UCLA-AUA Graduate Student Workshop

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YEREVAN, Armenia – Starting from March 24th, The American University of Armenia (AUA) College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHSS) in conjunction with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), hosted the “Student Colloquium with Prof. Peter Cowe”, a two-day graduate student workshop.

Facilitated by UCLA Narekatsi Professor Armenian Studies Professor Peter Cowe, the workshop was comprised of a wide ranging discussion of contemporary topics, including geospatial technology and its applications in Yerevan’s public spaces. The Graduate Student Workshop brought together students and faculty from AUA, UCLA, and other educational institutions for a lively interdisciplinary discussion on the construction of Armenian identity. The workshop was rounded out by cultural events involving contemporary Armenian music as an expression of identity.

CHSS Dean Samuelian remarked, “AUA is pleased to be able to collaborate on such events that foster exchange and interaction across disciplines and help build new academic relationships among scholars from the US and Armenia.  Such exchanges enrich the university’s community of scholars and bring new perspectives to our intellectual life.  We wish to thank our colleagues from UCLA for making this such a memorable event.”

There were around 27 different speakers with various backgrounds who contributed to the workshop, which was part of a week-long series of events with colleagues from UCLA.

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 US-style education in Armenia and the region, offering high-quality, graduate and undergraduate studies, encouraging civic engagement, and promoting public service and democratic values.