Funding a Good Cause: Grants, Scholarships, and the Promotion of Armenian Culture in the 21st Century

The Five-Year Programming Plan of the Armenian Communities Department of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation. Sponsored by The Richard Hovannisian Endowed Chair in Modern Armenian History, The Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
10383 Bunche Hall
UCLA

UCLA students and the general public in the Los Angeles area are invited to a special presentation by Dr. Razmik Panossian on the Armenian Communities Department of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation’s plan for 2014-2018. Launched in December 2013, the plan is based on the Department’s mission “to create a viable future for the Armenian people in which its culture and language are preserved and valued.” It is structured around the four priority areas which are crucial in fulfilling that mission: promoting the preservation of Armenian language and culture through education, supporting Armenia by investing in its youth and civil society, helping to improve Armenian-Turkish relations, and preserving the Armenian literary heritage.

Razmik Panossian is Director of the Armenian Communities Department at the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, headquartered in Lisbon, Portugal. He is the author of the critically acclaimed book, The Armenians: From Kings and Priests to Merchants and Commissars (Columbia University Press, 2006) and various other academic publications on Armenian identity, politics, and diaspora. He was the Director of Policy, Programmes, and Planning at the Montreal-based International Centre for Human Rights and Democratic Development (2004-2010) and has worked for UNDP in NY as an international consultant (2011-12). He obtained his PhD from the London School of Economics and Political Science in 2000, where he also taught.

Sponsored by The Richard Hovannisian Endowed Chair in Modern Armenian History, The Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation

Cost: Free and open to the public.


Sponsor(s): Center for Near Eastern Studies, Department of History