February 8th, The American University of Armenia (AUA) College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHSS) hosted professor emeritus John Dunn, who was on a visit to Armenia as part of the British Embassy’s British Alumni Guest Speaker project.
PSIA Assistant Professor Vahram Ter-Matevosyan is Magdalena Yesil Visiting Professor at the Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke University in the US

Assistant Professor in the Political Science and International Affairs (PSIA) Program Dr. Vahram Ter-Matevosyan is currently the Magdalena Yesil Visiting Professor at the Sanford School of Public Policy (SSPP) at Duke University in in the United States.
A Team of LL.M. Students from AUA Will Represent Armenia at the International Round of the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition in Washington, DC

For the first time in the history of the American University of Armenia (AUA), a team of LL.M. students from AUA will represent Armenia at the international round of the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition in Washington, DC this spring.
The Introduction of Internet Voting in Armenia: A Solution or a Problem?

The seminar hosted by the Political Science and International Affairs program on February 16th was led by Hamazasp Danielyan, an assistant professor at Yerevan State University, presented the results of a study evaluating the existing internet voting regulations and implementations in Armenia.
Meeting With the Legendary Zori Balayan to Discuss the Hebrew Version His Book, “The Right To Die”

On Tuesday evening, February 16, AUA was honored to host the legendary Zori Balayan to mark the Hebrew translation of his book “The Right to Die”, which has been translated into five languages thus far.
Community Consolidation and Local Democracy: Reform in Armenia and the European Experience

On February 18th, Dr. Arthur Drampian arranged a public lecture hosted by the Political Science and International Affairs program that featured two renowned scholars who visited Armenia this week.
Moving from Lamentation to Liturgy to Litigation: The Armenian Genocide Restitution Process, 1999 to Present

On February 18th, the College of Humanities and Social Sciences proudly hosted Attorney and Armenian rights advocate Vartkes Yeghiayan.
Dinner Held to Celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the AUA PSIA’s First Graduating Class and the Establishment of the TCPA

2015 marked the 20th Anniversary of the first graduating class of the American University of Armenia (AUA) Political Science and International Affairs (PSIA) program, and of the establishment of the Turpanjian Center for Policy Analysis (TCPA).
Public Lecture: Genocide and Humanitarian Resistance in Ottoman Syria, 1915-1917

On February 29th, the College of Humanities and Social Sciences hosted a public lecture about an extremely rare look at the Genocide of the Armenians, concerning the resistance in Ottoman Syria from 1915-1917.
Best Practices in Recruitment-Industry and Firm Perspective: KPMG Armenia

The third guest speaker of the HR Management course of the College of Business and Economics was welcomed on February 23rd for a private talk with the AUA community.
AUA Participates in First IBM Watson Workshop Series in Yerevan

YEREVAN, Armenia – For the first time in the region, International Business Machines Corporation (IBM), Innovative Solutions and Technologies Center (ISTC), and Enterprise Incubator Foundation organized an IBM Watson workshop series in Yerevan, Armenia.
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February 2016

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The Center for Student Success Organizes Leadership Training for Student Club Leaders
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“The war in Syria disrupted my life, but AUA is giving me a better future,” Syrian Armenian Gasia Atashian Says
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Arman Tsaturyan (MPH 2013) Publishes His MPH Master Thesis on Risk Factors of Postoperative Complications after Radical Cystectomy
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AUA Alumnus Vahagn Vardanyan, Now Head of High School at an IB School in Singapore, Gives Talk at his Alma Mater on the Importance of Strengthening Homeland-Diaspora Relations
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AUA Alumni Club Organizes Community Trip to Tsakhkadzor
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Palliative Care Seminar in Salzburg, Austria
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AUA Library is Gifted Some of the Rarest Collectors’ Books in School’s History
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Edible Schoolyard Pilots in Yerevan — AUA Acopian Center for the Environment and Yerevan Municipality Collaborate
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ArmNews TV’s “Alma Mater” Features AUA Adjunct Lecturer Emma Sargsyan
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A CNN Story on Levon Aronian and Chess in Armenia Also Features AUA CSE Dean Aram Hajian
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ShantTV Features a Sustainable Cheese Business Supported by the Turpanjian Rural Development Program
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