The Board of Directors of the ARPA Institute has planned an all-day event, with lectures and panel discussions by scholars and experts, culminating in a Gala Banquet, to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the founding of ARPA Institute.
The conference on “Current Issues Facing Armenia and the Diaspora” – “Հայաստանի եւՍփիւռքի Հիմնախնդիրները» will convene on Saturday, May 19, 2012 at 11 a.m.,(Lunch will be provided) at the Glendale Public Library (222 E. Harvard Street, Glendale, CA). The Gala Banquet will be held on the same day at 7:30 p.m., at the Dream Palace Banquet Hall (510 E. Broadway, Glendale, CA), following the conference.
To document this auspicious occasion we will publish a booklet, which will include the history of the organization, the summary of all ARPA projects in Armenia currently in progress, as well as the future plans and projects. The booklet will also include the details of the conference program, and the abstracts of the papers presented at the conference.
To that effect, we would like to ask you to please attend both the conference and the banquet on May 19. We will also honor one of our dedicated founding members, Mr. Harold Avedis Demirjian, who will receive a Proclamation from the City Council of Los Angeles (handed to him by Hon. Mr. Paul Krekorian), as well as a Gold Medal from the Minister of Diaspora of Armenia, Ms. Hranoush Hakobyan. At the same time we will be honoring the memory of our Board members who have passed away, Dr. Vartkes Broussalian, Dr. Sarko Tilkian and Hon. Jivan Tabibian.
ARPA Institute will send these booklets to its membership, as well as distribute it digitally to ARPA’s email list of more than 5,400 recipients
As you may know, ARPA organizes monthly lecture on various subjects. If you were not able yo attend the lecture on Armenian Identity, Knowledge and Studies: Synthesis and/or Controversy“, by Dr. Seta Dadoyan, Please click on the following link to watch the complete lecture video on Youtube:
Please note that ARPA Institute is a tax-exempt organization under US IRS tax code section 501(c)(3). Moreover, our overhead is 0% and all donations made to ARPA Institute will be fully (100%) utilized towards the implementation of our projects and activities in Armenia and Los Angeles. You can also make online donations by letting us know and getting our bank account information, to make a wire-transfer
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