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AUA Provost Presents at Armenian Symposium 2018 in London

LONDON, UK ‒ On March 10, 2018, the Provost of the American University of Armenia (AUA), Dr. Randall Rhodes, delivered a talk at the Armenian Symposium 2018, an annual one-day conference on the future development of Armenia, the Diaspora and their roles in the international world.

The event was initiated and organized by the Armenian Society of the University College London (UCL) and co-organized by RepatArmenia in an effort to provide a platform for sharing ideas and promoting collaboration for the development of Armenia.

The UCL Armenian Society, founded in 2010, is a student society which has actively been promoting Armenian culture, values, and current affairs. In the future, they aim to create a career-related network of students and mentors, as well as to broaden the range of events, in particular by organizing more politically-engaged forums to promote Genocide awareness.

Dr. Rhodes contributed to the Symposium by giving insights into how AUA’s work and innovative initiatives are an essential tool in solving the mismatch of skills and modern workplaces in Armenia.

“The Symposium is an excellent forum for diasporans, Armenians abroad and others in London to hear about and discuss contemporary issues and initiatives in Armenia. Organized by students, the event also serves for networking and identifying opportunities for their research and professional development,” said Dr. Rhodes.

The Armenian Symposium 2018 gave floor to speakers from various spheres including business, politics, education, and culture. About 200 attendees had the opportunity to engage in productive discussions.

Founded in 1991, the American University of Armenia (AUA) is a private, independent university located in Yerevan, Armenia and affiliated with the University of California. AUA provides a global education in Armenia and the region, offering high-quality, graduate and undergraduate studies, encouraging civic engagement, and promoting public service and democratic values.