About the Event:
Since 2011, approximately 22,500 Syrian Armenians have arrived in the Republic of Armenia, around 12,000 of whom remain in the county today. Despite the relatively small size of this population, its symbolic, economic, and cultural importance is profound.
This seminar will address the following questions:
- How does the influx of Syrian Armenians differ from previous waves of immigration to Armenia?
- Is it possible to quantify Syrian Armenians’ economic impact?
- Is Armenia “home” for Syrian Armenians? Will they stay in the country?
- What does the Syrian Armenian experience teach us about the current capabilities of the government of Armenia? What does it teach us about Armenian NGOs?
About the Speaker:
Hagop Toghramadjian is a Fullbright Scholar at TCPA. He graduated from Boston College in 2017, where he studied political science and Arabic. He has previously conducted research in the Armenian communities of Beirut and Jerusalem. In 2016, he served as an intern in the Consular Section of the U.S. Embassy in Yerevan.