Event: TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES, PART II
CHALLENGES TO ARMENIA-DIASPORA RELATIONS
FRIDAY, APRIL 20, 2012 7:30 PM
From the first rumblings of independence in 1989 to policy clashes on the Armenia-Turkey
protocols, the pullout of the Lincy Foundation from Armenia and the alienation of diasporan
investors and philanthropists, relations between the diaspora and Armenia appear to be more
strained than ever. What are the consequences of a standoff? Can the diaspora meaningfully
participate in the affairs of the homeland? What can be done collectively and individually to build
new bridges of mutual respect and cooperation?
Policy Forum Armenia has issued a timely report on Armenia-Diaspora Relations that identifies key
issues, distinguishes myths from reality, and examines perspectives from both sides. It will serve as the
basis for a thought-provoking, solutions-seeking discussion with distinguished panelists.
Founder, Birthright Armenia
RAZMIK PANOSSIAN, Ph.D
Author, “The Armenians: From Kings and Priests to
Merchants and Commissars”
ARDA HARATUNIAN, MODERATOR
Strategic Communications Specialist
EDGAR MARTIROSYAN, Esq.
Policy Forum Armenia
Panel and Q&A Discussion to Follow
This event is co-sponsored by:
Armenian Bar Association, Armenian Engineer and Scientists Association (AESA) of NY/NJ, Armenian Human Rights Advocates, Armenian National of Committee of NJ, Armenian Society of Columbia University, Knights of Vartan, New York Armenian Students Association (ASA)
Location:ST. LEON ARMENIAN CHURCH, ABAJIAN HALL
12-61 SADDLE RIVER ROAD, FAIR LAWN, NEW JERSEY*
For further info call (201) 791-2862
*Bus from NY Port Authority (42nd Street & 8th Avenue):
NJ Transit, #164, ask for Rhys Avenue stop, two short blocks from St. Leon Church.