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PSIA Seminar: Armenians and Jews: A Comparative Analysis of Diaspora-State relations
October 14, 2015 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm +04
This seminar aims to explore the development and current state of affairs in Jewish and Armenian State-Diaspora relations and its implications on nation-state development. There are many similarities and differences when we talk about these Diasporas as well as their relations to nation-state and engagement in their respective nation building process. What are the key achievements and challenges that both nations are facing? What’s the role of the Diaspora in State-Diaspora relations particularly in tackling those issues? Why is it important to develop effective State-Diaspora relations and what are the key obstacles in doing that? The lecture is aimed at providing an analysis based on the lecturer’s experience in co-founding and managing an Armenian NGO, focused on brain-gain repatriation (RepatArmenia Foundation) as well as working at the Ministry of Diaspora and participating in a number of conferences in Yerevan and Budapest, dedicated to State-Diaspora relations.
Speaker: Vardan Marashlyan, Co-founder and executive director of RepatArmenia Foundation