Soccer or Saturday School? Parents in diasporic communities routinely grapple with the challenge of carving out time for their children to engage with and experience their ancestral cultures. This panel discussion discusses the value of bilingual education, looking at experiences of other ethnic communities in the U.S. and around the world, with a particular focus on the specificities of the Armenian experience, including the special challenges facing Western Armenian, which has been classified as an “endangered language,” the fruitful cohabitation of Western and Eastern Armenian, and the specific challenges of researching and teaching the Armenian language.
"Incitement to Genocide, Freedom of Expression, and Social Media: The Balance of the Unbalanced?" Panel organized and co-sponsored by the AGBU New England District and the National Association for Armenian Studies and Research - NAASR/Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation Lecture Series on Contemporary Armenian Issues at Harvard University, December 8, 2019.
At a time when there is great concern over the apparent decline of liberal democracy around the world, in 2018 Armenia seemed to be a notable exception and was hailed as “badly needed good news for democracy” by the Washington Post.