Jemma Israyelyan:

Accomplished Silicon Valley venture capitalists will work with Armenian entrepreneurs

November 11, 2015
Jemma Israyelyan
With the IT sector developing fast in Armenia, small and medium enterprises need more and more global exposure and guidance by accomplished business leaders. According to Jemma Israyelyan, Director of the Center for Entrepreneurship and Executive Development (CEED) Foundation, CEED Global Club is a great platform that brings together entrepreneurs from around the world to share experiences, explore new markets, and meet potential partners and investors globally. PanARMENIAN.Net talked to Israyelyan about CEED, its activities, target audience and much more.

Tigran Tsitoghdzyan:

The thought of having tried my utmost gave me strength in NY

September 15, 2015
Tigran Tsitoghdzyan
6 works from the New York-based Armenian artist Tigran Tsitoghdzyan's “Mirrors” series have been showcased at Cafesjian Center for the Arts since June. Tsitoghdzyan was born in Yerevan. After graduating from the State Academy of Fine Arts, he went on to study at École Cantonale d'Art du Valais in Switzerland. The artist later moved to New York, where he lives to this day. PanARMENIAN.Net spoke to the artist about his career, “Mirrors” series and New York, while PAN Photo photographed him.

Marie Lou Papazian:

Startups, their creators among Tumo's biggest achievements

September 4, 2015
Marie Lou Papazian
A new Tumo branch with a capacity of 500-1000 students opened in Artsakh, with every student to attend four Tumo classes: animation, filmmaking, web design and game development basics. Also, over 1000 students have registered to attend classes in a newly-opened Tumo branch in Gyumri. PanARMENIAN.Net conversed to Marie Lou Papazian, CEO of the Simonian Educational Foundation and Managing Director of the Tumo Center for Creative Technologies.

Jan Grarup:

Compassion only difference between human beings and animals

May 29, 2015
Jan Grarup
In the framework of events commemorating the Armenian Genocide centennial, Danish photojournalist Jan Grarup visited Armenia and opened the global forum “Against the Crime of Genocide” in Yerevan. The exhibitions held during the forum included photos by Grarup, taken during the Rwandan genocide, the Gulf War, the Siege of Sarajevo. Grarup has received much acclaim for his work, as well as the 1st prize of World Press Photo for his picture of Kosovo war. PanARMENIAN.Net talked with Grarup about his dangerous profession and the documentation of genocide.

Alexey Dmitriev:

History of our fish starts on top of biblical Ararat

May 19, 2015
Alexey Dmitriev
Fish products by the Armenia-based ARTEZIANICA company are becoming increasingly preferred by Russians. The owner of the Armenian processing company ARTEZIANICA Alexey Dmitriev shared the secret of their popularity, innovative technologies used by the company, prospects of the development of fish farming sector in Armenia.

Richard G. Hovannisian:

Former U.S. presidents recognized Armenian Genocide, Obama only needs to reaffirm

April 29, 2015
Richard G. Hovannisian
Professor Richard G. Hovannisian visited Armenia on the threshold of the Armenian Genocide centennial. On April 21, the presentation of the Armenian version of “The Republic of Armenia, Vol. II: From Versailles to London, 1919-1920” by the prominent historian was held in the RA National Academy of Sciences. PanARMENIAN.Net talked to prof. Hovannisian on some issues.

Fatih Akin:

We committed Genocide, but don't want to talk about it

March 21, 2015
Fatih Akin
The Cut, a film by Fatih Akin, a German director of Turkish descent, centers on a survivor of the Armenian Genocide, Nazaret Manoogian, who lost his family and learnt years later that his twin daughters may have been left alive. He goes on a quest to find them and eventually reaches North Dakota. The 138-minute English-language film is scribed by Akin and ethnic Armenian Mardik Martin. On January 30, Yerevan hosted a private screening of The Cut. In a conversation with PanARMENIAN.Net, Akin spoke about the film, his position on the Armenian Genocide and more.

Matthew Karanian:

"Historical Armenia: 100 years later". Defending historical heritage

January 20, 2015
Matthew Karanian
Matthew Karanian, a representative of the second generation of Armenian-Americans, is readying for publication his book "Historical Armenia: 100 years later", a guide to Ani, Van, and other six provinces of Western Armenia, with photos, maps and other information on how and where to go based on author's own travel experience. Karanian told PanARMENIAN.Net about the difficulties of his first visit, the motivation for writing the book, the Turkish vandalism and the necessity of standing up for historical heritage. The book will be released on February 15.

Stephen Downes:

Open teaching philosophy is about sharing

December 1, 2014
Stephen Downes
MOOC (massive open online course) is an online course aimed at unlimited participation and via the web. 2012 became "the year of the MOOC" according to The New York Times, as several well-financed providers, associated with top universities, emerged, including Coursera, Udacity, and edX. These platforms collectively have dozens of university partners and millions of users. The fact that lectures from the world's top professors are now a commodity available over the Internet for free is shaking up higher education from top to bottom. KASA Swiss Humanitarian Foundation in cooperation with Tumo Center for Creative Technologies, the Embassy of Switzerland in Armenia and PAN has organized a forum on November 2, 2014 on impact of IT on education to discuss current trends, challenges and opportunities IT has brought to the education landscape. The keynote speaker of the forum was the originator of MOOCs Stephen Downes. PAN had the chance to talk with Downes about MOOCs and the future of education.